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Thursday, September 19

6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Fitness Session
Location TBD
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Paradise Foyer
Mother’s Room
Ovia Mother’s Room (the Board Room, Conference Center)
Hospitality Suites
Executive Lawn
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast & Discovery Hall Exploration
Discovery Hall (Sunset Pavilion)
Pet Therapy
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Mind Stretch Presentation
Paradise Ballroom
Could Food Be the Cure?

We all know that a poor diet is one of the main culprits behind many chronic diseases. What’s often less explored is the power of nutritious food to restore health. This session will help attendees better understand how a food-as-medicine approach can both prevent and potentially treat costly chronic conditions. Speakers will explore the ways that food can be used to fuel a more resilient body, the diseases that are most responsive to changes in diet, and the science of what makes a “healthy diet.” They’ll also discuss how Disney is helping cast members make more nutritious food choices at home, work and play using a digital health-nutrition platform.

  • Jason Langheier, MD, CEO and Founder, Zipongo
  • Pam Hymel, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Innovations Sessions
Choose one of the following innovation sessions:
  • A Look to the Future – Emerging Innovations for Better Health and Well-being

    Hear from the founders of three young companies with solutions that seek to change existing paradigms for health and well-being benefits.

    • Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO, Wellthy
    • Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO, b.well
  • Pilot Results – Employer Experiences with Novel Offerings

    Get the inside scoop from employers who have piloted innovative offerings to employees. Presenters will share details on the roll-out of the programs, the impact on employee health

    • John Pryor, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety, Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc. (speaking about SleepCharge)
    • Employer TBD (speaking about Cleo)
    • Employer TBD (speaking about Ginger)
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
General Session
Paradise Ballroom
From Physical Health to Financial Wealth (And All the Dimensions in Between): Helping Employees Flourish with the Guiding Hand of Well-being Platforms

Last year, Workforce Strategy participants got under the covers with the product development experts from four engagement platforms and learned the current and future capabilities of these tools. This year, it’s employers turn in the spotlight. This session will feature HR leaders from four organizations who are leveraging Castlight, Rally, Welltok and Virgin Pulse to improve employee engagement in a wide array of well-being benefits and programs. These employers will explore the platform ecosystem, how data is used to create a personalized experience for employees, along with the impact the platform is having on engagement.

  • Margaret Pellarin, Director, Human Resources, Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
11:45 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Paradise Foyer and Terrace
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
General Session
Paradise Ballroom
12:30 p.m.
Grab & Go Lunch Buffet
Paradise Foyer and Terrace

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