Dr. Abraham Verghese to speak at Western Health Care Leadership Academy

March 02, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

With a dramatic shake-up happening in Washington, D.C., the Western Health Care Leadership Academy is the right place and time for physician leaders who want to stay on top of policy and political changes to shape the future of health care. Register today and join us in San Diego for the West Coast's premier health care leadership conference!

Featuring Abraham Verghese, M.D.
We are pleased to announce our featured speaker Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP, physician, professor at Stanford School of Medicine and best-selling author of "Cutting for Stone." Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful tool: human touch. Dr. Verghese will talk about our strange new era of health care, where patients are merely data points, and calls for a return to the old-fashioned physical exam, the bedside chat and the power of informed observation.

Additional speakers include: 

CNN commentator Paul Begala: Begala is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. In the 2012 campaign, he was a senior adviser for the pro-Obama Super PAC, making Begala one of the few people to play a critical role in electing two different presidents.

Science correspondent Ira Flatow: Award-winning science correspondent and TV journalist, Flatow is the host of "Science Friday," heard weekly on PRI and podcast on iTunes, iOS, Android, etc. He anchors the show each Friday, bringing radio and internet listeners worldwide a lively, informative discussion on science, technology, health, space and the environment.

Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt: Hewitt is the host of "The Hugh Hewitt Show" on the Salem Radio Network, heard nationally every weekday morning. Hewitt is also an NBC News analyst, a professor of law at Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange County, CA, and a partner with the Los Angeles law firm of Larson O’Brien LLP.

More speakers will be announced, along with the full agenda, at westernleadershipacademy.com. Register now! (This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.)

About the Venue

Unique among other downtown San Diego hotels, Marriott provides an environment that easily transitions from dynamic meetings to resort-style relaxation with luxury guest rooms, 280,000 square feet of meeting space and a 446-slip marina.

Adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, this San Diego hotel in downtown is at the center of many popular attractions including Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, SeaWorld® San Diego and LEGOLAND® California.

Make your room reservation now!

National Presenting Sponsor

The Physicians Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient health care. As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, The Physicians Foundation is steadfast in its determination to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, support physicians in sustaining their medical practices and help practicing physicians navigate health care reform.


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