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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Day 1: The Business of Healthcare and the Effects on Disparities


Welcoming Remarks:

Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO
Thomas A. McCarthy, VP of Finance, Cigna

Plenary Session I
Topic: Hispanics & Health: New Mainstream Trends and Attitudes about Bienestar
Sponsored by: Geoscape
Speaker: Arthur Rockwell

As the driving force behind the New American Mainstream, Hispanics are increasing in numbers, influence and affluence. There are vast differences within this group based upon a number of demographic variables: US-born vs. foreign born, country-of-origin, language preference and acculturation levels. This increasingly important segment of the population also has unique health and wellness needs and attitudes based on their Hispanic and family-oriented cultures. No set of services could benefit more than healthcare and health insurance from the application of the ‘platinum rule’, i.e.: “Treat others the way they would like to be treated”.!
Topic:Hispanics & Health: New Mainstream Trends and Attitudes about Bienestar

11:15am–12:30pm Plenary Session II
Topic: In Health and Life: We Hispanics are more than Statistics
Speaker: Dr. Antonia Novello

Our projected Hispanic population by the year 2050 will be 132 million – an equivalent of 30% of the US population; almost 1 in 3. In spite of these numbers, we still are not “at par” in either the education or healthcare delivery fields.
We will be addressing the following:
• Why Hispanics are not “at par” in the education and healthcare delivery fields
• Some of the reasons for these disparities
• Some of the cultural issues that are inherent in the Hispanic life that keeps them behind
• Hispanics’ healthcare needs and some of the reasons behind their lack of access to the system of care in their communities
In the long run, the combination of Hispanic cultural knowledge, coupled with language, should allow the healthcare delivery providers and planning members to tailor services to the Hispanic community.
Topic:In Health and Life: We Hispanics are more than Statistics

12:45–2:00pm Keynote Luncheon
Topic: TBD

2:15–3:30pm Plenary Session III


Plenary Session IV
Topic: TBD

5:00–5:15p Closing Remarks
Speaker: Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO

5:30-7:30p Networking Reception


Friday, May 18, 2012
Day 2: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles within the Hispanic Community

8:00–8:30am Breakfast & Welcoming Remarks:
Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO

8:30–9:30am Plenary Session V
Topic: Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
Speaker:Dr. Alfredo Hinojosa-Quinones

Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story--from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from migrant worker to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School. Packed with adventure and adversity--including a few terrifying brushes with death--"Becoming Dr. Q" is a testament to persistence, hard work, the power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence. It's also a story about the importance of family, of mentors, and of giving people a chance.
Topic:Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

9:45–11:00am Plenary Session VI
Corporate America and Community Collaborating for Solutions

11:15–12:30pm Plenary Session VII
Topic: Connecting the Dots: How the Business of Healthcare Can Create a More Knowledgeable Consumer


Networking Luncheon
Topic: TBD


Closing Remarks

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