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Healthcare Conference Track

Promoting high quality of care, lowering costs and managing regulatory responsibilities are top of mind concerns across the healthcare industry. Whether you are a pharmaceutical supplier, medical device supplier, or healthcare provider, effectively managing supply chain information and processes has become a key performance indicator. The Healthcare Track at GS1 Connect® 2018 is designed by industry for industry to help companies leverage GS1 Standards to address these challenges, enhance patient safety and optimize operational processes.

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Join us at GS1 Connect 2018 to learn from peers, trading partners and GS1 Standards experts about hot topics such as: U.S. FDA UDI and UDI around the global; point-of-care barcode scanning and data capture; and DSCSA interoperability and the role of GLN and EPCIS.


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Healthcare Track Sessions

  • U.S. FDA Regulatory Update for DSCSA and UDI 
  • UDI Around the Globe
  • DSCSA Pharmaceutical Blockchain Pilots, Manufacturer and Wholesaler
  • GDSN in Pharma
  • The HTG Initiative Report Out
  • Two-Dimensional (2D) Vaccine Barcode Scanning to Enhance Clinical Practice
  • The Provider View of DSCSA, GLN and EPCIS
  • Provider Journey on Point of Use Capture, Lessons Learned
  • The U.S. Pharma Industry: Preparing for DSCSA Interoperability and Conformance Testing (Phase 1 Manufacturers)
  • Healthcare Collaboration Capstone Event
  • GS1 Healthcare US® Initiative Open Meeting – Workgroup Update GDSN / GLN / Point of Care Scanning

Cross-Industry Topics

  • Blockchain: Forget the Technology, Focus on Business Transformation
  • Accelerate Your Business Processes with Quality Data
  • GS1 US Joint Open Industry Meeting with a Dash of Blockchain

2018 Speaker Standouts:

Company Name  Speaker Name
AmerisourceBergen Jeff Denton
BrandSure, LLC  Gary Lerner
CDC  Kenneth Gerlach
Deloitte Regina Cox
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health Systems, (FMOLHS)  Lakisha Bradley Bowie
Gas Technology Institute William Gale
Genentech Jayamary Kala
GS1 Peter Alvarez
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.  Christopher Reed
Kaiser Permanente Scott Hatakeyama
Mayo Clinic Kay Hysell
McKesson Corporation Scott Mooney
Mercy Betty Jo Rocchio; Matt Mentel
TraceLink Elizabeth Waldorf
USDM Life Sciences Jay Crowley
GS1 Connect 2017 Trading Partner Roundtables


  • Meet with over 45 Exhibitors.
  • "Ask the Experts" in 1:1 sessions
  • Visit the GS1 US Industry Zones 
  • Attend the Networking Event
  • Meet with GS1 US Member Support
  • Visit Experience Zones and Demos


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GS1 US University

Explore beginner to advanced pre-conference educational opportunities and post-conference certificate courses and workshops. 

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Co-located Events

Make the most out of your travel budget with pre-conference industry meetings. 

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Industry Community Advisory Board Members

  • John Terwilliger, Abbott Laboratories
  • James Phillips, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health
  • Kevin Capatch, Geisinger Health System
  • Dylan Lippincott, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • Kevan MacKenzie, McKesson Corporation
  • Carl Gomberg, Premier, Inc.

Check out the complete list of all GS1 Connect 2018 Community Advisory Board (CAB) Members