Health Care Systems of the Future

Physicians' Education Resource
Last Modified: June 1, 2008

Conference Dates: September 26, 2008
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA

Sponsoring Group: Physicians' Education Resource

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Topics Covered: This activity is presented by Physicians’ Education Resource in conjunction with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Overview and Purpose Incremental progress to improve the quality of care is possible and some is occurring, but incremental changes will not address the problems plaguing the US health care system. New systems of care delivery are needed—systems that support learning from practice and align incentives to improve safety, effectiveness, resource efficiency, timeliness, and equity—for the individual patient and the population. It is time to envision and implement new systems of care delivery. The Health Care Systems of the Future conference will address innovations in health care quality measures, paradigms to align incentives for better health care delivery, illustrations of technology in breast cancer and other areas that promise to improve efficiency and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, and visions of health care systems for the next century. Join us to begin to create action plans for a new system of health care delivery.

Who Should Attend: The Health Care Systems of the Future conference will bring together the insight and experience of leaders in health care, research, policy, quality improvement, and other industries to move forward with action plans, for a new system of health care delivery. This program is directed toward those with an interest in cancer and general health care quality and improvement.

Registration Information: A cancellation fee of 25% will be assessed on refunds requested prior to August 25, 2008, and a 50% cancellation fee will be applied to requests between August 25, 2008, and September 11, 2008. No refunds will be made after September 11, 200. There is no charge for substitution.

Conference Fees: Physicians $75.00, Nurse, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Allied Health $50.00, Nonphysician (Health Care or Other Related Business) $75.00, Consumer/Patient Advocate $25.00

Continuing Education: Yes. Physicians: Physicians’ Education Resource is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians’ Education Resource designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by the ACCME. NOTE: Credit designation is accurate at the time of printing.