National Medicare Prescription Drug Congress
The National Medicare Prescription Drug Congress Agenda Finalized Featuring Over 100 Leading Regulators and National Experts
Contact: Paul Tunnecliff
WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICETM - DECEMBER 23, 2003: The National Medicare Prescription Drug Congress, February 25 - 27, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, announced today the posting of the Congress agenda at http://www.MedicareCongress.com.
Drew E. Altman, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Washington, DC
Robert S. Galvin, MD, MBA
Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric Company; Founding Member, The Leap Frog Group, and Vice Chair, Washington Business Group on Health, Fairfield, CT
Fred Hassan, MBA
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schering-Plough Corporation, and Past Chairman, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Indianapolis, IN
John K. Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, Washington, DC
Charles N. ("Chip") Kahn III, MPH
President, Federation of American Hospitals, and Former President, Health Insurance Association of America Washington, DC
Mark B. McClellan, MD, Ph.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
Lewis Morris, Esq.
Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
Robert D. Reischauer, Ph.D.
President, The Urban Institute, and Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC
John Rother, Esq.
Director of Policy and Strategy, AARP, and Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel, Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Washington, DC
Health Policy Correspondent, National Public Radio, Special Correspondent, National Journal's CongressDaily, and Contributing Editor, Business and Health, Washington, DC
Leonard D. Schaeffer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WellPoint Health Networks, Thousand Oaks, CA
Partner, Alston & Bird, and Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
James Sheehan, Esq.
Associate United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The Honorable Tommy Thompson (Invited)
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Department of Health & Human Services, Baltimore, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Express Scripts, Inc., and Chair, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Maryland Heights, MO
Tom L. Anderson
Principal, Gorman Health Group, LLC, and Former Senior Vice President of Strategies and Planning, United Healthcare, Washington, DC
Joseph Antos, Ph.D., MA
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute, and Former Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC
G. Lawrence Atkins, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Public Policy and Reimbursement, Schering-Plough Corporation, Washington, DC
Anthony A. Barrueta, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Government Relations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Oakland, CA
John Bentivoglio, Esq.
Partner, Arnold and Porter, Former Special Counsel for Healthcare Fraud and Chief Privacy Officer, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Andrew M. Berdon, Esq.
Partner, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, LLP, and Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Faulding Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY
John Bertko, FSA
Vice President and Chief Actuary, Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY
Vice President, Consumer Programs, AdvancePCS, Scottsdale, AZ
John E. Calfee, Ph.D.
Research Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and Author, Prices, Markets, and the Pharmaceutical Revolution, Washington, DC
Mary Devlin Capizzi, Esq.
Partner, Gardner Carton & Douglas, LLP, Washington, DC
Mary Jo Carden, R.Ph., Esq.
Principal, Dumbarton Group & Associates, LLC, Washington, DC
David Chin, MD, MBA
Partner, Healthcare Consulting Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Former President and Medical Director, Health Centers Division, Harvard Community Health Plan, Boston, MA
Director, Iowa Department of Human Services, Des Moines, IA
John M. Coster, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Vice President, Policy and Programs, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Washington, DC
Leigh Davitian, Esq.
Principal, Dumbarton Group & Associates, LLC, Washington, DC
Senior Advisor, JPMorgan Partners, and Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC
Michael H. Deskin
President, Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, Inc, Tempe, AZ
Richard T. Evans
Senior Research Analyst of Global Pharmaceuticals, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., New York, NY
Partner-in-Charge, Global Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chicago, IL
Director of the Health Staff, Finance Committee, United States Senate, Washington, DC
Sander A. Flaum
Chairman, Euro RSCG Life, New York, NY
Senate Finance Committee, Democratic Staff, Washington, DC
Senator Bill Frist, MD (R-TN) (Invited)
Majority Leader, United States Senate, Washington, DC
Director, Pricing and Reimbursement, Bridgehead Technologies, and Member, European Commission's Pharmaceutical Pricing Transparency Committee, Leicestershire, UK
Brian D. Glassman
Director, Market Planning and Development, Prime Therapeutics, Eagan, MN
Alan S. Goldberg, JD, LLM
Partner, Goulston & Storrs, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, and Moderator, AHLA HIT Listserve, Washington, DC
John K. Gorman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Gorman Health Group, LLC, Former Press Secretary and Staff Director, U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Former Assistant to the Director, HCFA's Office of Managed Care, Washington, DC
Derek Guyton, FSA
Principal, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Chicago, IL
Staff Writer, Bloomberg News, Washington, DC
Jack Hartwig, Esq.
Leader, Health Care and Life Sciences Investigations Team, Deloitte & Touche, and Former Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Department of Health & Human Services, Philadelphia, PA
Policy Director, Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, DC
Robert Homchick, Esq.
