Previous MILI Events

MILI participates in and hosts a number of events.
The list below is a sample of some of our events where video, audio, and/or materials from that event have been made available.

For information on previous events not listed, please contact MILI at

Friday, April 10, 2015

Medical Marijuana Mini-Symposium 


Executive Education Center, Carlson School of Management

This event was organized by the Medical Industry Leadership Institute Student Association (MILIsa). MILIsa hosted the program to foster understanding and dialogue between the University community and key players in Minnesota's recent legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. Though approved by lawmakers and the Dayton Administration, many people have questions or limited understanding of the legislative compromises enacted to help suffering Minnesotans use medical cannabis safely. Key topics  addressed included legislation, medicinal effects, dispensary information, and more!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Actuarial Seminar Series

"A New Era in Health Care Price Transparency"

David Newman, PhD, JD
Executive Director, Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)

For more information, see the

event flyer

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Health Insurance Reform: Are We There Yet?

University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center

Roger Feldman
Blue Cross Professor of Health Insurance, School of Public Health
Stephen Parente
Professor, Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance, and Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute
Lawrence Jacobs
Professor, Walter F. And Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, and Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Patient Innovation Forum

Hosted by: The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) and the Carlson School department of Supply Chain and Operations

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Actuarial Seminar Series

Risk Adjustment Issues in Medicare Payment

Jon B. Christianson
James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management
Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota
Vice Chair, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

Risk adjustment of payments is becoming an increasingly important issue for Medicare along several dimensions.
This presentation will discuss historical risk‐adjustment approaches used by Medicare when paying contracting
health plans and current issues concerning risk adjustment of payment for Medicare Advantage plans.

Event Flyer

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Medtronic's Global Health Initiative: Innovation to Reach Underserved Patients around the World

Keynote speakers:

Daniel B. Grossman, M.D., Senior Director, Global Health Innovation, Medtronic Inc.

Geoffrey S. Martha, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Medtronic, Inc.

Herbert Hanson Hall, Room 1-102


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Actuarial Seminar Series

From Health Reform to Care Reform: Top Ten Trends to Navigating the Transition

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Design of Medical Devices Conference

The Commons Hotel & McNamara Alumni Center

Conference Website

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Minnesota Health Services Research Conference

Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota

Conference Website

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LifeScience Alley Conference: Healthcare Transformation - Surviving the Shift

Minneapolis Convention Center

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Actuarial Seminar Series: Understanding Risk Under Health Reform: How Do Insurance Exchanges and Payment Reform Require New Approaches for Measuring and Managing Risk?

David Knutson, Senior Research Fellow, Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Actuarial Seminar Series: What can Massachusetts Health Care Reform teach us about the ACA?

Ian Duncan, FSA, MAAA, FCIA, FIA, Vice President, Outcomes and Analytics, Walgreen Cos.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Actuarial Seminar Series: A Detailed Look at US Health Care Spending

Julie Schoenman, PhD, Director of Research and Quality, National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Research and Educational Foundation


Thursday, October 18, 2012

The John Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies continued their Social Policy Seminar Series talk with a presentation from Dr. Stephen Parente entitled, "The Evolution of Health Care Reform: Are We There Yet?".

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Wedneday, September 26, 2012

Putting Providers At-Risk: How strong are incentives for upcoding and treatment changes?

Marisa Domino, PhD

Professor, Health Econmonics, Department of Healthy Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presentation Recording

July 18, 2012

Insiders View Seminar: The Future of Medical Production

Justin Paur, Director of Production Services and MILI Fellow, NACS, Inc.

Presentation Recording

Tuesday October 11, 2011
Actuarial Seminar Series - Health Care Reform and Career Opportunities for Actuaries

John Stenson, FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Kaiser Permanente

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May 6, 2011

Benefits and Burdens of FDA Regulations on Global Medical Technology Markets

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
This event will provide an insightful and candid set of conversations about the challenges facing the medical technology market and the evolving role of governments across the globe. This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Podcast Available

Podcast from "Benefits and Burdens of FDA Regulations on Global medical Technology Markets," held on May 6, 2011 is now available.

Keynote address

Panel Discussion

November 22, 2010

MILI Actuarial Seminar: "Interesting Times for an Actuary: Healthcare Trends and Healthcare Reform"

M. Kent Clemens, FSA
Senior Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the Actuary

Medicaid, Medicare, and total U.S. healthcare spending have received a lot of attention throughout the drive to healthcare reform. The recently-passed legislation will bring about change, but where do things stand before the reform begins? What are the expected impacts of the recently-passed healthcare reform legislation on Medicaid, Medicare, and total healthcare spending? What role have actuaries played along the way? (Actuaries are not just calculators!) View full event information (PDF).

November 8, 2010

"Nurses and Unionization"

Joanne Spetz, PhD, Professor of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing & Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco

Co-sponsored by the Department of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, U of MN

February 18, 2010

"Individual Health Insurance Reform without Side Effects"

Presented by Mark Pauly, PhD, Professor in the Department of Healthcare Management, Professor of Healthcare Management, Insurance and Risk Management, and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School and Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

If you were unable to attend this seminar, you can view it here.

Draft copy of Pauly's paper: 

Copy of Pauly's New England Journal of Medicine Article:  "

Co-sponsored seminar with the Department of Health Policy and Management, SPH