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2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SHIFTING THE PARADIGM:
Advocates for a Person-Centered Healthcare System

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Seattle, WA
November 16 -18

View the Daily Schedule: National Conference Calendar.pdf


Featured Speakers:

Mark Crockett, MD – CEO, Verge Solutions

Mark Crockett has led multiple successful enterprises in healthcare and has been a pioneer in healthcare informationtechnology.  In addition to Verge Solutions, Mark is an emergency medicine physician, with both the practicing physician’s grasp of clinical and patient issues and a deep understanding of technology.  his products in emergency medicine medical records, population health and clinical care improvements have been used in more than one thousand hospitals. Mark will talk about technology’s impact on the patient experience.


Josephine Ensign, FNP, MPH, DrPH – Associate Professor, University of Washington

Josephine Ensign is a writer and a nurse. Her forthcoming medical memoir, Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net (Berkeley: She Writes Press, August 2016), has been named UW’s Health Sciences Common Book for academic year 2016/2017. Currently, she is working on a nonfiction book and multi-media project on the role of narrative in health and healing within the context of trauma and homelessness.  Josephine’s talk addresses narrative medicine as a tool to shift the paradigm.



Michael Hebb and Angel Grant – Founders, www.deathoverdinner.organd www.drugsoverdinner.org 

Michael Hebb is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Washington Communication Leadership Graduate Program and a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Michael believes that the table is one of the most effective vehicles for changing the world.  His redefined hospitality has reached five continents and garnered coverage in the NY Times, The New Yorker, W, Art Forum, The Atlantic, The Guardian and dozens of international publications. 


Angel Grant guides meditations on dying, healing addictive patterns and waking up from the cycle of suffering that is hard-wired into all human brains.  Recent meditations have been held at The NY Academy of Medicine, Peak Mind’s event with the Dalai Lama for his 80th birthday, The Conscious Dying Summit, Newport Academy and Summit Series.  She and Michael focus on reducing the discomfort in human interaction when it comes to talking about dying.




Stacey Tinianov – Patient Advocate, Community Engagement Consultant (@coffeemommy)

Since her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, Stacey has campaigned for patient engagement and empowerment using traditional and social media tools.  She was an invited patient voice at the July 2015 President’s Cancer Panel workshop on The Connected Cancer Patient: Vision for the Future and Recommendations for Action and a faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s FlipTheClinic Summit.  Through social media, Stacey believes “we can collectively transform the system to meet the clinical and holistic needs of both patients and providers.” Her message is simple—small innovations can lead to big change.  


John Samuels – Founder and CEO of Better Health Advisors, NAHAC Board Member (@bhanyc)

For over 20 years, John has served as a senior healthcare leader in New York City’s top hospitals including Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. John’s responsibilities included the operation of 15 emergency departments and a rapidly expanding network of urgent care centers. He sat at the helm of a system that touched nearly 700,000 lives per year.

In April of 2016, John launched Better Health Advisors, a firm focused on helping people navigate the healthcare system by assisting with finding top doctors, second opinions, and Emergency Room and hospital support. He earned his Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and graduated from the Academy of Healthcare Leadership Advancement at Cornell University. He is also a licensed nursing home administrator in New York and New Jersey. His talk will focus on emergency medicine and advocacy. 


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Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2016
    • 18 Nov 2016
    • Crowne Plaza Seattle 1113 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101


    2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

    SHIFTING THE PARADIGM:
    Advocates for a Person-Centered Healthcare System

    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Seattle, WA
    November 16 -18


    View the Daily Schedule: 

    Featured Speakers:

    Mark Crockett, MD – CEO, Verge Solutions

    Mark Crockett has led multiple successful enterprises in healthcare and has been a pioneer in healthcare information technology.  In addition to Verge Solutions, Mark is an emergency medicine physician, with both the practicing physician’s grasp of clinical and patient issues and a deep understanding of technology. His products in emergency medicine medical records, population health and clinical care improvements have been used in more than one thousand hospitals. Mark will talk about technology’s impact on the patient experience.


