Doctors Debate Healthcare Reform Online

Today, the Los Angeles County Medical Association in association with Doctors for America, the California Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association, and Youngphysicians.org announced plans to produce the first online healthcare reform town hall meeting for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals entitled – “Policies that Impact Your Practice.” This live event, co-produced by EMARC and VeoMed, will focus on doctors’ issues and fears surrounding the pending healthcare reform bill. Medical professionals and those interested in the healthcare reform debate are encouraged to log on to www.VeoMed.com/EMARC to watch and discuss this free event on October 7th, 2009 at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

“We are looking forward to an honest and open discussion of what doctors are facing. This is an important and new opportunity for our community to engage and learn from each other,” stated Youngphysicians.org President Dr. Liza Capiendo.

Developed as a program dedicated to healthcare professionals, the town hall forum will involve a live moderated panel, opportunities for guests to phone-in live, and an online discussion. Due to the online nature of this event, organizers expect to be able to accommodate tens of thousands of participants from across the nation.

Dr. Nick Shroff, the Director of the Midland Urology Center in Texas said, “I am glad to see that VeoMed and EMARC are facilitating a meaningful online discussion on the impact of the proposed Obama health care reform. Where else can you find thousands of doctors discussing this important topic?”

The live event will be moderated by Southern California Physicians Magazine Editor Cheryl England, and will feature distinguished panelists including: Dr. Marcy Zwelling from the Los Angeles County Medical Association; Dr. Alice Chen, Vice President of Doctors for America; Dr. Liza Capiendo, President of Youngphysicians.org; and Dr. Alex Foxman, Vice President of Youngphysicians.org and Founder of the Beverly Hills Institute.

“Regardless of whether or not you support healthcare reform efforts, it is important–actually critical that doctors are involved and connected to this ongoing process. This powerful program has opened doors to thousands and thousands of physicians who want to be engaged,” said Dr. Marcy Zwelling from the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

Participate online on at www.VeoMed.com/EMARC on October 7, 2009 at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

About VeoMed
VeoMed is a technology company dedicated to providing the medical community with social media solutions. VeoMed’s social media software blends the best features of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter into one platform designed to facilitate communication, collaboration, and information sharing, around pertinent issues in medicine. VeoMed’s software powers VeoMed.com, a leading free social media website for healthcare professionals, academic institutions, and medical organizations. VeoMed also licenses its software to biotech, pharma, and medical device companies, as well as other institutions interested in creating their own customized online communities.

VeoMed has hosted two other live events on healthcare reform led by prominent thought-leaders in the medical community including the American Medical Association President Dr. Rohack and policy leaders from the California and Los Angeles Medical Association.

About EMARC
EMARC is a communications firm specializing in providing medical professionals resources that will improve their business development capabilities. Through advanced marketing services to innovative continuing medical education programs, EMARC provides its clients new advantages in a dynamic marketplace.

About Doctors for America
Doctors for America is a grassroots coalition of doctors across America speaking up to build a better healthcare system. Doctors for America believes that physicians have a critical responsibility to bring physician expertise to ensuring the country enacts effective, comprehensive reform this year.

About the California Medical Association
The California Medical Association (CMA) represents more than 35,000 physicians in all modes of practice and specialties. The CMA is dedicated to the health of all patients in California.

About the Los Angeles County Medical Association:
The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) is a professional association representing physicians from every medical specialty and practice setting as well as medical students, interns, and residents. For over 100 years, LACMA has been at the forefront of medicine, assuring that its members are represented in the areas of public policy, government relations, and community relations.

About the Orange County Medical Association
The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA), a non-profit voluntary organization, is designed to promote the science and art of medicine, the protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession. As one of the largest medical societies in the United States, OCMA keeps a close eye on changes in healthcare, serving a “watchdog” role on local, state, and national legislation as it affects medicine.

About Youngphysicians.org
Youngphysicians.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping younger physicians build and grow thriving practices. With over 1,000 members in Los Angeles alone, this rapidly growing organization provides members with valuable business development and professional resources that help advance careers and ultimately service to patients.

For more information contact:

Kay Metis
949.468.9000
[email protected]

Bill Bergstrom
310.850.3508
[email protected]

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