2030.0 Opening General Session

Sunday, October 28, 2012: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
As the best-selling author of 15 books, Gail Sheehy has rocked the culture and changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives. She offers dynamic programs based on her ground-breaking investigations and observations of the lives of men and women within different phases of their lives and how they can enjoy them to the fullest. Ms. Sheehy's revolutionary Passages remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than three years and has been reprinted in 28 languages. A Library of Congress survey named Passages one of the 10 most-influential books of our time. As a literary journalist, Ms. Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York magazine. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders, including both Presidents Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein and Mikhail Gorbachev. Ms. Sheehy is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism. Dr. Reed V. Tuckson is one of our nation's most thoughtful and compelling advocates for health. He is a former Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia and Senior Vice President for Programs at the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He went on to serve in a variety of national roles; as President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles; and as Senior Vice President, Professional Standards, for the American Medical Association (AMA). He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 25 diversified health and well-being Company. As the senior clinician of UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Tuckson is responsible for working with the company's diverse and comprehensive business units to improve the quality and efficiency of the health services they provide to the 75 million members they are privileged to serve worldwide.

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