HBA Global presents

Illuminate 2020: A Bold New Signature Event

Date and time
Friday, 26 June
11:00AM - 01:30PM EST

Event Contact
Laura McConchie
Event sponsor

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The HBA is proud to introduce Illuminate 2020, a bold new signature event inspired by our commitment to recognizing our industry and its amazing leaders as we convene our community virtually during this challenging time.

This two-hour program will include three significant panel discussions featuring conversations with accomplished and inspiring figures in healthcare and the life sciences who will discuss innovation and breakthroughs, agility in action, effective collaboration and game-changing milestones which fuel our pride in our industry. 

Session 1: Breaking Through With Science

Session 2: The Art of Agility

Session 3: Patient Advocacy Innovators

Each panel will include HBA honorees with discussions about how these extraordinary leaders leverage business opportunities and personal experience to accelerate the development and delivery of healthcare globally.

There will be live chat opportunities with select panelists, additional industry leaders and other attendees, as well as access to event sponsors who remain committed to supporting the HBA’s mission of furthering the advancement and impact of women in business of healthcare.

Participants will leave informed, enlightened, inspired, more globally connected and proud(er) of our industry and those leading it.


Thank you to our advertisers

Featured speakers

Shideh Bina
founding partner
Lisa Blevins
Global Head of Organizational Development, Sanofi Genzyme
Chris Boerner
President and head of US commercial
Bristol Myers Squibb
Sharon Callahan
CEO, CDM and Chief Client Officer
Omnicom Health Group
Pam Cheng
Executive Vice President - Global Operations & IT
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Laurie Cooke
President & CEO
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
Deborah Dunsire
President and CEO
Julie Gerberding
EVP, strategic communications, global public policy and population health and chief patient officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Alex Gorsky
Company Group Chairman & Worldwide Franchise Chairman
Johnson & Johnson
Taren Grom
co-founding partner/editor-in-chief
La'Wana Harris
director, global leadership development
Sandra Horning
Formerly EVP, Chief Medical Officer & Global Head Product Development, Genentech, Inc.
Georgia Lehoczky
Regional Healthcare Director, Pharmacy Operations
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Rod MacKenzie
EVP, Chief Development Officer
Pfizer Inc.
Christine Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer
Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.
Susan Nicholson
Vice President Medical Safety
Johnson & Johnson
Terri Pascarelli
former CEO, AIT Bioscience, LLC
Kristin Pothier
Global Head of Healthcare and Life Science Strategy
Shannon Resetich
Global Franchise Head, Rare Diseases
Paul Rowe
VP, head of global medical, immunology
Rina Shah
group VP, specialty and retail pharmacy operations
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Christi Shaw
Kite, a Gilead Company
Neha Sheth
VP, risk management and epidemiology
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Susan Torroella
Jhaymee Tynan
Assistant Vice President, Integration
Atrium Health
Rebecca Vermeulen
VP Strategy Lead Patients and Society, Genentech
Genentech, Inc.

Registration information

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The HBA will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with special needs have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs. Contact us if you require special accommodations for this event.

 Price LevelRegular
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Registration: 1) HBA Member

 Member - Euro€0.00
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Registration: 2) Employee of a Corporate Partner

 Non-Member - Euro€0.00
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Registration: 3) Non-Member

 Non-Member - Euro€66.00
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Registration: 4) FREE registration + 1 Year HBA Membership

 Non-Member - Euro€200.00

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped and/or audio-taped during the course of the meeting and hereby give permission for your image, voice, or survey comments to be used in education, training, promotion and/or trade and communications media by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association in any and all media throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.