The UCLA Anderson HBA 4th Annual Healthcare Conference

The UCLA Anderson HBA Healthcare Conference is the largest university-led healthcare events in Southern California, connecting 300+ business professionals, students and members of academia from across the state

Panels and keynotes feature marquee executives, thinkers and practitioners from a diversity of organizations influencing the future of healthcare

Past keynote speakers include Peter Diamandis (Founder, XPrize), Johnese Spisso (President, UCLA Health), Dr. Gunnar Trommer (Principal, BCG DigitalVentures), and Rich Roth (CFO, Dignity Health)

2018 Conference Theme:

Vitals: Headlines in Healthcare

2017 has been a big year for healthcare in the news. Surging healthcare costs are driving the national conversation, technology advancements are transforming the way care is delivered, and administration changes have opened new debates on the future of healthcare legislation.

Join powerful speakers and panelists across healthcare domains — including payer, provider, biopharma, medtech, digital health and beyond — as they share their thoughts on recent developments, and visions of how the healthcare landscape will change in the coming years.

Date:  February 24, 2018     8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Conference panels and lectures

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Networking reception



UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E Young Drive West,
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Analytics and Clinical Care

Advanced analytics, such as artificial intelligence has already begun to make waves across various healthcare organizations. This panel will explore how digital capabilities unleashed by analytics will enter clinical settings and their potential impacts.

Healthcare and the Cloud

The IT infrastructure of our healthcare system is quietly being moved from privately held servers to publicly available data warehouses (the cloud). This move will enable healthcare organizations to leverage the latest technology, but at what cost?

Drug Pricing

The high and growing cost of drugs has stirred debates around the sustainability of providing access to affordable high-quality medicines to patients. This panel will discuss the debate around recent drug price surges and the effect of drug pricing regulation on innovation and competition.

Los Angeles: The Next Biotech Hub?

Life science firms have traditionally been clustered in concentrated areas like San Francisco, Boston and San Diego. This panel will look at the immergence of life sciences in Los Angeles and the city’s attempt to create a “hub” of its own.

The Evolution of Healthcare Policy in the United States

A transition in Presidential administrations has created turmoil in insurance markets. This panel will analyze the impact of a topsy-turvy year on the Affordable Care Act and outlooks on the regulatory landscape going forward.

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare

 Healthcare is an industry ripe for disruption along all parts of the value chain, as well as one in which entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges. In this panel, founders will discuss their paths to success and lessons learned.