LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in managed care, the medical
field and federal and state health-care policy will join physicians Oct. 16-18
in La Quinta, Calif. for frank and collegial discussion at the California
Medical Association's fourth annual Leadership Academy, "Managed Care and
Beyond: Evolution, Revolution and the 'New, New Thing.'"
A full spectrum of speakers will represent the viewpoints of hospitals,
health plans, physicians and the public as well as factor in perspectives on
the financing of health care, pharmaceutical companies, Wall Street, Silicon
Valley and government. The conference kicks off Monday, Oct. 16 with a keynote
address by Leonard D. Schaeffer, Chairman and CEO, Wellpoint Health Networks
Inc. He will discuss: "Is Managed Care Dead? Predictions for the Future." His
presentation will be followed by hospital, physician and patient perspectives.
The lunch address, "Megatrends," will be delivered by Mark D. Smith, President
and CEO, California Healthcare Foundation.
"The Buck Stops Where? Financing the Future of Health Care" will be
presented Tuesday by Todd B. Richter, Managing Director, Banc of America
Securities LLC. His talk will be followed by other discussions on finances and
technological advances in health care.
Wednesday's presentations feature Daniel Zingale, Director of California's
Department of Managed Health Care and Christopher C. Jennings, U.S. Deputy
Assistant to the President for Health Policy, who will discuss government's
role in health care. To view a complete agenda and list of speakers go to:
www.cmanet.org; from the home page, click on "Leadership Academy" in the lower
right corner, and then click "agenda."
The conference is offered for continuing medical education credit. The
cost, not including lodging, is $495 for CMA members and $895 for nonmembers.
The conference will be held at La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower
Drive, La Quinta.
Dedicated to the health of all Californians, the California Medical
Association represents more than 30,000 physicians from all regions, modes of
practice and specialties.
SOURCE California Medical Association