Boston, MA—Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will host a national conference on June 19, 2012 examining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it relates to translational science and its impact on health. The 2010 ACA represents the largest health policy experiment in the nation's history. Embracing Tufts CTSI's mission to translate medical science to impact public policy and health, this conference will review the history and effects of the ACA in the framework of health policy research. Presenters and panelists, including key policymakers, government officials and others who were involved in the development of this historical legislation, will look to recommend priorities, objectives, and next steps for translational research in the post-ACA passage era.
"This conference will present a unique opportunity to hear directly from the key players who help create and now are implementing the landmark Affordable Care Act," said Harry Selker, MD, MSPH, Dean of Tufts CTSI. "The conference will address how the results of this national health policy experiment can be translated into better health care for our nation, and will allow the audience to participate in this conversation."
Presenters and panelists include:
The complete conference program, including presenter and panelist bios, can be found at: http://tuftsctsi.org/About-Us/News/Announcements/~/media/A7EC1F92BAA844029C57B01FC8ADABCA.ashx
Funded by a grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the conference will be held at: The Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education Building, Tufts University, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
To register, please visit: http://goo.gl/2Vi4M.
About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Tufts CTSI was established in August 2008 with Grant Number UL1 RR025752 from the National Center for Research Resources, now the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A collaboration of organizations, founded by Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University, Tufts CTSI accelerates the translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy. It connects people to research resources, consultation, and education, and fosters collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public. For more information visit: www.tuftsctsi.org.
About Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with seven community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians' network. For more information, please visit http://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.
About Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University are international leaders in innovative medical education and advanced research. The School of Medicine and the Sackler School are renowned for excellence in education in general medicine, biomedical sciences, special combined degree programs in business, health management, public health, bioengineering and international relations, as well as basic and clinical research at the cellular and molecular level. Ranked among the top in the nation, the School of Medicine is affiliated with six major teaching hospitals and more than 30 health care facilities. Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School undertake research that is consistently rated among the highest in the nation for its impact on the advancement of medical science.
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