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Spotlight: The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Special Populations

Date Published:
Thursday, January 30, 2014

UNC Charlotte’s School of Nursing and its Alumni Chapter proudly host the 3rd Annual Distinguished Lectureship Conference entitled, "The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Special Populations," on February 6 at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus. This year’s conference, sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System, will feature dynamic, interactive sessions and networking opportunities for those interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will impact special populations, including women, seniors and veterans. The event will offer a candid look at health care challenges and solutions as well as address issues related to prevention and costs.

Healthcare providers from across the state, including nurses, physicians, health educators, and community health leaders are expected to attend this timely event, which will feature a keynote address by Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier Inc. As CEO of one of the nation's leading healthcare performance improvement companies, DeVore is an industry-leading thinker who was named to Modern Healthcare's top 100 most influential people in healthcare and Top 25 Women in Healthcare lists. She serves on the boards of the Healthcare Leadership Council, the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, and the Medicare Rights Center. She also serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Healthcare.

Other confirmed speakers include Michael R. Bleich, Professor and Vice President, BJC HealthCare Washington, University, St. Louis, MO and Laurie Zephyrin, MD, MPH, National Director for Reproductive Health Veterans Health Administration.

Bringing attention to national and local issues around healthcare reform, workshop sessions include topics such as The Health of Mecklenburg County and the Charlotte Region and Improving the Delivery of Healthcare Services to Underserved and Vulnerable Populations.

The group will also present the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award at the Luncheon Session.


The registration fee is $75 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, a reception and conference materials. The conference registration and program information are available online. Contact hours have been applied from the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nursing Credentialing.