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Advocacy at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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This month in Orlando, the ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations (ADEA AGR) team will host a series of educational events at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. The events will focus on Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding, health care reform and cases in federal courts that may affect academic dentistry. Also, our popular Political Spotlight plenary series continues this year with insider perspectives from nationally recognized columnists from Roll Call, one of Capitol Hill’s preeminent newspapers. We look forward to having you join us. 

All events are eligible for CE credit. Session times and locations are subject to change. Please refer to the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition program guide and official app for the latest information.


Medicare Graduate Medical Education Update

Sunday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Speaker: Daniel Hettich, J.D., M.A., Partner, King & Spalding L.L.P.

Summary: GME provides a funding stream to train the next generation of dentists. Medicare, through its Direct Graduate Medical Education (DGME) payment system, compensates teaching hospitals for Medicare’s share of the costs directly related to training residents. This session features a recognized expert on dental GME who will provide dental educators with an update on the issues facing GME, including funding and proposed federal rules that may impact dental residency programs in nonhospital settings.


Political Spotlight—What Does It All Mean?

Monday, March 19, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Speakers: Mary C. Curtis and Patricia Murphy, Columnists, CQ Roll Call

Summary: Mary C. Curtis has worked at The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Charlotte Observer and as National Correspondent for Politics Daily. Patricia Murphy covers national politics for The Daily Beast. Previously, she was the Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for Politics Daily and Founder and Editor of Citizen Jane Politics. The first year of a new presidential administration saw robust discussions on a range of issues that included travel bans, tax reform and changes in health care choice and competition. 2018 will provide Americans another opportunity to either move forward with the Administration’s policies or stymie them by electing more democrats during the midterm election cycle. This year’s Political Spotlight will entertain and inform audiences with honest and unbiased analysis of American politics and policies affecting academic dentistry and the dental profession.


Health Care Reform Going Forward

Monday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Speaker: Anne Markus, Ph.D., M.H.S., J.D., Associate Professor, George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Summary: 2017 was an eventful year for health care, and in 2018 the Affordable Care Act remains a centerpiece of the discussion. This session will analyze the various health reform proposals in Congress and their potential impacts on academic dentistry.


U.S. Supreme Court Update

Monday, March 19, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Lisa Soronen, J.D., Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center, Supreme Court Advocacy for State and Local Government

Summary: With a new justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and the potential for more changes on the bench as justices retire in the next few years, this session is timely. A U.S. Supreme Court expert will discuss how litigation related to the travel ban, free speech on campus, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and state action immunity will impact academic dentistry.

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