Patient Navigator and Advocate National Conference

Register Now for the November 2-3 National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants Conference – the premier education and networking event for healthcare advocates.

The non-profit National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) is hosting its fourth annual national conference on November 2-3 in Boston, Massachusetts. This year’s theme “The Leading Edge of Reform: Roles and Goals for Patient Advocates” speaks to the growing need for advocates to shape health policy reforms and to help and teach consumers to find their way through our complicated healthcare delivery system.

As in previous years, this is the most important education and networking opportunity for healthcare advocates and patient navigators.  Members of NAHAC will receive a discount on registration but non-members may also attend.  Members of the public will be allowed to participate in our Saturday, November 3 sessions.  Space is limited, so register soon.

Our keynote speaker will be Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., a medical reformer who has experience working with the most progressive health systems. His address “Building a New Model of Primary Care” will show advocates what roles they may have in new delivery models being implemented through healthcare reforms.

The current agenda of plenary and workshop session, to which more will be added, includes:

What’s Next for Healthcare Reform?” by Michael Miller, Director of Strategic Policy, Community Catalyst

“The Patient-Centered Medical Home,” by Maury McGough, M.D.

“Getting Past the Gatekeepers – How to Communicate and Collaborate with MDs, Nurses and Medical Staff” by Dana Wiltsek, Social Worker and Health Advocate

“When and How Should You Discuss Palliative Care Options with Your Clients?” by Dr. Eve Chittenden, Harvard Medical School Institute for Palliative Care

“Introducing your Clients to Mind-Body Medicine” by Peg Baim from Benson-Henry Mind Body Institute

“How to Solve Health Insurance Problems and be a Hero to your Clients” by Tina Lamont

“Transitioning to Independence” by Nell and Samuel Kief

“Leaving the Hospital – Advice for Transitions in Care” by Cheri A. Lattimer, RN, BSN

“New Frontiers in Cancer Research” by Christopher G. Azzoli, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn and connect with the best in the business.  For more information, check out the NAHAC website and registration.  Space is limited.

About Elisabeth Schuler Russell

The curator of this blog is Elisabeth Schuler Russell, Founder and President of Patient Navigator, LLC. Her goal is to inform readers about important healthcare topics and teach them to become informed healthcare consumers.
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3 Responses to Patient Navigator and Advocate National Conference

  1. Please email me a copy of Dr. Azzoli’s address “New Frontiers in Cancer Research.”

  2. Liliana says:

    When and where is the 2013 conference?

  3. blog says:

    NAHAC will not hold a national conference in 2013. We will focus instead on a series of monthly educational teleconferences and roundtables. Check the website for more information, http://www.nahac.com. All of the previous four years of presentations are available to NAHAC members via podcast.

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