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TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine presents the fourth and final workshop in a series designed to encourage further dialogue on future levels of state and federal funding for the national immunization system titled Financing immunizations in the future.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Session 1: Welcoming Remarks

Rosemary Chalk, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Medicine (moderator)

Susanne Stoiber, Executive Officer, Institute of Medicine

David R. Smith, Chair, IOM Committee on Immunization Finance Dissemination Workshops and interim chancellor, Texas Tech University

Walter Orenstein, Associate Surgeon General and Director,

National Immunization Program

9:15 a.m. - Session 2: Building the Infrastructure to Support National Immunization Goals: State and County Perspectives

David R. Smith (moderator)

Donald Williamson, Alabama Department of Public Health

Natalie Smith, Immunization Program for the State of California

Dianne White Delisi, Texas State House of Representatives

Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles Health Department

10:45 a.m. - Session 3: The Role of Private Sector Providers: Service Delivery, Record-Keeping, and Performance Incentives

Samuel Katz, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University (moderator)

David Tayloe, community pediatrician in private practice in rural North Carolina, representative from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Carol Wilhoit, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

John Fontanesi, Community Health Pediatrics Department, University of California at San Diego

Suzanne Mercure, National Business Coalition on Health

1:30 pm Session 4: Unresolved Problems and Future Challenges

David R. Smith (moderator)

Sara Rosenbaum, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University

William Schaffner, Department of Preventive Medicine,

Vanderbilt University

Julie Gonen, Center for Prevention and Health Services, Washington Business Group on Health

Carey Vinson, American Association of Health Plans

2:45 p.m. - Session 5: Congressional Views

Brian Hickey, Senate Subcommittee on Health

Dayle Lewis, Office of Representative Steny Hoyer. D-MD

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents Brig. Gen. Ed Simmons, USMC (Ret.), discussing "Books in Print and Books in Progress about the U.S.M.C.," drawing upon his previous books The United States Marines: A History, The Marines, and Dog Company Six, as well as his upcoming work, Frozen Chosin: The U.S. Marines at Changjin Reservoir.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE SERIES: "Genetic Analysis of Oligodendrocyte Development in Mammalian Brain," with Dr. Charles D. Stiles, Harvard Medical School.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: Dr. George Kunos, 301-594-5595


TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES presents Eric J. Heller, Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, at Harvard University will speak on "Approaching Chaos: The Science Behind the Exhibit."

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents Italian chef, Roberto Donna preparing bountiful contemporary Italian dishes from the freshest and most intriguing products on the market. One spectacular course after another (adding up to 8, including a scrumptious dessert) and fine wine make for a memorable dining experience.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1110 21st St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: FOLGER SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL LIBRARY presents Katherine Zadravec Memorial Reading featuring Alice Notley and her new volume Disobedience. She's the author of over 20 books of poetry, including The Descent of Alette and, most recently, Mysteries of Small Houses, a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-0345

WEB ADDRESS: folger.edu

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