Thursday, May 9, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Working Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Embracing Health Care’s Future

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

School Dedication Luncheon

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Board & Trustee Meeting

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes

6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception & Tours, Clyfford Still Museum


Please choose from the following Behind the Scenes Tours*:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2013*

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

*We will have three exciting Behind the Scenes tracks available at this time only.

Track #1: Asthma – Bringing Genetics, the Environment and Behavioral Health Together to Help Asthma Patients

How does the environment change a person’s genes over time, leading to differences in how people experience diseases like asthma very differently? How can behavioral health programs like art therapy improve a patient’s understanding of their asthma? Witness how we use state-of-the-art pulmonary diagnostic testing in one of the largest cutting-edge pulmonary function laboratories to assist with the evaluation and treatment of patients. Then, go into the Center for Genes, Environment and Health where scientists are studying how environmental factors like diet, stress and pollution make an imprint on genes that are passed from one generation to the next. Finally, see our Art Therapy Center where patients use pottery, drawing, painting and other forms of artwork to express their feelings about an illness or trauma.

Track #2: Cardiology – Where the Heart and Lungs Collide

The heart and lungs work so closely together that the best place for the most effective treatment of any cardio-pulmonary problem is a medical center with top expertise in both areas. Our "right-heart" cardiologists and researchers are uniquely suited to develop innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches for cardio-pulmonary conditions. Learn how we diagnose these conditions by monitoring a patient’s heart and lungs during activity. Then, enter our state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab where we are learning how the lungs can affect how the blood moves through the chambers of the heart.

Track #3: Lung Cancer – Stopping Cancer’s Biggest Killer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. Through advances in CT screening and minimally invasive surgery, National Jewish Health is studying how we can detect lung cancer early and treat it effectively. Meet the doctors who are leading the nation evaluating biomarkers in the blood and breath that could be used to refine screening. Then, visit the Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center where doctors are transforming CT scans into detailed maps of the lungs to guide bronchoscopes to growths normally accessed only through invasive surgery. Also, learn how we are studying patients’ genetics and biomarkers to personalize treatments and target their cancer effectively.

Distinguished Speakers

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Keynote Speaker

Governor Hickenlooper was elected governor of Colorado in 2010. His administration’s efforts are leading the nation in health care. Those efforts include reducing childhood obesity and promoting healthier lifestyles, better oral health and cost-effective care.

Douglas Brinkley, Keynote Speaker and Renowned U.S. Presidential Historian

Douglas Brinkley, a Professor of History at Rice University, released his most recent book, The New York Times bestseller “Cronkite,” in May 2012. He has written books on Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Greg Downey, MD, Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Downey oversees academic and research programs, integrating the clinical and research efforts and personalized medicine programs. He also holds the Drs. Harold and Mary Zirin Chair in Pulmonary Biology.

Rachel S. Friedman, PhD, and Jordan Jacobelli, PhD, Integrated Department of Immunology

Dr. Friedman’s work focuses on what causes the immune system to attack normal tissues in autoimmunity disorders, such as in type 1 diabetes. Dr. Jacobelli’s research is concentrated on immune cell migration in multiple sclerosis and leukemia metastasis. Both are Assistant Professors.

Anne Warhover, President and CEO, Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation, the state’s largest foundation, invests in making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. The foundation invests in grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that encourage healthy living and increase the number of Coloradans with health insurance.

Jandel Allen Davis, MD, Vice President, Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Since opening in Colorado in 1969, Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan, has focused on making the lives of its more than 535,000 members healthier and improving the health and vitality of Colorado communities.