For each of the past 11 National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access, John P. Geyman, MD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, an incisive critic of current federal health care policy, has been a featured plenary speaker. At the 23rd National Conference, the subject matter of Dr Geyman’s seventh book on American health care policy will be a central concern of the conference program.
Doctor Geyman, who is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences, will be a participant in a series of plenary presentations and panels.
The inadequacy of the healthcare workforce to meet such challenges as the increased incidence of chronic disease and the aging of the population, even before considering how implementation of all or major parts of the federal legislations expanding health insurance coverage will impact the workforce.
The conference will examine the consequences of attempting major health care reform at the national level in a large country which has chronically underinvested in a primary health care system. However, in addition to the analyses of the problems created by the status quo, practical early steps toward long-term solutions will be explored.
Joining Dr Geyman will be a faculty with expertise in primary health care delivery and the medical school and residency programs that train physicians for it. The members of the plenary faculty will be announced on this website as they are confirmed.
The 23rd National Conference on Primary Health Care Access will be held April 16-18, 2012 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California. Continuing Medical Education will be awarded.
It is designed as a residential conference, and pre-registration is required. Registration, except for persons who live near the conference facility, includes a room at the Park Aviara for the nights of April 15, 16 and 17.
It is an invitational conference, but interested persons may contact the conference managers at www.coastalresearch.org for additional information.
The proceedings of the 22nd National Conference are currently in preparation, with several of its presentations, and those of previous National Conferences are available on this website.