The Event

Now in its sixth year, the Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference is a dynamic day-long event which brings together a diverse array of healthcare industry practitioners and students from Columbia Business School and other top-tier professional schools to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in the global healthcare marketplace. Last year’s conference drew over 500 professionals and students. This year’s theme: “New Healthcare Paradigm: Technology, Value, Emergence” focuses on the need for advanced technology to drive innovation and promote cost efficiencies, how escalating costs and slowing economies demand higher value for each healthcare dollar invested, and the emergence of attractive new global markets and an interdependent healthcare “ecosystem”.

Over 35 speakers and panelists will discuss an array of topics covering biopharma, medical devices and diagnostics, healthcare payors  and providers, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity, emerging markets, and career strategies in the healthcare sector. The conference will conclude with a networking reception and career fair with leading healthcare employers.  Click here to register for the conference.

For further information on healthcare at Columbia Business School please visit the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management program site.

Fred Hassan

Chairman and CEO, Schering-Plough Corporation

Michael J. Barber

Vice President and Head of Healthymagination, GE Corporate; former Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare

Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky, Worldwide Chairman of Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson