U.S., Global Health Care Leaders to Convene in Washington D.C., April 4-6, for 8th Annual World Health Care Congress

Mar 29, 2011, 10:30 ET from World Health Care Congress

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, among 1,800 senior leaders from all sectors of health care industry to attend

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC) www.worldhealthcarecongress.com will convene next week, April 4-6, 2011 in Washington D.C. with more than 1,800 health care leaders to address the challenges of health reform, cost, quality and delivery. This event presents leading-edge news and insights from all industry sectors, including Fortune 500 companies, insurers, hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical and biotech executives, academics, analysts and government officials.

WHAT: The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress

WHEN: April 4-6, 2011

WHERE: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

For a more detailed Congress agenda, keynote sessions and key speakers available for interview, please visit http://www.worldcongress.com/events/HR11000/pdf/HR11000_matrix.pdf.

The faculty of 200 speakers includes:

John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market

Mark Bertolini, CEO and President, Aetna

David Cordani, CEO, CIGNA

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana)

Douglas Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair, Clinical Center Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic

George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Phil Bredesen, 48th Governor, Tennessee

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, President, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, HCA

New focuses for 2011 include:

  • The Status of health reform after one year
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • State health policy issues
  • Strategies for prevention, wellness and health promotion
  • Next generation health IT and mHealth
  • The World Health Innovation Summit www.worldhealthcarecongress.com/whis

The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC) is World Congress' flagship event in which more than 1,800 health care, government and corporate leaders formulate solutions to the challenges of health care cost, quality and delivery. WHCC convenes the major sectors in health care to determine actionable goals and implementation strategies to demonstrate quality, consumer choice, cost-effectiveness and transparency. The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress is organized with support from: Presidential Sponsor Alere, Official Well-Being Sponsor Healthways, Official Healthcare Decisions Sponsors Health Dialog, Official Innovation Series Sponsor UnitedHealth Group, and educational underwriters, McKessson, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Kaiser Permanente, Cisco, TriZetto, Accretive Health, Booz & Company, GE healthymagination, Alcatel-Lucent, Healthstat, Access MediQuip, Allscripts, VSP Vision Care, Eliza, Aetna, AmericanWell, Thomson Reuters, Companion Data Services, CareLogistics, Ortho-McNeil, HealthHub – powered by PayFlex, and Healthwise.

Contact: Patrick Golden, Director of Communications, World Congress
patrick.golden@worldcongress.com, 781-939-2511
Media Registration: www.worldhealthcarecongress.com/mediareg

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