2019 Gold Executive Leadership Track

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The 2019 Gold Humanism Summit in Orlando, Florida, features a Gold Executive Leadership Track for C-suite healthcare executives and other visionaries on Oct. 29 and 30. This one day of sessions, with a reception the evening before, is designed to fit into executives’ busy schedules. If your schedule permits, we encourage you to also register for the General Sessions. More speakers to be added — please check back!

Registration is required for the Executive Leadership Track. Onsite registration is available. Email summit@gold-foundation.org for more information.



The Gold Executive Leadership Track will be held in Ocean 8 at the Renaissance SeaWorld Orlando.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

7:00-9:00 p.m. — Networking / Opening Reception

Location: the Garden outside Ocean’s Foyer

Opening Remarks
Richard I. Levin, MD, President & CEO, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Medicine, McGill and New York Universities

2019 BD Gold Humanism in Community Health Innovator Award

Presentation to Malvise Scott, Senior Vice President for Partnership and Resource Development for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Keynote Remarks: “Doctors in the Clinic”
Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Students, Pritzker School of Medicine
Lolita Alkureishi, MD
 Associate Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Music by Chris Dingman, Vibraphonist, Director of Creative Works, Inner Arts Initiative, Inc.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

8:00-9:00 a.m. —  Breakfast/Networking

9:00-9:40 a.m. —  Morning Keynote Address:
“Infusing Humanism into your Corporate Healthcare Setting”
Steve H. Rusckowski, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Quest Diagnostics
Ignitor: Richard Sheerr, Chairman of the Board, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

9:45-10:30 a.m. — Fireside Chat: “Aim Higher: Humanism, Engagement and Empowerment”
Bradford C. Connett,
President, U.S. Medical Group, Henry Schein, Inc.
Ignitor: Veena Lanka, MD, Research Partner, The Advisory Board

10:30-10:45 a.m. —  Break

10:45-11:25 a.m. —  “Reimagining Healthcare and Technology”
Deborah German, MD, Vice President, Health Affairs, Dean, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Joseph Moscola, PA, MBA
, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Northwell Health

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — “Infusing Humanism into your Academic Medical Center”

Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, President, State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Health Sciences University
Lawrence G. Smith, MD, Dean, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief, Northwell Health

12:15-1:15 p.m — Lunch

1:15-1:55 p.m. —  Afternoon Keynote: “Values-Based” Care Keynote Address
Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation and IBM Watson Health
Ignitor: Richard I. Levin, MD, President/CEO, Gold Foundation

2:00-2:45 p.m. —  “Infusing Humanism into your Healthcare Ecosystem”
Ryan Rumbarger, Senior Vice President, Retail Operations, CVS Health
Ignitor: George Thibault, MD
, Immediate Past President of the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation; Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, Emeritus

3:00-3:40 p.m. — “Social Determinants of Health”

Kim Schwartz, CEO, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
Malvise Scott, Senior Vice President for Partnership and Resource Development for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Damon Taugher, Vice President, Global Programs, Direct Relief

Ignitor: Nancy Oriol, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care; Faculty Associate Dean, Community Engagement in Medical Education, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

3:45-4:00 p.m.  —  “Knighting You as a Gold Ambassador”
Richard I. Levin, MD, President/CEO, Gold Foundation


Register for the Gold Executive Leadership Track through the Planetree Conference website.

Note: Registration is a bit confusing! After you click on the red “Register Now” button at the top right, select “Gold Humanism Summit” from the pull-down menu. The page will refresh. Then you must again select from the pull-down menu! This time, select: “Gold Executive Leadership Track.”

See the registration process in step-by-step pictures.