Strategies to Reduce Total Cost of Care, in Search of the Holy Grail

Thursday, December 8, 2022 (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM) (CST)




7:00 am - 7:55 am Breakfast, Check-In & Networking

8:00 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks & Keynote Address

  • Avik RoyFoundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, Co-Founder & President´╗┐

9:00 am - 9:55 am TCoC Reduction Through Legislative Policy

  • Peter Cram, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Chair, Depart. of Internal Med.
  • Charles Miller, Texas 2036, Senior Policy Advisor
  • Alan Gilbert, Purchaser Business Group on Health, Vice President of Policy
  • TBA - Texas House Representative

10:00 am - 10:55 am  TCoC Reduction Through Advanced Primary Care

10:55 am - 11:20 am Networking/Exhibits/Refreshments

11:20 am - 12:10 pm TCoC Reduction Through Transparency

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm    Breakout Session A: TCoC Reduction Through
                                 Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome Management

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm    Breakout Session B: TCoC Reduction Through
                                 Organizational Culture

1:55 pm - 2:45 pm    TCoC Reduction Through High Cost Claims

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm Networking/Exhibits/Refreshments

3:10 pm - 3:55 pm  TCoC Reduction Through Cancer Care Management

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm  TCoC Reduction Through Formulary Management

4:50 pm - 5:05 pm  Closing Keynote

 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm  Post-Conference Reception


Avik Roy, 
CEO of The Foundation for 
Research on Equal Opportunity

Avik Roy, President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity ( - The following is extracted form his comprehensive bio. Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity ( Roy’s work has been praised widely on both the right and the left. National Review has called him one of the nation’s “sharpest policy minds,” while the New York Times’ Paul Krugman described him as man of “personal and moral courage.”

Roy has advised three presidential candidates on policy, including Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. As the Senior Advisor to Perry’s campaign in 2015, Roy was also the lead author of Gov. Perry’s major policy speeches. The Wall Street Journal called Perry’s address on intergenerational black poverty “the speech of the campaign so far.”

Roy also serves as the Policy Editor at Forbes, where he writes on politics and policy. NBC’s Chuck Todd, on Meet the Press, said Roy was one “of the most thoughtful guys [who has] been de- bating” health care reform. Roy’s writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Atlantic, among other publications. He is a frequent guest on television news programs, including appearances on CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg.


Robert Baird,

National Care Research Alliance, President

Fred Barton,

Vice President of 
Account Management

Josh Berlin,

ruiel of three,

Mandy Breckbill,

Healthcare Executive Director

Dan Burke,

Turner Industries,
Vice President, Corp. Benefits, HBCH Board Chair

Peter Cram, MD,

University of Texas Medical Branch,Chair, Depart. of Internal Medicine

Steve Cyboran,

CEO, Consulting Actuary, Chief Behavioral Officer

Ray Fabius, MD,

Co-Founder, CEO

Rushika Fernendopulle, MD,

One Medical,
Chief Innovation Officer

Alan Gilbert,

Purchaser Business Group on Health,
Vice President of Policy

Josh Golden,

Senior VP of Strategy

Christine Hale, MD,

Lockton Benefits, 
Vice President, Clinical Consulting

Ben Hoffman, MD,MPH,


Terrance Killilea, Pharm D,

USI Consulting,
SVP, Clinical/Fiscal Integration

Ted Kyle, RpH, MBA,

ConscienHealth, Founder


Evelyn Li, PhD,

Senior Researcher

Renzo Luzzatti,


Charles Miller,

Texas 2036,
Senior Policy Advisor

Nate Murray,

Crossover Health,

Cora Opsahl,

32BJ Fund,
Health Fund Director

Hugh O'Toole,

Innovu, CEO

Robert Popovian, PhD,

Conquest Advisors,

Alti Rahman,

Oncology Consultants,
Practice Administrator

Karen Rakers, MD,

Next Level Medical,
Chief Medical Officer

Ryan Schmid,

apree health, President

Hani Serag, MD, MPH,

University of Texas Medial Branch,

Nicole (Nikki) Shaffer,

Pfizer, Sr. Director Colleague Wellness

Chris Syverson,

Nevada Business Group on Health, CEO

Lori Von Heyking,

Woodforest Bank,
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Lalan Wilfong, MD,

McKesson / US Oncology,
Vice President Payer Relations & Practice Transformations

Juliet Breeze, MD,

Next Level Medical,





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Thursday, December 8, 2022 (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM) (CST)
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