Institute of Medicine to Present National Health Reform Meeting at UCSF

Bernard Lo

UCSF leaders will participate in a regional meeting on health care reform sponsored by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which is a national advisory and honorific organization.

Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.

The event, titled “National Health Reform: New Responsibilities for Scientists, Clinicians and Policy Makers,” will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

Eugene Washington, MD, executive vice chancellor and provost at UCSF, will give the introductory remarks along with Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD, president of the IOM.

The meeting with be moderated by Bernard Lo, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Program in Medical Ethics at UCSF.

Featured speakers also include:

  • Susan Fisher, PhD, professor and director of Human Development and Embyronic Stem Cell Research Center at UCSF;
  • Ralph Horwitz, MD, Arthur Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University; and
  • Sandra Hernandez, MD, chief executive officer of the San Francisco Foundation.

A reception will follow the meeting.

To register, complete an online registration form on the IOM meeting webpage or send an email to by Thursday, Nov. 12. Questions may be directed to Donna Duncan at 202/334-2174.

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