LBJ School Partners with Texas Tribune on Health Care Symposium

April 11, 2013

The Texas Tribune is partnering with The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs for the next installment of Texas Tribune Festival’s “On The Road” series, titled “Health Care.” The daylong symposium will cover major issues in health care policy in Texas and will include discussions about the Affordable Care Act, women’s health, cost containment and the impact of technological innovation on medicine.

WHAT: Texas Tribune Festival’s “On The Road: Health Care”

 WHEN: Thursday, April 25
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: LBJ School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Participants include Kyle Janek, executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services; state Reps. John Zerwas (R-Simonton) and Garnet Coleman (D-Houston); state Sens. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) and Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels); Tom Suehs, former executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services; Michelle Berger, president of the Travis County Medical Society; Dan McCoy, interim chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; Anne Dunkelberg, associate director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities and LBJ School graduate (’88); Billy Hamilton, former deputy comptroller of Texas and LBJ School graduate (’75); Joseph Potter, faculty research associate at The University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center; Brett Giroir, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at the Texas A&M University System; Nora Belcher, executive director of the Texas e-Health Alliance; and Jesus Garza, president and CEO of Seton Healthcare Family, LBJ School graduate (‘77), and LBJ School Advisory Council member.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Submit your registration via email to rsvp@texastribune.org or by calling 512-716-8641. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public media organization whose mission is to promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of statewide interest.

For more information, contact: Kerri Battles, Admin Systems Modernization Program, 512-232-4054; Maryam Brown, 512-382-9017, Maryam@giantnoise.com