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5th Annual World Health Care Congress April 21-23, Washington, D.C.
Date:4/1/2008

The World Health Care Congress is the premier forum for health care executives to explore a myriad of emerging issues and to network with key leaders. The 2008 Congress will include senior executives and government officials from the nation's largest employers, hospitals, health systems, health plans, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and government.

One of the programs many highlights, the Presidential Health Care Agenda, will feature key health care advisors to Presidential hopefuls Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, followed by an in-depth critique by panelists, including former U.S. Secretary of state George Shultz, co-author of a recently published health care reform book.

TOPICS INCLUDE
Practices for Payers and Providers
Chronic Care
Consumer Empowerment
Medicare and Medicaid
International Health
Personalized Medicine
Convergence of Healthcare and Banking
Employee health care benefits
Hospitals and health systems
Group practice summit

FEATURED WHCC 2008 SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Steve Burd, Chairman and CEO, Safeway Foods
James Hagedorn, CEO, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD CEO, Cleveland Clinic
Denis Cortese, MD, CEO, Mayo Clinic
Herbert Pardes, MD, Chairman CEO, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Reed Tuckson, MD, EVP and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group
George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation
Mack Banner, CEO, Bumrungrad International (Thailand)
Sam Nussbaum, MD, EVP and Chief Medical Officer, Wellpoint
David Cordani, President, CIGNA HealthCare
Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) health care policy advisor to Sen. Barack Obama
Thomas Miller, health care policy advisor to Sen. John McCain
Cal Ludeman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services
Prof. Hans Rosling, PhD Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
Michael Howe, CEO, MinuteClinic
James Roosevelt, President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan


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Contact: Patrick Golden
patrick.golden@worldcongress.com
781-939-2511
World Congress
Source:Eurekalert

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