The 2016 National Summit will bring together the nation’s leaders with a commitment to the vision that all Americans living with advanced illness should receive high-quality, person-centered care.  Join us at the National Academy of Sciences building (September 20th and 21st, 2016) for plenary discussions with: 

  • •    Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association
  • •    Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine 
  • •    The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • •    Senator Tom Daschle
  • •    Senator William H. Frist, MD
  • •    Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
  • •    Michael Pollan, John S. & James L. Professor of Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education & contributing writer to the NYT Magazine​
  • •    Barry Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Health, Inc.
  • •    Bishop J.W. Macklin, 2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop, Churches of God in Christ International (Hayward, CA)​
  • •    B.J. Miller, MD, Senior Director and Advocate, Zen Hospice Project and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • •    Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • •    Diane Meier, MD, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • •    Rick Pollack, President and CEO, American Hospital Association
  • •    Leonard Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, University of Southern California
  • •    Eric Schneidewind, President, AARP

Network with and learn from these and other leaders about emerging trends in effective clinical and community models from around the country, measurements for the movement, payment reform, and the role of technology in scaling innovations.  Engage with experts in small workshops on topics such as: shaping the policy agenda (state and federal); change management and case studies on successfully integrated care delivery models; financial navigation models for ill people and their families; support for family caregivers and more.  

We look forward to seeing you September 20th and 21st, 2016 for C-TAC’s Third National Summit on Advanced Illness Care. Please visit www.ctacsummit.com/register to register now.

We are grateful to our 2016 Sponsors for their support: AARP, Leonard Schaeffer, Aspire Health, American Heart Association, American Society on Clinical Oncology, American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Medecision, National Academy of Medicine, and CFAR.

AGENDA

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
7:30 am Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

8:30 am

Looking Ahead: C-TAC Innovations in 2017 and Beyond

 
Jon Broyles, Executive Director, C-TAC
Tom Koutsoumpas, Co-Chair, C-TAC Board of Directors
Bill Novelli, Co-Chair, C-TAC Board of Directors

 

8:50 am

Introduction to the Summit

 

Summit Co-Chair: Leonard Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, University of Southern California

 

9:00 am Innovative Approaches Geared Toward Caring for Veterans Living with Advanced Illness  
 
  • Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
   
9:30 am

Call to Action from the Frontlines: Patient and Provider Perspectives

  Personal experiences in putting the ill person/family and their values at the center of care reform.

 

 

B.J. Miller, MD, Senior Director and Advocate, Zen Hospice Project; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Univerisity of California, San Francisco

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10:10 am

Beyond the Hospital: Community – Clinical Partnerships 

Hospitals and providers are shifting their approach to care. A perspective on redefining the patient-provider-health system relationship

Rick Pollack, President and CEO, American Hospital Association

 

 

10:25 am

Networking Break

 

10:50 am

Faith Leadership in Community Supported Care  

 

Perspective on role that faith leaders can play in supporting people living with advanced illness in our most vulnerable communities. 

 

Bishop J.W. Macklin, 2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop, Churches of God in Christ International (Hayward, CA)

 
11:05 am

The Emerging Care Continuum: Lessons from the Field

 

Discuss the definition of advanced care and the emerging care continuum, learn how this type of care model differs from traditional care delivery, learn the transformational work to help care teams migrate to this new type of care.   

Moderator: Brad Stuart, MD, Chief Medical Officer, C-TAC 
Joseph Milano, MD, Medical Director, Northwell Health
Khue Nguyen, PharmD, Chief Operating Officer, C-TAC
  • Debra A. Flores, MSM, BSN, RN, FACHE President/Administrator, Sentara CarePlex Hospital

 

12:05 pm

The Changing Political Landscape

 

Insights into health and healthcare policy in the new political and policy environment.

 

Moderator: Tom Koutsoumpas, Co-Chair, C-TAC Board of Directors 
Senator Tom Daschle, Founder and CEO, The Daschle Group
Senator William H. Frist, MD, Cressey & Co. 

 

12:50 pm Networking Lunch

 

1:50 pm

Key Quality Measures that Drive the Movement for Advanced Illness Care

 

Developing and applying key quality measures to change the delivery of care, improve public reporting, refine reimbursement, and drive progress in improving advanced illness care at the national level.

  Moderator: David E. Longnecker, MD, Chief Clinical Innovations Officer, C-TAC
  Arif H. Kamal, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Physician Quality and Outcomes Officer, Duke Cancer Institute
  R. Sean Morrison, MD, Director, The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  Wendy Prins, MPH, MPT, Senior Advisor, Quality Innovation, National Quality Forum

 

2:30 pm

National Academy of Medicine Report on "Dying in America:" Two Years Later - Where Do We Stand?

  Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine

 

2:45 pm

Improving Advanced Illness Care: Opportunities for Action in the 115th Congress

 

Identifying health policy opportunities for those with advanced illness in the new political landscape. 

