Last Updated on April 16, 2022 by Lee Burnett, DO, FAAFP
The 26th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access begins Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.
A key subject of the conference’s first morning will be community-oriented primary care and community-based training of primary care physicians.
The April 13th session’s second plenary session will begin present Doctors Marc Babitz of the Utah Department of Health and Samuel Matheny of the University of Kentucky in a discussion of the issues of training primary care physicians for rural areas and areas of need.
Dr Matheny will discuss current issues that affect the training of physicians for geographic areas where unmet needs are a priority concern.
Doctor Matheny is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, and now holds the Nicholas J. Pisacano Endowed Chair. At University of Kentucky, he has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine is now Vice-Provost for Global Health Initiatives.
Among Dr Matheny’s professional experiences is his directorship of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of AIDS in which he played a major role in the implementation of the Ryan White Act.
He has served as the head of the Division of Family Medicine at the University of Southern California and on the faculties of UCLA’s Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center and of Glendale Adventist Health Center, as well as being the District Health Officer within the County of Los Angeles’ health care system. Doctor Matheny is a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access.