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2019 NHPC - Agenda

Join the nation’s leading health care decision makers and policy leaders for an extensive overview of the nation’s health policy agenda.

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Agenda at a Glance


Updated as of  11.28.2019

Monday, February 4
 

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Welcome

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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio

Karen Minyard
Board Member, Committee Member

Karen Minyard, Ph.D.

Director - Georgia Health Policy Center

Karen Minyard, Ph.D., has been director of the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) since 2001 and is also a re... Read Bio

8:40 a.m. Plenary Session: A View from the Administration
9:10 a.m.

Plenary Session: Health Policy in Washington and the States: A Look Ahead

Moderator:

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Presenter

Joanne Kenen

Executive Editor, Health Care - POLITICO

Joanne Kenen, Executive Editor, Health Care at POLITICO, is a veteran Washington reporter who has covered all... Read Bio

Panelists:

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Presenter

Melinda B. Buntin, Ph.D.

Professor and Mike Curb Chair - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Melinda Buntin joined Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2013 as professor and chair of the Department of Health... Read Bio

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Presenter

Len Nichols

Director - Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE)

Len M. Nichols has been the Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) and a Profess... Read Bio

Scott Pattison
Presenter

Scott Pattison

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer - National Governors Association

Scott Pattison serves as executive director and CEO of the National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisa... Read Bio

Grace-Marie Turner
Presenter

Grace-Marie Turner

President - Galen Institute

Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded... Read Bio

10:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m.

Lunch Plenary Session: Technology, Innovation, and the Future of Health Care

Moderator:

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Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

CIO - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Shrestha is responsible for driving UPMC’s innovation strategy. Read Bio

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: Tackling Healthcare Costs: Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

Moderator:

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Presenter

Dan Gorenstein

Health Care Reporter - Tradeoffs – a Health Policy Podcast

Journalist Dan Gorenstein covers the business of health care. Previously, he served as the Senior Health Care Reporter for the public radio show Marketplace. His work includes stories on the price of prescription drugs, Medicaid reform, health care consumerism and end-of-life care. His stories have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News.

Prior to Marketplace, Dan spent more than 11 years at New Hampshire Public Radio. He got his start in journalism at the Chicago Reporter, an investigative journal that examines race and class disparities in Chicago. He’s won numerous national and local awards, including the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi investigative reporting award.

Dan lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two sons.

Panelists:

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Presenter

Michael Chernew, Ph.D.

Professor - Harvard Medical School

Michael Chernew, PhD, is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the director of the Heal... Read Bio

Cryer
Presenter

Donna R. Cryer, JD

President & CEO - Global Liver Institute

Donna R. Cryer, JD, has channeled her personal experience as an IBD and liver transplant patient into professi... Read Bio

5:45 p.m. Reception + Poster Session #1


Tuesday, February 5
 

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Breakfast + Poster Session B
9:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Members of the 116th Congress: What Can We Expect?
9:45 a.m.

Plenary Session: Capitol Hill Staffers: Perspectives from the Inside

Moderator:

Committee Member

Cheryl Jaeger, M.A.

Principal - Williams and Jensen

Jaeger brings extensive experience to Williams and Jensen having served as a senior policy advisor for the Hou... Read Bio

10:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m.

Lunch Plenary Session: Politics, Health Care, and the Elections 

Moderator:

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Presenter

Julie Rovner

Chief Washington Correspondent - Kaiser Health News

Julie Rovner is Chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News and host of the all-women panelist podca... Read Bio

Panelists:

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Presenter

Stephanie Armour

Health Policy Reporter - The Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Armour is the health policy reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she covers the Affordable Car... Read Bio

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session: Public and Population Health and Health Equity  
In partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Moderators:

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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio

Panelists:

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Presenter

Pamela Aaltonen, Ph.D., R.N.

President - American Public Health Association

Dr. Aaltonen, president of APHA, recently stepped down from her role as an administrator and faculty member of... Read Bio

5:30 p.m. Conference Concludes