Register Today & Save - Consumer Health World
Contact: Amie Garrett Grayson
Phone: 804.266.7422 X7406

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- OCTOBER 25, 2006: Consumer Health World 2006 is the one business-to-business-to-consumer healthcare conference where all stakeholder communities come together to collaborate and facilitate an integration of solutions. Host to the following six concurrent, national conferences targeting key business audiences, Consumer Health World is the event that is truly connecting healthcare stakeholders.

Consumer Directed Health Care Conference (CDHCC)
National Health, Wellness, Prevention & Fitness Congress (NHWPC)
The Consumer and Patient Enabling Technologies Conference (TCAPET)
The Boomer Business Conference (BOOMERS)
Marketing to the New Healthcare Consumer Conference (MTNHCC)
The Consumer Direct Access to Healthcare & Retailization (CADHRC)

To Register to Attend All of these Conferences and the Pre-Conference Programs and Select Multi-Conference Pass.


Tuesday, December 12
  • Growing and Sustaining the Innovative Enterprise by the CEO of One of Our Most Admired Corporations
    • James Goodnight, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SAS Institute, Inc.
  • A Special Report on the Findings & Recommendations of The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group
    • Randall Johnson, Director, Human Resources Strategic Initiatives, Motorola; Committee Chair, The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group
  • Silicon Valley is Invading Medicine
    • Andy Kessler, Author, The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor
  • Leading Politicians Discuss Healthcare Recommendations
    • Mitt Romney, Governor, State of Massachusetts (invited)
    • The Honorable Barack Obama (invited), Senator, Illinois
    • The Honorable Eric Cantor (invited), Congressman, Virginia
  • Review and Preview of Healthcare Policy
    • Grace-Marie Turner, Founder & President, Galen Institute
    • John Goodman, PhD, President, National Center for Policy Analysis
    • Allan Hubbard (invited), Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Director, National Economic Council
    • Julie Goon (invited), Special Assistant to the President
  • Changing Consumer Healthcare Behavior and Demands that are Redefining the Market Rules
    • Joshua Herman, Product Innovation Leader, Acxiom
    • Mark Blatt, MD, Director, Healthcare Strategies Intel
    • Joseph Coughlin, PhD, Founding Director, MIT AgeLab
    • Mark Bard, President and Founder, Manhattan Research
    • Robert Shulman, Founder and Chairman, Markitecture
    • Andrew Rich, Senior Vice President, Client Development, Harris Interactive
    • Moderator: Mary Furlong, EdD, President, Mary Furlong & Associates; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
Wednesday, December 13
  • How Do We Respond to Pandemics and Are We Prepared?
    • Troyen Brennan, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna, Inc.
    • Joseph Kvedar, MD, Director, Partners Telemedicine Partners Healthcare; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
    • William Winkenwerder, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Department of Defense
    • Joxel Garcia, MD, Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization
    • Brent Woodworth, Global Operations Manager, IBM Crisis Response Team
    • Moderator: Bernard Kershner, Chairman, AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement
  • The Changing Face of Health Care: Same Players...Merging Roles
    • Mike Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Life Healthcare, United Kingdom
    • Peter Roberts, Group Vice President, Provider Relations and Health Management, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Simmi Singh, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, Revolution Health Group
    • Moderator: Michael Samuelson, Vice President, Health and Wellness Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • The Visionary Plan for Consumer-Transforming Technologies
    • Bill Crounse, MD, Global Healthcare Industry Director, Microsoft Corporation
    • Alfred Moore, President, Fiserv Health Group
    • Phillip Polakoff, MD, MPH, MEnv.Sc., National Practice Leader, Clinical Consulting & Lifetime Health Strategy, Buck Consultants, An ACS Company
    • Ivo Nelson, Health Industry Leader, IBM Business Consulting Services
    • Moderator: Mike Mosquito, President, HealthNovation
  • Building a Public-Private Partnership for a Greater Transparency
    • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Director, Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives, IBM
    • Michael Leavitt, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (invited)
    • Moderator: Neil Trautwein, Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel, National Retail Federation
  • Creating New Opportunities in Consumer Health
    • Mary Furlong, EdD, President, Mary Furlong & Associates; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
    • Simmi Singh, Senior Vice President Strategy and Development, Revolution Health Group
  • The Role of Infomediaries and On-Line Communities
    • Jack Barrette, Category Development Officer, Lifestyle, Health and Medicine, Yahoo!
    • Nan-Kirsten Forte Executive Vice President, Consumer Services WebMD
    • Scott Shapiro, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing, HealthGrades
    • Matt Koll, Manager Director, Community Health Information, Revolution Health Group
    • Bill Allman, General Manager and Chief Content/Creative Officer, The HealthCentral Network

