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Triangle TechBreakfast April 2014 American Underground
4/17/2014 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
American Underground Durham, North Carolina United States
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Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them.

Triangle Health Startup Weekend
8/8/2014 6:00 PM - 8/10/2014 9:00 PM
American Underground @Main Durham,, North Carolina United States
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Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Thriving Local Business Training Series
3/20/2014 6:00 AM - 6/12/2014 9:00 AM
FVTC Waupaca Regional Center Waupaca, Wisconsin United States
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This training series targets entrepreneurs who have started or are thinking about starting a food-related venture that is not tied to large-scale, commodity-style production or sales.

Thriving Local Business Training Series
9/11/2014 6:00 PM - 12/11/2014 9:00 PM
FVTC-Oshkosh Riverside Campus Oshkosh, Wisconsin United States
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A business training series for growers, processors & purveyors of local food. This training series targets entrepreneurs who have started or are thinking about starting a food-related venture that is not tied to large-scale, commodity-style production or sales.

The Tenth Annual Pace Pitch Contest
4/17/2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Aniello Bianco Room New York, New York United States
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Welcome to the Tenth Annual Pace Pitch Contest! The contest will be held on April 17, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at One Pace Plaza, Aniello Bianco Room (formerly Multipurpose Room), New York, NY 10038.

The Startup Factory Open House
4/23/2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Startup Factory in American Underground Durham, North Carolina United States
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Thinking about applying to The Startup Factory? Wanna learn more about our program, meet our teams, or hang in our super cool office space? Like free food and beer? Then please make sure you stop by our Open House event!

The Startup Conference 2014 Redwood City
5/14/2014 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Fox Theatre Redwood City, California United States
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One of the largest entrepreneur conferences in Silicon Valley; past speakers include Jeff Clavier, Dave McClure and more.

Price: 20% off with digest

The Real Deal Triangle
4/24/2014 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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The Real Deal enables companies to pitch their business live in front of a select panel of high net worth expert investors. The objective is to make a deal with one or more of the panelists to take up an equity stake in your company. Companies will also be competing against each other in order to solicit additional funds in ‘real-time’ from both the accredited investor audience present and watching online.

The Politics And Ethics Of Health Care Reform Webinar By MentorHealth
5/8/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: All major health policy initiatives that seek to redraw lines and reshape the system are going to be controversial; that is a given. However, recent efforts to address cost, coverage, and efficiency issues in the system have produced a firestorm of debate, political posturing, and questionable behavior. There have been threats, dire predictions of disaster, overblown expectations, dysfunctional web sites, quirky Supreme Court decisions, and other events that have turned the normally dry field of health policy into high drama.

Patients are turning to health care professionals to find out what is really going on, and many of those professionals are not always able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Among the key issues are:

Patient fears that Medicare will somehow be compromised or even eliminated

Massive variations among states regarding expansion of the Medicaid program

Insurer practices that appear to be seeking to continue the practice of discrimination against the sick - practices that in some cases have the support of state governors, who are refusing to enforce anti-discrimination provisions of the ACA

Concerns about the privacy of personal patient medical information, which has always been at risk, but is widely seen as being more vulnerable as system- and even community-wide health care data bases are developed and electronic medical records and e-prescribing become the order of the day

Issues of access to care, as fewer and fewer physicians accept Medicaid patients, physicians treating Medicare patients move to "concierge" practices, and physicians move from individual or small-group practices to large medical groups

The growing problem of overprescribing and misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs - will e-prescribing make it worse?

The battle for the "hearts and minds" of the public, which has involved both scare tactics and intentional misinformation

None of this is new; the battle 50 years ago over the creation of Medicare and Medicaid was one of the nastiest political fights in American history. When the war was finally over, the most powerful lobby in Washington, DC, had lost much of its clout, and a new era of government involvement in care of the aging had been ushered in. Could the current debate have similar far-reaching consequences?

This webinar will examine what has happened historically with tough health policy fights and their results, and will apply some of those lessons to the current situation. It will also provide objective information about some of the major contemporary battles, what the truths and falsehoods are, and what may happen with regard to them. It will also identify political and ethics issues that are part and parcel of the changing scene that have been largely overlooked - and that could play a major role in determining the success or failure of health care reform. These include ACA's failure to provide for the poorest of the poor, the gray area of coverage for undocumented immigrants, the coming fight over what constitutes optimal care for a given condition, changes in payment structure that will force providers to think in entirely new ways, and the failure of the ACA (or any other initiative, for that matter) to ensure that health care will be both accessible and affordable going forward.

Why should you attend: There has been enough inaccurate information spread about the major reform initiatives of the day - the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the HITECH Act, and state coverage innovations - to make the Brothers Grimm appear to have been telling the absolute truth. That has been one major dilemma in the debate over sweeping changes in the health care system that is being attempted by powers both public and private. But there have been other problems as well, and among them has been a passionate, but at the same time, dispiriting political fight over government's role in health care and the responsibility of the individual. Insurers have tried to get around the new rules; state governors have refused to participate in or enforce certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act; adoption of new approaches by providers, even when virtually mandated, has been spotty. The result is a landscape littered with uncertainty and inconsistency that has left the average health care professional confused and, in many cases, angry.

On top of those stresses have been thorny ethics problems that have dogged reform efforts from the beginning. A provision in the ACA that would have paid physicians $50 for discussing end-of-life issues with Medicare patients (which most physicians do, anyway) was condemned as an attempt to shorten the lives of those patients. A commission charged with finding ways to reduce inflation in the Medicare program was condemned as a "death panel." A $2 billion fund to improve public and preventive health activities was diverted by Congress to non-health care purposes.

Where does the truth lie? How can the politics of health get this ugly? What are the real political and ethical quandaries posed by health care reform, and how might they be addressed? Health care professionals need to know, not only in order to be in compliance with new laws and regulations, but also because they should be involved in addressing these thorny issues.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Previous major battles over health care system reform initiatives - what happened and why

The politics of reform - high stakes, key players

Unresolved political issues of recent reform initiatives

Unresolved ethics issues of recent reform initiatives

Improving both the environment and the quality of the debate

Who Will Benefit:

Health Care Professionals

Hospital and Health System Trustees

Executives, Clinician Leaders, and Department Heads

Employers and Employer Health Care Coalitions

Biomedical Ethicists and Consultants

News Media Representatives who cover the health care field

Community Health Care Advocates

Health Care Planners

Emily Friedman is an independent health policy and ethics analyst based in Chicago. She has been researching and writing and speaking about health policy since 1977. Among her areas of interest are future trends in health care; health care reform initiatives; “comparative effectiveness” and other quality improvement efforts; the social ethics of health care; the future of health care leadership; the ethics of health care leadership; health policy and how it works (or doesn’t); the impact of demographic change on health care; insurance and coverage issues; lessons from international health systems; and the relationship of the public and society with the health care system. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, where she has repeatedly been named one of the School’s best teachers; an honorary life member of both the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association; and a prolific lecturer and writer.


Phone No: 800-385-1607

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The Mature Market
4/28/2014 8:00 AM - 4/29/2014 5:00 PM
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney Australia
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Understanding differences in brain activity between younger and mature consumers

Matching your message with your market

Debunking myths on 50+ use of mobile screens and second screen technologies

Effective reach with media and a message that resonates

Targeting the mature consumer on

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