Chronic Disease Care: Better Ideas in Action

November 6 and 7, 2008
San Francisco, California

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Past Events

In November of 2005, the California HealthCare Foundation sponsored "Chronic Disease Care: Better Ideas for Solving Real World Problems," our first conference on improving chronic disease care. The agenda and speaker materials are posted below. Also available for download are the Conference Highlights PDF.



Agenda: Day 1
Thursday, November 3, 2005
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Conference Overview
What Is a Networking Conference?


Sophia Chang, MD, MPH
Director, Better Chronic Disease Care Program
California HealthCare Foundation
Oakland, CA

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9:00 a.m. Transformation vs. Change: Be Wary of the Difference!

Irwin M. Rubin, PhD
President, Temenos, Inc.
Honolulu, HI

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9:30 a.m. Sharing Better Ideas: Knowing What to Take Home

Sarah W. Fraser, PhD
Principal, Sarah Fraser & Associates Ltd.
Visiting Professor, University of Middlesex
London, UK

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9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Discussion Group Sessions I
Teams and Collaborations: Making It Real in Practice

1.01 Expanding Roles for Existing Staff

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
Chief Medical Director
Whittier Institute for Diabetes/Project Dulce
La Jolla, CA

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Salwan AbiEzzi, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

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Ysidro (Sid) Martinez
Medical Assistant
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

Ursula Baffigo, MD
Associate Medical Director
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
San Fernando, CA

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1.02 Using Face-to-Face Time More Effectively

Susan Haverkamp, MD, MSPH
Pediatrician
La Clinica de La Raza
Oakland, CA

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Lolly Schiffman, MD
Kaiser Permanente
Richmond, CA

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Jennifer Heidmann, MD
Eureka Internal Medicine
Eureka, CA

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1.03 Making Group Visits Work

Chip Renner, MD
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Concord, CA

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Lisa Golden, MD
Medical Director
Ocean Park Health Center
San Francisco, CA

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Malcolm Gordon, MD
Kaiser Permanente
San Jose, CA

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1.04 Managing a Population, Patient by Patient. Medi-Cal Plan/Provider Partnerships

Fiona Wilson, MD
Vice President, Quality Initiatives
Brown & Toland Medical Group
San Francisco, CA

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Bradley Gilbert, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Inland Empire Health Plan
San Bernardino, CA

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Dennis Collins, MD
Medical Director
Santa Clara Family Health Plan
Campbell, CA

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1.05 Open/Advanced Access: How Does It Really Work?

Lawrence Bernstein, MD
Chair of Internal Medicine
Facey Medical Group, Facey Copperhill
Santa Clarita, CA

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Lowell Kleinman, MD
Family Practice of San Ramon
San Ramon, CA

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Itohan Oyamendan, MHA
Chief Operating Officer
The Children's Clinic
Long Beach, CA

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11:45 a.m. Networking Luncheon
1:15 p.m. Plenary Speaker
Patients as Partners: Self-Management Support


David Sobel, MD, MPH
Director, Patient Education and Health Promotion
Regional Health Education
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
Oakland, CA

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1:45 p.m. Concurrent Discussion Group Sessions II
Motivating and Supporting Self Management
2.01 Harnessing the Power of Peers

America Bracho, MD, MPH, CDE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Latino Health Access
Santa Ana, CA

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Laura De Nola
Peer Leader
Palo Alto, CA

Kate Lorig, RN, DrPH
Director
Stanford University Patient Education Research Center
Palo Alto, CA

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2.02 Practical Things That Can Be Done in the 15-Minute Office Visit

Dean Schillinger, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA

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David Campa, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
San Fernando, CA

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Scott Gee, MD
Medical Director, Prevention and Health Informa