Today and Beyond: New Approaches to Healthcare Advocacy

  • 02 Nov 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • The Officers Club at the San Francisco Presidio


  • Nov 1 & 2 $150
  • $150 plus $20 for CE. Nov 1 & 2
  • Nov 1 & 2 $165
  • Nov 1 & 2. $165 plus $20 for CE

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 NOVEMBER 2, 2017


UC Berkeley Extension: Certificate Program in Health Advocacy 

Start with a course, advance your career


“Your Partner in Healthcare”


WHO:  NAHAC with co-Sponsorships by the UC Berkeley Extension Certificate Program in Health Advocacy and Healthcare Liaison, Inc, Berkeley, CA

WHEN:  November 2, 2017  Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Event begins at 8:30 and ends at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:  The Officers Club at the San Francisco Presidio

Who's presenting

Linda Adler, Founder and CEO, Pathfinders Medical, based in Palo Alto, CA.  “Emerging Opportunities in Modern Healthcare”. Linda founded Pathfinders Medical, a company that offers decision support, better communication and new technologies to clients nationally. She brings her entrepreneurial spirit to the challenges of our changing health care system and identifies solutions where others see obstacles. She has worked extensively at UCSF, Stanford and Kaiser Permanente and brings years of insight and advocacy experience to her presentation.

Nick Desai, Co-Founder and CEO of Heal, an on-demand Doctor House Call app. “The Right P’s – How the Patient-Provider Relationship Can Fix Healthcare in America”.  Nick is a visionary entrepreneur who has started and led four venture funded start-ups over the last 18 years.  His vision?  Fix the 3 trillion dollar broken U.S. healthcare system.  Nick earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine, where he is in the Engineering Hall of Fame, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.  His previous start-ups have been in technology-enabled fitness, weight loss, social medial and mobile applications.  He co-founded Heal in 2014; it is now available in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and San Diego in CA and Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.

Heidi Engel,  PT, DPT, Physical Therapy Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science,  UCSF School of Medicine.  “Early Mobility and Family Engagement for Patient Centered Care and Better Outcomes.”  Heidi has more than 30 years experience as a physical therapist and Professor in acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and private practice.  She was the Founder and member of the ICU Early Mobilization Committee at UCSF (2008) and has taught and lectured nationally on ICU Delirium and ICU Early Mobilization.  Heidi was the recipient of the Presidential Citation, Contributions to Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2014.  

Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN, Nurse at Bay Area End of Life Options.  Thalia has worked extensively in acute care hospitals in the ICU and on medical and surgical floors.  She has recently joined Bay Area End of Life Options, a practice that assists their clients in considering all options for end of life care.  Using cases and discussion, Thalia will describe the situations and dilemmas facing patients today as they consider fundamental decisions at the end of their lives.

Emma Shtivelman, PhD, Chief Scientist, Cancer Commons, a Bay Area non-profit created to network patients, physicians and scientists from many disciplines.  Cancer Commons captures the unique experiences of patients being treated at top centers with investigational drugs and cocktails, enabling the whole cancer community to learn, much more efficiently than traditional clinical trials, the best way to treat similar patients wherever they are seen.

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HOW MUCH DOES the Conference  COST? 

Full NAHAC Members: 

Registration:  September 1 - October 31   $100

Late Reg: November 1 - November 2 $150

If you are a nurse and would like CEs, Healthcare Liaison is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #14972. Nurses will earn 7 hours for attending the entire conference.Add $20 for CEs to your registration.  

Non-Members and Public Members of NAHAC:

Registration:  September 1 - October 31   $135

Late Reg: November 1 - November 2   $165

If you are a nurse and would like CEs, Healthcare Liaison is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #14972. Nurses will earn 7 hours for attending the entire conference.Add $20 for CEs to your registration.  

Cancellation Policy:  All registrations are final and there are no refunds; however, your registration may be transferred to a friend or we will be happy to present you with a letter verifying you have given a donation to NAHAC, a 501c3 organization. 

Refreshments:  we will offer coffee/tea at registration  

What about Lunch?  Lunch will be on your own; there are restaurants at the Presidio or delightful places to eat a lunch indoors or outdoors if you prefer to bring your own.  


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