Media Advisory – Interview opportunity

National health policy experts to address post-election reform prospects in light of economy, Oct. 16

WHAT: “Reforming Health Care: Perspectives from Missouri and Across the Nation” Health policy experts will discuss how current policies must change to expand care innovation and maximize impact; the prospects for reform; and comparisons of reform proposals in terms of cost, quality and access to care.

WHY: The election outcomes and the uncertain economic situation will shape the future of health care reform in Missouri and nationally.


• Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Engelberg Center and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

• Tim McBride, Ph.D., leading health economist and associate dean for public health at Washington University in St. Louis.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16 from 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. McClellan and McBride will be available for interviews at 11:30 a.m. Please call to arrange an alternate time.

WHERE: Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium at the Washington University School of Medicine (320 South Euclid Ave.).

Please contact Jessica Martin at (314) 935-5251 if you would like to schedule an interview.