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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 organization 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 Tuesday in June from 1-4 p.m. ET / 5-8pm GMT 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 organization 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 Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. ET throughout the month of June.
Register to be the first to hear exciting keynote announcements and weekly updates!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

12:30p.m. — 1:00p.m.

Virtual Doors Open!

1:00p.m. — 1:20p.m.

Welcome to THRIVEx

David Osborne, CEO, Virgin Pulse

1:20p.m. — 1:30p.m.

Riley's Story: A Will and a Way

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

1:30p.m. — 2:10p.m.

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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2:10p.m. — 2:20p.m.

Guided Meditation

Patricia Haarman, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

2:20p.m. — 3:20p.m.

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 published 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine and Nutrition.

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3:20p.m. — 3:25p.m.

Guided Stretch Break

Brandy Scherer, Virgin Pulse, Live Services Coach

3:25p.m. — 3:55pm

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 organization is nowfacing new questions, concernsand anxieties and there is no clear-cut, one-size-fits-all solution. Join this dynamic panel of wellness experts to learn how organizations are maximizing 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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4:00p.m. — 4:20p.m.

Wrap-Up

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

12:30pm — 1:00pm

Virtual Doors Open!

1:00pm — 1:05pm

ICYMI Virgin Pulse Updates

1:05pm — 2:05pm

Why Sleep?

Matthew Walker, PhD

2:05pm — 2:15pm

Guided Stretch Break

Courtney Parks, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

2:15pm — 3:00pm

Human Performance: The Role of Physical Exercise in Building Resiliency in Your Workforce

Andrew Jacobus, Virgin Pulse, Vice President, Insights
Amina Brown, Virgin Pulse, Data Scientist
David Ho, Virgin Pulse, Data Scientist

Our daily routines have been massively affected by the recent shelter-in-place regulations causing health behaviors to significantly decline, and physical and mental health risks to increase.  Now more than ever, employers are concerned that populations are disengaging from wellbeing programs, distancing from healthy habits and building a more sedentary, stress-driven routine. In this session, dive into the Virgin Pulse Institute's research - conducted across locations, demographics and industries - on the actual effects COVID-19 has on your employees' physical activity, sleep and shifting priorities, so you can better plan for the return of the new ways of working.

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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3:00pm — 3:10pm

Guided Body Scan Meditation

Nellie Brau, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

3:10pm — 3:50pm

Medical Panel: Prioritizing New and Existing Conditions in a Pandemic

Rajiv Kumar, MD, Virgin Pulse, VPI President & CMO
David Batman, MSC, MB.CHB., D.R.C.O.G., D.I.H., MFOM
Gary Smithson, MD, Virgin Pulse, Medical Director

In the United States, 6 out of 10 adults areliving with one or more chronic conditions. With social distancing guidelines in place throughout the country, this most-at-risk population is challenged to managetheir conditionsand receive proper medical care,leaving them confused and concerned. Is my chest pain really a priority when the world is in crisis? Should I risk exposure for my prescription? Are annual exams considered essential? Hear from a panel of Medical Officers as we strategize the best way to identify and mitigate barriers for receiving care andhow tore-engage employees to prioritize the health of those living with new or existing conditions throughout this epidemic. 

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3:50pm — 4:00pm

Wrap-Up

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

12:30pm — 1:00pm

Virtual Doors Open!

1:00pm — 1:05pm

ICYMI Virgin Pulse Updates

1:05pm — 2:05pm

Preparing for the Future of COVID-19

Martin Makary, MD

2:05pm — 2:15pm

Guided Activity

Cara Hatch, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

2:15pm — 3:00pm

How Your Population’s Health Is Impacted by Social Determinants Amidst COVID-19

Marin Hoffman, Virgin Pulse, VP Digital and Live Services. | Gary Smithson, Virgin Pulse, Medical Director

3:00pm — 3:10pm

Guided Activity

Anne Nichols, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

3:10pm — 3:50pm

The Shift to Intrinsic Rewards; Providing More Support with a Tighter Budget

Emily Meadow-Sharpe, TIAA Health & Wellness, Wellness Program Manager

3:50pm — 4:00pm

Wrap Up

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

12:30pm — 1:00pm

Virtual Doors Open!

1:00pm — 1:05pm

ICYMI Virgin Pulse Updates

1:05pm — 2:05pm

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

Laurie Santos, PhD

2:05pm — 2:15pm

Guided Mindful Appreciation

Krista Sullivan, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

2:15pm — 3:00pm

Managing Mental Health and Grief in the Workplace

Chelsea Brown, Micron, Manager Global Wellbeing | Tammie Hansen, Trinity Health, Manager Health Productivity & Wellbeing | Melissa Reeves, Catholic Health InstitutionAnn Jarvis, Virgin Pulse, Live Services

3:00pm — 3:10pm

Guided Meditation

Megan Jones, Virgin Pulse, Live Service Coach

3:10pm — 3:55pm

The Changing Needs of Your Employees Post-COVID

Kate Clausen, Virgin Pulse, Senior Director, Live Services | Ann Jarvis, Virgin Pulse, Live Services | Christine Schaffer, Virgin Pulse, Live Services

3:55pm — 4:00pm

Wrap Up

THRIVEx Keynotes 

Tune in to Hear New Speakers and New Topics Each Week!
Week 1: June 2, 2020

Dave-Osborne
Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, but employees aren’t getting healthier. As leaders in this industry, it’s our job to solve this challenge.

David Osborne

Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Pulse
Ron-Hildebrandt
As the leader in this market, we were one of the first to pioneer whole-person wellbeing, and we are committed to creating daily success for everybody.”

Ron Hildebrandt

Chief Product Officer, Virgin Pulse
Dr.DavidKatz
Believe it or not, now—with the acute threat of COVID19 constraining our activities and propagating our anxieties—there may have never been a better time to address and improve the chronic state of our health, both as a population, and as individuals.

Dr. David Katz

MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM

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 2, 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 9, 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 16, 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
Dr. Martin Makary
M.D., M.P.H.; Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy M.D., M.P.H.
June 23, 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 Americans, 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
Josh Bersin
Global Industry Analyst
June 30, 2020
The Brave New World of HR: Why Workforce Trust, Health and Wellbeing Are Cornerstones to Rebounding from COVID-19
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