Telebriefing Agenda

    Telebriefing Agenda
    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 Fee-for-Service Population
    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 Diabetes Management                                                                                                           
    James Pope, MD
    – Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Healthways, Inc.

    1:55 p.m. – Barriers to Diabetes Management
    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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    Did You Know?

    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