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University of Miami Initiative Aims to Help Health Care Industry Tackle Compliance and Ethics Issues Faced in Latin America

Coral Gables, Fla. – December 15, 2011 - As pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other firms in the health care industry pursue Latin America as a potentially lucrative market for their products and services, they face tough ethical, regulatory and compliance-related challenges.  In an effort to help firms meet these challenges, the University of Miami School of Business Administration has developed an innovative training program designed exclusively for compliance officers and related health care industry executives whose firms do business or intend to do business in Latin America.

The Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program, first offered in October 2011, is a collaborative effort of the School’s Center for Health Sector Management and Policy, Office of Executive Education, and corporate partners including Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. Participants in the program will gain a thorough understanding of the health care compliance realities in Latin America, and learn how to meet the challenges through highly interactive training modules that utilize case studies selected exclusively for each participating firm’s unique environment.

“With tens of millions of people moving from poverty to the middle class each year in Latin America, there is great opportunity for health care organizations to expand their activities and improve the quality of life in the region, but firms also face immense regulatory and other challenges,” said Gene Anderson, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. “The Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program provides industry professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully navigate Latin America’s increasingly complex regulatory environment so they can help their health sector organizations enter and grow their services there.”

The program focuses on topics including: 

  • Development of compliance programs
  • Reputation management
  • Anticorruption and transparency
  • Local and international enforcement
  • Decision making in an uncertain legal environment
  • Latin American trade associations and codes
  • Interacting with government
  • Interacting with third party intermediaries
  • Global and regional anti-corruption conventions
  • U.S. and U.K. anti-corruption legislation
The next session in the Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program will be held in 2012. Firms and individuals interested in learning more about the program should contact David Lecón at 305-284-9154 or davidlecon@miami.edu or visit http://www.bus.miami.edu/executive-education/open-enrollment/compliance-certificate/index.html.

About the University of Miami School of Business Administration

The University of Miami School of Business Administration is a leading business school, offering undergraduate business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, PhD and non-degree executive education programs. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Miami, the School is located in a major hub of international trade and commerce and acclaimed for the global orientation and diversity of its faculty, students and curriculum. The School delivers its programs at its main campus in Coral Gables as well as at locations across Florida and abroad. More information about the University of Miami School of Business Administration can be found at www.bus.miami.edu.


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