“Access”: Day One of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 10, 2017

The schedule for April 10, 2017 (first day of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access) is as follows:

6:30 AM Breakout Groups (with Breakfast)  (conference registrants only)

8:15 AM Welcome and Review of the Previous 27th National Conference

J. Scott Christman, MPDS, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Sacramento, California [Mr Christman is a  Fellow of the National Conferences]

8:25 AM Opening Statement of the First Plenary Session (Marc Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health, Moderator) [Doctor Babitz is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Recognition of William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego, as a new Senior Fellow of the National Conferences

Recognition of Denise Crawford, MBA, as a new Fellow of the National Conferences

Charles Q. North, MD

8:30 AM Theme Panel: “Access to What?: Issues in  Access to Primary Health Care”: A Discussion by Charles Q. North, MD, Jeremy Fish, MD and William H. Burnett, MA

Charles Q. North, MD, MS, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, [Doctor North is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Jeremy Fish, MD, John Muir Health Systems, Walnut Creek, California

Jeremy Fish, MD

William H. Burnett, MA, Coastal Research Group, Granite Bay, California [Mr Burnett is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

William H. Burnett, MA

9:00 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: John M. Boltri, MD, Northeast Ohio College of Medicine, Rootstown [Doctor Boltri is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

9:10 AM “A Crisis In U. S. Health Care” 

John P. Geyman, MD, University of Washington Emeritus Faculty; Friday Harbor, Washington [Doctor Geyman is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

For further information on Dr Geyman’s presentation, see: 28th National Conference – John Geyman MD on Health Care Reform 2017: What are our Options Now?

9:25 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Norman Kahn, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago, Illinois [Doctor Kahn is a Senior Fellow fo the National Conferences]

9:35 AM The Physician Workforce: Ethical Issues

Donald Frey, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska [Doctor Frey is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences].

For further information of Dr Frey’s presentations, see: 28th National Conference: Dr Donald Frey Presents “Physician Workforce—An Issue of Medical Ethics as well as National Priority”

9:50 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Gary LeRoy, MD, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio [Doctor LeRoy is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences].

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Strategic Initiatives in Louisiana for Creating and Diffusing Primary Health Care Resources, Part 1 (New Orleans and Rural Southern Louisiana)

Mary T. Coleman, MD

Mary T. Coleman, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Emilio A. Russo, MD, Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Emilio A, Russo, MD

10:35 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky, Lexington [Doctor Matheny is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

Daniel Webster, MD

10:40 AM Strategies to Improve the Physician Workforce in Rural Communities in Michigan

  Daniel M. Webster, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Traverse City, Michigan

10:55 AM Questions and Comments: Rick Flinders, MD, Sutter Santa Rosa (California) [Doctor Flinders is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:00 AM The Physician Workforce: Diversity Issues

Jeffrey Susman, MD, Dean, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown

11:15 AM Questions and Comments: Allan Wilke, MD, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo [Doctor Wilke is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:20 AM The 23rd J. Jerry Rodos Lecture

Norman B. Kahn, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago [Doctor Kahn is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

11:50 AM Questions and Comments – Lead Question: William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego  [Doctor Norcross is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences]

12:00 PM Adjournment of First Day

For the next day’s program, see: “Access”: Day Two of the 28th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access – April 11, 2017