[PNWHEALTH] FW: Invitation to Bastyr University's "Reforming
Health" Panel Discussions
seufer at u.washington.edu
Wed Oct 15 17:46:41 PDT 2008
(apologies for cross postings.)
Laura Matheson, MPH
Physician Liaison ~~ University of Washington Medical Center
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BASTYR UNIVERSITY PRESENTS SIX-PART "THE POLITICS OF HEALTH IN AMERICA"
First event examines "Reforming Health: What Is Our Message?" with Senator
Patty Murray's health and labor liaison Mary Conway on Oct. 22
Oct. 13, 2008 - (Kenmore, Wash.) Bastyr University is this fall launching a
series of six panel discussions designed to examine a broad spectrum of
issues related to the state of the American health care system. Titled "The
Politics of Health in America," the year-long series will cover such issues
as policy reform and the corporatization of health care.
Hosted on Wednesday evenings in the University's auditorium, all events are
free and open to the public and feature a panel of at least three prominent
regional health care experts. Panelists for the first two discussions
include: Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH, a senior lecturer at the University of
Washington and an emergency room physician in Seattle; Mary Conway, health
and labor liaison for Senator Patty Murray; and Robert Crittenden, MD, MPH,
and chief of family Medicine Service at Harborview Medical Center and former
health policy advisor for Washington state governor Booth Gardner.
The series begins Oct. 22 with a moderated discussion on "Reforming Health:
What Is Our Message?" The next two discussions in the series focus on
"Reforming Health: How Do We Communicate Our Message?" and "Reforming Health
in a Post-Election America" on Nov. 12 and Jan. 28, 2009, respectively.
Audience Q&A sessions will follow each panel discussion.
"Bastyr University is extremely proud to bring together such a distinguished
and knowledgeable group of experts for these important conversations. These
are all the more critical given the state of our nation's healthcare
system," says Daniel K. Church, PhD, president of Bastyr University.
The following is a schedule for the discussion series:
- Oct. 22, 6 - 8 p.m., "Reforming Health: What Is Our Message?"
- Nov. 12, 5:45 - 7:45 p.m., "Reforming Health: How Do We
Communicate Our Message?"
- Jan. 28, time to be announced, "Reforming Health in a
- Feb. 25, time to be announced, "Reforming Health: Issues in
- March, time and date to be announced, "Advancing Community
For more information about the events or presenters, visit
For more information about the series, contact George Cody at (425) 602-3103
or gcody at bastyr.edu.
ABOUT BASTYR UNIVERSITY
Bastyr University, located at 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. in Kenmore,
Washington, is an accredited institution, internationally recognized as a
pioneer in natural health arts and sciences education. Founded in 1978 as
the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine, the University integrates
the pursuit of scientific knowledge with the wisdom of ancient healing
methods and traditional cultures from around the world. Today, Bastyr
University is the largest university for natural health arts and sciences in
the United States, combining a multidisciplinary curriculum with leading
edge research and clinical training.
The University offers bachelor of science degrees in exercise science and
wellness, health psychology, herbal sciences and nutrition. Graduate
programs include naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine,
nutrition and clinical health psychology, and applied behavioral science.
Student clinical training takes place at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in
Seattle's Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood and at many external sites
throughout the region. For additional information about Bastyr University
and its teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, visit
<http://www.bastyr.edu/> www.bastyr.edu or <http://www.bastyrcenter.org>
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