How will health reform affect care for chronic diseases? Ask experts at UCLA symposium

Media Contact

Elaine Schmidt
(310) 794-2272
WHAT:
How will the Obama new health care reform law affect treatment for consumers' diabetes, arthritis and heart disease? Ask the experts at a free UCLA symposium organized by students from the David Geffen School of Medicine. 
 
The event will examine medical care for chronic disease in the era of health reform and propose action-oriented solutions.  Participants will have the opportunity to network with local community clinic leaders, as well as with deans and faculty members from the UCLA schools of medicine, public health and nursing. 
 
WHO:
Participants will include:
 
Dr. Nancy Greenstreet
Medical director of Physicians Medical Group in Santa Cruz, Calif.
 
Dr. Richard Thorpe
President and CEO of Paradise Medical Group in Paradise, Calif.
 
Dr. Ed Wagner
Director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle
 
Dr. Michael Zimmerman
Chief medical officer for Affinity Medical Group in San Francisco
 
WHEN:
8 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22
 
WHERE:
Covel Commons at UCLA's Sunset Village
200 De Neve Dr., Los Angeles, Calif. 90095 (map)

BACKGROUND:
For speaker biographies and other details, visit www.uclahcs.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Elaine Schmidt, 310-794-2272, [email protected]
 
PARKING:
To reserve complimentary parking, R.S.V.P. by 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, to the media contact. Due to campus construction, parking for oversized trucks must be arranged in advance. Passenger vehicles should park in the Covel Commons parking structure.
Media Contact:
Elaine Schmidt
(310) 794-2272
[email protected]