23rd National Conference: Geyman, Scherger Headline Assessment of Primary Health Care in U. S.

Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH; Eisenhower Medical Center; Rancho Mirage, California

Doctors John Geyman and Joseph Scherger return to the faculty of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access, at the 23rd National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, to be held April 16-18 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California.

The first three hours of the 23rd National Conference will be devoted to overviews of the current issues surrounding 2010’s comprehensive and controversial health care legislation, the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (PPACA), to the nation’s seriously deficient primary health care system, and to promising new directions in primary care.

The first plenary panel, which will begin Monday, April 16 at 8:15 .m., will provide an update to the administration’s implementation plans, and to constitutional and political challenges raised against PPACA.

The first plenary panel will be followed by “Breaking Point”, Doctor John Geyman’s lucid analysis of the lack of preparedness of the nation’s current primary care system to meet even current challenges such as the increased prevalence of chronic disease and the aging of the population, without considering how PPACA might be fully implemented. Doctor Geyman is emeritus professor at the University of Washington, and author of seven books on health care policy that includes his latest on the primary care system [see Senior Fellow John Geyman’s New Book on Primary Care Crisis to be Featured at 23rd National Conference.] A reactor panel will follow Dr Geyman’s presentation.

Then, at 10:15 a.m., there will be a presentation entitled “The Future of Primary Care is Now!”  by Dr Joseph Scherger, Vice President of Primary Care and Academic Affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. A reactor panel will follow his presentation as well.

The 23rd National Conference is invitational, with registration strictly limited. For further information, contact [email protected]