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Tuesday, December 12
  • Alternative Healthcare Plans for Your Organization
  • Leveraging Healthcare Information and Transparency to Improve Consumer Value/Outcomes
  • Consumerism: What Progress Thus Far
  • The Future Trends and Opportunities in Medical Wellness
  • Innovations and Market Forces to Empower Tomorrow's Consumer
  • Convenient Care: Retailers Providing Healthcare Services
  • The Baby Boom Generation and Their Health: The Largest Study Ever Conducted on the 42+ Population
  • New and Radical Approaches to Marketing For Pharma to Consider
Wednesday, December 13
  • Integrating Rx Into Plan Design that Maximizes Choice and Cost Savings
  • Improving Collaboration and Inter-Stakeholder Communication to Accelerate Performance Measurement and Quality/Improvement
  • Total Healthcare Management Takes Flight with EOS Airlines
  • A 'Virgin' Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle
  • The Other 80% - Addressing the Insurance and Wellness of Today's Small Business Employer
  • Consumer/Patient Behavior and Change

Monday, December 11
  • How Consumers Can Cope in a Consumer-Driven World
  • Small/Mid-Size Employer Workshops
  • Consumer-Centric Medicaid
  • The New Healthy Living Consumer - Looking Outside the "Traditional Health Care Box" for Health & Wellness Solutions
  • Legal and Compliance "Hot Button" Issues for HSAs, HRAs and Health Benefit Cards
  • How Brokers/Agents Can Effectively Navigate the CDHC Waters
  • ActiveHealth Management Story
  • Fiserv Health Luncheon Session
  • Attracting and Retaining Good Employees: Benefits Turn the Key
  • Banking Strategies in a Consumer-Driven Market
  • Healthcare Blogging Summit 2006 - The New Rules of Marketing
  • The Medical Wellness Summit 2006
  • The Venture Forum at Consumer Health World

And Don't Miss These Upcoming Guest Bloggers
  • Jon Comola, Chief Executive Officer, Wye River Group on Healthcare
  • Joseph Kvedar, MD, Director, Partners Telemedicine, Partners HealthCare; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
  • Fred R. Williams, Director, Benefits and Strategic Alliances, Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

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Platinum Sponsor:
Gold Sponsor:
Milliman, Consultants and Actuaries - A Milliman Global Firm

Corporate Sponsors:
The TriZetto Group, Inc.
Honeywell HomMed
Discover Financial
Fiserv Health
Buck Consultants, an ACS Company
Health Politics
Great-West Healthcare
Moore Wallace Business Communication Services, An RR Donnelley Company
Finity Communications
Preventure - Innovative Health Management Solutions
Alston + Bird, LLP
bWell International

Association Sponsors:
National Association of Health Underwriters
Medical Wellness Association
Galen Institute
MB Project
Consumers for Health Care Choices
Council for Affordable Health Insurance
National Association for Health and Fitness
Center for Health Transformation
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association
The Medical Society of Virginia

Media Sponsors:
Health Care News
Coalition America
Eli Research
Wellness Inventory
Physicians EHR
AIS's Inside Consumer-Directed Care
Performance Improvement Advisor
Consumer Driven Healthcare
HSA Premium
Disease Management Advisor
EMR Advisor
Medicare Disease Management
NHI Publications
Wellness Program Management Advisor
The Executive Report on Managed Care
CDHC Solutions
Benefits & Compensation Solutions
Healthy Living Channel
The Medical Blog Network
Government Health IT
Healthcare IT News
Healthcare Finance News

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Amie Garrett Grayson
Director of Marketing
804.266.7422 X7406
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Senior Director of Sales
804.266.7422 X7402

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Director of Sales
804.266.7422 X7409
Willie Moreno
Director of Operations
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