The Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program (HPM) produces a variety of activities throughout the year, often in collaboration with the Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA), the MBA student healthcare club. Events are also an excellent way for alumni in healthcare to connect, learn, and stay engaged with CBS.
Annual CBS Healthcare Conference
The annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference, co-hosted by HPM and HCIA, is always a highlight of the year. Even in an era with an abundance of healthcare conferences, the CBS event stands out. The day-long gathering features distinguished healthcare thought leaders and practitioners who provide candid perspective and insights on the ongoing opportunities and challenges facing the global healthcare industry. Always a sell-out, the conference attracts 500+ CBS students, alumni, faculty and industry executives,entrepreneurs and professionals from across the healthcare ecosystem.
The 2018 conference will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018. Visit the conference website for more details.
HCIA brings healthcare CEOs, industry thought leaders, investors and executives to campus throughout the year to discuss their careers and provide current perspectives. Students connect with these leaders over breakfast, lunch-time talk or evening panel. These events broaden students’ exposure to healthcare trends and complement the learning that occurs in the classroom. HCIA also organizes excursions to potential employers - site visits in the New York area and an annual trek to San Francisco during Winter Break to visit West Coast healthcare companies.
Alumni Networking Events
Alumni working across the healthcare ecosystem engage with us, students, and each other through HPM-sponsored events, often in conjunction with HCIA or the Office of Alumni Relations. Events over the past year have included:
- Annual Cocktail Party during the JP Morgan Conference in San Francisco
- HPM's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration in New York
- Tri-School Healthcare Mixer (Columbia Business School, Harvard Business School, Wharton )
- Introducing HPM to alumni in Houston & Dallas
- Healthcare Panel at CBS Reunion
Past Healthcare Conferences
13th Annual Healthcare Conference: Shaping Healthcare's Future: Delivering Value Along the Continuum of Care
12th Annual Healthcare Conference: New York at The Center of Healthcare Transformation
11th Annual Healthcare Conference: Using Data and Technology to Innovate, Value, and Reengineer Healthcare
10th Annual Healthcare Conference: Creating Value-Based Solutions for a Discerning Healthcare Buyer