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Annual Conference Agenda


The agenda will include insights, results and lessons learned in the following areas: 


  • National and Local Initiatives to Promote High Value Care
  • Community-based Population Health
  • Accelerating the Performance of Health Plans and their Stakeholders
  • Delivering on the Promise of Advanced Primary Care
  • The Purchaser Value Network (PVN) and Direct Contracting Strategies
  • The Mental Health System We Need
  • Empowering Appropriate Obesity Treatment through Value-based Benefit Designs
  • Employer Initiatives on Managing Cancer in the Workplace
  • Re-envisioning the Employer Role in Specialty Pharmacy Management
  • Navigating and Leveraging the Political and Regulatory Landscape
  • Launching Next Generation Opportunities in Well-being
  • A Spotlight on the Innovators that are Making Tomorrow a Reality Today
  • Future Directions of America's Business Coalitions on Health

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    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

    Monday events before 3:00 PM are invitation only - Click here to view agenda
    ALL ATTENDEES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND EVENTS STARTING AT 3:00 PM

    7:30 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
    8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    NBCH Coalition Members Only Meeting
     (NBCH Coalition Directors, Staff and Employer members)

     

    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    General Registration

     

    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Exhibitor Set-up

    Exhibit Hall

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
     
     

    Future Directions of America's Business Coalitions on Health 
     
    Moderator, Mike Thompson, President & CEO, NBCH
    NBCH Coalition Directors

    Jessica Brooks, CEO, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
    Gaye Fortner, President & CEO, HealthCare21 Business Coalition
    John Miller, Executive Director, MidAtlantic Business Group on Health
    Cristie Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Group on Health

     Palm Ballroom 1

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Workshop A
    Mutual Accountability – Sharing Responsibility for Improved Outcomes
     
    Scott Conard, M.D., Corporate Health Strategist, Family Physician, Author
    Suzanne Bragg-Gamble, Assistant Director of Insurance, Colorado PERA 
    Robert J. Smith, Associate Director, Colorado Business Group on Health

    Palm Ballroom 3

    Workshop B
    Purchasers Unite for Value

    Moderator, Lauren Vela, Senior Director Member Value, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) 

    Emma Hoo, Director, PBGH
    Karen van Caulil, Ph.D., President & CEO, Florida Health Care Coalition
    John Robinson, CEBS, President & CEO, RobinsonBush, Inc.

     Palm Ballroom 4

     

    Workshop C 
    Employee Engagement in Managing Specialty Pharmacy Conditions and Women's Health     

    Thom Stambaugh, Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Management, Cigna
    Scott Kirschner, Director of Benefits Strategy, Iron Mountain
    Shephalie Lahri, Product Marketing Manager, Natera

     Palm Ballroom 5

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Opening Reception

    Exhibit Hall

    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
     

    National Health Leadership Council & Value-Based Council Meeting Dinner
    (Invitation Only)

     Palm Ballroom 3

    7:45 am – 5:00 pm

    General Registration

     

    7:45 am – 8:30 am 

    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

     Palm Ballroom 1

    8:30 am – 8:45 am

    Welcome & Remarks

    Mike Thompson, President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health
    Karen van Caulil, Ph.D, President & CEO, Florida Health Care Coalition, Host coalition

     

    8:45 am – 9:45 am
     

    General Session
    National and Local Initiatives to Promote High Value Care
     
    Moderator, Lauren Vela, Senior Director of Member Value, Pacific Business Group on Health

    Robert E. Andrews, Former Congressman, New Jersey 1st Congressional District; CEO, Health Transformation Alliance
    Rishi Manchanda, M.D., MPH, President & Founder of HealthBegins, Author, The Upstream Doctors
    Dominic Lorusso, Director of Health Partnerships, Consumer Reports

     

    9:45 am – 10:30 am

    General Session
    Accelerating the Performance of Health Plans and their Stakeholders
     
    Chris Hunter, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

     

    10:30 am – 10:40 am

    Break

     

    General Session
    Delivering on the Promise of Advanced Primary Care
     
    Moderator, T.R. Reid, Author, Documentary Filmmaker and Reporter

    Glen Stream, M.D., President and Board Chair, Family Medicine for America’s Health
    Clint Flanagan, M.D., Founder & CEO, Nextera Healthcare
    Cathie Pettit, BS, M.B.A., Executive Director, DirectNet, LLC
    Manisha Sharma, M.D., Director of Primary Care and Community Health, CareMore

     

    11:40 am – 12:40 pm

    Lunch & Awards Presentation

    Mike Thompson, President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health

    NBCH Membership Leadership Award
    Sponsored By 


    NBCH Employer Excellence Award


       Innovation Awards

    International South 
    (Main Building)

    12:40 pm – 12:45 pm

    Transition to Afternoon Sessions

    12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
     
     

    General Session
    The Mental Health System We Need
     
    Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative of Rhode Island and Founder of the Kennedy Forum
     
