2017 Annual Conference

2017 HBA Annual Conference
6-8 November - Philadelphia, PA

Transforming with G.R.I.T. (Gratitude. Resilience. Influence. Tenacity.)

Each fall, the HBA hosts hundreds of leaders from all sectors of healthcare, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, hospital, payers and service companies, who gather to build business connections for a sustainable leadership advantage, learn from thought leaders to broaden perspectives and to expand their business acumen.

More than 1,000 attendees are expected for pre-conference seminars, "Tri" movie screening with panel discussion, exciting main-stage (plenary) presentations, more than 20 interactive workshops, multiple network-building opportunities and social events, reception at Reading Terminal Market, exhibit hall, poster sessionpost conference sightseeing tours and more.

Listen to a podcast with 2017 HBA Annual Conference chair Ashley Tappan explaining why this year's event is a must attend for all women in healthcare.

Main stage presentations:

Angela Duckworth
psychologist, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania,co-founder of the Character Lab, and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, a New York Times bestseller

Channeling Your Inner Grit panel discussion
Moderator: Fawn Germer, CEO, Women's Leadership Network
Panelist: David Fajgenbaum, MD, assistant professor of medicine and associate director, University of Pennsylvania
Nikki Johnson-Huston, tax attorney, Law Office of Nikki Johnson-Huston LLC
Denice Torres, speaker, consultant, igniter, and 2015 HBA Woman of the Year

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
America's first African American combat pilot