Physician Advocacy Day
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Lewis Swyer Theater- The Egg; Empire Plaza
Albany, NY
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Luncheon To Follow Immediately

8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM                    Welcome & Introductions
                                Joe Maldonado, MD, President
                                Malcolm Reid, MD, President-Elect
                                Charles Rothberg, MD, Vice-President
                                Paul A. Pipia, MD, Chair, Legislation & Physician Advocacy Committee
                                Brian Murray, MD, Vice-Chair, Legislation & Physician Advocacy Committee
                                Gregory Pinto, MD, Commissioner, Commission on Governmental Relations
                                Edward Kelly Bartels, MD, Assistant Commissioner, Commission on Governmental R

8:40-9:00 AM Legislative Update 
        Elizabeth Dears, Esq., Morris Auster, Esq., Patricia Clancy, JP McPartlon

9:00-9:10 AM President Pro Tempore and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (Invited)

9:10-10:00 AM        Update on NY State of Health and the Stability of Health Insurance Market
Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, NYS Department of Health
Troy Oechsner, Acting Executive Deputy Superintendent of Insurance 
Donna Frescatore, Executive Director, The NY State of Health 

9:15 AM Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle

10:00-11:00 AM Health and Insurance Panel - How Can We Protect The Physician-Patient Relationship?
Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair, Senate Health Committee 
Senator James Seward, Chair, Senate Insurance Committee 
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Chair, Assembly Health Committee 
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Chair, Assembly Insurance Committee 

11:00-11:30AM Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Invited)

11:30 -12:30 PM Luncheon with your legislators

Visits with local legislators arranged directly by your County/Specialty Society Representatives.