I am please to announce I have been invited to be a DELEGATE to the
Fourth Annual National Summit on Critical Care Policy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on July 11, 2012.
Since its inception, the Roundtable, has made significant progress in its efforts to engage key Members of Congress and the Executive Branch on a number of major issues facing the critical care community. Much of the Roundtable’s effort has focused on national preparedness and infrastructure, research outcomes and innovation, and advanced care.
As you are no doubt aware, Congressional actions to address growing budget deficits, the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, and the 2012 general election could reshape the foundation upon which the current healthcare research, delivery and payment system has been built. With such potentially significant changes looming in the months ahead, now more than ever, the critical care community must be prepared to react to the changing landscape to ensure that the critical care system is prioritized in these key national policy discussions.
The Roundtable, with the leadership of the critical care community, has already had significant impact in the federal policy environment, and the Summit will provide a timely forum for thought-leaders to focus on action priorities related to the 2012-2013 health policy landscape.