Healthcare Business Association (HBA)

The Healthcare Business Association (HBA) aims to provide professional connections and education to students interested in the business of health care. Whether members are interested in health care products (e.g., pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device) and/or services (e.g., consulting, provider, payor), the HBA’s offerings prepare members for successful recruitment and careers in health-related fields. Additionally, the HBA prepares members who are interested in the intersection of health care with other disciplines, such as technology, finance, operations and entrepreneurship. The HBA’s goal is to be the nexus for the health care industry in Southern California and a beacon for the rest of the world.

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Executive Speaker Series
This speaker series provides an opportunity for students to engage with senior industry professionals who are invited to share their experiences in health care across topics including biotechnology, venture capital, impact and more.

HBA Networking Night and Career Night
The HBA's premier fall recruiting events bring together alumni, recruiters and company representatives from health care-related firms in a variety of verticals. These events offer students an opportunity to network and learn about career opportunities and feature keynote speakers from top-tier HBA sponsor firms.

Vitals Health Care Conference
Our annual one-day conference brings together industry experts, thought leaders and alumni who are leading strategy and driving change in health care. The theme of Vitals 2021 was Rise and Recover: Thriving in a new healthcare reality. The conference incorporated an understanding of the evolution of new digital health and precision medicine technologies as well as the role of entrepreneurship and investments in health care in the coming years. Past keynotes have included Cynthia Patton, CCO at Amgen, Kent Thiry, former CEO of DaVita, and Tal Zaks former CMO of Moderna.

2020 Health Care Business Case Competition
The Easton Technology Management Center and HBA are proud to announce the Health Care Business Case Competition as part of the Think in the Next Innovation Challenge. Both the preliminary and final rounds of the competition have taken place at UCLA Anderson this past February.

Days-on-the-Job (DOJs)
This provides invaluable an opportunity to engage with potential employers across the health care industry and for companies to meet and mingle with top HBA recruits. This rewarding exchange typically occurs each fall/winter and can vary from local half-day visits to our annual weeklong San Francisco Bay Area trek.

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