May 13 - 15, 2019
Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor, MD

Main Day Two

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Addresses

- Providing Veterans with the benefits they have earned in a manner that honors their service
- Ensuring strong fiscal stewardship of the money entrusted to us by taxpayers
- Fostering a culture of collaboration
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Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

10:00 am - 11:00 am Advances in the Management of CAD/PAD: A new treatment for thrombotic risk reduction

Dr. Joshua Yamamoto - Cardiologist, Georgetown University Hospital



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Dr. Joshua Yamamoto

Cardiologist
Georgetown University Hospital

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK AND Demo Drive Prizes Draw

Demo Drive Prizes will be announced before your break for more networking!
• Structuring the VA to be Veteran Centric in healthcare delivery and business services
• Advancing medical devices in the VA to support veterans needs
• Provide user friendly interfaces to support veteran experiences
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Chakakhon Lea

Office of Information and Technology
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Track A

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Effects of New Rule Changes, Value Based Care and Bundle Payments on Providers as well as Payers
Dr. Don Kosiak - Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Leidos
• Interoperability within VA and community partners
• Changes in the health sector and VA


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Dr. Don Kosiak

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Leidos

Track B

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Short, Medium and Long Term Acquisition Priorities for the VA Technology Acquisition Center
Frank Coluccio - Program Manager, Engineering Service, Technology Acquisition Center
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Frank Coluccio

Program Manager
Engineering Service, Technology Acquisition Center

• What are the challenges with developing medical equipment to support
ongoing veteran care
• Reducing patient access to care and emergency treatments by the seconds
wth AL and ML tools and applications
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William Cerniuk

Program Director, VA Mobile Health, VHA Technology Director
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm TRAINING DOCTORS TO BE LEADERS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE

LTG (R) Mark Hertling - Author, Speaker & Contributor, Physician Leadership Development
-Empowering doctors to lead 
-Identifying cultural and organizational structures that need change 
-Using the military model for training leadership
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LTG (R) Mark Hertling

Author, Speaker & Contributor
Physician Leadership Development

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Advance Outpatient Care for Addiction Management

Dr. Aldo Morales - Psychiatrist & Medical Director, Retreat Behavioral Health

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Dr. Aldo Morales

Psychiatrist & Medical Director
Retreat Behavioral Health

- How States fill  gaps in the continuum of services to Veterans and their families.

- Care of elders and severely disabled Veterans at the State level.

- State Women Veterans challenges and services and the Governors’ suicide prevention challenge
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Vito D. Imbasciani PhD MD

Secretary
California Department of Veteran Affairs

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Kelley Kash

President
National Association of State Veterans Homes

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Lourdes (Alfie) E. Alvarado-Ramos

President
National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs

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Wanda Wright

Director
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Main Day Two