Mark your calendar! The 2016 Wharton Health Care Business Conference—“The Innovation Game: The Race Between Entrants and Incumbents”—will be held February 18-19, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for more details this fall!

21st Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference


Thursday, February 19, 2015

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Registration
7:30 PM – 8:15 PM Opening Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall)
Halle Tecco - Founder & Managing Director, Rock Health
8:15 PM – 9:30 PM Dessert Reception (Lincoln Memorial & Library Lounge)
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM Networking Session (10 Arts Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton)

Friday, February 20, 2015

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast and Networking (Lincoln Memorial & Library Lounge)
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Morning Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall)
Nick Leschly - CEO, Bluebird Bio
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Panels
Future of Innovation in Pharma and Biotech
(Grant Room)
Taking Health Personally: Startups Transforming Consumer Behavior
(Meade Room)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Panels
Value Creation in the Emerging Healthcare Marketplace
(Grant Room)
Decentralization of Care
(Meade Room)
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Wharton Startup Showcase (Lincoln Hall) Networking Lunch (Lincoln Hall)
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Concurrent Panels
Technology Companies Deliver Health Care Innovation
(Grant Room)
Changes in Reimbursement: Emerging Value-Based Models
(Meade Room)
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Afternoon Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall)
I. Steven Udvarhelyi, M.D. - EVP of Health Services and CSO, Independence Blue Cross
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall)
John Keith - Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Emad Rizk, M.D. - Chief Executive Officer and President, Accretive Health
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Closing Networking Reception (Lincoln Memorial & Library Lounge)

Note: Locations may be subject to change.

Wharton HCC Website

Be sure to visit the new Wharton Healthcare Club Website for the latest information on the Wharton healthcare community including upcoming events and industry speaker series lectures.

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Connect with other conference attendees, speakers, and panelists ahead of the conference, and follow the latest updates.

Pulse Magazine

The Pulse - 2015 Edition

The Pulse is an annual publication which is distributed to all attendees of this Conference.


The Wharton Health Care Conference is not just the best conference organized by students but one of the most impressive gatherings of industry leaders tackling timely and important issues in the health care industry.

Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Chairman and Founder, Exelixis


Silver Sponsor

Universal Health Services

Bronze Sponsors

BD Deloitte
Independence Blue Cross


AmerisourceBergen Amgen CampbellAlliance DaVita
Genentech Kindred Healthcare Medtronic Navigant
PBG Healthcare Consulting Softheon Universal American Vynamic ZS Associates