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IMS Executive to Present “Biopharmaceutical Trends: What’s In? What’s Out? What’s Next?” at Merck


FAIRFIELD, NJ—August 9, 2011—The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Metro Chapter will be holding an executive presentation the evening of September 13, 2011 on the topical issue, “Biopharmaceutical Trends: What’s In? What’s Out? What’s Next?,” featuring noted industry expert—Doug Long, vice president of industry relations at IMS Health. Merck will be hosting the event at their Kenilworth, NJ headquarters.

Doug Long will review “What’s in?, What’s out?, and What’s ahead?” for the life sciences industry including historical and current market dynamics, global emerging markets, the impact of generics and patent expirations, growth (and declines) of certain therapy classes, pipeline projections, the effect of REMS programs, and the projected impact of US healthcare reform. Bridgett Heller, executive vice president of consumer care and a member of the senior management group at Merck will open the evening.

“The life sciences industry is undergoing tremendous change that impacts all of our members,” stated HBA Metro Chapter President, Stephanie Bova. “We are thrilled to offer this highly relevant program to our event slate for 2011.”

Registration is open to both members and nonmembers of the HBA, but space is limited. To register and/or for more information, please visit


About the HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters and affiliates throughout the US and in Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry; provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships and serves as a conduit and sponsor for research on career advancement issues. The HBA has over 6,000individual members and well over 100 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide and was named by Leadership Excellence as having one of the top 100 Leadership Development programs in North America for the last three years.

About the HBA Metro Chapter
The HBA Metro Chapter is the founding and largest chapter of the HBA with over 1,700 members in the heart of the east coast’s life sciences corridor serving the needs of the Metro area including New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. The HBA Metro Chapter provides a wide variety of leadership development offerings, including Affinity group programs, CONNECTIONS networking events, educational evening programs, Executive Women’s programs, mentoring programs, and volunteer opportunities.



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