    Moderator, Laurel Pickering, President & CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health

    Charles Lattarullo, Ph.D., Director - Healthy Minds, American Express - Wellness Center
    Jorge R. Petit, M.D., Regional Senior VP of the New York Region, Beacon Health Options
    Sean Southland, Ph.D., CEO, NeuroHealth Solutions

    Palm Ballroom 1 

    2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

    Innovator Showcase: A Spotlight on the Innovators that are Making Tomorrow a Reality Today

    Effectively Supporting Employees Caring for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
    Daniel A. Etra, CEO, ReThink Benefits

    The Genecept Assayฎ
    Personalized Medicine for Brain Health:  From Treating the Illness to Treating the Individual
    Natalie Cummins, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Genomind

    Leveraging Resilience for a Thriving Workforce
    Linda Natansohn, Head of Corporate Development, meQuilibrium

     

    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

     

    Workshop A
    Engaging Employees by Going Back to Basics: The Power of People Assisting with Health Care 

    Andrew Rosa, Director of Human Resources, Benefits & Workforce Health, AmeriGas
    Teresa Dolan, M.D., FACEP, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Medical Director, Accolade

    Palm Ballroom 3 

     

    Workshop B
    Employer Initiatives on Managing Cancer in the Workplace
     
    Moderator, Karen van Caulil, Ph.D., President & CEO, Florida Health Care Coalition 

    Rebecca Nellis, MPP,  Chief Mission Officer, Cancer and Careers
    Karen Lisi, Vice President, Benefits and Employee Health & Wellness Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Allison Kalban-Gernett, Vice President, Benefits, LVMH - Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.

    Palm Ballroom 4 

     

    Workshop C
    Clinic + Coaching + Culture: A Recipe for Employee Health and Engagement
     
    Rick Watt, Director Total Rewards, Human Resources, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
    Ryan Schmid, CEO & President, Vera Whole Health

     Palm Ballroom 5

    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Break

     

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

     

    Workshop D
    Proactively Managing Obesity at Your Member Organization
     
    Kathy Brady, President, Population Health & Wellness Strategies, CMB Health, Inc.
    Roger Hayes, COO, Alternative Health Solutions

     Palm Ballroom 3

     

    Workshop E
    Re-envisioning the Employer Role in Specialty Pharmacy Management
     
    Moderator, Cheryl Larson, Vice President, Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH)
     
    Kristin Begley, Pharm.D., Chief Pharmacy Officer, Truveris
    Tim Thomas, R.Ph., 
    Founder and Managing Director, Crystal Clear Rx  

     Palm Ballroom 4

     

    Workshop F
    Latest Health Plan and PBM Innovations

     Palm Ballroom 5

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Reception                   

    Exhibit Hall

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

    7:45 am – 8:30 am

    General Registration & Continental Breakfast

    Exhibit Hall

    8:30 am – 8:45 am

    Welcome 

    Mike Thompson, President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health

    Palm Ballroom 1 

    8:45 am – 9:15 am
     
     

    Navigating and Leveraging the Political and Regulatory Landscape 
     
    Kathryn Spangler, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, American Benefits Council

     

    9:15 am – 10:15 am
     

    General Session
    Launching Next Generation Opportunities in Well-being
     
    Moderator, Joseph Checkley, Leader, Well-being Initiative, NBCH

    Jeremy Nobel, M.D., MPH, Center for Primary Care, Harvard Faculty, Medical School, President and Founder, Foundation for Art and Healing
    David Atkinson, M.B.A., Well-being Leader & Senior Strategist, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Susan Frankle, Well-being Researcher, Healthways

     

    10:15 am – 10:45 am
     
     

    Innovator Showcase: A Spotlight on the Innovators that are Making Tomorrow a Reality Today

    Dreams can be Reality: Turning Complexity into Clarity
    Arlene Edlin, General Manager, Sales, Navitus Health Solutions

    Pharmacy Driven Population Health Solution Reveals Average 5:1 ROI
    Kempton Presley, Vice President, Business Information Solutions & Client Performance, PharmMD

    BridgeHealth:  Addressing the Wide Variation in Surgery Cost and Quality
    Damon Sgrignoli, Vice President of Sales, BridgeHealth

     

    10:45 am – 11:15 am

    Break
    Raffle Session

    Exhibit Hall

    11:15 am – 12:15 pm
     
     

    General Session
    The Employer's Role in Promoting Community-based Population Health
     
    Moderator, Neil Goldfarb, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

    Josh Marehbian, Director of Health and Wellness, The Wonderful Company
    George Isham, M.D., MS, Senior Advisor, HealthPartners, Inc. and HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
    Michelle Zamperetti, Manager, Community Health Programs, Healthymagination, GE 

     

    12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

    Closing Remarks

    Mike Thompson, President & CEO, NBCH

     

     

     

      

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