The Louisiana Department of Health will hold the first Medical Directors' Summit Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center as part of  ongoing efforts to create and maintain a strong, effective dialogue with Louisiana health care professionals. All interested physicians in the state are invited to participate.

LDH Medical Director Dr. Jimmy Guidry and his staff will facilitate discussions between medical providers to share current initiatives, learn about major health care issues in the community and listen to feedback, building relationships between physicians and the department.  Providers can receive Continuing Medical Education Units (CME) credits through this meeting.
The summit will take place Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 1-5 p.m. at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

The summit will cover a range of topics, including LDH's business plan and leadership vision, the rise of health information technology and planned reform of the state’s health care system. The format for the summit will include a series of briefings on these and other topics, followed by an open discussion and question-and-answer period.

There is no cost to participate in this event, but registration is required. In order to plan appropriately for refreshments, materials and seating, please return the completed registration form by Friday, Feb. 11. 

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact the Medical Director's Office at 225.342.3417.
LDH plans to hold the Medical Directors' Summit annually to ensure the health care community is informed of critical issues impacting Louisiana’s providers and patients.