    Josephine Ensign, FNP, MPH, DrPH – Associate Professor, University of Washington

    Josephine Ensign is a writer and a nurse. Her forthcoming medical memoir, Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net (Berkeley: She Writes Press, August 2016), has been named UW’s Health Sciences Common Book for academic year 2016/2017. Currently, she is working on a nonfiction book and multi-media project on the role of narrative in health and healing within the context of trauma and homelessness.  Josephine’s talk addresses narrative medicine as a tool to shift the paradigm.


    Michael Hebb and Angel Grant – Founders, www.deathoverdinner.org and www.drugsoverdinner.org 

    Michael Hebb is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Washington Communication Leadership Graduate Program and a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Michael believes that the table is one of the most effective vehicles for changing the world.  His redefined hospitality has reached five continents and garnered coverage in the NY Times, The New Yorker, W, Art Forum, The Atlantic, The Guardian and dozens of international publications. 

    Angel Grant guides meditations on dying, healing addictive patterns and waking up from the cycle of suffering that is hard-wired into all human brains.  Recent meditations have been held at The NY Academy of Medicine, Peak Mind’s event with the Dalai Lama for his 80th birthday, The Conscious Dying Summit, Newport Academy and Summit Series.  She and Michael focus on reducing the discomfort in human interaction when it comes to talking about dying.


    Stacey Tinianov – Patient Advocate, Community Engagement Consultant (@coffeemommy)

    Since her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, Stacey has campaigned for patient engagement and empowerment using traditional and social media tools.  She was an invited patient voice at the July 2015 President’s Cancer Panel workshop on The Connected Cancer Patient: Vision for the Future and Recommendations for Action and a faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s FlipTheClinic Summit.  Through social media, Stacey believes “we can collectively transform the system to meet the clinical and holistic needs of both patients and providers.” Her message is simple—small innovations can lead to big change.

    John Samuels – Founder and CEO of Better Health Advisors, NAHAC Board Member (@bhanyc)

    For over 20 years, John has served as a senior healthcare leader in New York City’s top hospitals including Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. John’s responsibilities included the operation of 15 emergency departments and a rapidly expanding network of urgent care centers. He sat at the helm of a system that touched nearly 700,000 lives per year.

    In April of 2016, John launched Better Health Advisors, a firm focused on helping people navigate the healthcare system by assisting with finding top doctors, second opinions, and Emergency Room and hospital support. He earned his Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and graduated from the Academy of Healthcare Leadership Advancement at Cornell University. He is also a licensed nursing home administrator in New York and New Jersey. His talk will focus on emergency medicine and advocacy. 

    REGISTRATION


    MEMBERS

    NON-MEMBERS

    Early (before October 1)

    $360

    $400

    Regular

    $400

    $450

    Students*

    $250

    $275

    *Students must submit a copy (both sides) of their valid ID via email to admin@nahac.com  Once it is approved, NAHAC will complete the registration at the student rate. Registrants will get a confirmation via email.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    If you cancel your Conference registration on or before October 1, 2016, all registration fees are refundable minus a $25 processing fee. No refund of the event registration fee will be issued for any cancellations made after October 1, 2016. All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to admin@nahac.com. If you cancel your registration at any time, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants is not responsible for any non-refundable airfares, airfare penalties, and hotel or travel charges incurred. There are no exceptions to this Cancellation Policy. NAHAC encourages you to purchase personal travel insurance.

    HOTEL

    Crowne Plaza Seattle

    1113 6th Avenue

    Seattle, WA 98101

    Rooms – single/double $169 (Conference rate – must mention NAHAC National Conference; rooms are limited, so make your reservations early)

    Link for hotel group reservation:

    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NAHACconf

    Deadline for reservations:  Nov 1, 2016

    A limited number of rooms have been set aside for NAHAC conference attendees so reserve yours soon

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    We are pleased to be able to offer CEUs for Nurses, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors.  This conference will provide 10.5 CEU credits for individuals who attend the entire conference.


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