SEC meets at the Flightline Restaurant (formerly High Sierra Grill), 521 Firestone Road
See meal choices below. Please reserve now, choose your meal, and pay now by credit card,
or pay at the door with cash or check.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Flightline Restaurant (former High Sierra)
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93117

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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5-8-19 Trends in Healthcare Worth Knowing About

Our May Presentation: Healthcare is ever-changing. As healthcare spending approaches one fifth of the GDP, this talk will review some underlying trends that are driving the changes we see in healthcare. These range from drug costs to changes in who (or what) will be your “Family Doctor” to consumerism.

Our Speaker: Dr. Kurt N. Ransohoff, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Sansum Clinic

As CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Sansum Clinic, Kurt Ransohoff, MD, FACP, oversees the largest outpatient healthcare delivery system in Santa Barbara County and one of the country's oldest and largest medical foundations. Dr. Ransohoff joined Sansum Clinic in 1992.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ransohoff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine. He was an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine from 1989-1992, and chief resident and clinical instructor from 1988-1989. Dr. Ransohoff was chairman of Sansum Clinic's Internal Medicine Department from 1992-1994, and assistant medical director from 1994-1997. He has been medical director since 1997, president since 1998, and CEO since 2002. Dr. Ransohoff serves on the boards of America's Physician Groups (APG) and CenCal Health.

Please reserve by the Monday before the meeting: A reservation allows SEC to provide the restaurant an accurate guarantee of meal amounts and results in faster service. When reserving, make a meal choice. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation.

Meal Choices: All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you reserve, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you reserve, or walk-in and pay at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks: Diet soda, iced tea, lemonade and water are available.

As you register, note the opportunity on the form to join SEC
as an individual or corporate member!

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Our Sponsors: This meeting is sponsored in part by
Community West Bank
Bengal Engineering

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From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz: 

All members and guests are encouraged to contribute 
to the SEC scholarship program!

Contact a board member at an SEC meeting, send email to the SEC,
or simply visit our new web page and use the direct donation button. However you do it, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara handles the actual fund and awards.
Donations may be tax-deductible.

Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

June 12: Steven C. Sereboff, SoCal IP Law Group, "Update on Patent Law"

July 10: Technical Employment in Santa Barbara

Aug. 14: Raphaële Clément, UCSB Materials, future battery chemistries

Sept. 11:
Craig Lewis, Clean Coalition, "Community Microgrids"