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HBCH Presents: Obesity as a Disease in the Workplace: Implications, Challenges & Opportunities

June 12, 2018
8:00 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT
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United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
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This program will focus on the implications of addressing obesity as a disease along with its co-morbid conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression.    We will present best employer practices for managing obesity.   We will also provide an update of the ongoing Houston employer National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) pilot.   

AGENDA

8:30-8:40                Welcome and Introductions

  • Chris Skisak, PhD, Executive Director, HBCH

8:40-9:15                Obesity as a Disease vs. a Condition – Employer Impact and Implications

  • Dr. Bruce Sherman, Medical Director, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

9:15-9:30                A Physician’s Perspective on Obesity Diagnosis & Management

  • Dr. Gary Sheppard, Private Practice Physician, Southwest Memorial Physicians

9:30-9:50                A Health Plan’s Perspective on Challenges & Opportunities

  • Dr. Bob Morrow, President, Houston & Southeast Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

9:50-10:05              Networking Break

10:05-10:25            The Critical Need for to Improve Obesity Identification through ICD-10 Coding

  • Dr. Luigi Meneghini, Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology, Executive Director, Parkland Health and Hospital System Global Diabetes Program

10:25-11:00            Provider Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Bruce Sherman, Medical Director, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
  • Dr. Bob Morrow, President, Houston & Southeast Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Dr. Michael Bess, Vice President of Health Care Strategies, UnitedHealthcare
  • Dr. Luigi Meneghini, Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology, Executive Director, Parkland Health and Hospital System Global Diabetes Program

11:00-11:30            Employer Panel and Q&A: What Is and Is Not Working

  • Stacey Bader, Benefits Specialist, The Friedkin Group
  • Jesse Gavin, Team Lead, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mark Poindexter, Human Performance & Care Lead, Shell Health

11:30-11:50            A Proven Evidence-Based Program for Weight Loss – Houston NDPP Update

  • Samuel Medina, HBCH Project Manager
  • Sue Prochazka, Director of Benefits, Rice University

11:50-12:00            Closing Comments

12:00-12:10            Break

12:10-12:40            Real Appeal Presentation and Lunch

  • Charlotte Smith, Vice President Business Development, United Health Group

Tickets

$0.00 HBCH EMPLOYER Members - Event registrants whose organization is an HBCH Member and is primarily a purchaser of health benefits services.

$55.00 HBCH EMPLOYER Non-Members -Event registrants whose organization is not an HBCH Member and is primarily a purchaser of health benefits services.

$0.00 HBCH ASSOCIATE Members - Event registrants whose organization is an HBCH Member and whose primary business is health benefits delivery, e.g., hospitals, health plans, benefits consultants, wellness providers, etc.

$75.00 HBCH ASSOCIATE Non-Members - Event registrants whose organization is not an HBCH Member and whose primary business is health benefits delivery, e.g., hospitals, health plans, benefits consultants, wellness providers, etc.