Register for Disease Management Colloquium by Friday 4/7 and Save $200
  • The Only Executive Education Course on the Role of Disease Management in Medicare, Medicaid, Healthcare Cost Efficiency, Quality and Medical Errors Reduction
  • Sponsored by Department of Health Policy, Jefferson Medical College
  • May 10 - 12, 2006
  • Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Pam Hissner
Phone: (800) 546-3750

PHILADELPHIA, PA USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- APRIL 3, 2006: he Disease Management Colloquium,, May 10 - 12, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA announced today that individuals may save $200 if they register on or before Friday, April 7, 2006.


Individuals may save $200 if they register for the Disease Management Colloquium on or before Friday, April 7, 2006. For registration Information, go to the Colloquium web site at, call 800-546-3750 or email:

    Disease Management Colloquium
    100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

Each registrant for the Disease Management Colloquium will receive a complimentary copy of the HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS which normally costs $60. The BOOK OF TERMS builds on ISPOR's first publication, ISPOR LEXICON First Edition, to promote and facilitate greater understanding of health care outcomes research and its use in health care decisions. This book is targeted to health care professionals and decision makers to promote informed health care decisions assuring health care value for money, as well as to health care outcomes researchers to promote a better understanding of health care delivery and management.

Each monograph includes a key term and a listing of related terms described in the monograph, a brief definition of the key term, an explanation of the use of the key term (and related terms), the value of the term(s), key issues, and three to five references as well as selected figures, tables, and graphs.

The HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS serves multiple functions. It is a useful reference for the outcomes researcher. It is user-friendly lexicon and encyclopedia ('lexipedia") for the health care professional to understand health care outcomes research terminology and use. It is a comprehensive textbook for teachers of health care providers and health outcomes researchers on outcomes research and its application in the health care setting.

Over 200 ISPOR members contributed to this book, both as authors and reviewers. Monographs include perspectives of geographically diverse regions, including North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia where knowledge of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research is increasingly used in the health care decision-making process. Listed below are just some of the over 100 monographs in the HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS.

Bayesian Analysis
Clinical Trial
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost Minimization Analysis
Cost Utility Analysis
Data Coding Systems
Decision Tree
Disability Adjusted Life Year Disease Management Drug Marketing
Drug Pricing
Drug Safety
Drug Use Evaluation
Evidence Based Medicine
Food and Drug Administration
Gene Therapy
Health Economics
Health Utilities Index
Health Years Equivalent
Influence Diagrams
Likelihood Ratio
Managed Care Organization
Medical Device
Net Benefit
New Drug Application
Number Needed to Treat
Outcomes Resea

"We are very pleased to be able to welcome everyone to the Disease Management Colloquium in Philadelphia. We believe this is an outstanding conference and we know you will all enjoy it immensely. We have assembled a top notch faculty and the interaction will be first rate. Disease Management is a dynamic field and in order to stay on top of the details it takes hard work and attention to what the experts have to say."

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, FACP
Jefferson Medical College

  • Achieving and Measuring Return on Investment (ROI) from Disease Management Initiatives
  • International Disease Management Approaches
  • Case Studies in the Medicare and Medicaid Initiatives in Chronic Care
  • The Role of Disease Management in Consumer Driven Health Plans
  • The Role of Financial Incentives, including Pay for Performance, in Implementing Disease Management Programs
  • Employer Initiatives in Disease Management
  • Disease Specific Disease Management Strategies
  • The Role Health Information Technology in Implementing Disease Management Programs
  • Wall Street Meets Main Street: Investment Analysts Assess the Future of Disease Management

Mary Swatek Hudson
Vice President, Market Development, Nutrition 21, Inc., Purchase, NY

Al Lewis
President, Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc., Past President, Disease Management Association of America, Wellesley, MA

Nancy McCall, ScD
Principal Scientist, RTI International Division of Health Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, NC

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, FACP
Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy and Chair of the Department, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Lucia Rosenberg, MBA
Director, Institute of Education, Philadelphia International Medicine

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Acelacare, Inc., Larkspur, CA

Warren E. Todd
Executive Director, International Disease Management Association
Flemington, NJ

Paul Wallace, MD
Executive Director, Care Management Institute, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

Donald F. Wilson, MD
Medical Director, Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Wayne, PA


David A. Arena, MEd, MBA, JD, PsyD
Administrator and Assistant Professor, Chestnut Hill College, Center Valley, PA

David Atkins, MD
Coordinator for Clinical Preventive Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD

