Cornell University

International Health Care Conference

16 East 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2867

"A Time for Change: Restructuring America's Health Care Delivery System"

Join Health Care Practitioners, Researchers, Union Leaders, and Policymakers

May 11-12, 2010

The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave (between 117th and 118th)
New York City

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am Conference Begins

NYC Skyline


Small group discussions, new concepts and practices and networking on:

Creating Integrated Delivery Systems

Engaging the Workforce

Using Technology to Improve Patient Care

Who Should Attend

  • Management and Union Leaders
  • Foundation Program Officers
  • Health Care Researchers
  • Policymakers (state and national)

Conference Program


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker

  • Jay Crosson, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, Vice Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Featured Speakers

  • John August (Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions)
  • Christine Bamford (National Health Service, Wales)
  • Amy Edmondson (Harvard)
  • Suzanne Gordon (Author)
  • John Kenagy (Author, Clinical Faculty of the University of Washington)
  • Rob Mechanic (MIT)
  • Steve Spear (MIT)
  • Paul Starr (Princeton)


Participating Hospitals

  • Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Hospital of the Future Project (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Kaiser Permanente (United States)
  • Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn)
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx) 
  • Mount Sinai (New York, NY)
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College (New York City)
  • New York City Health and Hospital Corporation
  • Skaraborg Hospital Group (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center (Costa Masnaga, Italy) 


Registration Information

The conference will be held at The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Register online or download the registration form (pdf).

Discounted Hotel Information

Information about discounted hotel space is now available. 

Conference Directions

The Italian Academy is located in New York City at 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, between 117th and 118th Streets. Entrance to the Academy is on the east side of Amsterdam Avenue, and the doorway inscription reads "Casa Italiana."

Bus Transportation

Take the M4 or M104 to 116th and Broadway, and then walk east one block through the Columbia University campus; or take the M11 to 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Subway Transportation

Take the 1 to 116th Street/Columbia University and then walk east one block through the Columbia University campus.

Payment Method

Registration fee is $295. Organizations that send 3 or more individuals, students and union members please inquire about discount rates by emailing Steven King at

All cancellations must be in writing, sent to us by May 3, 2010 and addressed to Steven King at


For more information, please contact: Steven King at

This conference is generously supported by grants from the Pierce Memorial Fund of Cornell's ILR School and the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell University.

Cornell's Corner on Health Care

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David SkortonDavid Skorton, M.D., President, Cornell University


Keynote Speaker

Jay CrossonJay Crosson, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, Vice Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission


ILR Press Book Series: The Culture and Politics of Health Care