Speaker Interviews

World Congress conducts interviews with many of our key speakers who will be presenting at our upcoming events. The interviews touch upon current topics, trends, challenges and solutions as experienced through the eyes of top thought leaders. Focus is also given on what each speaker will address during their upcoming talk at the event.

Mabel Jong

Hosted by:

Mabel Jong
World Congress Correspondent
Former Anchor, CNBC

These speakers will be presenting at upcoming events. Hear what they have to say prior to joining them in-person.


Amit Rakhit, MD, MBA, Ovid Therapeutics, Ovid Therapeutics

Amit Rakhit  ,MD, MBA
Meet the Chairperson for the upcoming Rare Disease Market Access and Orphan Drug Commercialization Summit. Dr. Amit Rakhit brings broad understanding and insights across several functional areas in the Biotech industry from R&D to market access. He is particularly interested in creating innovative bridges between promising new medicines and the patient community.

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Speaking at: 3rd Annual Summit on Rare Disease Market Access and Orphan Drug Commercialization | September 29 - 30, 2016 | Boston, MA
 

Sunil Budhrani, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Innovation Health

Sunil Budhrani  ,MD, MPH, MBA
More than 27 states across the country are compensating a patient's telehealth visit the same as an actual face to face meeting. According to Dr. Sunil Budhrani, that number will continue to rise as new technologies support virtual access to care.

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Speaking at: 3rd Annual Payer’s Behavioral Health Management Summit | October 24 - 25, 2016 | Falls Church, VA
 

Jason Lansdale, Senior Physician Liaison, University Hospitals

Jason Lansdale
The structure of physician liaison and outreach programs vary from system to system, regardless of their size or scope. Jason Lansdale speaks about the growth at University Hospitals and how systems may start with one type of strategy and evolve into using another.

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Speaking at: 3rd Annual Physician Liaison Summit- Midwest | August 9 - 10, 2016 | Cleveland, OH
 

David Twitchell, PharmD, MBA, Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Boston Medical Center

David Twitchell  ,PharmD, MBA
'Specialty drugs' refer to drugs that are complex which often treat fairly rare or life threatening conditions but also treat less rare, life altering ailments. Although the long term impact of these drugs is becoming more clear, they are often dismissed out of hand due to their cost. David Twitchell helps explain why that may be a mistake.

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Speaking at: Specialty Drug Management | September 29 - 30, 2016 | Boston, MA
 

Megan West King, MSN, RN, CCE, Director, Patient Experience, Geisinger Health System

Megan West King  ,MSN, RN, CCE
A shifting competitive landscape is spurring hospitals to focus on improving the patient experience with more compassionate care. Director at Geisinger Health System, Megan West King says key elements include paying attention to the 'little things'.

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Speaking at: 3rd Annual Patient Engagement and Experience Summit | September 29 - 30, 2016 | Boston, MA
 

Jason C. Vallee, PhD, Director, Service Excellence, Office of Patient Experience, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Jason C. Vallee  ,PhD
A relational journey map can tell the story of the patient's experience: from initial contact, through the process engagement and into a long-term relationship. Director of Service Excellence, Dr. Jason Vallee will be presenting on Dartmouth-Hitchcock's experience in this area and what it takes to develop such a map.

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Speaking at: 3rd Annual Patient Engagement and Experience Summit | September 29 - 30, 2016 | Boston, MA
 

Neal Sofian, MSPH, Director, Member Engagement, Premera Blue Cross

Neal Sofian  ,MSPH
The treatments for some of America’s most challenging and expensive health issues - smoking, obesity, diabetes, may be behavioral rather than pharmacological. And Director at Premera Blue Cross, Neal Sofian says the first step to successful treatment begins with using the right words to address the consumers.

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Speaking at: 8th Annual Health Plan Consumer Experience and Retention Summit | September 29 - 30, 2016 | Boston, MA