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6th Annual World Health Care Congress to Convene Preeminent Leaders for Three Days on Rebuilding Health Care
Date:2/19/2009

**SAVE THE DATE** April 14-16, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

PROGRAM AGENDA: www.worldhealthcarecongress.com

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, hear from top leaders and innovators who are driving the $2.4 trillion health care industry. From corporate America's CEOs from Safeway, Carlson Companies and Kelly Services who are responsible for purchasing health care to the nation's largest health insurers to a Noble Peace Prize winner breaking new ground to deliver radically-affordable health care the world's poorest populations, the three-day summit convenes CEOs and top executives from hospitals, health systems, health insurers, pharma/biotech, and government agencies.

The prominent speaker faculty of 175+ includes:

  • Steve Burd, CEO, Safeway Foods
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson Companies
  • Carl Camden, President and CEO, Kelly Services
  • Angela Braly, CEO Wellpoint
  • Ed Hanway, CEO, CIGNA
  • Dan Vasella, MD, CEO, Novartis AG
  • Tim Rothwell, Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Activities, sanofi-aventis
  • Frank Rijsberman, Project Director, Predict and Prevent, Google.org
  • George Halvorson, CEO, Kaiser Permanente Health Plans and Hospitals
  • Ed Miller, MD, CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Ben Leedle, CEO, Healthways
  • Devi Shetty, MD, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (India)
  • Joan Kennedy, President, Health Management Corporation
  • Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Muhammad Yunus, Founder Grameen Health; 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

New for 2009:

  • Health reform under the Obama administration, including the mandate for health information technology
  • Fiscal crisis -- How the nation's largest insurers, hospital systems, and pharma companies are effectively cutting costs while improving care
  • Cutting edge trends include: Evidence-based care, Personalized Medicine, Population Health, Prevention and Wellness, Consumer-Centric Care, and Chronic Care Innovations
  • Radically-affordable innovations for developing countries, including a keynote address from Nobel Peace Prize winner and economist Muhammad Yunus
  • Devi Shetty, MD, a cardiologist and founder of a medical city in India providing thousands of affordable surgeries annually to the world's poorest citizens, addresses strategies for truly sustainable health care
  • New! Military Health Summit's high-ranking military officials address strategies to improve the health of active military and veterans, while controlling costs through effective innovations
  • Entrepreneurial insights from emerging companies changing playing field for health care consumers, such as 23andMe, PatientsLikeMe and several others

PROGRAM AGENDA: www.worldhealthcarecongress.com

About

Now in its sixth year, The World Health Care Congress convenes 1,700 senior health care leaders from throughout the industry for an exclusive three-day forum on the present and future of health care. The 2009 Congress sponsors include HMC, Healthways, sanofi-aventis, Health Dialog, Humana, TriZetto, AllOne, McKesson Health Solutions and Delloite & Touche USA.

    CONTACT:  Patrick Golden
              Director of Communications
              781.939.2511
              Patrick.golden@worldcongress.com


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