Partner and Chair, Health Law Group, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA
John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE
Physician Scientist, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Partner, Ernst & Young, and Former Compliance Officer, Per-Se Technologies, Atlanta, GA
Paul E. Kalb, MD, JD
Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, Washington, DC
Donald W. Kemper, MPH
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Healthwise, Inc., and Founder, Center for Information Therapy, Boise, ID
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
State of Idaho, and Chairman, National Governors Association, Boise, ID
Reporter, Reuters, Washington, DC
Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) (Invited)
United States Senate, Washington, DC
Chris L. Keough, Esq.
Partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Washington, DC
Medical Economist, Author and President of Health Strategies Network, Inc., a Health Care Business and Information Technology Strategy Company Based in Portland, OR
Richard P. Kusserow
President, Strategic Management Systems, Inc., and Former Inspector General, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
Former Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MedcoHealth, and Former Chair, Government Healthcare Programs Committee, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Steven S. Lazarus, Ph.D., FHIMSS
President, Boundary Information Group, and Immediate Past Chair, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), Denver, CO
Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief, KaiserNetwork.org, Washington, DC
Assistant Director for Health & Human Resources, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC
Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal, Washington, DC
Kristina E. Lunner
Director, Federal Government Affairs, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC
Linda A. Malek, Esq.
Partner, Moses & Singer LLP, New York, NY
Chris Mancill, MA, CCP
Director, Health Policy and Payer Relations, PAREXEL International Corporation, and Editor-in-Chief, Medicare Drug Monitor, Washington, DC
Janet M. Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative, Executive Director, Foundation for eHealth Initiative, and Markle Foundation's Connecting for Health, Washington, DC
Tom McGinnis (Invited)
Director of Pharmacy Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
Staff of the Ways and Means Committee, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Dan Mendelson, MPP
President and Founder, The Health Strategies Consultancy LLC, and Former Associate Director for Health, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC
Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Policy Development AAHP-HIAA, Washington, DC
Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
Marilyn Moon, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director of Health, American Institutes for Research, Former Urban Institute Senior Fellow and Trustee of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds, Washington, DC
David Moskowitz, MBA, R.Ph.
Senior Vice President and Healthcare Senior Analyst, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc., Washington, DC
Health Policy Director, Office of Ranking Member Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, Washington, DC
Len Nichols, Ph.D.
Vice President, Center for Studying Health System Change, and Former Senior Advisor for Health Policy Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC
Leslie V. Norwalk (Invited)
Acting Deputy Director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services, Baltimore, MD
Larry A. Oday, Esq.
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Former HCFA Director of Congressional Affairs, Washington, DC
Ronald F. Pollack
Executive Director, Families USA, Washington, DC
Hal Prink, FHMA
Medicare Patient Advocate, Senior's Voice for Healthcare Rights, Denver, CO
Janet Rehnquist, Esq.
Partner, Venable LLP, and Former Inspector General, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
John Richardson, MPP
Director, Medicare, The Health Strategies Consultancy LLC, Washington, DC
Jack Rodgers, Ph.D.
Director, Health Policy Economics Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC
Partner, Health Care & Life Sciences Regulatory Consulting Group, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Boston, MA
Dean A. Rosen
Staff, Office of Majority Leader Bill Frist, United States Senate, Washington, DC
Director, Health Care Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York, NY
Andrew Ruskin, Esq.
Associate, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Washington, DC
Vice President, Corporate Regulatory Group, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Brenton L. Saunders, JD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Practices, Schering-Plough Corporation; Past President, Health Care Compliance Association; and Founder and Chair-elect, International Association of Privacy Officers, Kenilworth, NJ
William G. Schiffbauer, Esq.
Founding Partner, Schiffbauer Law Office, Washington, DC
Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, PharmD, Ph.D. (Invited)
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, and Century Mortar Club Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Management and Economics, University of Minnesota
Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Pittsburgh, PA
Vice President, Public Policy, Merck & Co., Inc., Washington, DC
Bert Spilker, Ph.D., MD
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UNC Medical School, Chapel Hill; Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, UNC; President, Bert Spilker & Associates, Bethesda, MD
T. Reed Stephens, Esq.
Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, and Former Trial Attorney, Civil Fraud, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Howard Tag, Esq.
President, Tag & Associates, PC, and Senior Counselor on Healthcare Payment and Reimbursement, Edelman, Washington, DC
Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, DC
Timothy P. Trysla, Esq.
Policy Advisor to the CMS Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
R. Alexander Vachon, III, Ph.D.
Hamilton PPB, and Former Chief Social Security Analyst, Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC
Lambert van der Walde
Capital Markets Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
Margaret Wear, ASA, MAAA, FCA
Vice President, Rx Actuary, PacifiCare Health Systems, Santa Ana, CA
Leslie J. Weitzman
Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Chicago, IL
Scott Willoughby, JD, R.Ph.
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, and Former Associate General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Washington, DC
Susan C. Winckler, R.Ph., JD
Vice President, Policy & Communications and Staff Counsel, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC
Lisa Zeitel, MPH
Principal and National Leader, Managed Pharmacy Group, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Norwalk, CT
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