May 22, 2002

Responding to the ever increasing cost of health care, the June 2002 UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference will examine why medical costs are rising, what can be done about it and how to understand the tough health care choices that businesses, government and individuals are facing.

Titled "What Every Business Needs to Know About the Current Health Care Crisis," the all-day conference will feature a variety of participants, including doctors, health care executives, management consultants, hospital and health care administrators, and county and state government officials. Through several insightful panel sessions, these experts will address key issues within the industry and provide unique perspective on the impact of the healthcare crisis nationwide.

As typical with each UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference, economists Edward Leamer, Tom Lieser and Christopher Thornberg will reveal their latest economic predictions for the state, nation and Los Angeles region, including a special focus on the real estate market's influence on the economy.

The lead sponsor for the June Forecast Conference is Deloitte & Touche, and co-sponsors are HealthNet, K&R Law Group, Tenet Health Systems and WellPoint.

UCLA Anderson
Korn Convocation Hall
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 10 to 10:30 a.m.
UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Speakers include:

Leonard D. Schaeffer, chairman and CEO, WellPoint

Thomas L. Garthwaite, M.D., director and chief medical officer, County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services, and former under secretary for health, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Michael Karpf, M.D., director, UCLA Medical Center, and vice provost, Hospital Systems

Steve Burrill, health care industry leader, Pacific Southwest region, Deloitte & Touche

Sarah S. Harrison, vice president, customer strategy integration, AstraZeneca

Paul Swenson, CFO, Blue Shield of California

Keith Richman, M.D., assemblymember, State of California, and member of the assembly's budget, health, and insurance committees

James C. Robinson, Ph.D., MPH, professor of health economics, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Arthur M. Southam, M.D., executive vice president, Kaiser Foundation

Walter Zelman, Ph.D., president, California Association of Health Plans

Paul R. Torrens, M.D., MPH, professor of health services, UCLA School of Public Health

David Lusk, Western region practice leader, integrated health group, and managing director, Pacific Southwest for Human Capital, Deloitte & Touche

Please contact UCLA Anderson's media relations office at (310) 206-7707 or via e-mail at for more information or to register for the conference.

Members of the public should contact the UCLA Anderson Forecast office at (310) 825-1623 or via e-mail at to register to attend the conference. The conference is open to the public at a cost of $350.00 per quarter or through an annual membership.

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