Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove To Come To Wheeling Courtesy of The Health Plan

The Health Plan bringing speakers to Healthcare Symposium

WHEELING — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former presidential advisor Karl Rove will be among the speakers as The Health Plan sponsors its second annual “Healthcare Symposium “ this week in Wheeling.

The two-day event takes place Wednesday and Thursday at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge, and organizers say the focus will be on healthcare innovation, trends and challenges. Also examined by speakers will be data and issues pertaining to genomes and substance abuse.

Gingrich is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, and give a presentation titled “Saving Lives and Saving Money: Supporting Healthcare Innovation.”

Also speaking on Wednesday will be Joel Selanikio, CEO of Magpi, on “Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Health;” and healthcare attorney Brady Bizarro, on “Taking a 360-Degree View of Specialty Drug Issues and Trends Affecting Self-Insured Plans.”

Thursday’s topics include “Separating the Hype from Reality: Genomics and Health Care,” presented by David B. Flannery, director of telegenics and digital genetics at the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute.

Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, will speak on “Substance Abuse: A Family’s Intervention.”

Robert Stutman, a former special agent with the the Drug Enforcement Administration, will address “The Undeniable Truth About the 21st Century Drug Epidemic and Solutions for Making a Difference.”

Rove will round out the symposium with a discussion about “America’s Challenges.”

The synposium is open to administators, clinicians, service providers, health care industry representatives, legislators, community leaders, brokers, employers and insurance professionals.

Those interested in attending should contact Wendy Hodorowski at 740-699-6140, or by email at wendy@thehealthplan.org.

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