22nd Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference


Thursday, February 18, 2016

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Welcome Dinner Reception & Conference Kick-Off (Lincoln Hall)
Welcoming Remarks by Tom Spann - Founder, Vice Chair, and COO, Accolade

Friday, February 19, 2016

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast and Networking (Lincoln Memorial & Library Lounge) Penn HealthX MD Meetup (McMichael)
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Morning Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall)
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM - CEO and Founder, Aledade, Inc.
9:25 AM – 10:35 AM Concurrent Panels
From Volume to Value: New Frontiers in Payer / Provider Collaboration
(Grant Room)
Big vs. Small: The Race to Create the Next Blockbuster Therapeutics
(Meade Room)
10:45 AM – 11:55 AM Concurrent Panels
Picking Winners in a Fast-Changing Market: Investing in Healthcare Innovation
(Grant Room)
Winning Hearts and Wallets: Helping Consumers Navigate Healthcare
(Meade Room)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Announcement of the 2016 Alumni Mentor of the Year Appreciation Award (Lincoln Hall)
1:10 PM – 2:10 PM MBA ”Shark Tank“ Competition (Meade Room) Industry Interest Group Networking & Coffee Reception
(Lincoln Memorial)
2:15 PM – 3:25 PM Concurrent Panels
Putting Patients at the Center: The Race to Re-engineer How Care is Delivered
(Grant Room)
Getting Personal: Harnessing Analytics for New Patient Insights
(Meade Room)
3:35 PM – 4:20 PM Afternoon Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall)
John C. Lechleiter, PhD - Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Discussion/Debate (Lincoln Hall)
Cybele Bjorklund - Distinguished Visitor and Senior Fellow, Georgetown University & Mark McClellan, MD, PhD - Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, Duke University
Moderated by Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD - Senior Correspondent, New York Times
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Closing Reception (Lincoln Memorial & Library Lounge)

Note: Time and locations may be subject to change.

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Pulse Magazine

The Pulse - 2016 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


Bronze Sponsors

AmerisourceBergen Cigna Kindred Healthcare Regeneron


BDO Change Healthcare Genentech Johnson & Johnson Eli Lilly Lumeris Medtronic MTS Health Partners Oliver Wyman Penn Biotech Group Welltok