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6th Annual World Health Care Congress to Convene Preeminent Leaders for Three Days on Rebuilding Health Care

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


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,
  • 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



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

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