The Future of Medicine: Quo Vadis Medical Care?
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 8:30am — 1:00pm
This year the CEO Leadership School will connect the industry’s present and future leaders with pre-eminent physicians, scholars, and teachers to share perspectives on the future of medicine.
The program will explore the current and future state of medicine and the move to embrace home health and hospice as the center of care delivery. The program will provide strategies to help leaders to gain insignts on developing creative partnerships with the medical community.
$200 special registration required, breakfast and lunch included.
Leonard M. Gelman, MD, CMD
President of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Dr. Gelman is a family physician practicing in a private practice in Ballston Spa, a small town in upstate New York, between Albany and Saratoga Springs. He completed his residency in Family Practice at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, New York in 1986. He is currently Board Certified in Family Practice and has received the Certificate of Added Qualifications in geriatrics, as well as being hospice certified. Since 1987 he has been Medical Director of the Saratoga County Infirmary, the county governmental nursing home. He is also Medical Director at a proprietary home, Child’s Nursing Home in Albany, NY. He is an attending physician at two other nursing homes in the Capital District area of New York State and maintains a private family practice as well.
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA
Former Surgeon General of the United States and Vice Admiral
Regina M. Benjamin, was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers Americans around the world to promote, and protect the health. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and first chair of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council) made up of 17 cabinet-level federal agencies that developed a road map for the Nation’s health – The National Prevention Strategy. She was a Caring Award recipient in 2000.
Pedro J. Greer Jr., MD
Professor, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society, Florida International University - Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Dr. Pedro J. Greer is an unwavering and committed advocate for those without access to health care. Dr. Greer is board certified in Medicine and Gastroenterology and has been practicing in Miami, Florida, since 1991. He established Camillus Health Concern and Saint John Bosco in Miami, Florida, health care centers for persons who are homeless, undocumented, uninsured, and poor. Better known as “Joe,” Dr. Greer wrote Waking up in America, an autobiographical account of caring for persons who are homeless. He was a Caring Award recipient in 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
Carl A. Hammerschlag, MD
Physician, Author, and Healer
Dr. Carl A. Hammerschlag is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker, and healer. A Yale trained psychiatrist, he has spent more than 20 years working with Native Americans. For 14 of those years, he was Chief of Psychiatry at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Dr. Hammerschlag brings his gift of storytelling, a wealth of legends, and unique insights that bridge the worlds of science, spirit, and culture. Quite possibly the best solution he offers for the future is how to build community. He was a Caring Award recipient in 1998.
Adele O’Sullivan, MD
Physician, Health Care for the Homeless
Adele O’Sullivan’s dream of serving God by helping humanity led her to join the Order of Carondelet 31 years ago, and inspired her subsequent decision to become a doctor. Today, the “Mother Teresa of Phoenix,” as she is known, runs Health Care for the Homeless. She spends much of her time in a well-equipped clinic where she provides both medical care and unconditional love. But many of the homeless can’t get there, so she also seeks them out in the streets, parks, and makeshift shelters they call home. Their lives are likely to improve since Adele now has her own nonprofit dedicated to building them a recuperative care center and permanent housing. As founder of Circle the City, she hopes to circle the city with love. She was a Caring Award recipient in 2008.
Lawrence Kline, DO
Director, Scripps Clinic Sleep Center, Chairman of the Council on Physicians in Home Care
Dr. Kline was Mother Teresa’s physician. He has been on the staff of Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, located in La Jolla, California, since 1978. He is an expert on breathing disorders and is the director of Scripps Clinic Sleep Center.