MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ramu Damodaran, chief of the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative—and a former actor—is invited to be first among a stellar lineup of speakers presenting at the Commission for Case Manager Certification's 2017 New World Symposium. The event will take place Jan. 26-28, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas.
The slate of speakers announced today includes representatives from all areas of health care. "The diversity of this year's lineup includes something for every case manager, whether newly minted or seasoned. Conference attendees will be exposed to innovative ideas from national thought leaders that will certainly influence their role as health care team leaders," says Patrice Sminkey, CCMC's CEO.
Damodaran, whose work addresses the impact of education and research in a shared cultural context, is invited to present to this case manager audience on cultural awareness and care for those in need. Other New World Symposium plenary speakers include Michael L. Millenson, three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, president of Health Quality Advisors and author of the critically acclaimed book Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age. Artist, author and noted speaker Jason Kotecki will use humor and storytelling to address the need for case managers to restore balance, beat burnout and become more innovative, passionate and productive. Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, author, chief medical officer and president at HealthBegins, will discuss the "upstream" approach to health care, which takes into account social and environmental factors that affect health.
An array of experts will present topics critical to case manager practice in other sessions that explore this year's theme, Case Management: Expertise For The Future. Speakers and topics include:
- Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- e-Patient Dave deBronkart, Advocate, Author
- Savitri Fedson, MD, MA, Baylor College of Medicine
- James Gelfand, ERISA Industry Committee
- Ben Miller, PsyD, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine
- Margaret (Peggy) O'Kane, NCQA President
- Tammy Richards, RN, MSN, Intermountain Healthcare
- Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH, American Institutes for Research
- Janet Tomcavage, RN, MSN, Geisinger Health Systems
Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. To register and learn more, visit the CCMC 2017 New World Symposium website at symposium.ccmcertification.org.
"Case managers come to the CCMC New World Symposium to learn and to develop new skills, but that's just part of it. The Symposium is also about enlightenment, networking and refreshment," says Sminkey. "We take a whole-person approach to our clients; we need to afford ourselves the time to refresh mind, body and spirit. The symposium brings case managers together to be inspired and to refuel before taking on the future of health care."
About the Commission for Case Manager Certification
The Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission) is the first and largest nationally accredited organization that certifies more than 40,000 professional case managers. The Commission is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that oversees the process of case manager certification with its CCM® credential. The Commission is positioned as the most active and prestigious certification organization supporting the practice of case management. For more information, visit www.ccmcertification.org, connect with the Commission on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CCM_Cert.
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