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Jan. 6-12 forum brings together international health policy leaders

19 December 2007

ATTENTION: Health and public policy reporters

Contact: Sarah Yang
(510) 643-7741 scyang@berkeley.edu

"Global Health Leadership Forum," an international, certificate-based program on health management and policy sponsored by the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with Cambridge University's Judge Business School. The forum, launched four years ago with the Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES) at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, annually brings together an international group of high-level delegates from health ministries, hospital organizations, health plans, pharmaceutical companies and other health industry groups to discuss which solutions and innovations are known to best address key health care issues of the day.

Sunday, Jan. 6, through Saturday, Jan. 12. A detailed schedule is online at: http://ahlf.berkeley.edu/curriculum.html. An updated schedule is also available upon request by contacting Meg A. Kellogg, program director, at
(510) 642-8628 or ahlf@berkeley.edu.

UC San Francisco (UCSF) Mission Bay and various locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (see schedule for more details).

In addition to expert faculty from UC Berkeley and UCSF, speakers will include:

  • Sir Richard Feachem, first executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Leonard Schaeffer, founding chairman of WellPoint
  • Ian Morrison, health care futurist
  • George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Participants will include 25 experienced executives from 19 countries, including China, England, Germany, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

The upcoming forum in the San Francisco Bay Area will be the first half of the full program, which will continue June 7-12, 2008, in Cambridge, England. Participants will select a project based on "real world" country or company issues, and work with faculty advisors during the six month interim between each session.

The program website is online at: http://ahlf.berkeley.edu.