12th Annual Thomas Langfitt Jr. Memorial Symposium:

Innovative Approaches to Universal Health Coverage: Massachusetts and Beyond

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
6:00 PM

BRB II/III Auditorium
(421 Curie Blvd.)

(Reception with hors d'oeuvres to follow)


Please join us for a very special panel discussion featuring leading
experts from the Massachusetts legislature, national advocacy groups, health system scholars, and the private insurance industry

Stuart Altman, PhD, Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and one of the nation's leading experts on health care policy and economics who has been instrumental in developing the Massachusetts legislation

Discussants will be:
Patricia Danzon, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Health Care Systems Department at Wharton. Professor Danzon is a renowned health care economist whose major research interests include the international pharmaceutical industry, health care economics and policy, managed care, and medical liability systems. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance, as well as an associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics.

Steffie Woolhandler, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard, co-director of the Harvard Medical School General Internal Medicine Fellowship program, and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

The Langfitt Memorial Symposium is named for the son of the late Dr. Thomas W. Langfitt, a longtime chairman of neurosurgery at Penn and former president of the Pew Charitable Trust.

Sponsored with The Wharton School and School of Medicine

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