The 2024 Nudges in Health Care Symposium will take place September 26–27 in Philadelphia. Learn more and register

Nudges in Health Care Symposium

The next Nudges in Health Care Symposium will be held in Philadelphia on September 26–27, 2024. Visit the 2024 symposium page for details.

The Nudge Unit has hosted the Nudges in Health Care Symposium since 2018. The goals of this event are to: 

  • Assemble health systems and health organizations that are interested in implementing nudges or forming nudge units
  • Share insights on lessons learned from implementing nudges in health care        
  • Network and build collaborations across health systems

The first two symposia were hosted on Penn's campus and brought together leaders from 30 health systems. In 2021, the symposium took place virtually, and we broadened the audience to include health plans and other organizations working on using nudges to improve health care. More than 400 people representing over 200 organizations worldwide attended to hear from featured speakers.

The following year, in lieu of a symposium, we held a webinar focused on how to scale interventions with a presentation by economist Dr. John List and a panel discussion with past and present Nudge Unit directors.

In September 2023, the symposium resumed as an in-person gathering, themed around building behaviorally informed organizations and featuring keynotes by Drs. Elizabeth Linos and Kevin Volpp.

Learn more about our past events, and view photos and video recordings, by visiting the links below and the 2023 symposium webpage.