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Healthcare Symposium – “Partners in Progress”
April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pmFree – $100.00
The Wichita Area Benefit Professionals, a division of the National Association of Health Underwriters, presents its 10th Annual Healthcare Symposium, “Partners in Progress” on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Drury Broadview Plaza Hotel. Join us as we learn about the latest local and national legislative and compliance updates affecting our industry, as well as special health conditions and new treatments that should be considered when consulting on group health plans. Topics include:
- Legal insights and current issues affecting healthcare, employer-sponsored benefits, and the Affordable Care Act. Presented by Hinkle Law Firm & National Association of Health Underwriters
- How bariatric surgery can impact your health plan and the long-term health of employees. Presented by Dr. Nicholas Brown, MD, Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Director of Wesley Woodlawn Bariatric Surgery Center
- An enhanced model for Pharmacogenomics, using an individual’s genetics, relative to the performance of metabolizing enzymes, targets, receptors and transporters, to assist healthcare providers in helping patients reach optimal drug therapy. Presented by RxGenomix
- Briefing on Kansas Insurance Department policy updates affecting healthcare and health insurance. Presented by Vicki Schmidt, Kansas Insurance Commissioner
- A panel discussion on how Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis affect health plans. Presented by Rainbows United, Heartspring and the local special education cooperative (tentative)
Our Keynote Speaker will be Dan Meers, the longtime Kansas City Chief’s mascot, KC Wolf. In 2013, Dan came within inches of losing his life while practicing a bungee jump and zip line stunt at Arrowhead Stadium. The stunt failed and Dan plummeted 75 feet before crashing into the stadium seats. Miraculously he survived, endured 9 days in the hospital, and was permanently scarred. You won’t want to miss this powerful presentation of Dan’s incredible story and the important lessons he learned about leadership and life during his long road to recovery.
Registration and buffet breakfast begin at 7:30, with the program lasting from 8:00-4:30.
Cost to attend is $75 for association members and $100 for non-members.
Life & Health CE and Ethics Credit: 7 hours (6 Life & Health/1 Ethics)
SHRM Credit: Pending