Focus will be the social, political and economic determinants of health

On Friday, October 30, the University of Miami will be presenting its ninth annual Business of Healthcare conference from 11 am to 3 pm ET. Due to COVID, this event will be online and is in fact being promoted as a ‘global virtual event.’ With the presidential election looming and the nation reeling from a global pandemic, the year’s topic is both timely and relevant. The 2020 focus will be on The Social, Political and Economic Determinants of Health.

The ‘global’ tag is not just marketing hype. The conference will feature at least a dozen business and government leaders across the domestic and global healthcare sector. Speakers include Barbara L. McAneny, MD, Former President, American Medical Association, Ernest Grant, President, American Nurses Association, Julio Frenk, MD, President, University of Miami, Ashish K. Jha, MD, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health and Rick J. Pollack, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association, to name a few. For a full list of speakers click here. The speakers, according to the program’s producers, will analyze challenges, brainstorm ideas and propose solutions to some of the most critical socio-political and economic questions of our time.

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Dr. Ullmann

“Our conference brings together some of the most prominent U.S. health care leaders to discuss key topics ranging from access to care and health disparities to the promise of new technologies,” states Dr. Steven G. Ullmann, Chairman of the Department of Health Management and Policy and Director and professor at the Center for Health Management and Policy at the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School. “The panelists’ insights, along with the timing of the conference, will no doubt make for a great learning experience,” he adds.

With elite speakers, a compelling topic and convenient online access, this event promises to be a hard-to-resist opportunity for healthcare professionals seeking guidance and insight during tumultuous times and an uncertain future. And it gets even better: this event is free of charge for all participants. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register at