FRESH-Thinking's Capstone Conference

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The Capstone Conference on Health Care Reform brings together health care reform professionals from academia and industry for a day of presentations and discussion.  The Conference represents the culminating activity of the FRESH-Thinking Project at Stanford University, which has conducted eight workshops over two years on health care reform.

Conference Objectives:

To present FRESH-Thinking research and recommendations to policy makers, politicians, advocacy groups, business leaders and others on the topics of health care reform; and educate the public about the need for comprehensive health care reform. To seek feedback and reactions from employers, physicians, the public, and other stakeholders.



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Introductory Remarks

10:20- 11:00

Universal Coverage: How To Pay For It?, John Shoven, presenter

11:00- 11:40

Organizing Health Care for Higher Quality and Lower Cost, Steve Shortell, presenter

11:40- 12:20

Value-Conscious Bio-Medical Innovation: Why?  How?  When?
Alan Garber, presenter

12:20- 12:30


12:30- 1:00


1:00- 1:30

Keynote, The Future of Health Care Reform, Leonard Schaeffer

1:30- 2:30

“Employers and Reform,” Alain Enthoven, moderator of panel

2:30- 3:30

“Physicians and Reform,” Sharon Levine, moderator of panel

3:30- 3:45


3:45- 4:45

“The Public and Reform,” Hal Luft, moderator of panel

4:45- 5:30

Health Care Reform: What Is Needed?  What Is Likely? Why The Chasm?, Victor R. Fuchs, presenter


Cocktail Reception

Confirmed Speakers (S), Moderators (M), and Panelists (P)

M Alain Enthoven, PhD   Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public & Private Management Emeritus Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
P Robert Feldman, MD   Cardiologist Hill Physicians
S Victor Fuchs, PhD Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor Emeritus Stanford University
    Director FRESH-Thinking Project
S Alan Garber, MD, PhD Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor Stanford University
    Director Stanford Health Policy (CHP/PCOR),
P David Lansky President Pacific Business Group
M Sharon Levine, MD Associate Executive Director The Permanente Medical Group
M Hal Luft, PhD Director Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
P Gil Ojeda Director California Program on Access to Care, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
P Philip A. Pizzo, MD   Dean School of Medicine, Stanford University
P Dorian Rinella Sr. Vice President, Human Resources and Site Services Nektar Therapeutics
S Leonard Schaeffer Former head Medicare and Medicaid
    Founder and former CEO Wellpoint, Inc
P Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW Former Director California Dept. of Health Services
    President & CEO California Center for Connected Health
S Steve Shortell, MPH, PhD Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management Blue Cross of California
    Dean School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
S John Shoven, PhD Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics Stanford University
    Wallace R. Hawley Director Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
P Richard Slavin, MD General thoracic and vascular surgery, CEO Camino Medical Group
P Sally Welborn Senior Vice President, Corporate Benefits Wells Fargo & Co.
P Lucien Wulsin, JD President Insure the Uninsured Project

Name Sales End Price
Registration Ended Free
Waiting List Ended Free

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