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Inventing the Future of Health: Baton Rouge - FORA.tv

Inventing the Future of Health: Baton Rouge


November 12, 2014
9:45 am - 12:00 pm CST

Speakers


  • Emily Akhtarzandi Emily Akhtarzandi is Managing Director at AtlanticLIVE.
  • Steve Clemons Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.

    Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
  • Elliott S. Fisher Elliott S. Fisher, M.D. is Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Co-Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.
  • Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk Dr. Katzmarzyk is currently a Professor and the Associate Executive Director for Population and Public Health Sciences at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He also holds the Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes. He obtained a PhD in Exercise Science from Michigan State University in 1997, and pursued post-doctoral education at Laval University in 1998. Dr. Katzmarzyk began his career at York University in Toronto where he was promoted to Associate Professor before moving to Queen's University in 2002 and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in 2007.
  • Warner Thomas Warner Thomas officially assumed the role of Ochsner Health System President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on September 1, 2012. As the CEO of Ochsner, Louisiana’s largest non-profit health system, Mr. Thomas is responsible for the system’s overall strategic growth and development.
  • Randy Watson Randy Watson is Director of Insurance for Caddo Parish School Board.
  • Clayton Williams Clayton Williams is Executive Director of PATH at Louisiana Public Health Institute.
  • Janet Wright Janet S. Wright, M.D., FACC, is the Executive Director of Million Hearts™, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative with the explicit goal of preventing a million heart attacks and strokes in five years.

About this conference


Louisiana is consistently ranked as one of the least healthy states in America, with high rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses that contribute to some of the highest medical costs in the country. The state provides a window into the challenges facing healthcare systems across America, where increasing rates of chronic disease are driving escalating costs-but also are stimulating new solutions.

Join us for a town hall event, where we will convene doctors, business leaders, researchers, community organizers, patient advocates, health officials and others, to discuss strategies to promote better health, improve patient outcomes, and rein in costs.

About The Atlantic


Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

For more information, visit: http://theatlantic.com