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UCR Gets Down to Business of Healthcare

UCR Gets Down to Business of Healthcare

(May 5, 2000)

The Ninth Annual Inland Empire Health Care Conference will be Friday, May 19, at the Riverside Convention Center. The conference, which will examine critical health care issues, is sponsored by the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside.

Well-known physicians and health care administrators will speak about managed care, hospital mergers, pharmaceutical economics, e-health and other critical issues. The conference lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per person, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.

The keynote speaker during the morning session is Dr. Schumarry H. Chao, who is an executive at USC Health Sciences and MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. Her topic is "The Evolution and Future of Health Care."

During lunch, Dr. Mario Molina, chairman of Molina Healthcare, Inc., will speak on "Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and Beyond!"

Kenneth B. Cohen, director for the Health Services Agency for the County of Riverside, will serve as a moderator, as will Dr. Larry N. Francis, chairman of Obstetrics at the Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.

Other conference speakers include: Robert L. Meyer, director with Ernst & Young, a law firm based in Los Angeles. His topic is "The Trouble with Mergers: Why So Many Are Crumbling!"

Paul C. Langley, a health economist with 3M Pharmaceuticals, St. Paul, Minnesota, will speak on "Risk Management & Pharmaceutical Economics - Current Challenges."

Ron Rothenberg, regional vice president, Pacific Bell, will speak on: "e-Health: A New Era Emerges... Threat or Opportunity?"

Dr. Gary Richwald, on leave from the Los Angeles County Sexually Transmitted Disease Program, will speak on "Managed Care and Public Health: The Case of Viral STD's"

This conference is part of the Community Presentation Series sponsored by the Anderson Graduate School of Management Executive Education Program. A press room will be available.

Registration or further information is available from Monica Vollucci, at (909) 787-4592.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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