Debuono to Headline UB Spring Clinical Day Program

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 10, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "Rationing of Health Care" will be the theme of the 60th Annual Spring Clinical Day, to be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, in the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Spring Clinical Day is sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Barbara A. DeBuono, M.D., New York State health commissioner, will present the Stockton Kimball Memorial Lecture at the noon luncheon. She will discuss the role of academic health centers in the future of health care.

The event is open to public. There is a registration fee for non-alumni and non-dues- paying alumni of the medical school.

The program will focus on four areas: state Health Department plans for health-care delivery and financing; an update on mergers of Western New York hospitals and what they mean for physicians; strategies for avoiding pitfalls and maximizing advantages of managed-care organizations, and discussion of physicians' concerns about health-care policy and delivery.

€ 8:15 a.m. -- "Western New York Hospitals and Managed Care" -- John Friedlander, CEO of the CGF Health System, the interim corporate name of the system merging Buffalo General, Millard Fillmore and Children's hospitals

€ 9 a.m. -- "Managed Care Across America" -- Steven R. Peskin, M.D., president of NCI Managed Care and medical director of NCI Consulting of Princeton, N.J., and medical director of Medisphere Communications in New York City

€ 10:15 a.m. -- "Practicing Medicine Under Managed Care" -- Irene S. Snow, M.D., UB clinical associate professor of medicine and a 1980 graduate of the UB medical school

€ 10:45 a.m. -- "Rationing of Health Care in America" -- panel discussion involving the presenters and DeBuono.

For registration and information, call 716-829-2778.