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Withum’s Healthcare Symposium 2023

Withum free CPE webinars

December 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am 3:30 pm EST

Free 3 CPE credits

Withum is proud to announce the keynote for our 5th Annual Healthcare Symposium will be Lori Herndon, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of AtlantiCare Health System!

This year’s virtual event will feature insight from healthcare industry experts on key topics to put your organization in a position of strength in today’s market including mergers and acquisitions, financial considerations and innovation including AI. Speakers, panel sessions and continuing education credit details to be announced!

Register now as space is limited.

See Withum’s 2022 Healthcare Symposium here!

Symposium Agenda

Keynote Presentation

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

In this presentation and fireside chat, Lori Herndon will reflect on her 40-year tenure in the healthcare industry starting as a critical care nurse and then transitioning to leading one of New Jersey’s larger integrated health care delivery systems, AtlantiCare, and the challenges she faced along the way. Lori’s presentation will also speak to issues encountered during the pandemic and its lasting impact, healthcare M&A including affiliations, partnerships, joint ventures and other care coordination models and clinical program expansion, including telehealth and workforce development. Lori will offer practical considerations, recommendations and best practices for today’s healthcare leaders.

Session 1: Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM | 1 CPE- Specialized Knowledge

Mergers and acquisitions and other business combinations, including consolidations and affiliations, joint ventures and private equity partners remain red hot in the healthcare industry. Hear from industry experts regarding an update on FTC actions and issues for large healthcare system acquisitions in the hospital environment from a regulatory perspective including cross state merger strategies, the different types of M&A; affiliations, joint ventures and other strategic alliances and combinations in healthcare today. Our panelists will discuss legal and financial factors when considering a potential healthcare transaction, including choice of partner, antitrust enforcement issues, structural and management issues and private equity. This panel will offer valuable healthcare industry insight into M&A, and offer practical considerations, recommendations and best practices.

Moderator: John D. Fanburg, Esq. Managing Member, Brach Eichler


Session 2: Healthcare Focus on Finance

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM | 1 CPE- Finance

Continued decreased patient volumes, acquisition activity, workforce shortages, ongoing payor issues, rising interest rates, a lower stock market, ratings downgrades, higher operating expenses and a tight labor market combined with remote worker flexibility and new competition structures are some of the issues affecting the healthcare industry today from a finance perspective. Hear from healthcare industry chief financial officers on their ability to maintain fiscal stability in these uncertain and changing times. These healthcare finance leaders will discuss lessons learned and offer practical considerations, recommendations and best practices.

Moderator: Sean Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Analytics, Research & Transformation New Jersey Hospital Association


  • Ryan Kennedy, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer, Holy Name Medical Center
  • Frank Pipas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Robert Segin, Chief Financial Officer, Virtua Health
  • Garrick Stoldt, Chief Financial Officer, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

Session 3: Healthcare Innovation Including AI

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM | 1 CPE- Information Technology

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the intersection of cutting-edge technology and healthcare promises to reshape the industry as we know it. This session will delve into the benefits and consequences of healthcare innovation, artificial intelligence and machine learning from operational and financial standpoints. Our range of panelist experts will touch on AI’s impact on data analytics, reimbursement, research, diagnostics, telehealth, clinical care, cost savings, and more while also noting the regulatory governance and ethical considerations organizations should be aware of as AI will continue to revolutionize the healthcare industry.

Moderator: Aman Magoon, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of Adonis


  • Gaurav Gupta, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Performance Management, Med-Metrix
  • Kevin Harter, Chief Innovation Officer, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Rick McCarthy, Chief Information Officer, UConn Health
  • Kalpana Sivanandan, Senior Software Developer, Advisory, Withum

Learning Objectives

  • Identify both advantages and benefits as well as disadvantages and regulatory concerns associated with today’s healthcare transactions.
  • Identify current financial and operational issues healthcare financial executives face in today’s everchanging environment.
  • Assess the current and future impact of AI in the healthcare industry including benefits, challenges and lessons learned and offer practical considerations, recommendations and best practices.

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