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[Symposium] 2nd Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium

Friday, April 21, 2017 | Athens, GA

Sponsored by Stroudwater Associates

Featuring Stroudwater Associates’ Director Scott W. Goodspeed

There is no charge for this full-day symposium, though we do ask you to register.

Can’t attend ? Live stream starting at 9 am on April 21.

The University of Georgia School of Law will present, in conjunction with the health law and consulting firm Boling & Company, the 2nd Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium. It will convene healthcare policymakers, executives, entrepreneurs and scholars for a yearly academic and pragmatic discussion. The goal of the conference is to identify ongoing solutions to our local and national rural health crisis.

Agenda

9:00 AM OPENING REMARKS

  • Bill Boling, Principal, Boling & Company
  • Gary D. Nelson, PhD, President, Healthcare Foundation
  • William Kanto, MD, Augusta University

9:30 AM IN THE TRENCHES: RURAL HEALTHCARE ACCORDING TO ITS EXECUTIVES & MANAGERS

  • Mel Pyne, CEO, Emanuel Medical Center, Dorminy Meqical Center, Candler County Hospital
  • Kurt Stuenkel, CEO, Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center
  • Tammy Mims, CEO, Jeff Davis Hospital
  • John George, MD, Optim Healthcare
  • Moderator: Scott Grubman, JD, Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP, UGA Law Alumnus

10:30 AM MORNING PLENARY SESSION

  • James B. Langford, Executive Director, Georgia Prevention Project

11 :00 AM THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC & ADDICTION TREATMENT

  • Macarena Garcia, PhD, Senior Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Mark Faul, PhD, Senior Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Brian Kaskie, PhD, University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • Toni Miles, PhD, University of Georgia College of Public Health
  • Moderator: Fazal Khan, JD, MD, Professor, UGA Law

12:00 PM LUNCHTIME ADDRESS

  • Georgia Senator Dean Burke, MD
  • Followed by a special presentation from End the Surprise Insurance Gap and NORC

1 :00 PM STATE OF RURAL HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION & PUBLIC POLICY

  • Brock Slabach, SVP for Member Services, National Rural Health Association
  • Ethan James, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Georgia Hospital Association
  • William Custer, PhD, Georgia Health Policy Center
  • Preston W. Smith, JD, President of Tyler & Company, former Georgia Senator, UGA law Alumnus
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, JD, J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law, UGA Law, UGA Law Alumna

2:00 PM AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION

  • Bruce Baird Struminger, MD, Associate Director, Project ECHO

2:30 PM TELEHEALTH & THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IMPACTING RURAL HEALTH

  • Erica Baker, Medicaid Planning & Strategy Manager, Georgia Medicaid
  • Julia Driessen, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Tanya Mack, President, Women’s Telehealth
  • Steve McGraw, President & CEO, REACH Health
  • Moderator: Glenn Pearson, Pearson Health Tech Insights, former EVP, Georgia Hospital Association

3:30 PM DISTRESSED PROVIDER OUTLOOK: RESTRUCTURING, BANKRUPTCY & ACQUISITIONS

Agenda subject to change

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