Patient and Healthcare Advocates to Gather in Washington, D.C. November 4-6, 2010

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The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) is pleased to announce its second annual Conference "Vision and Voice - Creating Healthcare Advocacy Skills for the 21st Century" to be held from November 4-6 in Washington, D.C.

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We are excited to offer a robust agenda of educational workshops and panel discussions with leaders in the field, says Joanna, Smith, President of NAHAC. This will be an unprecedented networking opportunity for healthcare advocates.

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The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) is pleased to announce its second annual Conference "Vision and Voice - Creating Healthcare Advocacy Skills for the 21st Century" to be held November 4-6 in Washington, D.C.

Patient advocates and patient navigators from across the country will participate in educational workshops and panel discussions, including an optional session designed for those interested in starting a patient advocacy business. The Conference is also open to non-members.

Conference Topics and Presenters:

Healthcare Advocacy - Prospects for a New Profession and Emerging Industry
Tim Godzich, CEO and Co-Founder of Liazon Corporation

Healthcare Advocacy: Case Studies and Best Practices
Joanna Smith, CEO of Healthcare Liaison
Ken Schueler, President of HKS Patient Advocates
Elisabeth Russell, Founder and President of Patient Navigator

Building Your Healthcare Advocacy Business
Trisha Torrey, Author and Founder of Advoconnection

Patient-Centered Initiatives in Healthcare Reform
Robert Kocher, M.D., Former National Economic Council Special Advisor to the President for Health Care

Mastering the Health Insurance Maze
Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Deputy Director of Health Policy, FamiliesUSA

Senior Citizens - Advocacy Toolkit for a Growing Demographic
Patricia Grace, Chief Executive Officer, Aging with Grace LLC
Rita Files, Chief Operating Officer, Aging with Grace LLC
Richard Mayberry, Attorney and Medical Advocate, McLean, Virginia

Integrative Care Options: Complementary Medicine Toolkit for Healthcare Advocates
Ann Fonfa, Founder, The Annie Appleseed Project

HIPAA Privacy Law Requirements for Healthcare Advocates
Robert Gellman, Privacy Attorney in Washington, D.C.

Medicare, Medigap and Veterans Benefits - Eligibility, Coverage and Exclusions
Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center
Rita Files, Chief Operating Officer, Aging with Grace LLC

Clinical Trials - How to Help Your Clients Make Good Decisions about Participating in Research
Laura Weil, Director, Health Advocacy Program, Sarah Lawrence College

What's In Your Toolkit? - Checklist of Resources for Healthcare Advocates
Dianne Savastano, President, Healthassist
Beth Droppert, CEO, Allied Health Advocates
Adelaide Nye, NAHAC Business and Professional Resource Committee Chairperson

End of Life Planning and Decision-Making: An Advocate's Role
Dr. Christina Puchalski, The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health
Mr. Paul Tschudi, EdS, MA, LPC, The George Washington University School of Public Health.

Advocacy by the Numbers - Why We Know It Works
Dr. Amy Schiffman

The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants is dedicated to improving the consumer healthcare experience through professional and community education, advocacy, and development of consumer-focused policies in healthcare systems.

To learn more about The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants or the November 4-6 Conference, please visit NAHAC or contact Elisabeth Russell, NAHAC Vice President at 703-281-4744, or through Patient Navigator LLC.

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