Duke University’s Health Sector Advisory Council (HSAC) is an invited group that meets twice per year, typically on a Friday in April and November. The council is hosted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and chaired by Professor David Ridley.

Council meetings typically include 20 to 30 participants. Past participants include members of Congress, chief executives, and professors. The meeting size and format ensure active discussion by all participants.

Council members:

  • interact with leading thinkers and influencers;
  • examine leading-edge research in health care management and policy;
  • engage with leaders from different areas of health care with contrasting perspectives, including representatives from providers, payers, producers, and policy makers;
  • discuss how to translate new knowledge into innovative practice; and
  • mentor student leaders who are prospective employees.

Annual membership is $20,000 for large companies and paid by the company to Duke University. Funds support student scholarships and school functions related to the health sector. Member companies can send one or two representatives to each meeting.