The Movement is Life Summit is a collaborative event bringing together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to discuss healthy equity challenges and solutions. The Summit program features nationally known speakers who are experts on health disparities and social determinants of health. Summit attendees engage with speakers and each other during interactive workshops focused on social issues as well as creative movement activities. 

View the schedule at-a-glance for the 2023 Summit below. Schedule is subject to change.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, November 30, 2023*

Breakfast & Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Welcome & Opening remarks
8:00 am – 8:30 am
Mary O’Connor, MD
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vori Health
Chair, Movement is Life
Opening Plenary Session
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Arline Geronimus, ScD
Professor, Health Behavior and Education, University of Michigan
Author, “Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society”
Plenary Session 2
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Pedro “Joe” Greer, MD
Founding Dean, Roseman University of Health Sciences
Recipient, President Medal of Freedom (2009) and MacArthur Fellow (1993-1998)
10:30 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 1:15 pm
Workshop 1 - AI and Health Equity: A Cautionary Tale
  • Mark Sendak, MD, Population Health and Data Science Lead, Duke Institute for Health Innovation
  • William Jordan, MD, Director of Health Equity Policy, AMA Center for Health Equity
  • Rebecca Johnson Stone, Founder, Generation 7 Industries
Workshop 2 - How to be a Health Equity Influencer to Advance Your Cause
  • Joel Bervell, Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • Taelor Bakewell, Edelman PR
  • Ricardo Correa, MD, Members of the Council on Medical Education, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Beth O’Connor, M. Ed., Executive Director, VA Rural Health Association
Workshop 3 - Empowerment and Joy through Movement
  • David Sabgir, MD, Founder, Walk with a Doc
  • Semilla Cultural, Puerto Rican culture and arts community organization
Workshop 4 - MIL Shark Tank: Teaching People How to Fish for Funds Using the Right Bait
  • Al B. Reid, Former VP Corporate Development, Abbott Laboratories
  • Velma Monteiro-Tribble, Former Director of Grants and Programs, Florida Blue Foundation
  • D. Deone Powell, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Vanguard Charitable
Lunch and Poster Exhibits
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

We offer Community-Based and Academic Organizations the opportunity to exhibit posters at the meeting. The goal of the poster exhibit is to provide an opportunity to increase awareness of the various community-based and academic programs addressing health disparities and to provide an opportunity to network.

2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Workshops will be repeated from the morning session to allow participants an opportunity to attend more than one workshop.
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing Plenary Session
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
David Ansell, MD, MPH
Associate Provost for Community Affairs, Rush University
Author, “The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills”
Award Ceremony & Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 1, 2023*

Breakfast & Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:00 am – 8:30 am
Mary O’Connor, MD
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vori Health
Chair, Movement is Life
Opening Plenary Session
8:30 am – 9:15 am
Bree Jones
Founder, Parity Homes
Fellow, Fund for New Leadership
Plenary Session 2
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Marc Watkins, MD, MScPH, FACOEM (Tentative)
Chief Medical Officer, Kroger Health
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Plenary Session 3
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG
California Surgeon General
Plenary Session 4
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ali Khan, MD, MPP, FACP (Tentative)
Executive Medical Director, Oak Street Health
Lunch and Poster Exhibits
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Plenary Session 5
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Vicente Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University
Founding Director, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health
Roundtable discussions
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Summit participants and speakers will have the opportunity to connect over important topics such as social determinants of health, racial/ethnic/gender bias, and disparities in healthcare.
Closing Plenary Session
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, FASA
20th United States Surgeon General (2017-2021)
Presidential Fellow, Executive Director of Purdue's Health Equity Initiatives, and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Purdue University
Closing Remarks
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Mary O’Connor, MD
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vori Health
Chair, Movement is Life

*please note this schedule is not final and is subject to change*