Noted journalist David Brooks keynote presentation, "The US Healthcare Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities" on Monday, April 23, will focus on ways that hospice and palliative care can play a role in addressing heathcare's challenges. Brooks will discuss opportunities for the field to increase it's value to the U.S. healthcare system, identify ways providers can expand to deliver more effective end-of-life care, and discuss the importance of family caregivers' character on the end of life.
Brooks holds several prestigious positions as a commentator: bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. He currently teaches at Yale University.On Tuesday, April 24, Michael Burcham of Narus Health will deliver the morning's plenary presentation. In his address, "The Future of Healthcare," Burcham will discuss ways that the future of healthcare will be build around the consumer and their experience, not a payer nor a provider.
A nationally recognized healthcare CEO, strategist, entrepreneur and innovator, Burcham is the CEO of Narus Health, a healthcare organization whose care management services and technologies support individuals with serious medical conditions, their families, and the medical community engaged in their treatment.
Previous participants of the annual Management and Leadership Conference will enjoy innovations to the program. In 2018, two premiere events are coming together. The Management and Leadership Conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Advocacy Intensive (held during the summer in recent years). During the first two days of the event, hospice and palliative care leaders will take advantage of educational offerings that will focus on timely topics and new approaches to successfully leading and managing programs and staff. On Wednesday, the focus shifts to policy. In the morning, hear about the issues that could affect provider organizations and patients and families being served. During the afternoon, participants will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators in a coordinated effort to take the voice of hospice and palliative care to the halls of Congress.
Concurrent session tracks for the 2018 MLC are:
- Clinical and Operations Management
- Executive Leadership
- Healthcare Systems
- Palliative Care
- Staff Development/Excellence
Registration for the 2018 Management and Leadership Conference and the Advocacy Intensive is now open. Early-bird rates are available until December 15, 2017. Register online, today!