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Business of health care conference

30 January 2007

ATTENTION: Business, workplace, and lifestyle reporters and editors

Contact: Ute Frey, Haas School of Business
(510) 642-0342 frey@haas.berkeley.edu

The inaugural "Business of Health Care" conference at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Prominent experts from all areas of health care will exchange innovative ideas and examine a broad range of issues affecting the business of health care.

The conference is being organized by Berkeley MBA students of the Healthcare@Haas Club and the Berkeley BioBusiness Association.

9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3

Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/maps.html

Keynote speakers:

  • Kevin Young, executive vice president, Commercial Operations Equity Partners, LLC, Gilead Sciences

  • Mary Ann Thode, president, Kaiser Northern California Region

  • J. Carl Craft, chief scientific officer, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Panel discussions will focus on biotechnology, corporate social responsibility, health care Internet technology, health care policy, international health care, payors and providers, medical devices and venture capital.

Sponsors of the event are Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Vascular, Sutter Health, Blue Shield of California, McKesson, Gilead, Amgen, ZS Associates and Deloitte.

For more information, go to Haas Business of Health Care Conference.