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.
COVID-19 has indelibly changed the way we deliver health care in North Carolina and across the world. As we wait for a vaccine, providers, suppliers and insurers must all navigate a tempest of uncertainty while continuing to deliver high value care to patients across the state. This year’s Health Care Conference will examine our evolving health care landscape and provide testing and treatment updates from vaccine manufacturers, perspectives from hospital leaders, and voices from the overall health care supply chain. Guests will leave with a much more holistic view of COVID-19’s impact on the people and health care infrastructure of North Carolina, as well the future of care throughout our state.
Learn how the NC Chamber is advocating for improved health care value here.
Tuesday, September 15
|7:50 am||Attendees Admitted to Conference|
|8:00 am||Welcome and Introductory Remarks|
|8:10 am||Opening Keynote|
Dr. Tunde Sotunde, CEO, Blue Cross NC
|8:40 am||Networking Break|
|8:55 am||COVID19: Testing, Treatment and Vaccine Development|
|9:40 am||Reducing Healthcare Costs and Improving Patient Care through Biosimilars|
Robert Popovian, PharmD, Vice President, US Government Relations, Pfizer
Employers have a new instrument in their drug-management toolkit: biosimilars. Mirroring the use of generic drugs for brand-name non-biologic drugs, biosimilars have the promise of being less expensive alternatives to their biologic brand-name counterparts. Hence, it is important for employers to adopt utilization of biosimilars in their benefit plans.
|9:50 am||Networking Break|
|10:05 am||A Conversation with Hospital Leadership|
|10:50 am||Networking Break|
|11:05 am||Health Care Supply Chain: Challenges and Improvements|
|11:50 am||Closing Remarks|