Conference Highlights




November 6-8, 1997 Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Hotel

Orlando, Florida

Pre-Conference (optional) – Thursday, November 6, 1997, 2:00 pm

Beyond the Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate: Building Positive Clinical & Social Alternatives. Ira R. Byock, MD, Director, The Pallative Care Service.

Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Byock and Geoffery N Fieger, JD, attorney for Jack Kevorkian moderated by Arthur T. Porter, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.


Friday, November 7, 1997


8:45 am Keynote Address :
The Top Ten Trends in Healthcare for 1998.
Russell C. Coile, Jr., President, The Health Forecasting Group, Plano, Texas.
10:30 am Award for Excellence Presentation
Douglas P. Zipes, M.D.
1:15 pm Cancer Program Integration :
Straight Talk About What You Can Really Accomplish
Joseph M. Spallina
1:15 pm A Model for Clinical Integration in a Managed Care Market.
Carol Wilcox, RN, MS and Suzanne Yerg, MBA
2:20 pm Issues that Impact the Use of Complimentary Medicine on Society in Oncology.
Allen H. Neims, MD, PhD.
2:20 pm Care Maps, Utilization, & Outcomes
Jay Hoey and Scott Soehl
3:45 pm From Competitors to Collaborators :
Finding the Synergistic Solution.
Deborah Jorgenson, MS, RN and Suzanne Yerg, MBA
3:45 pm Economic Evaluation in Oncology :
Studies in Ambulatory Care vs. Home Health & Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Patrick A. Grusenmeyer, MPA

Saturday, November 8, 1997

8:00 am Hospice in a World of Managed Care & Integration :
Surviving Healthcare Change in an Increasingly Competitive Environment.
Lars Egede-Nissen, MPA and Janet L. Jones, RN, BSN
8:00 am Cancer Screening & Genetic Risk Assessment Programs :
Administrative Issues & Logical Tips.
Deborah Watkins Bruner, MSN
9:15 am Business, Health & the Bottom Line :
Showcasing Quality while Managing Costs.
Joan C. Rodney and Arthur T. Porter, MD
9:15 am Re-Engineering Case Management :
Preparing for the Year 2000.
Kristen Blasko and Karen Keown
11:00 am Cancer in the 21st Century…
What Will Make it Change?
Helene Brown
11:00 am Building the Foundation for Cancer Disease Management.
Michael D. Patton

Post-conference (optional)

1:30 pm Disease Management :
A Better Alternative to Managed Care.
Kent Giles
2:45 pm Networks
Burt VanderLaan, MD
3:45 pm Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers.
Susan J. Brown-Wagner, Kent Giles, and Burt VanderLaan, MD


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