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Date:3/16/2009

III, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Sean Morrison, National Palliative Care Research Center

Naomi Naierman, American Hospice Foundation

3:30 PM Keynote: Communicating with Consumers about Reducing Consumption in Other Sectors

Matt Williams, EVP, Partner, The Martin Agency

4:15 PM Building Awareness that "More is Not Necessarily Better"

Moderator: Steven Findlay, Consumers Union

Marilyn Schlein Kramer, Partnership for Healthcare Excellence

Lawrence M. Becker, Xerox Corporation

Friday, March 27, 2009

8:30 AM Welcome

Dwight McNeill, Vice President of Education, National Quality Forum

8:45 AM Reducing Overuse in Communities

Moderator: Dianne Radigan, Cardinal Health Foundation

Randall D. Cebul, Better Health Greater Cleveland

Ronald L. Copeland, Kaiser Permanente

Rob Edmund, Ohio Business Round Table

9:30 AM Unwarranted Procedures

Moderator: Frank G. Opelka, American College of Surgeons

Nancy K. Lowe, School of Nursing, University of Colorado

Peter K. Smith, Duke University

10:30 AM Overuse of Medications

Moderator: Dana Gelb Safran, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Jill Martin Boone, College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati

Paul V. Miles, American Board of Pediatrics

Robert M. Plovnick, American Psychiatric Association

11:15 AM Keynote: Patient Engagement and Decision Making in Reducing Waste

James Weinstein, Director, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

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