Inform+Engage: The TCI 2014 Policy Summit

November 12, 2014. Len Nichols participated in Virginia’s first statewide policy summit at the Commonwealth Institute in Richmond.

This conference brought together leading voices on policy, including Governor Terry McAuliffe, community partners, non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, and other advocates to discuss the challenges facing the state and get new tools to make progress in the coming legislative session. Visit the site here.

Watch Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe’s address:


Len Nichols speaks at The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) meeting in San Diego.

November 13, 2014. Len Nichols spoke at the annual meeting of the AAPMR meeting in San Diego. Nichols provided an updated overview of the status of implementing federal health reforms and the related reforms being pursued by private payers and states, with a particular focus on payment and delivery reforms. He also explained how different specific payment reform models—public and private—are likely to impact specialists in PM&R. Additionally, Dr. Nichols explained why and what kinds of physician leadership are essential for health reform to improve the sustainability and equity of our health care system.

AAPMR is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).

Fighting Ebola or Fighting Fear? November 5, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.41.14 AMUniversity Life Arlington sponsors this monthly series of academic discussions for members of the Arlington Campus community. The goal of Pizza & Perspectives is to involve students, faculty, and alumni across disciplines in meaningful and rational dialogue on relevant topics. University Life provides pizza and soda.

November 5, 2014

George Mason University’s Arlington Campus

Founders Hall Multipurpose Room (Room 126) from 6-7:15 pm.

Panelists Include:
Salim Habayeb, Director, Health and Medical Policy, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
Treniese Polk,  Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics, George Mason University
The Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) has claimed over 4,400 lives with its recent outbreak in West Africa. While originally being discovered in 1976, the most recent outbreak has claimed more lives than all cases combined from previous years. However, many questions and issues remain for government officials, health care providers and global leaders to address. What are the resources and needs of developing healthcare systems to control the spread of this virus? Should the United States close borders to countries with Ebola outbreaks? How has the disproportionate attention given to Ebola cases in the West shed light on the ongoing dialogue around global inequity? Join University Life Arlington and our panelist for an engaging dialogue on November 5th.

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