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BLS Forum on the Healthcare Industry: Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, Georgia | Register now for this FREE EVENT

You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data Users Conference on September 12, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with BLS program experts and learn more about the economic data series produced by the BLS. Senior BLS program representatives will present BLS statistics on the healthcare industry to include employment, pay, benefits, and price data. (Agenda | Details | FAQs)

Senior BLS speakers include:

William J. Wiatrowski
William J. Wiatrowski
Acting Commissioner
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Michael W. Horrigan
Michael W. Horrigan
Associate Commissioner
Employment and
Unemployment Statistics

Kristen A. Monaco
Kristen A. Monaco
Associate Commissioner
Compensation and Working Conditions

David M. Friedman
David M. Friedman
Associate Commissioner
Prices and Living Conditions


Registration is now open

Register via Eventbrite | By Email | By Phone: (404)-893-4222


Agenda Overview:

 8:30 AM         Coffee and light refreshments with BLS Program Experts

 9:00 AM         Welcome and Introductions
                      Janet Rankin, Regional Commissioner, BLS Atlanta Regional Office

 9:15 AM         Interest in BLS Data on Healthcare
                      William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

 9:30 AM         Workforce Statistics on Healthcare (Employment, Unemployment, and Job Openings and Labor Turnover)
                      Dr. Michael Horrigan, Associate Commissioner, BLS Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

10:00 AM        Healthcare Job Requirements and Safety Outcomes (Employer Cost Index and Workplace Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses)
                      Dr. Kristen Monaco, Associate Commissioner, and Kristin Smyth, Labor Economist, BLS Office of Compensation and Working Conditions

10:30 AM        BREAK

10:45 AM        The Cost of Care (CPI and PPI Medical Care Price Indexes)
                      David M. Friedman, Associate Commissioner, and John Bieler, Economist, BLS Office of Prices and Living Conditions

11:45 AM        Data Users Panel Discussion
                      Victoria Lee, Atlanta Assistant Regional Commissioner for Prices—Panel Moderator

                       Panel Members:

                       Brent Meyer, Policy Adviser and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

                       Bill Wylie, Senior Vice President—Business Operations, Georgia Hospital Association

                       Dr. Jason Hockenberry, Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health—Emory University

                       Kevin Richard Tolnai, Owner, Tylo Healthcare, LLC

12:30 PM         Adjourn


Event Details


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Arrive early to enjoy coffee and light refreshments with BLS program experts.)


Second Floor Conference Center - Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 61 Forsyth St, SW, Atlanta GA 30303 - View Google Map




How do I register for this event?

There are three ways to register: Eventbrite | Email | (404) 893-4222

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

The Five Points Marta station is conveniently located across the street from the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center. Exit toward either Alabama or Forsyth. There is a parking lot beside the building on Alabama Street and other parking lots in close proximity to the building.

Does the building require a security screening?

Yes, the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center is a federal building, and individuals entering the building must submit to a security screening and provide photo ID.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, it is not necessary to bring your ticket to the event, but it could expedite your entry upon arrival.

Contact Information

Questions and requests for special accommodations can be forwarded to the BLS Atlanta Office of Economic Analysis and Information: | (404) 893-4222