18th Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference to Feature Key Leaders from Permanente Medical Group, Bausch + Lomb, and Geisinger Foundation.

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The 2012 Wharton Health Care Business Conference, an MBA student-organized event, will be held on February 16-17 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA. The dynamic two-day event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists from numerous sectors, including healthcare services, IT, public and private payers, finance, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. To register and learn more about the conference, please visit http://www.whcbc.org.

Innovation in a Changing Health Care Environment

The 2012 Wharton Health Care Business Conference, an MBA student-organized event, will be held on February 16-17 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA. The dynamic two-day event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists from numerous sectors, including healthcare services, IT, public and private payers, finance, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. To register and learn more about the conference, please visit http://www.whcbc.org.

Distinguished speakers from across the healthcare industry include:

  • Robert Pearl – Executive Director and CEO, Permanente Medical Group; President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
  • Gerald Ostrov – Former CEO, Bausch + Lomb
  • Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD – President, Geisinger Foundation

Panel sessions include:

  • Partnerships in Innovation: Featuring panelists from Xconomy, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Patheon, and Skadden Law Firm
  • Innovations from a Payer’s Perspective: Featuring panelists from Deloitte, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chrysalis Ventures, Booz & Company, and McKesson
  • Innovations in Health Care Funding: Featuring panelists from Real Endpoints, Capital Royalty, Bain Capital, CHL Medical Partners, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Innovations in Medtech: Featuring panelists from Accenture, Medtronic, and Second Sight
  • Innovations in Wellness and Health Care Delivery: Featuring panelists from McKinsey & Company, CVS Caremark Corporation, Weight Watchers International, and Amerigroup
  • Innovations in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech: Featuring panelists from Third Rock, Massachusetts General Hospital, Quaker Bioventures, Cubist, and Celgene

About Wharton Health Care Business Conference:
Now in its 18th year, the conference has grown to become a leading healthcare forum for industry professionals, policy-makers, academics, and students. The annual two-day event draws approximately 700 attendees from across the nation. Attendees represent a broad range of functions including business development, marketing, strategy, finance, operations and clinical development. To register and learn more about the conference, visit http://www.whcbc.org.

Media Contact:
Eylul Kasal
WHCBC Director of Marketing
kasal(at)wharton(dot)upenn(dot)edu
(215) 327-9012

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