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Keeping the Customer Satisfied: When Your 'Customer' Includes FDA, CMS, OIG, Congress, Payers, Providers, and Patients

Classes Held: Annenberg Hall and Faculty Club
Harvard University
Congress Hotel: Inn at Harvard
March 26 - 28, 2008

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Classes Held: Harvard University's Annenberg Hall, Lowell Hall, Science Center and the Harvard Faculty Club
Congress Hotel: The Inn at Harvard

  • Preconference I: Truth-Telling: Where Do We Go Now on Medical Imaging?
  • Preconference II: What To Do When the Subpoena Arrives: What You Should Know about Handling a Criminal Investigation
  • Preconference III: Writing for Risk Avoidance: How Gobbledygook and Bad Grammar Can Land You in Court-and How to Avoid It

  • What is FDA's Focus Today-and its Vision for Tomorrow?
  • The CMS Payment-for-Quality Initiative - What Does It Mean For Devices?
  • Who Speaks for the Patient?
  • Challenges of Academic-Industry Collaboration in the Modern Era
  • Compliance: Best Practices Make Perfect
  • Compliance and Keeping the Customer Satisfied
  • Governmental Medical Device Industry Enforcement Initiatives
  • That's What the Government Wants - What Do You Really Need To Do?
  • Management Roundtable - Making "The Business Case" to Your CEO

  • Track 1: The Challenges of Disseminating Information About Medical Devices
  • Track 2: Compliance and Fraud & Abuse
  • Track 3: Reimbursement

Joanne Bauer, MBA
President, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Roswell, GA
John T. Bentivoglio, Esq.
Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Former Associate Deputy Attorney General and Special Counsel for Healthcare Fraud, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Michael Bihari, MD
Former Medical Director, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, East Falmouth, MA
Barbara Blakeney, MS, APRN, BC, ANP
Director, Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Immediate Past President, American Nurses Association, Boston, MA
Ronald W. Dollens
Harold A. "Red" Poling Chair of Business and Government, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Former Chairman, President and CEO, Guidant Corporation, AdvaMed and Healthcare Leadership Counsel
John J. Donahue, MBA
Chairman, National Imaging Associates, Rancho Cordova, CA
Elazar R. Edelman, MD, PhD
Director, Harvard/MIT Biomedical Engineering Center, Director, Graduate Education in Medical Sciences Program, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA
Daniel J. Garen, Esq.
Chief Compliance Officer, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY
Paul E. Kalb, JD, MD
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
Larry Kessler
Director, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center Device Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration and Chair, Global Harmonization Task Force, Silver Spring, MD
Keith M. Korenchuk, JD, MPH
Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
Daniel A. Kracov, Esq.
Partner and Chair, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice, Arnold & Porter, Washnington, DC
Paul LaViolette, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Boston Scientific, Natick, MA
Jeffrey C. Lerner, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, ECRI Institute, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Teri Louden
President, The Louden Network, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Brette McClellan
Director, Health Policy Government Relations, Alcon Labs, Fort Worth, TX
Michael McCulley, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Laura C. O'Donnell, Esq.
Chief Compliance Officer, Zimmer Holdings Inc., Warsaw, IN
Philip J. Phillips, MBA
Executive Vice President and Director, Medical Device Practice, Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc., Former Deputy Director, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC
Daniel A. Pelak
President and Chief Executive Officer, InnerPulse, Research Triangle Park, NC
Randel E. Richner, BSN, MPH
Founder and President, Neocure Group, Former Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Reimbursement, and Outcomes Planning, Boston Scientific Corporation, Washington, DC
F. David Rollo, MD, PhD
President, CellPoint, Former Chief Medical Officer of Philips Medical Systems, Centennial, CO
James G. Sheehan, Esq.
New York State Medicaid Inspector General, Former Associate United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Albany, NY
Steve Ubl
President and Chief Executive Officer, AdvaMed, Washington, DC
Thomas Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD
Medical Officer and Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Director, Special Program Office of Value-Based, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
Myrl Weinberg
President, National Health Council, Chair, International Alliance of Patients' Organizations, Washnington, DC
Christopher L. White, Esq.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, AdvaMed, Washington, DC
Kim A. Williams, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director, Nuclear Cardiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Ted Acosta, Esq.
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP, Former Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, Office of Insprctor General, Department of Health and Human Services, Paris, France
Jennifer Bragg, Esq.
Partner, King & Spalding, Former Assistant Chief Counsel for Enforcement, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC
Peter Claude
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Florham Park, NJ
Ron Geigle
Partner, Polidais LLC, Washington, DC
Stuart S. Kurlander, Esq.
Partner Global Co-Chair, Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Group, Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

Tom Maeder
Executive Director, AdvaMed-MTLI, Washington, DC
Stephanie Mensh
Vice President, Reimbursement Policy, The Neocure Group, Former Vice President, Payment and Policy, AdvaMed, Washington, DC
Kathleen Meriwether, Esq.
Principal, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young, Former Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Department of Justice, Philadelphia, PA
Paul J. Silver
Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group, Atlanta, GA
Nancy Singer, Esq.
President, Compliance-Alliance, Former Special Counsel, AdvaMed, Arlington, VA
Robin Strongin
President & CEO, Amplify Public Affairs, Washington DC

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