Transplantation: A Glimpse Into the Future
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
The Complexity of Managing Complex Chronic Conditions
Macaran Baird, MD, MS
Professor and Head
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Minnesota Medical School;
Family Physician
University of Minnesota Physicians
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Why Fixing Our Current Health Care System Is a National Priority
Mark Blatt, MD, MBA
Global Healthcare Strategy, Enterprise Sales Solutions
Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation
Folsom, California
BortzCritical Technical Gaps in the Current Health Care Market
Walter M. Bortz II, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California
CatenacciTargeted Therapies A New Generation of Cancer Treatments
Daniel Catenacci, MD
Instructor, Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Health Care Payment Reform: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD
Executive Director
Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR)
San Francisco, California
Transparency for Providers and Members in Today's Era of Reform
David Elton, DC
Senior Vice President, Clinical Programs
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Employers and Benefit Design, What Will Help?
A. Mark Fendrick, MD
Professor, Division of General Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Health Management and Policy
Co-Director, University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
Director, Health Services Research Core Lab
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Exploring the Role of Digital/Social Media in Health Care and the Impact on Consumer Engagement
Marcus Fischer
Chief Executive Officer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Challenges of Chronic Kidney Disease
A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College;
Director, Transplant
Vice Chair, Administration and Faculty Affairs
Department of Surgery
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
Keynote Address: The Feedback Loop: A Strategy for Improving Behavior and Lifestyle
Thomas Goetz
Executive Editor of Wired
Author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in The New Era of Personalized Medicine
Princeton, New Jersey
The Promise of Wellness Programs in Comprehensive Health Care Management
Ron Goetzel, PhD
Vice President, Consulting and Applied Research
Thomson Reuters;
Research Professor and Director
Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
Emory University
Washington, DC
Transparency for Providers and Members in Today's Era of Reform
Jim Guyn, MD
Medical Director, Provider Relations
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bariatric Surgery for Treatment of Chronic Conditions
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
Director and Associate Professor, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Explosion in High-Cost Diagnostic Radiology
Karl N. Krecke, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair, Department of Radiolog
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
LandersElective Birth, Elective Complications; Are We Putting Babies at Risk When Born Prior to Full Gestation?
Daniel V. Landers, MD, FACOG
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pain Management Cost Control
Michael S. Leong, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Clinic Chief
Stanford Pain Management Center
Redwood City, California
Childhood Obesity
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School;
Associate Professor in Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health;
Pediatrician and Endocrinologist
Children's Hospital, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Reducing Length of Stay in the NICU: A QI Initiative
Richard E. McClead, Jr., MD, MHA
Professor & Vice-Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University;
Medical Director, Quality Improvement Services
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Ventricular Assist Device: What Does the Future Hold?
Joseph G. Rogers, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
The Concept of Accountable Care
Cary S. Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP
Fellow, Economic Studies Program
Managing Director, Health Care Finance Reform
Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Brookings Institution
Washington, DC
Value Drivers as a Leading Indicator of Performance
Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD
Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair
Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Emerging Challenges for Children With Congenital Heart Disease and Other Critical Illnesses That Require Intensive Care as Infants
Gil Wernovsky, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine;
Medical Director, Neurocardiac Care Program
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Program Development and Staff Cardiac Intensivist, The Cardiac Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Health Literacy: The Importance of Effective Patient Communication
Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Communication in Healthcare
Institute for Healthcare Studies;
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Conference Planning Committee

Karen Babos, DO, MBA
Senior National Medical Director
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
OptumHealth Education

Jon Friedman, MD
National Medical Director, Transplant
OptumHealth Care Solutions

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
OptumHealth Education

Dennis Irwin, MD
National Medical Director
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

Arthur Rossof, MD
National Medical Director, Oncology
OptumHealth Care Solutions