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New England Coalition for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Agenda

25TH ANNUAL NECON CONFERENCE ON PROMOTING PREVENTION
CREATING AN ETHIC OF PREVENTION IN NEW ENGLAND

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 28, 2005
Registration Fee: $75

Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
Marlborough, MA

8:00am

Registration
Beverages & light refreshments

   

8:30am

Welcome
Bertram A. Yaffe, Chair, NECON
The Honorable Donald L. Carcieri, Governor, State of RI
Chair, New England Governors' Conference, Inc. (invited)
Introduction: Charles Tretter, Executive Director, New England Governors Conference, Inc.

   

9:00am

Keynote Address
George A. Mensah, MD, Distinguished Scientist
Introduction: Daniel Levy, MD, FACC, Director, NHLBI, Framingham Heart Study

   

10:00am

Components of a Culture of Prevention
Panel Moderator: Michael Samuelson, VP Health & Wellness Services, BCBS of RI

  • At the Beginning: School Based Prevention Policies
    Holly Alperin, Ed.M., CHES, Coordinator, Comprehensive School Health Education, MA Dept. of Education
     
  • All Around Us: The Built Environment
    Gregory Howard, MPH, MS, Dept. of Environmental Health, BU School of Public Health
     
  • Addressing Disparities
    Rickie C. Keys, Ph.D., President and Founder, National Institute to Combat Health Disparities
     
  • The Future is Here: Biotechnology, Opportunities for Prevention and Caveats
    Thomas M. Finneran, President, MA Biotechnology Council
     
  • The Role of the Healthcare Provider in Forging an Ethic of Prevention
    David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
   

11:15am

The New England States Address the Overweight and Metabolic Syndrome Challenges to Health

  • Christine Parker, MPH, Program Director, Obesity Program, State of CT, Dept of Public Health
  • Lori A. Kaley, MS, RD, LD, MSB, Coordinator, Edmund S. Muskie School of Pub Svc, Univ. of So. Maine
  • David G. Blackburn, MALD, Executive Director, Nutrition & Health Partnership, Wellesley Hills, MA
  • Lisa Bujno, MSN, ARNP, Bureau Chief, NH Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • David R. Gifford, MD, MPH, Director of Health, RI Department of Health
  • Mimi Benedict, RN, MPH, Project Director, Coordinated School Health, VT Department of Health
   

12:30pm

Networking Lunch
Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Overweight: Progress and Scientic Update
Walter Willett, MD, Chair, Dept of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Recognition of Legislative Champions for Prevention in attendance

   

2:00pm

Ethics In Action––Best Practices (breakout sessions)

The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Primary & Secondary Prevention

  • David Day, VP of Advocacy, American Heart Association, NE Affiliate
  • Joanne Bean, R.N., M.B.A., B.S.N., Senior Market Director, American Diabetes Assn, NE Affiliate
  • Kathleen O'Connor, Director of Cancer Prevention, American Cancer Society, NE Division
  • Dana Palit, MCSW, LICSW, American Cancer Society, NE Division

Disparities: The Ultimate Ethical Challenge

  • Rickie C. Keys, Ph.D., President and Founder, National Institute to Combat Health Disparities
  • Janet Scott-Harris, Regional Consultant for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health

Incentives to Promote Prevention

  • Barry G. Zallen, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, BCBS of MA

Initiatives That will Remove the Barriers to Prevention Among Clinicians, Insurers and Patients

  • David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
   

3:30pm

Closing Remarks

Ralph Fuccillo, MA, Executive Director, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

President, MA Health Council


*An ethic of prevention exists when health promotion and disease prevention are the guiding principles of our social and built environments, our behavioral choices, and our healthcare enterprise.

REVISED 10/26/05

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