 

Moderator: Summit Co-Chair: Leonard Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Wideney Chair and Professor, University of Southern California

Confirmed: 

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN 6th District)

U.S. Representive Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd District

  • U.S. Representative Phil Roe (R-TN 1st District) 

 

3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

 

Caregiving: Current Environment, Best Practices and Next Steps

Gail Hunt, President and CEO, National Alliance for Caregiving
Joanne Lynn, Director, Altarum's Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness 
Susan Reinhard, RN, SVP, AARP Public Policy Center

 
  • Policy Barriers to Implementing Advanced Illness Care Models
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  • Vicki Jackson, MD, Chief of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital 
    Phil Marshall, President and CEO, Hosparus
 
  • Key Benefits and Barriers to Adopting Technology Applications in Advanced Illness Care
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  • Moderator: Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, Senior Clinical Advisor, C-TAC
  • Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS, Tenured Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College
  • Torrie Fields, MPH,
 Senior Program Manager, Palliative Care
Healthcare Quality & Affordability
Blue Shield of California

    Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, Physician Informatics Executive, Resonate Health

 
  • Clinical Models: Determining How to Deliver Care in a Value-Based Payment Model
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  • Khue Nguyen, PharmD, Chief Operating Officer, C-TAC
  • Maria Gatto, Health System Director, Palliative Care, Trinity Health
  • Elizabeth M. Mahler, MD, Vice President, Patient Health Management and Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Care at Home
 
  • Emerging Faith-based Approaches to Supporting Care Delivery for those Living with Advanced Illness
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  • Moderator: Malene Davis, President and CEO, Capital Caring
  • Reverend Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, Executive Director, Alameda County Care Alliance
  • Jill Joseph, MD, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Pat Tadel, MSN, RN, Senior Faculty Consultant, Respecting Choices, Gundersen Health System
 

Getting to the Right Clinical Measures: Where We Are and Where We Go From Here

Moderator: Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Director, Policy and Professional Engagement, C-TAC

  • Arif H. Kamal, MD, Assistant Professor, Duke University
  • Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Co-Chair, AAHPM and HPNA Panel on “Measuring What Matters”
  • Joanna Paladino, MD, Assistant Director of Implementation, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

4:45 pm Psilocybin and the Next Frontier in Psychological Support for Those Living with Advanced Illness
 

New research into drugs like psilocybin and marijuana have shown dramatic increases in psychological wellness. The panel will assess the role these new, and sometimes controversial drugs, can play in providing additional psychological support for those living with advanced illness

  Moderator: Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Contributing Writer to the New York Times Magazine
  George Goldsmith, Co-Founder and Director, COMPASS; Chairman, Tapestry Networks
  Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCBS, CPE, Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pharmacy, Practice, and Science, University of Maryland
  William A. Richards, STM, PhD, Clinical Director, States of Consciousness Research, Department of Psychiatry, Bayview Campus, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

5:45 pm Day One Closing
 

Summit Co-Chair: Eric Schneidewind, President, AARP

 

6:00 pm - 

7:00 pm

  • Networking and Cocktail Reception at the National Academy of Sciences Building

 

Adjourn for the Day

                        

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

 

7:30 am -

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

8:30 am

Summary of Previous Day & Overview of the Coming Day

  Summit Co-Chair: Eric Schneidewind, President, AARP

 

8:40 am Policy Perspectives
 

How value-based payment models will transform advanced illness care delivery.

 
Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Tom Koutsoumpas, Co-Chair, C-TAC Board of Directors

 

9:00 am

Live with Lucy Kalanithi: When Breath Becomes Air

 

Hear from the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air, on her personal experience with advanced illness.  Alexandra Drane will discuss the book and Lucy’s personal journey through advanced illness and its aftermath.

  Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine 
Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder and Chair, Eliza Corporation; Co-Founder, Engage with Grace

 

9:30 am Integrating Mental Health Treatment into Advanced Illness Care   
  Barry Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Health, Inc.

 

9:45 am

Developing Alternate Payment Models to Promote Person-Centered Care 

 

Progress in identifying barriers and developing models to drive reform.

 

Moderator: Gary Bacher, JD, Founding Member, Healthsperien

Scott Josephs, MD, National Medical Officer, Cigna

  Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP, Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

10:45 

 

 

Networking Break

11:15 am

Bits, Bytes, and Better Care: Technology-Enabled Innovations for Advanced Care

 

A discussion about the technology that leverages the already existing investments, such as predictive modeling, that have been made in order to improve advanced care coordination in the health care delivery system.

  Moderator: Colin Hill, Co-Founder and CEO, GNS Healthcare
  Ziad Obermeyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospitals
  Steven Peskin, MD, MBA, FACP, Executive Medical Director, Population Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Joseph Shega, MD, Senior Vice President and National Medical Director, VITAS Healthcare

 

12:00 pm

The State of The States

 

The latest in best policy practices and state-based initiatives, and the barriers that remain

  Moderator: Diane E. Meier, MD, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
  Dan K. Morhaim, MD, Deputy Majority Leader and Delegate, Democrat, District 11, Baltimore County
  Karen Peterson, Executive Director, Honoring Choices Minnesota
  Judy Thomas, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

                                                                                                                                                                              

12:45 pm

Summit Summary: Accelerating Progress to Transform Advanced Illness Care

  Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association
  Bill Novelli, Co-Chair, C-TAC Board of Directors

 

1:00 pm Summit Concludes

 

1:15  -

4:00 pm

Workshops for Action: By Invitation Only ​

Moving the Agenda Forward

   
4:00 pm Adjourn