Monday, March 4
8:00 am – 9:30 am
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System
As the CEO of Louisiana’s largest health system, Warner Thomas leads Ochsner in addressing the changes prompted by the Affordable Care Act and health insurance reform. He continues his focus on best practices and quality care for this thriving health system while working to provide healthcare solutions to employers facing the challenge of rising healthcare costs.
Tuesday, March 5
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Eric J. Topol
West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, Scripps Health and Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute
As a leader in the movement to modernize medical treatment through the latest technology, Dr. Topol is creating new, more effective ways to treat patients — ways that will dramatically bring down the costs of healthcare. His new book, "The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How The Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care," is about how social networking, smartphones and the powerful new tools that sequence each individual’s genome will give consumers control of their own individual information and revolutionize medicine.
Wednesday, March 6
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
President Bill Clinton
Founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation
42nd President of the United States of America
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in US history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
Thursday, March 7
8:30 am – 9:45 am
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
US Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Mostashari leads the administration’s health information technology efforts. He joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in July 2009. The organization is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve healthcare.
Thursday, March 7
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
During this highly anticipated closing keynote, James Carville and Karl Rove will debate politics, economics, healthcare reform and other key initiatives affecting the country. We’ll hear viewpoints from both sides of the aisle …
James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. His winning streak began in 1986, when he managed the gubernatorial victory of Robert Casey in Pennsylvania and continued with Wallace Wilkinson’s governorship in Kentucky a year later. The streak carried into critical elections in the New Jersey senatorial and Pennsylvania gubernatorial races. But his most prominent victory was in 1992 when he helped William Jefferson Clinton win the Presidency. In recent years, Carville has focused on campaigns in more than 20 countries around the globe, including leading Ehud Barak to victory in his campaign to become the Prime Minister of Israel in 1999.
Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist
Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President Bush
Karl Rove served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush (2000–2007) and deputy chief of staff (2004–2007). At the White House he oversaw the offices of strategic initiatives, political affairs, public liaison and intergovernmental affairs, and was deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. He has been described by his colleagues as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon;”a master political strategist whose ‘game has always been long term … and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match’;” and “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.” Before Mr. Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes and non-profit groups.