OCS Conference Funding Submission

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The main page. Under the agenda tab, it let you customize your own agenda. There was also a networking tab that provided every attendee's information.

Name: Catherine Curtis


Specialization: HPM-Health Services Management

Conference Host Organization/Institution: American College of Healthcare Executives

Conference/Competition Name: 2021 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Conference Term: Spring Conference Start Date: 2021-03-22 Conference End Date: 2021-03-25

What were your takeaways from this conference/case competition?
Given the increasing costs of healthcare and the need for better access to healthcare, it is important to think of innovative ways to combat these issues, especially for rural and underserved communities. It is also important to consider the current payment systems and their pros/cons as well as other potential payment systems to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs in the United States.

How will your participation in this conference/case competition support your professional development?
I networked with healthcare administrators, healthcare c-suite executives, and current MHA/MPA/MBA students. I learned about different career trajectories and career development skills. I connected with many individuals via LinkedIn. The workshops also aligned with my current coursework.

What are some next steps or action items this conference/case competition inspired?
I will continue networking and applying what I learned in my class discussions, work, and future career goal planning.

What are some tips or best practices that you would like to share with other Wagner students who attend a conference/case competition?
I recommend reviewing the conference agenda beforehand and determining which key lectures/events/workshops you would like to attend. Also, do not overexert yourself and try to attend everything. The virtual conferences luckily have recordings of all the events that can be watched afterward. Engage with attendees via the chat box and make sure to download the materials.

Wagner Areas of Impact: Cities, Finance, Government, Health, Inequality, Race, and Poverty, Leadership, Nonprofits, Social Innovation