For release: September 19, 2013
For press information, contact Julie Graves, 901/678-4299
The School of Public Health at the University of Memphis will host its first Public
Health Policy Symposium, “Affordable Care Act: Opportunity Knocks for the Nation and
Sept. 25 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the U of M campus. The conference
will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast and will end at 11
There is no charge to attend.
Speakers will include U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen; Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell
Jr.; Yvonne Madlock, director of Memphis & Shelby County Health Department; Susan
Cooper, chief integration officer and senior vice president of ambulatory services
for The Med; M. Paige Powell, assistant professor of health systems and policy at
the University of Memphis; Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of Memphis Business Group on
Health; and Christopher Ramsey, director of the Office of Health Care Reform at Blue
Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.
The speakers will offer their perspectives on the Affordable Health Care Act and the
impact anticipated on Shelby County residents. “We’ve assembled an impressive group
of panelists who represent a breadth of health care expertise andwho are equipped to facilitate a dialogue about implications of health care reform
for our local community,” said Dr. Lisa Klesges, dean of the School of Public Health.
The School of Public Health improves public health, promotes health equity, and is
producing the next generation of leaders through innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary
education, research, service and community engagement. “We believe that this symposium
aligns with our mission to help provide evidence and support for community health
improvement,” said Klesges.
Seating is limited. Send RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Julie Graves at 901-678-4299 or email@example.com.