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Lowell Dempsey 
Health Affairs 


Tuesday January 10, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST

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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Health Affairs: Confronting the Growing Diabetes Crisis 

Jan. 10 Health Affairs Issue Briefing:
Confronting the Growing Diabetes Crisis


8:30 a.m. - Welcome 

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

8:40 a.m. - Keynote

Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States

9:00 a.m. - Perspectives

Deneen Vojta, Senior Vice President, UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization and UnitedHealth International
Mike Mawby, Chief Government Affairs Officer, Novo Nordisk
Jim Knickman, President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation

9:30 a.m. - Overview: The National Crisis

Judith FradkinDirector, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, on Confronting The Urgent Challenge Of Diabetes: An Overview
Ann AlbrightDirector, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on A Nationwide Community-Based Lifestyle Program Could Delay Or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Cases And Save $5.7 Billion In 25 Years
Deneen VojtaSenior Vice President, UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization and UnitedHealth International, on Effective Interventions For Stemming The Growing Crisis Of Diabetes and Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective 
Michael R. RichardsDoctoral Candidate, Yale University, on Diabetes’ ‘Health Shock’ To Schooling and Earnings: Increased Dropout Rates And Lower Wages And Employment In Young Adults


10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. - The Potential and Early Detection

Clifford GoodmanSenior Vice President and Principal, The Lewin Group, on The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines
Meredith HawkinsProfessor of Medicine and Director, Global Diabetes Initiative, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, on ‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise? 
K.M. Venkat NarayanHubert Professor of Global Health & Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, on Global Prevention And Control Of Type 2 Diabetes Will Require Paradigm Shifts In Policies Within And Among Countries

11:45 a.m. - The Potential of Lifestyle Changes and Weight Loss

Kenneth Thorpe, Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, on The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy
Richard KahnProfessor of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, on Reducing the Impact of Diabetes: Is Prevention Feasible Today or Should We Aim for Better Treatment?
Mohammed K. AliAssistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, on How Effective Were Lifestyle Interventions In Real-World Settings That Were Modeled On The Diabetes Prevention Program? 


1:00 p.m. - Break for Lunch

1:15 p.m. - Improving Medical Management and Care

Robert Burke, Pace University,Montefiore Medical Center, on Group Visits Hold Great Potential For Improving Diabetes Care And Outcomes, But Best Practices Must Be Developed
Robb A. CohenChief Government Affairs Officer, XL Health Corporation on Medicare Advantage Chronic Special Needs Plan Boosted Primary Care, Reduced Hospital Use Among Diabetes Patients
Helena FoulkesExecutive Vice President & Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer, CVS Caremark, on An Integrated Pharmacy-Based Program Improved Medication Prescription And Adherence Rates In Diabetes Patients
Edwin B. FisherGlobal Director, Peers for Progress of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, on Peer Support For Self-Management Of Diabetes Demonstrated Feasibility And Improved Outcomes In International Settings
Bradley GrayHealth Services Researcher, American Board of Internal Medicine, on PhysiciansActions And Influence, Such As Aggressive Blood Pressure Control, Greatly Improve The Health Of Diabetes Patients


2:15 p.m. - Future Directions in National Policy on Diabetes

Rachel GarfieldSenior Researcher and Associate Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, on Medicaid Expansion Under Health Reform May Increase Service Use And Improve Access for Low-Income Adults With Diabetes
Y. Claire Wang, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, on A Penny-Per-Ounce Tax On Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Would Cut Health And Cost Burdens Of Diabetes


3:00 p.m. - Adjourn