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4th Ashland Innovators Conference 

Produced by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Emerging trends, challenges and economic
opportunities in the Health Care Industry

Connect     .     Discover     .     Be Inspired

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites (Grand Ballroom)
2525 Ashland Street - Ashland, OR 97520 

12:00 – 1:00 PM    Doors Open for Registration and Resource Tables
  1:00 – 5:00 PM     •  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joe Robertson, President OHSUHealth Care                                           Innovations for the Future
        •  Guy Tauer, Regional Economist, Oregon Employment Department
                                   The Health Care Economy in Southern Oregon 
                                 •  Conference Emcee: Sheila Clough, CEO, Asante Ashland  Community                                         Hospital         
                                 •  Featured panel topics:    
                                         ♦  Population Health, Functional Medicine and Innovative                                                             Technology
                                         ♦  Education and Workforce Needs
  5:00 – 7:00 PM    Networking reception

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$50 per person     •       $25 Students and Faculty

Limited Seating:  Pre-registration required


or by calling the Ashland Chamber at (541) 482-3486 ext. 104

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Our Keynote Speaker:

Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
OHSU President

Joe Robertson has been president of Oregon Health & Science University since September 2006, the culmination of a 30-plus-year career at OHSU.

As President, one of Dr. Robertson’s first actions was to lead OHSU’s strategic planning process. The plan has put OHSU at the leading edge of academic health centers nationally in terms of readiness for health care reform and a changing economic landscape. The emphasis on partnership to leverage scarce resources and promote excellence has led to a number of collaborative achievements, including: the establishment of an Oregon-based, integrated health system called OHSU Partners that combines the clinical services of OHSU, Salem Health and Tuality Healthcare; construction of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, the first building on OHSU’s Schnitzer Campus, in conjunction with Portland State University (PSU), Oregon State University and the Oregon University System; and a partnership with Intel Corporation to develop next-generation computing technologies that advance the field of personalized medicine.

Dr. Robertson has been deeply involved in the State of Oregon’s health care Transformation project, serving on the Oregon Health Policy Board since its creation in 2009. The nine-member board is nominated by the Governor and serves as the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. During his time as President, Dr. Robertson has also reasserted OHSU’s statewide role, serving a 96,000 square mile campus.

Dr. Robertson received his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Yale University and earned his M.D. from Indiana University. In 1997 he completed an executive M.B.A. program at the University of Oregon, graduating as co-valedictorian. He serves on the Boards of the Portland branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Business Council.

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