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Vanderbilt business students host conference: Post-election health care in the United States

Nov. 13, 2012, 4:55 PM

VHCC logoThe Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will host the fifth annual Vanderbilt Health Care Conference at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Friday, Nov. 16. The conference will immerse students, professionals and recruiters from across the country in the most critical topics surrounding post-election health care in the United States.

The event is open to the public and the media. Event registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Panel discussion topics include:

  • Advocacy in D.C.
  • Health Care Innovations
  • What’s Next For Health Care Technology

Keynote speakers include leading health care economist Jonathan Gruber. Gruber, who is credited as a key architect of both “Romneycare” and “Obamacare,” will discuss the election’s projected impact on critical health care legislation. He has taught at MIT since 1992 and is the director of the health care program at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Other speakers include Peter Buerhaus, chair of the U.S. Healthcare Workforce Commission, and Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth, and Michael Burcham, president and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

“This conference has become a true partnership between Vanderbilt University and the health care business community over the last five years,” said Kathryn Cullen, co-chair of the Vanderbilt Health Care Conference and 2013 Vanderbilt MBA candidate. “We are excited to see the event grow, not only in terms of attendance but the strength of our speakers and career fair, in particular, which has become a national draw for top employers and graduate-level talent.”

“We are honored to once again support the Vanderbilt Health Care Conference,” said Caroline Young, president of the Nashville Health Care Council. “The event will attract both talented students and established industry executives, offering an excellent opportunity to share ideas, foster thought and further our city’s reputation as a health care industry capital.”

About the Vanderbilt Heath Care Conference

This annual conference is planned and executed by students at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. The event’s distinguishing feature is its Career Fair which features the industry’s most prominent employers and is open to MBA, MHA, MPH, MD or other graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in the health care industry. The conference is sponsored by McKesson, Humana, Zimmer, HCA, CardinalHealth, Nashville Health Care Council, DaVita, Waller Lansden, North Highland, Medtronic, ECG Management Consultants and Bass Berry Sims.

Read more about the conference here.

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