17th Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference

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The 2011 Wharton Health Care Business Conference, an MBA student-organized event, will be held February 24-25 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA. The dynamic two-day event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists from the Healthcare Services, Public/Private Partnerships, Investment, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device sectors. To register and learn more about the conference, please visit http://www.whcbc.org

Distinguished speakers from across the health care industry include:

  •     Robert Epstein – Chief Medical Officer and President, Medco Health
  •     Martin Harris – Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Division, Cleveland Clinic
  •     Todd Park – Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  •     Martin Reeves – Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  •     Scott Serota – President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  •     Inder Singh – Executive Vice President, Clinton Foundation

Discussion panel sessions include:

  •     Health Care Reform Panel: Opportunities and Challenges Created through Health Care Reform – Featuring panelists from UnitedHealth Group, GlaxoSmithKline, The Boston Consulting Group, Penn Health System, and National Federation of Independent Business
  •     Medical Devices Panel: Managing Local Needs in a Global Market – Featuring panelists from Covidien, Medtronic, BD, and Accenture
  •     Finance Panel: Structuring the Deal – Featuring panelists from Lazard, Credit Suisse, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, Apax Partners, and Deloitte and Touche
  •     Pharma/Biotech Panel: Life After Blockbusters – Featuring panelists from Abbott, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Putnam Associates, and Oliver Wyman
  •     Voice of The Patient Panel: Redefining the Role of the Patient – Featuring panelists from Healthrageous, OptumHealth Care Solutions, Merck, Novartis, Deloitte and Touche, and Center for American Progress

Our Focus On Innovation Session will bring together promising start-ups and venture capitalists in a dynamic forum. This year’s participants include investors from Galen Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, Safeguard Scientifics, Skyline Ventures, SR One, SV Life Sciences, and Synergy Life Science Partners.

About Wharton Health Care Business Conference
Now in its 17th year, the conference has grown to become a leading health care forum for industry professionals, policy-makers academics, and students. The annual two-day event typically draws approximately 700 attendees from across the nation. Attendees represent a broad range of functions including Business Development, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Finance, and Clinical. To register and learn more about the conference, visit http://www.whcbc.org.

Media Contact:
John Urquhart
WHCBC Director of Marketing
johnurq(at)wharton(dot)upenn(dot)edu
(203) 258-5721

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