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Medgadget and Dr. Val Meet Secretary Leavitt

Now this is an historic moment… I finally get to meet my hero medblogger Gene Ostrovsky, editor and webmaster of at a blogger conference tomorrow in Washington, DC. Gene is driving in from NYC and we’ll plan to have dinner with hubby and any other folks we can lure from the all-star conference:

Welcome and Introduction Drew Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Family Foundation

Keynote Address The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel Discussion Vicky Rideout (moderator) Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation and Director, Kaiser Forum on Health Journalism and the News Business

Jacob Goldstein, Wall Street Journal

Michael Cannon, Cato Institute

Ezra Klein, American Prospect Magazine

John McDonough, Office of Senator Edward Kennedy and formerly of Health Care for All in Massachusetts

Tom Rosenstiel, Center for Excellence in Journalism

I’ve spent the last year and a half producing a weekly newsletter featuring the best of Medgadget’s posts – this one about the asthma inhaler “spacer piggie” is just one example of the innovative gadgets that Gene has enthusiastically gathered into one place for geeks like me. So it will be fun to meet the man behind the piggies… See you tomorrow, Gene.

Anyone else care to join us?

This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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One Response to “Medgadget and Dr. Val Meet Secretary Leavitt”

  1. rlbates says:

    Wish I could be there.  Have fun!

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