2015 Annual Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Leadership Conference

"What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk through the Fire"

Join us for a remarkable day of dialogue and networking that will include noteworthy speakers from across the industry.

Friday, October 16, 2015
7:30am – 5:30pm


This year’s WHCMAA Conference will focus on leadership in challenging times.  How do health care leaders identify and take advantage of leadership moments in today’s chaotic new normal?  What does it take to be an extraordinary leader in this environment?  How do you “walk through the fire?”

The conference is a unique opportunity to convene and discuss critical issues with selected senior healthcare industry executives and thought leaders. A list of confirmed speakers can be found below.  The conference agenda will be published here in the coming weeks.

Registration is limited to Wharton Health Care Management Program and Executive MBA Program alumni, WHCMAA affiliate members, and University of Pennsylvania alumni who work in health care

Registration and Fees (includes access to meeting materials, meeting registration list, post meeting video summary, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and cocktail reception):

  • $325 Pre-Labor Day rate for WHCMAA Members; $425 for Non-Members
  • $400 Post-Labor Day rate for WHCMAA members; $500 for Non-Members
  • Join the Alumni Association, receive all other association benefits all year, and use the conference member discount to cover your membership cost.
    Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
  • $85 to register for alumni dinner Thursday evening from 7:00pm-10:00pm, October 15th at Russet, 1521 Spruce St., Philadelphia. Beer and wine provided. Top rated wines from around the world will be donated by one of the alumni.

To register for the conference and/or the alumni dinner, please click here.

Confirmed Speakers (with more to be announced in the coming weeks!)

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Leslie Henshaw
Deerfield Management
Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA
President and CEO
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Mark C. Lester, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President, Zone Clinical Leader
Texas Health Resources
Jay Mohr
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Locust Walk Partners

Samuel R. Nussbaum, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy, Chief Medical Officer
Anthem, Inc.

Matthew Reber
 Managing Director
HealthCare Royalty Partners

Maureen Spivack
Managing Director and Co-Head
Health Care Group within
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
Michael Useem, Ph.D.
Wharton Professor of Management and Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management

These sponsors make the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Leadership Conference possible:


Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities


For Further Information:

Please contact the 2015 Alumni Conference Chairs:

Phil Heifitz at 1xsculler@gmail.com
Bob McDonald at bmcdonald@aledoconsulting.com

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