The 24th National Conference's First Day Program – April 8, 2013

An interior view of Dondero’s Restaurant

 

The 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, to be held April 8-11, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i, begins on Monday April 8. The theme of the National Conference is What Has Changed. 

Conference registration includes four night’s accommodation at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i, beginning April 7, 2013,  the night before the first National Conference session.

[For further information on the National Conference, see: The 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i April 7-11, 2013.]

Each morning will begin with assigned breakfast breakout groups at 6:30 a.m.  in the beautiful surroundings of Dondero’s Restaurant, with its magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.

Each breakout group will be led by a Fellow or Senior Fellow of the National Conferences, and each will  have an assigned discussion topic on issues of health care access and health care reform.

Both the topics for discussion and the questions and the notes on each discussion developed by each breakout group’s designated scribe will be posted on this website.

The First Day’s Plenary Sessions

The Monday plenary sessions, moderated by Doctor Ana Bejinez-Eastman of the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital of Whittier, California, begin at 8:15 a.m.

Kevin Haughton, MD; Providence Health Systems, Olympia, Washington

The first plenary session will begin with welcoming remarks by Doctor Kevin Haughton of the Providence Health Systems of Olympia, Washington, who presented the closing remarks of the 23rd National Conference.

Dr Haughton’s remarks will be followed by the two principal plenary sessions of the day.

The first plenary, led by Doctor David Sundwall of the University of Utah, will discuss the politics and policy bases that underlie the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act [PPACA].

Dr Sundwall’s overview will include discussion the events of the past year relating to the implementation of the health care reform legislation[see 24th National Conference: Dr David Sundwall Discusses Policy Bases, Politics of PPACA.]

A secluded venue on the Grand Hyatt Kaua'i resort
A secluded venue on the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i resort

Dr Allan Wilke of Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) will be the reactor to Dr Sundwall’s remarks.

Dr Sundwall will be followed by Dr John Geyman, a critic of the health reform legislation, that highlights his continuing concerns [see What Has NOT Changed: Dr John Geyman to Analyze, Characterize the Defects of the PPACA Legislation at 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access].

Dr Charles Q. North of the University of New Mexico will be the reactor to Dr Geyman’s remarks.

Impact of Reform Initiatives on State and Local Health Care Delivery Systems 

Throughout the four days of the National Conference, there will be plenary sessions relating to the impact of reform initiatives on states and on local communities and health care entities, including hospital systems, physician residency programs and teaching health centers and public health departments.

Assessing the current state of primary health care access in Hawai’i and in the American Trust Territories in the Pacific will be Dr Neal Palafox, who administers the University of Hawai’i’s  Pacific Disparities Research mission. He will be joined by his colleague, Doctor Allen Hixon. [See 24th National Conference: the Plenary Presentations of University of Hawaii Doctors Palafox and Hixon.]

Following the plenary session on Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands will be the presentation of the 23rd G. Gayle Stephens Lecture, by Doctor Donald Frey, Creighton University’s Vice President for Health Sciences.  [See 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access: Creighton University’s Doctor Donald Frey to Present 23rd G. Gayle Stephens Lecture .]

 

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

 

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Assigned Breakfast Breakout Groups

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM

Welcome to the National Conferences

Kevin Haughton, MD

Providence Health Systems

Olympia, Washington

8:25 AM 8:30 AM

Opening Statement of the First Plenary Session by Session Moderator

Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital

Whittier, California

8:30 AM – 9:05 AM

The Policy Bases and Politics of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act [PPACA]

David Sundwall, MD

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Reactor: Allan Wilke, MD, MA

Western Michigan University School of Medicine

Kalamazoo, Michigan

9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH

American Academy of Family Physicians

Leawood, Kansas

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM

What Has NOT Changed: Characterizing the Defects of the PPACA Legislation

John P. Geyman, MD

University of Washington, Emeritus Professor

Friday Harbor, Washington

Reactor: Charles Q. North, MD

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: Cynthia G. Olsen, MD

Wright State University

Dayton, Ohio

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM -10:50 AM

Impact of PPACA Reform Initiatives on State and Local Health Care Delivery Systems: the Case of Hawai’i

Allan Hixon, MD

Neal Palafox, MD

University of Hawai’i

Honululu, Hawai’i

10:50 AM – 11: 00 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: Hector Flores, MD

White Memorial Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The 23rd G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Donald R. Frey, MD

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: John M. Boltri, MD

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

24th National Conference as a Whole: Reactions and Discussion of Morning’s Presentations

Moderator:Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital

Whittier, California

12:00 PM

Adjournment of First Day

 For the program of the second conference day, see: The 24th National Conference’s Second Day Program – April 9, 2013.

 

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