Wyoming Consumer Issues Conference: Navigating the New Health Care Market

Wyoming's 13thConsumer Issues Conferencehas the theme of “Navigating the New Health Care Market. " It will feature speakers on major consumer healthcare issues across three tracks: Innovative Directions in Healthcare; Legal Horizons in Healthcare; and Consumer Compass to Healthcare. Early registration ends September 23.

Keynote Speakers:

- Steven Brill, author of Time Magazine Article “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” by videoconference

- Elaine Ryan, AARP Vice President of State Advocacy & Strategy Integration on “Affordable Care Act: State of State Implementation”

- Stephen Feldman, University of Wyoming Law Professor, “Justice Roberts’ Marbury Moment: The Affordable Care Act Case”

- Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland Family Science Professor, “Healthcare Literacy”

Location: Wyoming Union on the campus of the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.

Conference Highlights Include:

October 2 - evening viewing of the documentary film "Escape Fire" followed by discussion

October 4 & 5 - Sessions Include

  • Telehealth Panel
  • Student Health Issues
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • Minority and LGBT Health Care Issues
  • Innovative Healthcare, including use of Information Technology
  • Planning for the Home Stretch – End of Life Panel
  • Obstacles to Making Healthy Choices
  • Interactive Health Exhibits