Welcome to the sixth annual Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Conference!
This conference will be a chance to explore advancements in healthcare with leading keynote speakers, panelists, and your peers!
Our Keynote Speakers
Bernard J. Tyson
Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Chief Medical and Scientific Affairs Officer, Pfizer Vaccines
PATIENTS AS CONSUMERS
In this new age of healthcare, where various coverage options are constantly evolving, it is important to understand the market’s fluidity and, in turn, the growing role of patients as consumers. Patients, regardless of prior experience in coverage selection, often don’t possess the knowledge that health economists, and industry idealists, might covet. This panel will discuss this growing gap, providing insight into the ways in which patients must consider their healthcare options, and how the aforementioned developing system poses challenges for individuals everywhere.
Healthcare is more than individual patient level analysis. The health status of these populations of varying demographics must be brought to the forefront of healthcare discussions. Moreover, with prominent issues like vaccine hesitancy rising today, population health is becoming an increasingly relevant topic. This panel will tackle the importance of addressing both patient and population health needs, the ways in which population health and its pressing concerns are evolving, and the new technologies and innovations influencing how we care for all patients.
The USA spends more per capita on healthcare than any other OECD country, but American medical outcomes are not proportionately better. In fact, some metrics deem US patient outcomes to be worse. Evidently, our effort and resource allocation has been to no avail. Rather, we must make tactical, efficient decisions on how we look to treat patients domestically. In order to thwart our investment in low-value care, or quite simply, interventions that provide no medical benefit, Americans face an important choice going forward: we must determine how to intelligently fund various healthcare initiatives. This panel will discuss how the shift to value-based spending will not only help us financially, but also, and more importantly, help us physiologically.
Translational research builds upon years of basic scientific knowledge to discover truly revolutionary novel therapies and treatments. While long an impressively innovative field, its astronomical growth in recent years has led to a acceleration of the discovery and diagnostic timeline. This panel will discuss recent advances in translational research as they relate to the “bench-to-bedside” collaborative approach to bringing scientific innovation to patients.
Compete for the title of "Accenture x WUHC Case Competition Winner" and a chance to win a cash prize and networking opportunities with our sponsor.
Cowen presents an intimate experience with firm leaders, including a Senior Healthcare Panel, interactive experience, and an open Meet & Greet with recruiters to discover healthcare careers at Cowen.