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East West Summit 2020 - Schedule
East West Life Science Summit 2020



Thank you for attending the 2020 Summit. To hear each of the talks and panel discussions, simply click on the title of each session to access the live virtual event.



SUMMIT SCHEDULE

7:30 AM

NETWORKING

8:00 - 8:15 AM

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

 

Leslie Alexandre, DrPH, President & CEO, Life Science Washington

Mayor Nadine Woodward, City of Spokane

8:15 - 8:55 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE: ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY

The keynote will focus on the importance of understanding the historical and cultural context of health disparities and addressing root causes. Additionally, it will identify changes crucial to creating and understanding a healthcare workforce and system designed to meet the needs, challenges, and strengths of Native communities in rural Washington.

 

Jan Ward Olmstead, Chumash, MPA, Senior Public Health Policy and Project Advisor, American Indian Health Commission (AIHC)

9:00 - 9:55 AM

PANEL 1: HOW TO KEEP RURAL HEALTH CARE ALIVE IN THE NEW PANDEMIC ERA

Rural health care providers already faced serious challenges in delivering quality care to residents prior to COVID 19. The pandemic creates even more difficulties, but is it also an opportunity to re-invent how rural health care is delivered? Our expert panel will give us their perspectives on the future of rural health care.

 

Jeffrey Bell, Interim President, Empire Health Foundation, Moderator

Jac Davies, MS, MPH, Executive Director, Northwest Rural Health Network

Alison Poulsen, Executive Director, Better Health Together

Elya Prystowsky, MS, PhD, Executive Director, Washington Rural Health Collaborative

Frank R. Velázquez, MD, Founder and Chairman, Pathos Enterprises LLC

10:00 - 10:15 AM

BREAK

10:15 - 11:10 AM

PANEL 2: INDIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS 101

This panel will discuss the types of service delivery models – Indian Health Service, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U). The subject matter experts will outline misconceptions, policy, and payment issues. As the first fully-integrated health systems, how can we continue to learn from I/T/U systems and get back to Native teaching and traditional healing?

 

Jenny Slagle, Director of Tribal Relations, Better Health Together, Moderator

Toni Lodge, CEO, The Native Project

Vicki Lowe, Executive Director, American Indian Health Commission

11:15 AM - 12:10 PM

PANEL 3: CREATING THE HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE TO SERVE RURAL COMMUNITIES

This panel will discuss the necessary steps in developing a rural healthcare workforce for tomorrow. Whom do we need to train? How can we effectively train and employ them? What will we need them to do? As we have come to appreciate with COVID, the need for health care can evolve rapidly. The objective of this panel is to discuss ways we can create and engage with the diverse workforce we will need for the future.

John McCarthy, MD, Assistant Dean, Rural Health, UW-Gonzaga Regional Health Partnership, Moderator

Jeff Haney, MD, Clinical Education Director, Family Medicine and Interim Chair, Department of Medical Education, and Clinical Sciences, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU

Stacey Morrison, Associate Director, WWAMI, AHEC

Davis Patterson, PhD, Deputy Director, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

Valerie Senatore, PhD, Provost, Community Colleges of Spokane

12:15 - 12:30 PM

BREAK

12:30 - 12:55 PM

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ACCESS TO BROADBAND FOR HEALTH INNOVATION

Dr. Brown will highlight the need for rural communities to have greater access to broadband internet allowing increased economic development, seniors to order prescription medications, and students to access coursework. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the existing gaps in service and access across Washington state. Connecting federal and state funding with local planning and investment will support filling these gaps and bring equitable access to broadband for daily life to our rural communities.

 

Lisa Brown, PhD, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce

1:00 - 2:10 PM

PANEL 4: MEETING OUR RURAL HEALTH CHALLENGES THROUGH COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION

This panel discussion will explore new technologies and care delivery applications that promise to increase access to quality healthcare in rural communities. You’ll hear how companies developing new technologies are being coupled with rural providers to create solutions for patients in underserved communities. Examples include innovative telehealth applications for primary care and behavioral health.

John Tomkowiak, MD, Founding Dean, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU, Moderator

Rick Abbott, Vice President, Product and Market Solutions, Premera Blue Cross

Vanessa McLaughlin, Founder, Welcome Home Health

Marcelo Morales, Co-founder, Amend Health

Stephanie Papes, CEO, Boulder Care

Andrew Richards, Co-founder, Amend Health

Brad Younggren, Chief Medical Officer, 98Point6

2:10 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Leslie Alexandre, DrPH, President & CEO, Life Science Washington

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