Letters to the editor

Dear Editor,


On Saturday, March 24, the 2012 Intercollegiate U.S. China Healthcare Conference is being hosted at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of this conference–organized jointly by Global China Connection, Payer+Provider, and Penn Biotech Group–is to equip students to contribute to the global discussion on healthcare reform. Students from across the country are invited to participate in this experience.

Both the U.S. and China are midway through the implementation of new national healthcare policies, and open discussion of these policies is necessary as they continue to be refined. Healthcare reform is a complex and heated process for any large country. In an effort to expose students to the many issues these countries face, this conference will bring together individuals with diverse perspectives on healthcare reform. Panelists and speakers include experts in fields including biotechnology, health economics, information technology, management, pharmaceuticals, public health and venture capital. The program is designed to facilitate discussion across disciplines, with the hope of sparking novel and innovative ideas.

Sessions throughout the day-long program will have several formats. Keynote addresses will be given by George Gleason, Dr. David Rutstein, Dr. David Roye Jr., and Sheldon Dorenfest. More than a dozen additional experts will participate in panel discussions on topics ranging from clinical research to senior care delivery. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking with the experts and fellow attendees. Finally, the program includes career-development workshops for students. An MCAT seminar and a case competition are included for those interested in medicine and business, respectively.

Visit uschinahealthcare.com to see the program and purchase tickets. This event is an amazing opportunity for students to participate in the healthcare reform discussion alongside international experts.



Medha Rajurkar,

Penn Biotech Group


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