14th Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference to Feature CEOs from WebMD, McKesson, Humana and Given Imaging

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The 2009 Wharton Health Care Business Conference, an MBA-student organized event, will be held February 19-20 in Philadelphia. The dynamic two-day event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists from Healthcare Services, Investment, Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device sectors.

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The 2009 Wharton Health Care Business Conference, an MBA-student organized event, will be held February 19-20 at the Park Hyatt Hotel at The Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA. Distinguished speakers and panelists from across the health care industry include:

  •     Wayne Gattinella - President, CEO, Director, WebMD
  •     John Hammergren - Chairman, President, CEO, McKesson
  •     Michael McCallister - President, CEO, Humana
  •     Israel Makov - Chairman, Given Imaging, Former CEO, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  •     Kent Thiry - Chairman, CEO, DaVita
  •     Ronald Paulus - Executive Vice President, CTO, CIO, Geisinger Health System

Discussion Panel Sessions offered include:

  •     The Blurring Line Between Pharma and Biotech - Featuring panelists from Wyeth, Pfizer, Amgen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Securities, Orbimed, and Booz & Co.
  •     Overcoming Hurdles: Financing Growth In A Capital Constrained World - Featuring panelists from JP Morgan, Aisling Capital, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Cain Brothers & Co., and Deloitte Consulting
  •     Policy: Will Reform Become Reality? - Featuring panelists from Independence Blue Cross, Putnam Associates, American Medical Association, New America Foundation, and McKinsey
  •     The Global Market's Impact On Medical Devices - Featuring panelists from Synthes, Abbott Vascular, Johnson & Johnson Medical Brazil, Angel Medical Systems, and Boston Consulting Group
  •     New Paradigms for Venture Financing: The Future Of Early Stage Investment - Featuring panelists from NEA, Novartis Options Fund, Polaris Ventures, Forward Ventures, CHL Medical Partners, and Pulmatrix

The Focus On Innovation Session will bring together promising start-ups and venture capitalists in a dynamic forum. This year's advisory board include investors from Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, SR One, Quaker Bioventures, Safeguard, New Leaf Venture Partners, Domain Associates, 5Am Ventures, and Cardinal Partners.

About Wharton Health Care Business Conference:
Now in its 14th 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 over 600 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:
Lynn Wang
WHCBC Co-Chair
info (at) whcbc (dot) org

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