The Role of Social Media in the Management of Chronic Illness
Lee Aase
Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
Rochester, Minnesota


Innovative Technology for Congestive Heart Failure: At the Crossroads of Routine Medical Miracles, Rationing, and Final Choices
Mark L. Barr, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California


Special Considerations of “Older Consumers” in Workforce Wellness Programs
Walter M. Bortz II, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


Management of Complex Chronic Conditions
Hayden B. Bosworth, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center;
Research Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Nursing
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina


“The Unmentionables”
Alexandra Drane
Founder and President
Eliza Corporation
Beverly, Massachusetts


Back Pain: How Can We Manage Both the Pain and the Cost?
Julie Fritz, PhD, PT, ATC
Associate Professor
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah


Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Migraine Headaches
Robert G. Kaniecki, MD
Director, The Headache Center
Chief, Headache Division
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Stress Reduction for Those Who Live With a Chronic Illness in Mind and Body
Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing
Professor, School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Smoking Cessation, A Critical Component in the Management of Chronic Disease
Frank T. Leone, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine;
Director, Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Primary Prevention Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes
Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Center for Weight Loss
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California


Family Caregivers: Invisible Members on a Health Care Team
Suzanne Mintz
President and CEO
National Family Caregivers Association Association
Kensington, Maryland


Ethical Considerations in the Battle Against Childhood Obesity
Jon Oden, MD
Attending Physician
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas;
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Celebrate the Pride, Power and Passion of Nursing
Kathleen D. Pagana, RN, PhD
Speaker and Best-Selling Author
Williamsport, Pennsylvania


Integrated Care for Those With Multiple Chronic Conditions, Including Mental Illness
Kathleen Reynolds, LMSW, ACSW
Vice President, Health Integration and Wellness Promotion
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare;
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Washington, DC


The Correlation Between Insomnia and Chronic Illness
Steven M. Scharf, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Sleep Disorders Center (Adults)
University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Conference Planning Committee

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

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Activity Director
OptumHealth Education

Barbara Lindberg, JD, BSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

Esther Nash, MD
Vice President, Clinical Innovation and Strategy

Arlene Rome, RN, BSN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Michael Rosen, MD
Senior National Medical Director, Clinical Content

Bruce Steffens, MD
Senior National Medical Director

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