Bennett keynotes April conference
Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, will discuss the role of government in health care as the keynote speaker during a Harvard Medical School conference on end stage renal disease.
Bennett will be joined at the podium over the course of the conference by Stuart Altman, PhD, Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University and Drew E. Altman, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser. Family Foundation.
"ESRD: State of the Art and Charting the Challenges for the Future," is a three-day continuing medical education conference for specialists in kidney care and renal disease. It is being held April 23-26 and is sponsored by the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Thomas F. Parker III, MD, and Theodore I. Steinman, MD, are the course directors.
The Steering Committee, developers of the program and representatives of the most important national and international nephrology organizations, have recruited an international faculty of nephrology experts to explore successes and shortcomings in dialysis treatment, developing a pathway for future care in a cost effective manner.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks among the top four in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org/ESRD