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UBS Hosts 18th Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference

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The 18th annual UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference begins today at the Grand Hyatt in New York City and runs through Wednesday, February 13. More than 1,500 portfolio managers, analysts, and investors are scheduled to attend. The conference features presentations by senior executives from approximately 150 firms representing acute care, alternate site, distribution, healthcare REITs, information technology, laboratory services, long-term care, managed care, pharmaceutical services, staffing, and other sub-sectors from around the globe.

Healthcare issues are evermore present in the minds of consumers, employers and businesses. With medical costs continuing to escalate, companies in the healthcare services sector are rising to meet the challenges. The vast and dynamic healthcare services industry is constantly expanding and evolving to meet the changing and growing needs of a hugely diverse population. To help investors navigate this specialized and complex sector, the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference will bring together dozens of industry leaders who will identify near- and long-term marketplace opportunities and explain the mechanisms of healthcare delivery in the U.S. and abroad. Presenting companies include:

Aetna, Inc. Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
Alliance Imaging, Inc.
Amedisys, Inc.
Amil Participações S.A.
Analogic Corp.
Arseus NV
Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
Centene Corporation
Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT
Community Health Systems, Inc.
CompuGROUP Holding AG
Covance Inc.
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
Diagnósticos da América S.A.
eHealth, Inc.
Emeritus Corporation
eResearch Technology, Inc.
Health Care REIT Inc.
Health Management Associates, Inc.
Health Net, Inc.
Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
Healthscope Limited
HMS Holdings Corp.
Humana, Inc.
IBA Health Group Limited
ICON plc
IMS Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health, Inc.
Inverness Medical Innovations
Laboratory Corporation of America
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Lincare Holdings, Inc.
Matria Healthcare, Inc.
MDS Inc.
MedAssets, Inc.
Medial Saude S.A.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Misys plc
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
ORPEA Groupe
Owens & Minor, Inc.
Parkway Holdings Ltd.
Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.
PharmaNet Development Group
Phase Forward Inc.
Quality Systems, Inc.
RehabCare Group, Inc.
ResCare, Inc.
Senior Housing Properties Trust
Sul América Companhia Nacional
de Seguros S.A.
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
Tempo Participações S.A.
The Advisory Board Company
The TriZetto Group, Inc.
United Drug plc
UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Universal American Corp.
Universal Health Services, Inc.
WellPoint, Inc.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Online conference information
To access audio transmissions and the conference agenda please go to the UBS Investment Bank website at Audio transmissions of company presentations will be available live and by replay. Replays will begin three hours after the actual presentation time and will be available on the site for four weeks.

UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning international client base. Its business, global in scale, is focused on growth. As an integrated firm, UBS creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and expertise of all its businesses.

UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 39% of its employees working in the Americas, 33% in Switzerland, 16% in the rest of Europe and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS's financial businesses employ more than 80,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).


Laura Cora : +1-212-882-6021
+1-646-213-6915 (on-site press desk)

New York, February 11, 2008