The 2013 Colorado Health Symposium
"Health Forward: Harnessing the Energy of Change"
Aug. 7-9, 2013
Keystone Resort & Conference Center
One of the leading national health policy conferences in the country, the Colorado Health Symposium is a unique chance to interact with many of the leading experts in health and health care.
Set in scenic Keystone, Colorado, the three-day event offers abundant opportunities to share ideas and learn about emerging health trends – both inside and outside the conference room walls.
After a day of engaging and thought-provoking discussions, you’re free to recharge in or around the resort, renew relationships or network at various informal social activities.
This Year's Theme: "Health Forward: Harnessing the Energy of Change"
Health and health care are undergoing a profound and unprecedented transformation, driven by public policy changes, consumer demand, market forces and economic realities.
Over the course of three days, the Symposium will explore the implications of these changes for individuals, families, health professionals and the marketplace, showing where innovations are already taking hold and setting a course that will inspire leaders to move forward.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
You Are Here: Navigating the Health Futures
Futurist Alvin Toffler described the phenomenon of "future shock" as "too much change in too short a period of time." With many provisions of the Affordable Care Act going into effect in 2014, the health sector seems to be changing too quickly and not fast enough all at once.
Day One's presenters will explain what the future of health means to consumers, health professionals and employers. They'll also provide context for how the impending shift will alter the cultural, social and political landscape – helping participants harness the energy of change to improve health outcomes.
Thursday, Aug. 8
Start Your Engines: Driving Innovation in Health
It's often said that technology isn't bad – it's how we use it. In recent years, technological advancements have enabled stakeholders in health – from physicians to consumers – to improve quality, efficiency and outcomes.
Day Two's presenters will demonstrate how data tools and innovative approaches will empower individuals and enable health professionals to drive better results – providing an inspiring and thought-provoking glimpse of what our health future could look like.
Friday, Aug. 9
We're All in the Pilot Seat: Leading Health Forward
Making meaningful change in health and health care requires strong leadership from people outside of the usual "spheres of influence." When individuals and communities take ownership and become advocates for health, they can make a powerful difference.
Day Three's presenters will share how leaders inspire organizations, communities and individuals to be drivers of good health in their own work and lives.
2013 Confirmed Presenters
Sanjeev Arora, MD, Director, Project ECHO
Ceci Connolly, Managing Director, Health Research Institute, PwC
Rebecca Costa, Sociobiologist and Author of "The Watchman's Rattle"
Benjamin Domenech, Research Fellow, The Heartland Institute
Daniel Friedland, MD, Founder and CEO, SuperSmartHealth
Len Nichols, PhD, Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University
Alan Weil, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
Registration is $500 for the full conference or $175 per day. Admission includes access to all Symposium sessions and materials. Nonprofit rates are available with a qualified EIN/FIN. Participants will enjoy breakfast and lunch each day, as well as evening receptions on Wednesday and Thursday. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
The registration fee is refundable less a $50 cancellation charge through 5 p.m. (MDT) on Wednesday, July 23, 2013. After that time, no refunds will be given.
Students from Colorado colleges and universities can take part in the annual Symposium through the Symposium U program.
Continue to check this webpage for details about the event. Please contact CoHealthSymposium@ColoradoHealth.org with questions.