Wharton Health Care Business Conference 2009, 2/20

Wharton Club members invited to 2009 Health Care Business Conference
"Catalyzing Change: Accelerating Healthcare Advancement"
To address diverse sectors - suppliers, delivery, services - and functions
Special rates for Wharton alumni

Welcome to the 2009 Wharton Health Care Business Conference

The Wharton Health Care Business Conference, started in 1996, is a leading health care forum for industry professionals, academics, and students. The annual two-day event typically attracts over 700 attendees across the nation. These individuals represent a diverse set of sectors, from suppliers (pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical devices) to healthcare delivery and services, as well as a broad range of functions, from marketing to business development to investors

This Year's Theme:

Catalyzing Change will explore how companies and individuals are staying ahead of the curve through proactively leading change in an increasingly dynamic field. Example topics include the convergence of pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical device industry globalization, health care reform with a new political administration, and the challenges associated with financing in a constrained economy.

Additional Information: For hotel and travel info, plus updates on the conference, you may wish to click here to go to the main conference site.


Confirmed 2009 Keynotes

John H. Hammergren
Chairman, President, CEO, McKesson Corporation

McKesson has seen a 9 percent compound annual growth rate in revenues, as well as a 16 percent compound annual growth rate in earnings, since 2000. He has served as President of Supply Management and as Executive Vice President for the pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, pharmacy automation and pharmacy outsourcing businesses of the company. Read more

Michael B. McCallister
President, CEO, Humana

During Mike’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Humana has gained a reputation as the industry’s leading consumer company, leveraging innovative products, processes and technology to deliver lower costs and a superior health-plan experience for Humana’s health plan members nationwide. Read more

Israel Makov
Chairman, Given Imaging, and Former President and CEO, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

Makov is the former President & CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., where he currently serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors. Since he joined Teva in 1995, Makov led the company’s global expansion, playing a key role in over 12 acquisitions—including the acquisition of Ivax for $7.8 billion, then the largest M&A deal in Israeli history. Read more

This Year NEW! Capstone Speaker

Kent Thiry
Chairman and CEO, DaVita, Inc.

Kent Thiry has been Chairman and CEO of DaVita, Inc., since October 1999. DaVita is the largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD.Our 30,000 Teammates currently operate or provide administrative services to approximately 1,400 outpatient dialysis centers located in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Read more

2009 Agenda

6:00 - 8:00 PM Conference VIP Dinner (by invitation only)
8:00 - 8:45 PM Opening Keynote Address: Israel Makov, Chairman, Given Imaging
9:00 - 10:00 PM Opening Cocktail & Dessert Reception
7:45 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast Networking Session
8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome Remarks
8:45 - 9:30 AM Morning Keynote Address: John Hammergren, CEO, McKesson
9:45 - 10:45 AM Concurrent Events
Capstone Speaker: Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita Panel Discussion: Overcoming Hurdles: Financing Growth in a Captial Constrained World Focus on Innovation Session 1
11:00 - 11:15 AM Alumni Awards and Healthcare at Wharton
11:15 - 12:00 PM Lunch Keynote Address
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 PM Concurrent Events
Capstone Speaker: TBD Panel Discussion: The Blurring Lines between Pharma and Biotech Focus on Innovation Session 2
2:30 - 3:30 PM Concurrent Events
Panel Discussion: The Global Market's Impact on Medical Devices Panel Discussion: Health Care Policy: Will Reform Become Reality? Focus on Innovation Panel Discussion: The Future of Early-Stage Healthcare Investment
3:45 - 4:30 PM Closing Keynote Address: Michael B. McCallister, President, CEO, Humana
4:30 - 6:00 PM Closing Cocktail Networking Session

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