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UNF hosts thought leaders to address industry challenges at Healthcare Symposium

The University of North Florida’s Brooks College of Health will host the second annual Healthcare Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Mayor Donna Deegan and State Representative Sam Garrison will welcome the audience and deliver opening remarks.  

The UNF Healthcare Symposium is a multidisciplinary conference aimed at educating, engaging and connecting students and professionals through relevant sessions about challenges in the healthcare industry. It brings together thought leaders throughout the field to address today's changes and challenges while planning for the future of healthcare. 

Keynote speakers include UNF President Moez Limayem and past interim president Dr. Pam Chally; Jesse Ehrenfeld, president at American Medical Association; Vladimir Makatasaria, company group chairman for Ethicon at Johnson & Johnson; Amy Van Sach, president of Medtronic’s Ear, Nose and Throat Operating Unit; Hugh Tappan, president at HCA South Atlantic Division; Michael Mayo, chief executive officer at Baptist Health System, and Elana Schrader, president of GuideWell Health.  

The Thursday, Oct. 26 session “Future of Healthcare” will include panels on “The Role of Organized Medicine in Population Health” and “Healthcare in a Digital World: The Impact of Social Media and Evolving AI.” The Friday, Oct. 27 session “Opportunities in Healthcare in a Changing Environment” will address topics including “Healthcare: The Next Generation of Leaders” and “Healthcare Delivery in this Decade.” 

The Symposium is jointly sponsored by the University of North Florida and the Duval County Medical Society Foundation. 

Purchase a one-day general admission ticket for $99 or both days for $179. Learn more on the Healthcare Symposium website.