September 17, 1999

UCSD Extension to Sponsor Shaping Managed Care 1999 Conference

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension will once again sponsor its annual conference on the vital issues facing managed health care. This year's day-long program is titled "Shaping Managed Care: New Options, Relationships, Directions," and will be held in San Diego on Friday, September 24, 1999 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Harbor Island Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Harbor Island West Tower), 1590 Harbor Island Drive.

The Shaping Managed Care conference series, now in its fifth year, features speakers and panelists sharing their insights and expertise on national trends in managed care. The 1999 conference sessions will concentrate on new financial and economic relationships, as well as regional progress in managed care. Speakers will showcase innovative new data, regional and statewide models to illustrate managed care movements and future directions.

The welcome address by Marc Roberts, Ph.D., professor of political economy and health policy, Harvard School of Public Health, will focus on the national managed care year in review. Robert Berenson, M.D., Director, Center for Health Plans and Providers, Health Care Financing Administration, will follow with a presentation on managed care economics. Other panel discussion and concurrent session topics will include "Future Relationships in Managed Care," and "Innovative Responses to Managed Care."

David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Latino Health at UCLA will close the day with a featured presentation on "Managed Care Demographics: New Relationships and Community Opinions."

The fee for the seminar is $175 per person, $1500 for a table of ten. For further information contact Grace Miller at UCSD Extension, (858) 534-2320 or email

UCSD Extension is a division of UCSD Extended Studies and Public Programs, providing more than 500 courses and programs for working professionals and others looking to increase their career skills or to enrich their personal lives through continuing education.

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