How will I access the sessions?

You will attend the sessions, meet our partners and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. The sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time. 

Become a Virtual Event Sponsor

The HR Life Sciences Virtual Event covers a range of topics affecting HR strategy and talent management, including telework, employee communication, training or re-training – and of course crisis management as we navigate these unchartered waters. We want to provide you with insights and resources from your peers working through unprecedented challenges at their organizations.

Whether your current work environment is a home office, kitchen table, or hiding from the kids in your bathtub, you can join HR leaders from a diversity of pharma, biotech and medical device companies  (whether live or at your own pace!) as we chat through front-of-mind topics and solutions.

Learn from HR innovators as they share their perspectives on transforming their HR strategies to meet the needs of digital transformation across the Life Science industry.

Hear from like-minded peers about their successes, and discover solution providers with the leading tools that are driving the industry forward.

Get a range of insights by selecting the sessions and content you care about most.

June 19, 2020

Noon EDT | 9AM PDT 

A HR Virtual Event, Just For You

What's a Virtual Event, Anyway?

A virtual event is an online forum mirroring our in-person conferences. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Agenda At a Glance

What You'll Learn [Tentative Agenda]

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Welcome Remarks

12:00 PM EDT

Zainab Hayat, Program Director, HR Events

Georgeann Couchara, VP, HR, Danaher Life 

Jamy Salazar, VP, Talent Management, DJO Global 

12:10 PM EDT

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Fire-Side Chat: All Systems Go: HR Leadership & Talent Management in Pandemic Planning

12:20 PM EDT

Debra Gran, Corporate VP, HR, North America, DiaSorin 

Julie Bensignor, Head of HR, US Commercial & Worldwide Commercialization, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Christina Seckar, Executive Director, Human Resources, Merck 

Presentation: Understand Your Data to Drive People Strategy

12:50 PM EDT

1:20 PM EDT

Panel: The Shift from Knowing to Learning: Agility and Change Management During a Crisis

Presentation: The Future is Now: Stepping Up People Strategy for the Modern Worker

1:50 PM EDT

2:20 PM EDT

Presentation: Workforce Analytics that Drive People Strategy

2:50 PM EDT

Presentation: Modernizing Comp & Ben Strategy for Today’s Worker

3:10 PM EDT

Panel: Employee Experience & Wellness for High Performing Teams

3:40 PM EDT

Presentation: Equipping Leaders with the Tools to Lead through Change Management

4:20 PM EDT

Panel: Crisis Management in Unprecedented Times

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Maureen Aryee, Head of HR, Strategic Initiatives, Johnson & Johnson

Kelly Timpane, VP, HR, Precision Medicine Group

Ritu Shrivastav, Senior Director, HR, Gilead

Elizabeth Harding Colarossi, AVP, HR, Sanofi

Leading Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

No Cost to You

Always Accessible Content

No OOO Necessary

Enjoy all the perks of a live event from the comfort of your own home.

If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.

Every single session is totally free, no matter what. This is major value at ZERO cost.

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Bringing Together All The Major Pharma,
Biotech and Medical Device Companies

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Building A Winning People Strategy: The Virtual Event for HR Leaders in Pharma, BioTech, and Medical Devices

Christina Seckar

Executive Director, Human Resources


Georgeann Couchara


Danaher Life Sciences 




Word On The Street

“It was a phenomenal experience! I really enjoyed the content, speakers, and most importantly the experience.”

Anita Trotta

Director Human Resources

Spinal Elements

I was blown away by the amount of real-life examples and detailed benchmarks. The senior speakers were inspirational and made me rethink the way that we conduct our business."

Deb Gran

Chief HR and People Leader

DiaSorin Inc.

“Really great experience full of dynamic and rich content. The quality of speakers were amazing and had shared a ton of informative content”

Isabel Belanger

Human Resources Director

Service Canada

Elizabeth Hardin Colarossi



Debra Gran

Corporate VP, HR


Jamy Salazar

VP, Talent Management

DJO Global

Kelly Timpane


Precision Medicine Group

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Maureen Aryee

Head of HR, Strategic Initiatives

Johnson & Johnson

Ritu Shrivastav

Senior Director, HR


“It’s not a tradeshow, it’s a conference designed for networking and it’s what I hope will be the norm for industry events going forward.” 
Mike Tippets VP, Enterprise Marketing & Organizational Development, Hughes
(a loyal sponsor of WBR’s human resources events)

Julie Bensignor

Head of HR, US Commercial & Worldwide Commercialization

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Media Partners

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