Schedule of Events

Videos of the 2013 Consumer Issues Conferences are available on the UWyoExtension Channel.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013

7:00-10:00 p.m.
Movie – Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (with discussion after the movie led by Ann Marie Hart - FREE & open to the public)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 – Wyoming Union

8:00
Registration – coffee & continental breakfast foods, exhibits, posters, Lobby & West Yellowstone Ballroom
8:45
Welcome & announcements: UW Vice President for Academic Affairs, Richard C. McGinity, and Laura Kelly, Vice President, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences & Planning Committee Co-Chairs, Family Room
9:00-10:00
Plenary Speech: "The Affordable Care Act – The State of of ACA Implementation in Wyoming and Colorado," Patrick Willard, AARP Wyoming, Senior Legislative Representative, Family Room
Video Presentation
10:00-10:15
Break – refreshments & exhibits, West Yellowstone Ballroom
10:15-11:00 - Concurrent Breakout Session I
TRACK 1:
Innovative Directions in Healthcare: Ann Marie Hart, UW Assoc. Prof. of Nursing – "Innovative Health Care"
Video Presentation
TRACK 2:
Legal Horizons in Healthcare: Patrick Willard, AARP Senior Legislative Representative of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, in AARP Government Affairs Department. The Affordable Care Act – The State of ACA Implementation in Wyoming and Colorado Q and A.
Video Presentation
TRACK 3:
Consumer Compass to Healthcare: "Student Health Issues" (2 hour panel continued in Breakout Session II). Lena Newlin, Campus AWARE and Student Health 101; Laura Peterson, Director, UW Risk Management (Student Health Insurance); Daniel Radosevich, University Physician, UW Student Health Services, Keith Evashevski, Director of UW Counseling Center. Moderator: Betsy Goudey.
Video Presentation | Newlin PDF | Peterson PDF | Radosevich PDF | Evashevski PDF | Mental Resources for UW Students PDF
11:15-12:10 - Concurrent Breakout Session II
TRACK 1:
Innovative Directions in Healthcare: Rex Gantenbein, Director for WY Center for Rural Health and Research, Dean Bartholomew, M.D., Saratoga WY, and Carol Sednek, MS, FNP, Veterans Administration, Cheyenne, WY and Marta Pieczalska, M.D., Peak Wellness, Cheyenne, WY – "Telehealth Panel: It’s Not New But It’s Time"
Video Presentation | Gantenbein PDF | Bartholomew PDF | Sednek PDF | Pieczalska PDF
TRACK 2:
Legal Horizons in Healthcare: Meredith Asay, Administrator, Director's Unit for Policy Research, Wyoming Health Department – "Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming – What Are the Options"
Video Presentation | PDF
TRACK 3:
Consumer Compass to Healthcare: "Student Health Issues" (2 hour panel continued in Breakout Session II). Lena Newlin, Campus AWARE and Student Health 101; Laura Peterson, Director, UW Risk Management (Student Health Insurance); Daniel Radosevich, University Physician, UW Student Health Services, Keith Evashevski, Director of UW Counseling Center. Moderator: Betsy Goudey.
12:15-1:30
Plenary Lecture & Lunch: "Chief Justice Roberts’ Marbury Moment: The Affordable Care Act Case", Stephen Feldman, UW Distinguished Professor of Law, East Ballroom
Video Presentation | PDF
1:35-2:30 - Concurrent Breakout Session III
TRACK 1:
Innovative Directions in Healthcare: Judit Olah, Strategic Performance Analytics Director, Cheyenne Medical Center – "Patient Centered Medical Homes"
Video Presentation
TRACK 2:
Legal Horizons in Healthcare: John Rawls, Attorney, Laramie, WY – "Health Care Legal Issues for Married Gay Couples after Hollingsworth and Windsor"
Video Presentation
TRACK 3:
Consumer Compass to Healthcare: Senator John Hastert, Senate District 13, Sweetwater County, Wyoming Senate and Representative Sue Wilson, House District 07, Wyoming House, Laramie County. "How the Wyoming Legislature is Dealing with the ACA . . . or Not."
Video Presentation
2:30-3:00
Break – refreshments, exhibits, & posters, West Yellowstone Ballroom (Authors will be with their posters.)
3:00-3:55
Plenary Speech: "From Health Policy to Actuality--A Challenge for Engagement" Bonnie Braun, U. Maryland. Professor Family Science
Video Presentation | PDF
4:00-6:00
Special Presentation and Reception: "The Affordable Care Act: Information for Consumers" Jeri Melinkovich, Policy and Planning Analyst, Wyoming Department of Insurance. Reception at 5:30 in Hallway. (FREE & open to the public)
Video Presentation | PDF

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013

8:30
Coffee, breakfast foods, exhibits, posters
9:00-10:30
Plenary Interview via Videoconference: Steven Brill, Time Magazine Author, "Bitter Pill, Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us"; Host Anne Alexander, UW Director of International Programs, Family Room
Video Presentation
10:30-10:45
Break – refreshments & exhibits, West Yellowstone Ballroom
10:45-11:40 - Concurrent Breakout Session IV
TRACK 1:
Innovative Directions in Healthcare: Barbara Robinson, UW Assistant Professor Nursing – "Supporting Elders' Health with Consumer Information Technology"
Video Presentation | PDF
TRACK 2:
Legal Horizons in Healthcare: Bonnie Braun, Professor of Family Science at U. Maryland. – "Health Insurance Literacy: Smart Choices for Health and Wealth" CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER | PDF
TRACK 3:
Consumer Compass to Healthcare: Linda Thunstrom, UW Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance – "Obstacles People Face When Trying to Make Healthy Choices"
Video Presentation | PDF
11:45-12:55
Closing Plenary/Panel & Lunch: "Planning for the Home Stretch: End of Life Panel", Cindy Works, M.D., UW Family Medicine Residency Program - Casper, WY; Kelly Davis, Elder Care Attorney, Cheyenne, WY; Virginia Vincenti, UW Professor Family & Consumer Sciences
Video Presentation | Works PDF
1:00-2:00
Session for K-12 teachers to apply the conference content to the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and other profession specific standards. Teachers will participate in an interactive session and will leave with classroom activity ideas. Teachers, please register by 9/23 to permit planning to accommodate your discipline and grade level.

Session Leaders: Debbie French and Allison Haynes, graduate students in Science Education; Todd Reynolds, graduate student in Language Arts Education; and Franziska Peterson and Tracey Blanco, graduate students in Mathematics Education, all in the UW Department of Secondary Education, College of Education; Tami Benham Deal, UW Professor of Physical Education, Division of Kinesiology & Health, College of Health Sciences; and Virginia Vincenti, UW Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
1:00-4:00
Interactive Health Fair, West Ballroom. Preventative screenings and informational exhibits on all aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements, including LIVE demonstrations of healthy activities, such as Yoga, Zumba, Guided Meditation, and more. No insurance required. (FREE & open to the public)