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World Health Care Congress to convene preeminent leaders for 3 days on rebuilding health care

The 6th Annual World Health Care Congress will feature the nation's health care leaders for an in-depth analysis on issues ranging from the impact of health reform under the Obama administration to new technologies and practices that are shaping the delivery of care.

The World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C. is a unique gathering of 1,700 health care leaders from around the world that provides a forum for the most recent insights on health.

WHAT: The 6th Annual World Health Care Congress
WHEN: April 14-16, 2009
WHERE: Washington, D.C., Marriott Wardman Park Hotel



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

  • 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

The prominent speaker faculty of 175+ includes:

  • Steve Burd, CEO, Safeway Foods
  • Angela Braly, CEO Wellpoint
  • Ed Hanway, CEO, CIGNA
  • Dan Vasella, MD, CEO, Novartis AG
  • 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)
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson Companies
  • Carl Camden, President and CEO, Kelly Services
  • 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


Contact: Patrick Golden
World Health Care Congress

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