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Top Leaders and Influencers in Healthcare to Come Together for NC CEO Forum 2018 Healthcare Summit

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The NC CEO Forum 2018 Healthcare Summit is returning for its ninth annual event taking place Monday, Feb. 12 at North Ridge Country Club. Each year, the event hosts hundreds of elite healthcare, business, government and nonprofit experts to discuss the impact of North Carolina’s healthcare industry on the state and nation. After the Forum, all attendees are invited to a cocktail reception and seated dinner at the Angus Barn Pavilion, including live entertainment and auctions benefitting the Forum’s featured nonprofit, Teen Cancer America.

The NC CEO Forum features fascinating speakers and panel discussions on topics such as scientific discoveries, nationwide challenges, research, government policies and regulation, and the current and future state of healthcare. All speakers are key influencers and thought leaders in their respective fields of expertise. The NC CEO Forum 2018 Healthcare Summit speakers include:

• Emcee: Brian Caveney, M.D., J.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer at LabCorp

• Special guest speaker: Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina

• Featured keynote speakers:

o Mandy Cohen, M.D., MPH, N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services

o Patrick Conway, M.D., MSc, CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

• Keynote speakers:

o Stefan Willemsen, CEO of BioMérieux, Inc.

o David King, CEO of LapCorp

o Julie Freischlag, M.D., CEO of Wake Forest Medical Center, Interim Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

o Boris Pasche, M.D., PhD, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Medical Center

o Neal Fowler, CEO of Liquidia

o Dan Cain, Vice President & General Manager of SAS Health & Life Sciences

o Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD, President of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter & CIO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

o John McConnell, M.D., CEO Emeritus of Wake Forest Medical Center and Executive Director and Chair of Wake Forest Healthcare Ventures

o Mark Bouck, CEO of TrialCard

o Siu Tong, CEO of Smartlink Healthcare Solutions

o Amy Amick, CEO of SPH Analytics

o Kevin Campbell, M.D., CEO of PaceMate, On Air Television Medical Expert CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC Contributor, USNews and World Report Contributor, Washington Examiner

o Anthony Atala, M.D., Director of Wake Forest

“Each year we are blown away by the insights and visions that some of healthcare’s most powerful leaders share during the Forum. This event provides a unique opportunity to hear from experts who are transforming healthcare every single day they go to work,” said Brian Kinahan, co-founder of the NC CEO Forum. “The Forum is the only event in the entire state – perhaps the country – where people get the chance to listen and learn from principal healthcare experts through TED-style presentations and conversations. When you leave the Forum, you’ll be able to take what you learned and create tangible action within your organization to generate impactful results for your business.”

The NC CEO Forum 2018 Healthcare Summit title sponsors are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, EDM Americas, First Citizens Bank and IQVIA, formerly QuintilesIMS. Net proceeds from the event, as well as the live and silent auctions, will benefit Teen Cancer America. Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.

“In addition to our incredible speaker lineup, Governor Roy Cooper and Frank Holding Jr. will be presenting a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Brad Wilson,” said Rick Deckelbaum, co-founder of the NC CEO Forum. “We are thrilled to honor Brad Wilson as he achieved so much during his years as CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. He has also been a longtime supporter of the Forum and we look forward to giving him this well-deserved recognition.”

For more information on the NC CEO Forum 2018 Healthcare Summit, including a complete agenda, please visit http://www.ncceoforum.com. To request an invitation, visit https://www.ncceoforum.com/request-an-invitation/. Follow and engage with the NC CEO Forum on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@NCCEOForum).

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