The 24th National Conference's Second Day Program – April 9, 2013

Last Updated on April 16, 2022 by Lee Burnett, DO, FAAFP

For the previous day, see:  The 24th National Conference’s First Day Program – April 8, 2013

The 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, to be held April 8-11, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i, begins on Monday April 8. The theme of the National Conference isWhat Has Changed. 

Conference registration includes four night’s accommodation at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i, beginning April 7, 2013,  the night before the first National Conference session.

[For further information on the National Conference, see: The 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i April 7-11, 2013.]

Each morning will begin with assigned breakfast breakout groups at 6:30 a.m.  in the beautiful surroundings of Dondero’s Restaurant, with its magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.

Each breakout group will be led by a Fellow or Senior Fellow of the National Conferences, and each will  have an assigned discussion topic on issues of health care access and health care reform.

Both the topics for discussion and the questions and the notes on each discussion developed by each breakout group’s designated scribe will be posted on this website.

The Second Day’s Plenary Sessions

A  Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Pathway

The second day’s plenary sessions begin with a presentation by Doctors David Sundwall of the University of Utah and Michael Fine, who is the Director of Health for the State of Rhode Island.

Its subject matter, on policy proposals currently being considered for the Medicaid program is discussed at 24th National Conference, 2nd Day: “Medicaid in the Crosshairs?”: Doctors David Sundwall, Michael Fine to Discuss Current, Emerging Issues in the Structure, Financing of Medicaid.

Tuesday morning’s second plenary panel will consist of Doctors Hector Flores of White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, Doctor Perray A. Pugno of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and James Herman of the Penn State University College of Medicine and Penn State/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The Reform Theme Overview Panel

Doctors Flores, Pugno and Herman will present the thesis that PPACA, the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act, contains elements that will advance other long-term objectives of health care reformers.

Many such reforms have been advocated by those who have participated in the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access. [See 24th National Conference: the Potential for Primary Healthcare Improvements as a Result of Reform Legislation.]

The Reform Theme Special Presentations

Tropical Foliage and Water Images; Grand Hyatt Kaua’i

At this point in the National Conference, a series of clustered thematic presentations on long-desired reforms, that will include case studies and the Naitonal Conferences’ signature Thought Provocateur Sessions.

The first of these thematic clusters relates to the long-desired goal of better integrating behavioral health and clinical medicine [24th National Conference Theme Presentations: A Reform Objective – Better Integration of Clinical Medicine and Behavioral Health.]

This will include a reports of an ongoing study of the observable differences between psychiatric patients with a primary care physician and those without, presented by faculty of the Wayne State and Wright State medical schools. It will also feature a Thought Provocateur session relating to the integration of behavioral science and clinical medicine in the community health center setting.

The plenary session also includes the Twenty-second Charles E. Odegaard Lecture [24th National Conference: Boston University’s Doctor Thomas Hines to Give 22nd Charles E. Odegaard Lecture.]




6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Assigned Breakfast Breakout Groups

8:15 AM – 8:20 AM

Introduction to the Day’s Themes

Moderator: Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Wright State University

Dayton, Ohio

8:20 AM – 8:55 AM

Medicaid in the Crosshairs?

David N. Sundwall, MD

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael Fine, MD

Rhode Island State Department of Health 

Providence, Rhode Island

8:55 AM – 9:05 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: Richard D. Clover, MD

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

9:05 AM- 9:40 AM

What HAS Changed: Strategic Reforms Advanced by PPACA

Hector Flores, MD

White Memorial Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

James Herman, MD

Penn State University School of Medicine

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Perry Pugno, MD

American Academy of Family Physicians

Leawood, Kansas

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM

 Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: David N. Sundwall, MD

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

9:50 AM-10:05 AM

PPACA-Advantaged Strategic Reforms: “Mental Health and Medicine in a Community Health Center”

Eugenie Lewis, MHSA, LCSW

JWCH Institute

Los Angeles, California

10:05 AM – 10:10 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS

Stanford University

Palo Alto, California


10:10 AM -10:25 AM


10:25 AM – 11:05 AM

PPACA-Advantaged Strategic Reforms: “Integration of Behavioral Science and Medicine for Psychiatric Patients”

John M. Boltri, MD

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

Mark E. Clasen, MD, Ph.D.

Cynthia Olsen, MD

Wright State University

Dayton, Ohio

11:05 AM -11:10 AM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital

Whittier, California

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM

The 2oth Charles E. Odegaard Lecture

Thomas C. Hines, MD

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Audience Questions and Comments

Lead Question: John P. Geyman, MD

University of Washington Emeritus

Friday Harbor, Washington

12:00 PM

Adjournment of Second Day


 For the program of the third conference day, see: The 24th National Conference’s Third Day Program – April 10, 2013 .













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