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December 20, 2011

Contact: Carl Graziano
Vice President, Strategic Communications
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Care Continuum Alliance Launches New Presentation Format for 2012 Annual Meeting

Population health management's leading advocate to begin accepting presentation proposals this week for The Forum 12, Oct. 17 to 19, in Atlanta

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Care Continuum Alliance, the leading advocate for wellness and population health management, today began accepting presentation proposals for its 2012 annual meeting, The Forum 12, and announced a new meeting format: a juried competition for its prized industry awards.

Under the new format, Care Continuum Alliance members and academic and government entities will present their health promotion and chronic care programs in one of five categories at The Forum 12, Oct. 17 to 19, in Atlanta. A panel of judges in each category will choose one presentation, for a total of five, to receive Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Awards during the event's closing plenary session Oct. 19.

"We're excited about this new format and the link between presentations and our Leadership awards," Care Continuum Alliance President and CEO Tracey Moorhead said. "We've always set a high bar for content at our annual meeting through peer review and a focus on outcomes. The juried process for 2012 raises that bar again by encouraging presentations of only the most noteworthy programs by our core industry stakeholders."

The Forum 12 also streamlines programming with pre-conference events Oct. 17—including an international program—and two days of Forum presentations Oct. 18 and 19. The 2012 meeting schedule departs from the somewhat longer format of previous years with its strongly focused framework of five presentation tracks:

  • In the Literature
  • Measuring Value
  • Collaborative Strategies
  • Innovations in Care
  • Advancing Wellness

"The Forum 12 programming reflects our commitment to leadership in areas of health care delivery that will be at the forefront of policy and practice in coming years," Moorhead said. The Forum 12 also will feature an Oct. 17 Executive Summit, a health policy and business strategy briefing for industry leaders and executives. The Care Continuum Alliance convened a well-attended first Executive Summit at its 2011 annual meeting.

Presentation proposals, which may be submitted online at TheForum12.org, will be accepted only from Care Continuum Alliance members or their representatives and academic and government entities. Proposals must be original and new, represent significant programming or innovations and be free of commercial content, such as service or product endorsements. The Forum 12 will provide presentation opportunities for non-members, including through a poster competition and sponsored symposia to supplement the peer-reviewed, juried process.

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About the Care Continuum Alliance
The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders along the continuum of care toward improving the health of populations. Through advocacy, research and education, The Care Continuum Alliance advances population-based strategies to improve care quality and value and to reduce preventable costs and improve quality of life for individuals with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuum.org.

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