Marian’s Annual Academic Symposium focuses on Healthcare

August 25, 2012

March 1, 2011


Marian University, in collaboration with Agnesian HealthCare, will be hosting their eighth annual Academic Symposium on March 29-30 in the Stayer Center. This year’s symposium is focused on “21st Century Healthcare: Facts, Myths, Implications and Ethics.”

The symposium will feature two evening presentations that will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium. On Tuesday, March 29, the keynote speaker will be Kevin Fickenscher, M.D., who will focus on addressing “The New Healthcare Bill: Fact vs. Fiction.”Dr. Fickenscher is the chief strategy and development officer for healthcare for Dell.

Dr. Fickenscher is a physician executive and leader with extensive experience in strategic and operational development in complex healthcare organizations. He has served as the National Director and Partner for Clinical Transformation within the Global Health Solutions Group at Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC). In addition, he has served as the Chief Medical Officer for a number of healthcare organizations, including WebMD Corporation.

On Wednesday, March 30, the keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Bauer, Ph.D., who will address the topic of “Healthcare Reform and its Impact.” Dr. Bauer is a health futurist and medical economist.

As a consultant, Dr. Bauer has assisted hundreds of provider, purchaser and payer organizations with strategic planning and performance improvement. He served as Vice President for Health Care Forecasting and Strategy for ACS, A Xerox Company, from 1999 to 2010. Dr. Bauer has published more than 150 articles, books, web pages and videos on healthcare delivery. In his numerous publications and presentations, he forecasts the future of healthcare and describes practical, creative approaches to improving the healthcare delivery system.

This two-day symposium will present a wide range of issues and topics providing attendees a better understanding of how healthcare changes may affect individuals, employees, business owners, government entities or as providers of medical and healthcare services.

Tuesday’s day sessions include Complementary and Alternative Therapies; Emergency Medical Services: History and Impact of Reform; Alternative Healthcare Delivery Modalities: Serving Underserved Populations; and Palliative Care.

Wednesday’s day sessions include a Breakfast Chat with Drs. Jeffrey Bauer and Kevin Fickenscher on The Effect of Reform on Future Healthcare Careers; a panel discussion on Healthcare Reform: Facts vs. Fiction; lunch and poster presentations; a panel discussion on the Effect of Reform on Primary Care in Wisconsin panel discussion; and Prenatal Twitter.

These events are cosponsored by Marian University and Agnesian HealthCare, and are supported by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University’s Honors Program, Social Justice Committee and McNair Scholars Program

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To register and view a complete list of presentations, visit . For more information, contact or 923-8548.