"Over the past 28 years, I have watched the UAB National Symposium evolve to become one of the nation’s premiere learning opportunities in the arena of healthcare management. From the early days in Gulf Shores, Pensacola and Fort Walton to its current home in Sandestin, the Symposium has offered contemporary themes and every conference has exceeded my expectations in program material, access to recognized experts and exceptional networking opportunities. I frequently refer to materials and make contacts from the past symposia. Sara Patterson and her colleagues have consistently hit the perfect balance between content, expert presenters and exceptional location. With tight budgets and scarce dollars for education and travel, the ROI for this conference easily justifies my continued participation."
President and CEO
Anesthesia Business Solutions, Inc.
“I have been a regular attendee of the UAB National Symposium since the early 1990's. As a seasoned healthcare administrator/senior executive for over 30 years, I have found that the UAB Symposium, more than any other, addresses problems, issues, and challenges that I face on a daily basis. The topics addressed and the speakers chosen are always point on target and always provide great solutions to solve problems. I very much appreciate everything UAB does to provide me with the most current information available in the never ending quest to provide the best possible healthcare at the lowest possible cost.”
K. Michael Bailey, Corporate Vice-President Hospital Operations - The Centene Corporation
“The UAB healthcare symposium has been my most attended and consistent educational, forward looking healthcare conference. Since the mid-1980s, I have rarely missed it, and have never been disappointed in the relevance of the content and the quality of the speakers. The setting is always great, excellent networking forum, and it is a wonderful family opportunity as well. The UAB healthcare symposium has my highest respect, and I recommend it to anyone wanting an accurate and comprehensive synopsis of current health issues and future predictions on our dynamically changing health system.”
Kerry G. Gillihan, LFACHE, CEO, Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital, Florence, KY
“ For years I would travel around the country seeking the best continuing education both from inside the ACHE and outside sources such as AHA, AFA, FHA. Once I hooked up with the UAB sessions I dropped all others. They are the best! As an example they had Leapfrog present when most people never heard of that group. They had Gail Lewinsky present “pay for performance” years before it became the national norm; they had presenters from the Jackson Hole Group while most of us were still trying to learn if that was a trout fishing club. In short, UAB is consistently ahead on national issues, present excellent affordable education.”
Dave Whalen, CEO Twin Cites Hospital, FACHE, Commander, USN Retired