Third annual UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Conference

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School will host its third annual Healthcare Conference on Friday, Nov. 15. Organized by students from the MBA Healthcare Club at Kenan-Flagler, this year’s conference will focus on the personalization of healthcare.

When Nov 15, 2013
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Koury Auditorium
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The conference will include a keynote address, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Panelists from UNC Health Care include Brian Goldstein, MD, MBA, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, UNC Hospitals, and Brent Lamm, Director of Analytics, UNC Health Care. Dr. Donald Spencer, MD, MBA, Vice President & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UNC Health Care, will also moderate the panel discussion, “Healthcare IT: Changing the industry,” with panelists from Intuit Health, Ascension Health Ventures and Deloitte.

Panel discussion topics will include:

  • Changes and Challenges as Patients Take More Control of Their Care (with panelists from McKesson, Pozen, UNC Hospitals and Eli Lilly)
  • Marketing Insights and Applications: Shifting from Product Focus to Service Focus (with panelists from Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Humana)
  • Delivering Healthcare Innovation to the Patient (with panelists from Safer Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Quintiles)
  • Start Ups within Healthcare: Formation, Funding, and Exit Strategies (with panelists from LipoScience, TransEnterix, Lilly Ventures and Pappas Ventures)

Lou Lange, MD, PhD, general partner at Asset Management Ventures in Palo Alto, California, will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Lange has 22 years of experience in academic medicine at Harvard University and Washington University and is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of CV Therapeutics, which was acquired by Gilead in 2009 for $1.4 billion.

The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the conference is free for students and employees of UNC Health Care. Conference events will be held in the Koury Auditorium and at the Kenan Institute on the business school campus. 

Conference sponsors include GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Humana, Becton, Dickinson Quintiles, Eli Lilly, Deloitte, and Ernst and Young.

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For questions, please contact Julie Stephenson ( or Jeff Kennedy (