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European Xperience

Month-Long Virtual Event to Empower Health, Wellbeing and Safety Leaders  to Connect, Plan and Navigate with Confidence.
 

Join world-renowned academics, innovators, thought leaders, experts, practitioners and industry leaders for current,  actionable insights on the topics that matter most as we plan for a post-pandemic world.

As a health and wellbeing leader, your role has never been more important than right now. You are on the front line, ensuring the health, wellbeing and safety of your organisation during the worst global health crisis in the past 100 years.

Planning for today while preparing for the future requires us to think in ways we never imagined, to build new daily habits and to change deeply-rooted social behaviors. THRIVEx is your opportunity to hear weekly from experts and thought leaders and learn how your peers are  responding and adapting to an imminent "new normal".

Grab your oar and join us every Thursday in June from 2-5 pm CET / 1-4 pm BST to hear from the world's most forward-thinking health and wellbeing minds as we navigate these uncharted waters, together.  **SPACE IS LIMITED. Register to save your spot.**

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THRIVEx is designed to help you educate, inspire and prepare your organisation to adapt today – and through any disruption.

 Thoughtfully curated THRIVEx keynotes, sessions and content will explore a range of top-of-mind health, wellbeing and safety  issues, including:  

  • "The New Normal":  employee safety, health, wellbeing and work in a post-COVID-19 world
  • How a Homebase for Health approach can help you plan for today and prepare for the future 
  • Long-tail impacts of lockdowns, social isolation, grief and financial despair on mental health
  • The latest science and data on the coronavirus and impact of climate, seasonality, travel and population density on its spread
  • How to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
  • Best practices and tips for maintaining wellbeing in key areas: reducing stress, staying active, eating healthy, sleeping well and being productive during COVID-19
  • Strategies for unlocking the value of your wellbeing platform to encourage healthy habits, educate and communicate with employees and keep employees engaged during COVID-19
  • Virgin Pulse’s latest innovations, including return-to-workplace offerings and partner solutions
  • The latest insights and analytics on employee wellbeing from Virgin Pulse Institute  
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A Dynamic Agenda that Changes Each Week 

Sessions will be hosted every Thursday throughout the month of June.
Below times are in CET.
Register to be the first to hear exciting keynote announcements and weekly updates!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

2:00 — 2:05pm CET

Welcome to Week 5 of THRIVEx Europe

Bernhard Schlosser, Executive Director, Europe

2:05 — 3:00pm CET

The Brave New World of HR: Why Employee Wellbeing is the Foundation of Success Before, During, and After a Pandemic

Josh Bersin

The last months of public health and social crisis has changed life as we know it, especially our work life. As workplaces begin the process of returning, it’s time to grow in that process, and it starts with your employee’s wellbeing. Your organizations growth cannot be achieved if your employees’ health, wellbeing and safety needs are not the foundation to your culture and your return-to-work plan. Hear from Josh Bersin, global industry analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy on how HR leaders can prioritize employee health, safety and wellbeing during COVID-19.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

2:00pm — 2:05pm CET

Welcome to Week 4 of THRIVEx Europe

Greg Morgan, Senior Regional Sales Manager ANZ, Virgin Pulse

2:05pm — 3:05pm CET

How employee wellbeing has helped Dell and CSIRO navigate COVID-19

Samprita Majumder – Global Benefits – APJ Regional Leader, Dell
Ruth Woodgate – OHS Leader, CSIRO
Anne-Louise Slack - Executive Manager - HSE Business Partner, CSIRO

3:05pm — 4:00pm CET

Preparing for the Future of COVID-19

Dr. Martin Makery M.D.; John Hopkins Surgeon And Professor Of Health Policy

Dr. Makary will review the latest science and data on the coronavirus and discuss the impact of climate, seasonality, travel and population density on its spread.  He will also explain why the models were wrong and how organisations and individuals can plan for a new normal. While the characteristics of a second wave represent uncharted waters, Dr. Makary summarizes the leading viewpoints from top scholars based on their clinical wisdom and epidemiological history to anticipate a range of what to expect next.  He will also review the latest in therapeutics including some promising treatments that are being crafted at top universities around the world.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

2:00pm — 2:05pm CET

Welcome to day 3 of THRIVEx

Jill King, Director of International Markets, Virgin Pulse

2:05pm — 3:05pm CET

Managing Mental Health: Combatting the Hidden Threats of COVID-19

Dr. Laurie Santos, PhD
Cognitive Scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University

3:05pm — 3:50pm

Strategies & Resources for Supporting Mental Health and Loss in the Workplace

Tammie Hansen, Health productivity & wellbeing manager, Trinity Health
Melissa Reeves, Wellbeing and benefit engagement system director, CommonSpirit Health
Ann Jarvis, Live Services, Virgin Pulse

Thursday, June 11, 2020

2:00pm — 2:05pm CET

Welcome to ThriveX Europe

Michael Leitner, Senior Vice President, Virgin Pulse

2:05pm — 2:30pm CET

Why sleep?

Dr. Matthew Walker, UC Berkeley Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology

Hear from New York Times Best Selling Author and sleep expert, Dr. Matthew Walker, as he discusses why sleep matters now more than ever. 

