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By United Press International   |   Oct. 28, 2002 at 4:20 PM
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EVENTS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: KANTER FAMILY FOUNDATION sponsors an annual conference to promote a broader understanding of the importance of evidence-based health treatment. The conference focuses on the initiative by the Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop a National Health Outcomes Database.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Overview of Day's Events Joseph H. Kanter, President, Joseph H. Kanter Foundation

8:35 a.m. - The Role of Information in Improving the Quality of Health Care - Carolyn Clancy, MD, Acting Director, Agency for Health Care Research

8:55 a.m. - The U.S. Health Care System: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions - Russell J. Ricci, MD, Chairman of the eHealth Initiative; General Manager, Global Healthcare, IBM Corporation

9:10 a.m. - The Need for Information to Support Better Quality Care: The Patient's Perspective - Fran Visco, President, National Breast Cancer Coalition; David Lansky, PhD, President, Foundation for Accountability

10:40 a.m. - Making our Vision of an Interconnected, Electronic Health Information Infrastructure a Reality - Moderated by Carol Diamond, MD, MPH, Managing Director of the Information Technologies for Better Health Program, the Markle Foundation

1 p.m. - Recognition of Leadership and Contributions to an Integrated Public Health Information Infrastructure, Janet Marchibroda, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative

3 p.m. - Stakeholder Roles in Laying the Foundation for an Interconnected, Electronic Health Information Infrastructure and Best Practices in Using Information Technology to Improve Patient Care -Moderated by Michael Millenson, Mervin Shalowitz, MD Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University's Kellogg School Graduate School of Business

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Phil Duncan, 703-237-1500

WEB ADDRESS: healthlegacy.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG LAW INSTITUTE holds a workshop on "Introduction To Medical Device Law And Regulation: Understanding How FDA Regulates the Medical Device Industry."

WHO: The speakers are:

Edward M. Basile, Senior Partner, King & Spalding

Karen M. Becker, Ph.D., President, Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Marvin A. Blumberg, Senior Consultant, AAC Consulting Group, Inc.

Mark S. Brown, Partner, King and Spalding

Philip Katz, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Alan G. Minsk, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Suzan Onel, Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP

Marlene K. Tandy, M.D., J.D., General Attorney, Law Department,

Johnson & Johnson

Edward C. Wilson, Jr., Partner, Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-429-0100

WEB ADDRESS:fdli.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: HEATH INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA holds a media briefing on the HIAA D.C. Decision-Makers Survey.

WHO: The speakers are:

Donald A Young, President, HIAA

Bill McInturff, Partner, Public Opinion Strategies

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202/824-1810

WEB ADDRESS: hiaa.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE holds a public addresses featuring Dennis McNamara, newly appointed to the role of UNHCR Inspector General, to speak on the topic of "UNHCR: Protection and Accountability."

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: Resources for the Future Conference Center, 1400 16th Street, lobby level

CONTACT: Ana Claros, 202-266-1940

WEB ADDRESS: migrationpolicy.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: THE JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES holds a news conference to release its 2002 National Opinion Poll findings on politics.

WHO: The speakers are:

Eddie N. Williams, President, Joint Center

David Bositis, Senior Research Associate, Joint Center

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Liselle Yorke, 202-789-6366

WEB ADDRESS:

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB NPC Forums Committee holds a program on Where is Brain Research Leading Us in the Fields of Learning, Spirituality and the Law.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Elliott Ryan. 703-237-5591

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Carragher, Director of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs for the U.S. Department of State

Anthony Harrington, President, Stonebridge International, Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

William Perry, CSIS Senior Associate, Special Advisor for the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State

for Hemispheric Affairs

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center for Latin American Studies Political Database of the Americas features Patricio Gajardo and Pablo Galarce from the Americas Division of the International Foundation for Election Systems discussing the first and second round of elections in Ecuador.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: ICC 550, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum Corporate Accounting: Before and After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

WHO: The speakers are:

Richard Bassett, Managing Director, Risktoolz

Peter Wallison, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

William Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Brazilian Studies Program holds a lecture with Diva Moreira, Scholar Afro-Brazilian Studies discussing affirmative action in Brazil and USA: Limits and Possibilities.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: ICC 241, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Science, Technology and International Affairs and the Center for Environment present a lecture on "Black Earths of the Amazon," featuring Professor William Woods of Southern Illinois University.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: ICC 450, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a forum on "Elections in Kashmir: Results and Implications."

WHO: The speakers are:

Usmaan Ahmad, member of the Central Diplomatic Bureau and

Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front

Walter Andersen, head of office for analysis of South Asia at the

State Department and SAIS adjunct professor

Selig Harrison, director of the Asia Program at the Center for

International Policy, and the author of India: The Most Dangerous

Decades

Vijay Sazawal, international coordinator for Indo-American Kashmir

Forum and political analyst on history of Jammu-Kashmir

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a book forum on Human Cloning and Human Dignity: The Report of the President's Council on Bioethics.

WHO: The speakers are:

J. Bottum, Weekly Standard

William A. Galston, University of Maryland

Charles Murray, AEI

Diana Shaub, Loyola College of Maryland

Leon Kass, AEI; and Tony Snow, Fox News

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents John Edgar Wideman, novelist, essayist and distinguished professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst discussing "Work in Progress: A Reading."

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: Gaston Hall, 3rd Floor, Healy Hall, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch for Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy with Henry S. Richardson, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University; former Wilson Center Fellow, and author.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a forum on "Attacking Iraq: Is Pre-emptive Self-defense Lawful?" with Ruth Wedgwood and Mary Ellen O'Connell, professor of law at Ohio State University, will be the debaters, and Michael M. Matheson, visiting professor of law at GWU,

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE Cultural Committee of The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development holds a reception and discussion of "The Intifada's Youngest Victims."

WHO: The speakers are:

Dutch photojournalist Nadja Groux

Daniel Quinn, recently returned from the West Bank where he volunteered for the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS: palestinecenter.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Andrew White's ZORROSAX ALLSTARS who will perform the American premiere of a jazz concerto for saxophone sextet, as well as 3 other jazz pieces: "Bad Dance," "Everybody Loves the Sugar," and "Theme."

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Amir Aczel discussing and signing copies Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL WRITERS UNION hosts a panel discussion on "Writers, Secrecy and National Security" to address the challenges facing journalists and writers in an era of heightened national security.

WHO: The speakers are:

Panelists include: Emily Sheketoff, American Library Association (Washington Office)

Kai Bird, historian and author

Jeff Stein, editor of the new Congressional Quarterly magazine Homeland Security; and Scott Armstrong, founder of the National Security Archive and former reporter for The Washington Post.

DATE: October 29, 2002

LOCATION: Sumner School, 17th and M Streets, NW in Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-234-9382

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