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2009 AHRQ Annual Conference Focuses on Achieving Health System Change

Press Release

Press release announcing AHRQ Annual Conference

What: Annual conference of the Department of Health & Human Services's (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will focus on key issues such as health care quality and safety, provider performance and payment reform, consumer involvement and health care infrastructure. To view the conference information, visit: .

When: Monday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 16, 2009.

Who:

Plenary Session—Health Reform and Health System Change: The View Ahead, Forging a Path to Achieving High-Quality, Affordable Care. Monday, September 14, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, AHRQ.
  • David Blumenthal, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
  • Karen Davis, Ph.D., President, The Commonwealth Fund.
  • Robert S. Galvin, M.D., Executive Director of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer, General Electric Company.
  • Jessie C. Gruman, Ph.D., President, Center for Advancing Age.
  • Nivia Lubin-Johnson, M.D., Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees, National Medical Association.

Plenary Session—Health Reform and Health System Change: The View Ahead, Addressing Health Disparities in Achieving High-Quality, Affordable Care. Tuesday, September 15, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, AHRQ.
  • Wade Henderson, Esq., President and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.
  • Elena V. Rios, M.D., President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association.
  • Randall D. Cebul, M.D., Director, Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University.
  • Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD, MPH, Research Director, Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, High Value Health Care Initiative, The Brookings Institution.

Where: Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD, 20852.

The conference is open and free to the public. Reporters may register on site. For an interview during the meeting, contact Karen Migdail at (301) 908-9760.

For more information, please contact AHRQ Public Affairs: (301) 427-1855 or (301) 427-1802.

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: 2009 AHRQ Annual Conference Focuses on Achieving Health System Change: Press Release. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/press-releases/2009/annlconf09.html

 

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