Ron Bangasser, MD
Director of External Affairs, Beaver Medical Group, Immediate Past President, California Medical Association, Redlands, CA

Alan Barbell
Director, Product Management, Soarian Disease Management, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA

George Bennett
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Health Dialog, Boston, MA

Elaine Blechman, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Prosocial Applications, Inc., Boulder, CO

David Chess, MD
Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer, Enhanced Care Initiatives, Stratford, CT

Marcia J. Coleman, MD
Vice President, U.S. Medical Communications, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, PA

Michael Dermer
President and Chief Executive Officer, IncentOne, Carlstadt, NJ

Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, MAAA
Solucia, Inc., Author, Predictive Modeling: Understand the Black Box, Hartford, CT

David Ferriss, MD
National Medical Executive, Clinical Program Development
CIGNA Healthcare
Hartford, CT

Thomas J. Foels, MD, MMM
Associate Medical Director, Independent Health, Buffalo, NY

David Hunsaker
President, APS Public Programs, Silver Spring, MD

C. Sandra Garrison, BSN, MBA
Director, Chronic Heart Failure Initiative, The Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA

James M. Gill, MD, MPH
Director, Health Services Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health Services, Wilmington, DE

Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D.
Vice President, Consulting and Applied Research, MedStat, Washington, DC

Robert A. Greene, MD, FACP
Associate Medical Director, Rochester Individual Practice Association, Inc., Rochester, NY

Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Peristat, Long Beach, CA

Stephen A. Kardos
Chief Executive Officer, HNA/Triveris, Eatontown, NJ

Robert W. Land
Chief Information Officer, I-trax, Inc., Chadds Ford, PA

Ben R. Leedle, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Healthways
Nashville, TN

Ariel Linden, DrPH, MS
President, Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, OR

Ron Loeppke, MD
Chief Medical Officer, CorSolutions, Rosemont, IL

Linda M. Magno
Director, Medicare Demonstrations Program Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

Beth Ann Marootian, MPH
Director of Business Development, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Frank Martin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
I-trax, Inc.
Chadds Ford, PA

Claude F. Mondiere, MD
President, De Mondiere Corporation, Houston, TX

Tracey Moorhead
Executive Director
Disease Management Association of America
Washington, DC

Thomas J. Morrow, MD
Former Vice President and Medical Director, Matria Healthcare, Inc., Purchase, NY

David W. Moskowitz MD, MA (Oxon.), FACP
Chief Executive Officer, GenoMed, St. Louis, MO

Marcia Naveh, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Matrix Medical Network, Brooklyn, NY

Victoria Neidigh
National Manager, Clinical Data Services, GE Health, Oxford, PA

William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA
Member, Disease Management Oversight Task Force, American College of Cardiology, Alexandria, VA

Brooks O'Neill
Senior Research Analyst
Avondale Partners, LLC
Minneapolis, MN

Daniel Perry (Invited)
Executive Director, Alliance for Aging Research, Washington, DC

Rebekah N. Plowman, Esq.
Partner, Epstein, Becker, and Green, Atlanta, GA

Richard G. Popiel, MD, MBA
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Newark, NJ

William C. Popik, MD
Former Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Inc., President-Elect, Disease Management Association of America, Hartford, CT

Roger W. Reed, BSN, RN, FNP, PA
Chief Health Officer, Gordian Health Solutions, Inc., Franklin, TN

Emad Rizk
President, McKesson Health Solutions
Boston, MA

Christobel E. Selecky
Executive Chair
LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc.
Irvine, CA

Mark Selna, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Effectiveness, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Sherry Shults, RN BSN
Chief Information Officer, South Carolina Heart Center, Columbia, SC

Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP
CEO and President, Resolution Health, Inc., Monkton, MD

David Tinkelman, MD
Vice President of Health Initiatives, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO

I. Steven Udvarhelyi, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Independence Blue Cross
Philadelphia, PA

Sandeep Wadhwa, MD
Vice President, Care Management Services, McKesson Health Solutions, Broomfield, CO

Dennis White
Vice President, Value Based Purchasing, National Business Coalition on Health, Washington, DC

Donald F. Wilson MD
Medical Director, Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Wayne, PA

Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC
Chair, American College of Cardiology Disease Management Task Force, Northstate Cardiology Consultants, Chico, CA


Silver Grantors

Bronze Grantors



For sponsorship and exhibit information contact Joni Lipson, Exhibit Manager, Phone: 215-599-6626, Fax: 215-545-8107, email:


For registration Information, go to the Colloquium web site at, call 800-546-3750 or email:

Disease Management Colloquium
100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103