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2:30pm — 3:15pm CET

Human Performance: The role of physical exercise in resiliency of your workforce through COVID-19

Andrew Jacobus, Virgin Pulse Institute
Amina Brown, Data Scientist
David Ho, Data Scientist

Attend this session to: 

  1. Learn how to maintain healthy activity during COVID-19
  2. Dive into workforce perceptions and the different phases of recovery 
  3. Explore strategies and tactics for maximizing resilience and reducing risks among your own employees during workforce interruptions

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

1:30p.m. — 2:00p.m. CET

Virtual Doors Open!

2:00p.m. — 2:20p.m. CET

Welcome to THRIVEx

David Osborne, CEO, Virgin Pulse

2:20p.m. — 2:30p.m. CET

Riley's Story: A Will and a Way

Q and A with David Osborne and Riley Zahm, Virgin Pulse Member

2:30p.m. — 3:10p.m. CET

Virgin Pulse Innovation: Building Your Post-COVID-19 Homebase for Health and Safety

Ron Hildebrandt, Chief Product Officer, Virgin Pulse

Health, wellbeing and safety are now the number one business imperatives for employers, health plans and individuals. Learn how integrating your health, wellbeing, benefits and safety programs,  including return-to-workplace screening, protocols, attestations and surveys, in a unified Homebase for Health allows you to deliver the guidance your employees and members need to stay safe and to confidently return to the workplace.

 

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3:10p.m. — 3:20p.m. CET

Guided Meditation

John Garrido, Virgin Pulse, Executive Director for Asia

3:20p.m. — 4:20p.m. CET

The Truth About Diet & Disease in a Time of Crisis

David Katz, MD, Public Health Expert MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM

President of True Health Initiativefounding Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center; Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Katz is a frequent CNN guest, Dr. Katz recently authored an Op-Ed in the New York Times on protecting vulnerable populations during COVID-19. He holds 5 U.S. patents with other patents pending, and has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters. He has pulished 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine and Nutrition.

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4:20p.m. — 4:25p.m. CET

Guided Stretch Break

Brandy Scherer, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

4:25p.m. — 5:00p.m. CET

Making the Most of Your Digital and Live Wellbeing Programs during COVID-19

Amy Green, Dell Technologies, Director of Global Wellness
Julie Wilkes, Accenture, NA Wellness Lead
Dawn Zerneke, Virgin Pulse, Vice President of Client Success

Let’s face it – there’s no instruction manual or playbook for navigating COVID-19 and finding ways to engage a remote population amidst a pandemic isan enormouschallenge. Your organisation is nowfacing new questions, concernsand anxieties and there is no clear-cut, one-size-fits-all solution. Join this dynamic panel of wellbeing experts to learn how organisations are maximising the digital and live aspects of their health and wellbeing programs to provide factual updates, improve health literacy, address concerns and keep employees engaged. 

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5:15p.m. — 5:30p.m. CET

Wrap-Up

THRIVEx Keynotes 

Tune in to Hear New Speakers and New Topics Each Week!

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You cannot maintain a positive employee experience without listening to your people.

Josh Bersin

Global Industry Analyst
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Every stakeholder in healthcare is doing very well financially except for one — the patient... transparency's time has come.

Dr. Martin Makary

M.D.,M.P.H.; John Hopkins Surgeon And Professor Of Health Policy M.D., M.P.H.
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We might feel scared, frustrated, or even really angry about all this... A better way to react to all these setbacks might be to see them a little differently, say, as challenges to take on and overcome.

Laurie Santos

Cognitive Scientist and Professor of Psychology At Yale University
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Sleep is the elixir of life. It is the most widely available and democratic powerful healthcare system I could ever possibly imagine.

Dr. Matthew Walker

UC Berkeley Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology

Upcoming Keynotes

Hear from world-renowned experts, academics,  innovators and industry leaders on the topics that are top of mind right now for every health, wellbeing and business leader.
Dr. David Katz
Dr. David Katz
Public Health Expert
MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
June 4, 2020
The Truth About Diet and Disease in a Time of Crisis

President of True Health Initiativefounding Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center; Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. A frequent CNN guest, Dr. Katz recently wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times on protecting at-risk populations during COVID-19

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Dr. Matthew Walker
UC Berkeley Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
June 11, 2020
Why Sleep?

New York Times Best Selling Author of Why We Sleep, co-creator of the National Geographic documentary, Sleepless in America and PBS NOVA's Memory Hackers, Dr. Walker most recently contributed to BBC Horizon's, Curing Alzheimer’s. His research focuses on the impact of sleep on human health and disease.

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Dr. Laurie Santos
Dr. Laurie Santos
Cognitive Scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University
June 18, 2020
Managing Mental Health: Combatting the Hidden Threats of COVID-19

Creator of the most popular class in Yale University’s history, The Science of Well-Being. Dr. Santos recently released a series of COVID-19 content aimed at helping people battle loneliness and isolation, manage stress, maintain relationships and focus on self care on her podcast, The Happiness Lab

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Dr. Martin Makary
Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy M.D., M.P.H.
June 25, 2020
Preparing for the Future of COVID-19

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care -and How to Fix It. Dr. Makary speaks frequently on the future of health care and what it means for everyday people, business leaders, and health care professionals. He is a frequent medical expert on NBC and FOX News and is a leading voice for physicians, writing for The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

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Josh Bersin
Global Industry Analyst
July 2, 2020
The Brave New World of HR: Why Workforce Trust, Health and Wellbeing Are Cornerstones to Rebounding from COVID-19
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