February 24, 2010
1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
James Gavin III, MD, PhD – Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc.
1:40 p.m. – Presentation of Low
Consumption and Higher Medicare Cost: Consumption Clusters in a Medicare
Gary Puckrein, PhD – President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, Founding Partner of the Diabetes Care Project
1:50 p.m. – Barriers to
James Pope, MD – Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Healthways, Inc.
1:55 p.m. – Barriers to
Kenyatta Lee, MD – Medicare Director, Community Affairs, & Assistant Medical Director, Commonwealth Family Practice Group and Soutel Plaza Family Practice and Pediatrics
2:05 p.m. – Question and Answer
2:20 p.m. – Diabetes Care Project Web site
2:25 p.m. – Closing Remarks
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Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from the body's inability to produce and/or use insulin. Insulin works to convert food into energy needed for daily life.3