Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Healthcare Conference in San Francisco!

Yesterday I was in one of the most fun cities attending the largest healthcare conferences of the year, the 30th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.  Just a couple of factoids about this conference:

  • It's held at the fabulous St. Francis hotel
  • There are 400+ companies here
  • There are 8,000+ people
  • The entire hotel and all it's conference rooms, ballrooms, meeting rooms, etc are closed off to this conference and it's attendees.
  • To even enter the hotel, you have to be signed into the conference and wearing your badge.
Needless to say, it was a mad house! It was back to back company presentations from all fields: pharmaceuticals, hospitals, managed care (where my company fits in), commercial health providers, etc. Any company and every company relating to healthcare is here and it's so exciting!  And analysts who cover these companies, bankers, and investors attend too!  I love conferences like these.  It's a GREAT networking opportunity and one of the best ways to learn.  Plus, my company presented yesterday and that's always extra fun for me since I build the presentations :)

After my company's presentation, I headed back to the hotel to do some more work, then I was able to get a pretty good workout in!  I hit the hotel gym and ran 3.87 miles before I met an old friend for dinner.  I hadn't seen Miss L since high school and even though we talk online it was wonderful to catch up in person!  Then, my incredible hubby came to visit me!!!!  I have the best husband! :)

This morning before flying home, we stopped at one of my favorite places for brunch, The Buena Vista Cafe.  It's the place we had brunch after running the San Francisco half marathon two years ago (wow, I can't believe that was TWO YEARS ago!)
Buena Vista Cafe Post San Fran 1/2 Marathon, July 2010
Even though it was a quick trip, it was a great trip both from a business and personal perspective.  I heart San Francisco :)
Memorial Day Weekend, 2010


  1. Sounds like a fun conference! What do you do in Healthcare? I'm an actuarial analyst for an insurance company. These are some interesting times with all the mandates going into effect in the next couple of years.

  2. HI Frenchie! It's a good time to be in healthcare...there's so much going on with reform and everything surrounding that. I'm an analyst in investor relations for a managed care company (Medicaid and Medicare). I love it :)