2018 Annual Meeting

Paths to Innovation - October 24, 2018

 

The National Forum 16th Annual Meeting, “Paths to Innovation,” will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G ST, NW, Washington, DC 20005, from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT.


 

 

The National Forum Annual Meeting “is important because this is a group of thought leaders;  people around the country who are really engaged in trying to prevent heart attack and stroke through their various organizations’ activities. And these are the key people who can activate and go back to where they work and practice, and make real progress and advances.”  – Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH, FAHA

 


Paths to Innovation

The goals for the 2018 Annual Meeting, “Paths to Innovation” are:

  • CONNECT: Attendees will meet at least one new organization/individual.
  • PROVIDE AND STIMULATE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:  Attendees will learn at least one new strategy to reduce heart disease and stroke in the population.
  • ACCELERATE COLLABORATION:  Attendees will establish at least one collaboration with an attendee member to implement a policy or best practice.

Agenda 

  •  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Continental Breakfast and Networking
  •  9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.      Welcome & Introductions
  •  9:10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     Path 1: Innovations to Get Back on Track
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.     A Heart-Healthy Nation Begins With Communities
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Lunch and Networking
  • 12:40 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.     National Forum Annual Business Meeting, National Forum Awards
  •   1:10 p.m. –   2:00 p.m.     Path 3: Innovating to Enhance Value and Access
  •   2:00 p.m. –  2:10 p.m.     Break
  •   2:10 p.m. –   2:50 p.m.     Path 4: Interactive Visioning of the National Forum into the 2020s
  •   2:50 p.m. –   3:00 p.m.     Closing and Call to Action
  •   3:00 p.m. –   3:30 p.m.     Networking Reception

Path 1: Innovations to Get Back on Track

Progress in cardiovascular disease mortality has stalled. It’s worse for some populations than others. How can we regain momentum against America’s #1 killer? We’ll hear about the quest for innovation and powerful success stories.

Moderator

Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Panelists

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH
Director of Research Clinics
Kaiser Permanente Northern California

 

 

David Goff, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

 

 

Janet Wright, MD
Executive Director, Million Hearts®
Centers for Disease Control and
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

 

Douglas J. Robb, DO, MPH
Lieutenant General (USAF, Ret.)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Former Director, Defense Health Agency

Path 2: A Heart-Healthy Nation Begins With Communities

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams points out that a strong national defense depends on a healthy population. Military leaders echo this message and are increasingly emphasizing the need for local health initiatives that reach people where they work, play and live. We’ll learn more about the connection between national security and community health, how communities can improve their health and how a mayor has measurably improved cardiovascular health in his community.

Moderator

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
Surgeon General and Secretary
Florida Department of Health

 

 

Panelists

Donald Shell, MD, MA
Director
Disease Prevention, Disease Management & Population Health Policy & Oversight
U.S. Department of Defense

 

Hon. Jim Schmitt
Mayor of Green Bay

 

 

 

Brian C. Castrucci, MA
Chief Executive Officer
de Beaumont Foundation

Path 3: Innovating to Enhance Value and Access

Amid impassioned debate over value and access, we have seen signs in 2018 that the environment is changing — opening the door to better patient access to innovative therapies and as a result, better health. Patient, provider, payer and pharmaceutical-industry leaders will discuss the promising shifts under way and how they can be accelerated to broaden people’s access to state-of-the-art, evidence-based care.

Moderator

Ben Bluml, R.Ph., Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation, American Pharmacists Association Foundation

 

 

 

Panelists

Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD, MPH
Head of Public Affairs
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Franchise, US External Affairs
Sanofi

 

 

 

Tripp Jennings, MD
Innovation Officer, Vice President
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

 

 

Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA
Vice President, Policy and Outreach
FH Foundation

Path 4: Interactive Visioning of the National Forum into the 2020s

Brainstorm with fellow National Forum members on how we can harness our collective power in 2019 and beyond to have real impact on the issues highlighted throughout the day.

Moderators

Laura Gordon, Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children

 

 

 

with National Forum Board members

Speakers

 

Benjamin M. Bluml, RPh
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation

 

 

Brian C. Castrucci
Chief Executive Officer
de Beaumont Foundation

 

 

Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA
Vice President
Policy and Outreach
The FH Foundation

 

CAPT Kimberly Elenberg, DNP
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness/Force Resiliency
Director
Operation Live Well

 

David C. Goff, MD, PhD
Director
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

 

 

Laura Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children

 

 

Tripp Jennings, Jr, MD, FACEP
Innovation Officer, VP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

 

 

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
Surgeon General and Secretary
Florida Department of Health

 

 

Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH, FAHA
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Medicine
Director, Prevention Intervention Center
Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
University of Iowa

 

Douglas J. Robb, DO, MPH
LtGen (USAF ret)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Former Director
Defense Health Agency

 

Hon. Jim Schmitt
Mayor
Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

 

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH
Director of Research Clinics and Senior Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

 

 


Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD
Associate Vice President and Head of Public Affairs
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Unit
US External Affairs
Sanofi

 

Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, Dr.PH
Director
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC
Executive Director
Million Hearts®

 

                

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