5th Annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference

From: Brad S.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:34 AM

Biotech Meetup Members-

I wanted to make all of you aware of a great event put on by Columbia Business School. The conference is the ultimate meetup…this year expected to draw over 400 attendees. It features 2 keynotes, 6 panel discussions, and a career fair/networking reception. I am part of the team putting on this event, and wanted to extend the invitation to you as well.


Hope to see you there!

Brad Sitko





5th Annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference

Sponsored by the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program and the Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA)
Friday, November 21, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis, Broadway and 45th Street, New York, New York


Registration Fee:

Industry Professionals $200 ($150 until Oct. 17)


This day-long conference brings together healthcare industry professionals, Columbia Business School alumni, faculty, and students, as well as representatives from other Columbia affiliated professional schools to explore the ongoing opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry on a global basis through keynote addresses and six diverse panels featuring 40+ speakers. The impact of recent competitive and economic pressures on the hiring/talent deployment needs of healthcare organizations will be explored in the event’s final panel session which will be followed by a career fair with leading healthcare employers and a networking reception.


Keynote Addresses: 

  • Edward J. Ludwig ’75, chairman/CEO of Becton Dickinson (BD)
  • Robert A. Essner, former chairman/CEO of Wyeth; current executive-in-residence at Columbia Business School

 Concurrent Panels:


  • Pharma/Biotech: Reassessing the Business Model as Top-Line Growth Slows
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics: Growth Prospects and Opportunities in an Increasingly Challenging Regulatory & Competitive Environment
  • Payor/Provider: Evolving Paradigms in Managing Costs/Outcomes – Impact of November Elections


  • Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Deal Making Strategies to Enhance Competitive Position
  • Life Science Ventures: Current Strategies and Models for Life Science Venture Firms and Entrepreneurs
  • Emerging Markets: Opportunities and Challenges for Global Healthcare Companies in BRIC and Other Regions

Career Strategies (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.):

  • Career Panel: Current Hiring/Talent Deployment Needs of Leading Healthcare Companies
  • Career Fair and Networking Reception with 15+ companies


Early bird registration continues until October 17th. To register for this event, please log onto the conference website at www.CBSHealthcareConference.com and click on “Register Now!”



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