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On the heels of the election, thought leaders converge at the Kellogg School to discuss the future of health care policy and innovation at the 21st annual MacEachern Symposium.

10/30/2008 - Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Ill., hosts its 21st annual MacEachern Symposium to discuss “Health Policy and Medical Innovation” on October 31, 2008. Amidst the final weeks of the nation’s presidential campaign, symposium participants – some of the most influential names in health care – will engage in panel discussions and debates on what the economic turmoil and a new administration could mean for the future of U.S. health care.

Robert Bazell
Robert Bazell, NBC News
Friday, October 31, 2008. Schedule and speakers follow:

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Opening speaker: Robert Bazell, chief science correspondent, NBC News
10 – 11:15 a.m. Panel 1: “The impact of health policy on medical innovation (start-ups and medical research)”
  • Richard Gallagher, editor-in-chief, The Scientist
  • Patrick Balthrop (KSM ’96), CEO, Luminex Corp.
  • Robert Chess, chairman, Nektar Therapeutics

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Address: Mark V. Pauly, professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

12:15 – 12: 30 p.m.

  • Awards
12:30 – 2 p.m. Panel 2: “Health Care Forecasting Luncheon”
  • Michael Sachs, chairman and CEO, Sg2
  • Tim Dugan, managing partner, Water Street Healthcare Partners
  • Charles Baker (KSM ’86), president and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Mark V. Pauly, professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dave Burda, editor, Modern Healthcare (moderator)
2 – 3:15 p.m. Panel 3: “The impact of potential health policy changes on health providers and payers”
  • Michael Maves, M.D., CEO, American Medical Association
  • Kristin Olds Glavin, CEO, American Orthopedic Association
  • Richard Pollack, executive vice president, American Hospital Association
  • Charles Baker (KSM ’86), president and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Joel Shalowitz, professor, Kellogg School of Management (moderator)
3:15 - 4 p.m. Health policy debate: “The election and medical innovation”

  • Michael Millenson, author, “Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age”
  • Edward F.X. Hughes, professor, Kellogg School of Management
This event will take place at:
Kellogg School of Management
James L. Allen Center (Evanston campus, Northwestern University)
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208