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2015 NEHI Annual Meeting

June 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Health Care in the 21st Century: Essential Dialogues on Tough Topics

Our goal is to have blunt and honest conversations around three controversial and challenging issues: 

1. Financing breakthrough therapies

  • Amitabh Chandra, PhD, MA, Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
  • Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, National Medical Director of Clinical Thought Leadership, Aetna
  • Ceci Connolly, Managing Director of the Health Research Institute, PwC (Moderator)

2. Adapting to changes in health care delivery

  • Nancy Gagliano, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CVS/minuteclinic; Senior Vice President, CVS Health
  • Ronald Dixon, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Ceci Connolly, Managing Director of the Health Research Institute, PwC (Moderator)

3. Reforming end of life care.

  • Ellen Goodman, Co-Founder, Director, The Conversation Project
  • Alexandra Drane, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, Chair of the Board, Eliza Corporation; Co- Founder, Engage with Grace
  • Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Developing sustainable solutions to these daunting problems requires participation from the entire health care community.  We look forward to your thoughts and perspectives as we tackle these tough topics together.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST Meeting
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST Dinner

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


June 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Seaport Boston Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
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