Health   Wed, June 26, 2019 09:23 AM

Washington, DC -Today the Health Care Symposium 2019: The Power of Wellness:  Law, Science, and the Human Touch will take place from 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Center, UNIDOSUS,  1126  Sixteenth Street, N.W.,  Washington, D.C.


10:00 a.m    Greeting and Overview  —  the current puzzles in a dangerous, swiftly  changing social and biological landscape.    Keeping one’s eyes on the Real Problems.

       Ma. Cristina Caballero, President/CEO,  Dialogue on Diversity.  Convenor

       Jackie Reyes-Yanes,  Director, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs,  D.C. Government  

10:30 a.m.  The Law of Health Care – the Latest Ups and Downs

Administrative Discouragements of Enrollments;  the Waivers of the Stringent ACA quality touchstones     Should a new system replace the ACA?  

       Karen Davenport, Lewin Group

       Sarah Coombs, National Partnership of Women and Families

11:30 a.m.   Minority Health and Health Disparities   

        The special problems of Minority Health:  historic, current.   The facts of

            cultural  dissonances.  


      Dr. Mary Roach,  BS MS,  PharmD,  Executive Director, The J J Center

      Giselle Lundy-Ponce, Colorín  Colorado Project ,  American

          Federation of  Teachers

  Midday  — Lunch


12:30  p.m.    The Frontiers of Medical Research


      Dr. Jane Knisely,  NIAID,  NIH,    Research for a world in which existing anti-biotics

         might be rendered impotent   


1:00      The State of Health Care

      Professor Leighton Ku, The George Washington  University —  Reflections on Medicaid 

1:30    The Administration of a Society-Wide Health Care System

                  Problems of  Women’s Health

     Dr. Tollie Elliott, Chief Medical Officer,  Mary’s Center    

     Bridgette Gómez,  Hispanic Outreach, Planned Parenthood, The Case of Women’s Health

     Stephanie Monroe “African Americans Against Alzheimer’s” 

     Hilda Crespo  Vice President, Aspira Association,   HIV/AIDS Prevention

2:30   Health,  IT,  and Privacy (All of Us,  Precision Medicine)

  Adrian Gropper MD, PhD,  Chief Technology Officer,  Patient  Privacy Rights

      3:00 Adjournment        4:00  p.m.  Reception