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September 15, 2020

Following recommendations issued by Governor Cooper and the CDC, the NC Chamber’s Health Care Conference will be a virtual event. Our team remains in close contact with state officials and we feel that this decision is in the best interest of the health and welfare of our community. Thank you for understanding. 

Since the NC Chamber Foundation released its Roadmap to Value Driven Health study in 2016, significant gains have been made in the transformation of health care across North Carolina. With the goal of making NC a top 10 state for health care value, industry leaders have been tirelessly exploring best approaches to the overhaul, which will significantly impact job creators, business climate and talent supply throughout the state. This year’s Health Care Conference will provide the latest updates on the drive towards value-driven health care.


Tuesday, September 15
8:05 amAttendees Admitted to Conference
8:15 amWelcome and Introductory Remarks
8:30 amOpening Keynote
9:00 amNetworking Break
9:10 amCOVID19: Testing, Treatment and Vaccine Development
  • Robert Popovian, PharmD, Vice President, US Government Relations, Pfizer
  • Dr. Len Friedland, Vice President and Director for Scientific Affairs and Public Health, GSK
  • Dr. Oren Cohen, Chief Medical Officer, Covance
9:55 amNetworking Break
10:05 amA Conversation with Hospital Leadership
  • Rear Admiral Donald Gintzig, President & CEO, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Steve Burriss, President, UNC REX Healthcare
  • Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO, Vidant Health
10:50 amNetworking Break
11:00 amHealth Care Supply Chain: Challenges and Improvements
  • Representative Perrin W. Jones, M.D.
  • Jerry Cook, Vice President, Government and Trade Relations, Hanesbrands, Inc.
  • John Loyack, Vice President, Global Business Services, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
11:45 amClosing Remarks