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Hot Topics at HBA

The 2009 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association leadership conference is officially underway in sunny California. Last night, festivities got underway with a welcome reception for attendees followed by a “Taste of San Francisco,” which featured lively entertainment and regional cuisine. I had the opportunity to catch up with a few seasoned participants who are widely known throughout […]
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Dunsire Named HBA Woman of the Year

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) today announced that Dr. Deborah Dunsire, president and CEO of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, will be honored as the 2009 Woman of the Year. Dunsire, a 20-year veteran of biologics and pharmaceutical business, was named president and CEO of Millennium in July 2005. She has received numerous awards for […]
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HBA Leadership Conference: Day 2

Beth Rogers, CEO of communications training firm Point Taken Consulting, led HBA workshop attendants through PowerPoint Karaoke. The random display of information on slides, like lyrics that roll on a screen, is behind this training tool that allows participants to think on their feet and clearly present information. Rogers founded the company in 2002 after […]
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Conversation with Eisai’s Lonnel Coats

“The phones are ringing,” said Lonnel Coats, president of Eisai and a plenary speaker here at HBA’s Leadership Conference. “There’s a lot more opportunity, but also a lot more white noise.” Coats is referring to the pressure that cash-strapped biotechs are feeling to sell out and says he gets no less than five calls a […]
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PhRMA and the New Physician Marketing

I was amazed at the more than 700 women attending the 2008 Women’s Healthcare Business Association (HBA) national conference today. As a first timer at the event (distinguished by the bright orange sticker on my name badge), it was easy to engage in conversations—even for those weary of the press. And for marketers, there was […]
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