The HBA San Antonio Chapter drew nearly 200 members of the South Texas healthcare community to a panel discussion on how healthcare reform impacts quality, cost and access to care, as well as healthcare businesses, careers and advocacy efforts.

Resilience, diversity, a strong personal compass and joy were the reigning themes at the 2010 Woman of the Year (WOTY) celebration, the 21st such observance, held May 6 at the New York Hilton.

The Metro Chapter of the HBA will be holding an executive presentation on the evening of June 16, 2010 on the timely topic Pharma 2020: The Vision. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation will be hosting the event at their East Hanover, NJ headquarters.

As our 2009 President Ceci Zak wrote in her year-end  letter the HBA accomplished a great deal in 2009.

The HBA GP Chapter is kicking off its campaign in search of their 1000th phenomenal member.  The 1000th member will be granted paid registration to the HBA Leadership Conference in October in Philadelphia, a special acknowledgment of a special milestone.

Brooke Claussen, Tanika Craig, Kristen M. Dodge, Julie Hakim, Kelly S. Lewis, PharmD, Lindsay Luke, Nancy Martin, MD, and Dawn Palace, PhD represented the Chicago Chapter well while exemplifying true experiential leadership qualities.

A group of talented businesswomen led by Lynda McDermott, President, EquiPro International, is forming a new HBA Affiliate for Florida. Volunteer leaders from the Tampa Bay and Orlando area have a goal of making a difference for career minded professional businesswomen in Florida where the healthcare industry is thriving.

History will be made in Philadelphia this fall with the engagement of distinguished life sciences and health care industry leaders at one of the most dynamic leadership events of the year. The annual HBA Leadership Conference will be held October 27-29, 2010. This year’s theme is “Leadership Impact Delivered: Innovate, Orchestrate, Perform.”

Congratulations to our volunteers! Meet these volunteers and learn why they enjoy being a part of HBA and the benefits that volunteering offers.

On Thursday, April 16 2010, Chicago HBA Chapter members, members from other chapters and guests filled the ballroom at the Hyatt Hotel to listen to the evening’s featured speaker, Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Millennium, the Takeda Oncology Company.