Health Reform Is Topic of San Diego Conferences

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With health care reform looming on the horizon, health administration educators must ensure that they keep their students abreast of a myriad of changes. How can educators prepare for the changes sure to come? This crucial question will be addressed at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) 1994 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel in San Diego, California from June 10-12.

Thomas Chapman, M.P.H., the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and former president of Greater Southeast Community Hospital, also in Washington, is featured in the Abbott Forum. Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, the Abbott Forum provides an opportunity for the meeting participants to engage in discussion with an extraordinary individual whose perspectives are important to the fields of health administration education and practice.

Robert Evans, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, will give the Andrew Pattullo lecture. The lecture will provide educators with a privileged look at the insights of a leader in his field. This session will bring to the meeting practical insights from outside the usual focus of health administration education.

In addition, the Ninth Annual Baxter Health Services Research prize will be awarded at the annual meeting to a selected individual who has made significant contributions to the improved delivery of health care through health services research.

Attendees can take advantage of a variety of sessions at the annual meeting. Scheduled topics include: Strategic Alliances in Health Care; Defining Health Services Management Core Concepts; Preparing Health Care Managers for a Changing World; Issues Facing Part-Time Programs; Teaching Team Skills in Health Management Education; Evaluating New Ways of Managing Quality; Improving Ethics and Values Teaching; and many others.

The AUPHA Annual Meeting will precede the Association for Health Services Research (AHSR) and Foundation for Health Services Research (FHSR) Annual Meeting, which will be held June 12-14, 1994. AUPHA and AHSR will cosponsor four skill development sessions and two research presentation sessions. …