IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum – Healthcare

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Virtual event: Available on replay

About the IR Magazine Sector Series

We understand that running an IR team can pose wildly different challenges, at any given time, depending on the nature of your business, and the external factors impacting your sector. That’s why we are proud to announce the IR Magazine Sector Series – a collection of IR Magazine forum’s that took a deep dive into the most relevant challenges facing IROs in your sector.

These high-level briefings brought together IR teams from similar industries to better understand the macro factors, ESG issues, and latest approaches to investor relations within your sector.

About the forum

The IR Magazine Forum ‒ Healthcare brought together CFOs and heads of IR together from across Europe and North America to refine their targeting practices, ESG disclosures, and financial communications in the current environment. We heard relevant discussions from investors, analysts, and leading IR teams in the healthcare sector about how to take your IR program to the next level.


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  • 15:00 PM
    Welcome to the IR Magazine Forum – Healthcare

    Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine

  • 15:05 PM
    The big picture: Macro-trends impacting the healthcare sector

    Inflation, the invasion of Ukraine and economic growth concerns have seen investment funds flow into defensive sectors such as Healthcare.

    Additionally, COVID-19 has had a huge, direct impact across the healthcare value chain over the past two years, and investors are now thinking about the indirect effects of the pandemic.

    • Learn about the themes and trends investors are most concerned about and the outlook for the sector in the long term.
    • As investment flows trend toward healthcare stocks, understand how companies can effectively educate shareholders on their industry, strategy and unique position
    • Discuss the appetite for M&A, Activism the IPO market in the current environment

    Moderator: Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine
    Top themes and investor trends in Healthcare: Christopher Barnes, vice president of investor relations, Sernova Corp
    Inflation, investors and in-person IR: Andrew Swift, head of investor relations, Smith & Nephew

  • 16:00 PM
    Investor relations best practices for healthcare professionals: Healthcare going hybrid

    Discuss how to balance management access across virtual and in-person meetings with the backdrop of increased investor interest in the healthcare sector.

    • Debate the longevity of virtual IR and the role of Ir in a hybrid environment
    • Hear how companies are planning to showcase their facilities, devices and technologies in person in 2022
    • Explore top tips to maximize the use of management’s time
    • Discover how to maximize the impact of virtual meetings, analyst days and investor conferences

    Moderator: Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine
    Managing news flow and tailoring your message: Craig Marks, vice president of investor relations, Ipsen
    Educating investors on the sector and industry: Loren Kalm, head of investor relations for North America, Genentech/Roche
    Creative approaches to engaging investors: Michael Perlman, executive vice president of investor relations, Jushi

  • 17:30 PM
    Quick-fire virtual networking

  • 17:45 PM
    Communicating around material ESG factors for Healthcare companies

    As ESG continues to be top of mind for investors and IR professionals alike, this session will specifically look at how to measure, manage and communicate the ESG issues most relevant to the Healthcare sector.

    • Learn how to measure and communicate about product quality and product safety factors
    • Discover how companies are managing customer welfare and access & affordability to services and treatments
    • Discuss governance and business ethics issues as the sector moves from a treatment focused model to one of prevention
    • As data security and customer privacy become more mainstream, understand how you can monitor and improve your cyber-security preparedness.

    Moderator: Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine
    Engineering impact: Ryan Weispfenning, vice president and head of investor relations, Medtronic

  • 18:15 PM
    Summary of discussions and end of the forum

    Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine


Hear case studies and interviews with these healthcare IR professionals

Who attends our events

Our attendees are leading IR practitioners with an established track record and strategic IR role within their company.

Below is a sample of some of our past attendees:

Job Title Company Job Title Company
Associate director, legal operations Wave Life Sciences Senior director, IR BioInvent
CFO Faron Pharmaceuticals Senior director, IR CVS Health
CFO STARS Senior director, IR IMV Inc
Chief corporate affairs & commsofficer Vanda Pharmaceuticals Senior director, IR Inmed Pharmaceuticals
Corporate affairs manager Henry Schein Senior director, IR Lantheus Holdings
Deputy general counsel BCBSMN Senior IR analyst eHealth
Director, corporate affairs The Green Organic Dutchman Sr. manager, IR & corporate comms Sarepta Therapeutics
Director, corporate responsibility Quest Diagnostics SVP Organon
Director, ESG Invitae SVP corporate affairs & IR Endo Pharmaceutical
Director, IR Henry Schein SVP, treasurer & IR ATI Physical Therapy
Director, IR Medtronic VP, comms & IR Opiant
EVP, external affairs & ESG Merck (Organon) VP, head of IR Medtronic
EVP, IR & corporate comms Statera BioPharma VP, head of IR Teladoc Health
Global IR manager Fagron VP, IR DaVita
Head, corporate affairs Vanda Pharmaceuticals VP, IR Evolus
Head, corporate comms & IR Basilea Pharmaceutica International VP, IR Fortress Biotech
Head, ESG Invitae VP, IR Hanger
Head, IR Gerresheimer VP, IR Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Head, IR, strategic development Fresenius Medical Care VP, IR The Green Organic Dutchman
IR & communications director Orexo Manager, governance Viatris
Manager, governance Viatris VP, IR & corporate comms CytoSorbents Corporation
Manager, IR Regeneron Pharmaceuticals VP, IR & strategic financial project Henry Schein


Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The IR Magazine Sector Series bring together some of the most influential people in the IR community.

The events offer an effective approach to targeting clients exploring how they can improve their IR practice. Our unrivalled knowledge of the subject matter and commitment to in-depth agenda research means our events attract a qualified audience.

Partnering with our events gives you a unique platform to showcase how your understanding and expertise can help IR teams tackle the challenges and nuances their industry brings.

Our events also offer valuable lead generation, branding, and networking opportunities.

We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

 In the last 12 months, IR Magazine‘s virtual events have attracted the highest, most diverse and senior attendees and experts in investor relations and governance


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