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2013 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust

  • Ritz Carlton Hotel Washington D.C. 1150 22nd Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

The 2013 NMQF Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust


2013 NMQF Leadership Summit Flyer

Event Details

April 22–23, 2013

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC


1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037

Summit Agenda

Leadership Awards Reception and Dinner Program

Booker T. Washington Luncheon



Summit Content

Day 1: April 22

Welcome: Opening Session (View Video)

Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen

Rahn K. Bailey, MD

Ola Akinboboye, MD

Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

CME Session 1. Progress in Identifying Genetics versus Environmental Factors That Affect Cancer Outcomes

Michelle Johnson, MD, MPH: “Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Treatment” View Presentation

Andrea Goldstein, NP, MS, MPH: “Liver Cancer: Epidemiology and Health Disparities” View Presentation

Special Presentation: Gary Gibbons, MD: “Imagine the Future: NHLBI’s Leadership Role in Eliminating Health Disparities” (View Video)

CME Session 2. Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Heart Failure in Blacks

Moderator: Keith Ferdinand, MD


  • Inder S. Anand, MD, RFCP, D Phil, (Oxon.): “Reducing Hospital Readmissions and Increasing Time to Hospital Readmission in Blacks with Heart Failure” View Presentation

  • Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC: “Treatment of Heart Failure in African Americans” View Presentation

Joint Community/Policy Session 1. Strategies and Policy Recommendations for Creating an Equitable Response to the Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic View Presentation (View Video)

Moderator, Patricia M. Doykos, PhD


  • Kim Prendergast, RD, MPP: “Feeding America Diabetes Initiative: Addressing Health Disparities by Improving Food Access”

  • Benjamin M. Bluml, RPh: “Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Practices for Heavily Burdened Populations”

  • C. Donovan Beckett, DO: “Mingo County Diabetes Coalition”

  • Nadia Ali, MPA: “Aiming to Bend the Curve on the Diabetes Burden through an Integrated Population Health Approach”

  • Robert Greenwald: “Providing Access to Healthy Solutions (PATHS): Reforming Diabetes Law & Policy to Promote Access to Care and Reduce Health Disparities”

CME Session 3. Reducing Acute Events from Diabetes

Jaime A. Davidson, MD, FACP, MACE: “Reducing Acute and Chronic Events from Diabetes” View Presentation

Joint Community/Policy Session 2. Cardiometabolic and Renal Disease Disparities: An Update (View Video)

Moderator: Courtney Lang, JD


  • Ola Akinboboye, MD

  • Keith C. Norris, MD, FASN: “Overview of Racial Disparities in Kidney Disease Outcomes” View Presentation

  • Jonca Bull, MD, and Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD: “FDA Update: Minority Health and Stakeholder Engagement View Presentation

Joint Community/Policy Session 3. Industry and Public-Sector Collaboration to Address the Problem of Childhood Obesity (View Video)

Moderator: Maria Lemus


  • Newark Deputy Mayor Margarita Muñiz

  • Anthony P. Carter: “Gateway to a Healthy Community” View Presentation

  • Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

  • June Keenan: “Scientific Design, Real World Solution: Activity Works” View Presentation

CME Session 4. Identification, Treatment, and Control of Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors in Minorities

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA: “Identification, Treatment, and Control of Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors in Minorities” View Presentation

A. J. Conrad Smith, MD: “Disparities in the Care of Patients with CAD” View Presentation

Booker T. Washington Award Luncheon (View Video)

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

Enrique A. Conterno

Edward L Martinez

Bruce Siegel

LaVarne A. Burton

Joint Community/Policy Session 4. Testing the Limits of Consumer Privacy and Security on Health (View Video)

Moderator: William O’Leary

Leon Rodriguez

Deven McGraw

CME Session 5. Primordial Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Pediatric Patients and Adults—Preventing the Disease across the Life Span

Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP: “What’s New in Obesity Treatment? Will It Make a Difference?” View Presentation

CME Session 6. Effects of Health-Care Reform on Coverage, Access, and Disparities

Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD: “The AMA, Reform & Disparities: Better Outcomes, Better Systems, Better Education” View Presentation

Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA: “Cardiovascular Disease by the Numbers” View Presentation

Joint Community/Policy Session 5. Issues Associated with Chronic Weight Management in Adults (View Video)

Moderator: Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA


  • James Gavin, MD, PhD

  • Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD: “Effective Approaches for Managing Obesity and Chronic Disease” View Presentation

CME Session 7. Viral Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection—Social Determinants, Preventive Measures, and Treatment Considerations

Charles D. Howell, MD, AGAF: “HCV: Racial Disparities” View Presentation

Ronald D’Amico, DO, MSc: “Interferon-Free, Oral DAA Therapy for HCV Infection” View Presentation

Joint Community/Policy Session 6: Reducing Infectious Disease Disparities in Minorities (View Video)

Moderator: Bambi Gaddist Moderator


R. Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH: “Epidemiology of Hepatitis C: Impact on Minorities” View Presentation

Charles D. Howell, MD

2013 Annual Leadership Awards Dinner (View Video: Part I and Part II)

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