MEDIA ALERT – Medical Society Hosts Health Care Cost Debate

MISWEEK ’15 To Include Goldman Sachs’ Health Care Strategist, National Providers, Medical Leaders in the Insurance and ACO Industries


Health Care Quality: A Discussion With Three Sides of the Health Care Cost Issue 

What ideas do surgeons have that would help us deal with the unsustainable rise of healthcare costs in the United States and beyond? The largest minimally invasive surgical society (SLS) will host an updated panel discussion with surgeons and other experts to discuss both the current U.S. and International debate over health care costs.

WHO: David H. Roman, vice president at Goldman Sachs in Global Investment Research
Dr. Gerald Fried, FRCS(C), FACS, professor of surgery and gastroenterology and chairman of the Department of Surgery, McGill University
David Macarios, vice president, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Life Cell Corporation
Moderated by Dr. Jay Redan, general surgeon at Florida Hospital and president, SLS

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), a 501(c)(3) organization, is an international group of multi-specialty surgeons, including general surgery, urology, OB-GYN and others, SLS advocates for minimally invasive surgery and improved surgical outcomes for all these specialties. It is a voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of over 6,000 surgeons.

WHAT: We experience entitlements, regulations, caring for the uninsured and the need for access to quality health care. The panel’s surgeons and attendees will offer their perspective on a key element: how does this affect patients around the globe who need and want the most up to date care?

WHEN: During SLS’ 25th, Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:40-8:40AM

WHERE: Sheraton New York Times Square, New York City

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: pre-SLS, on site or post-event

Please R.S.V.P. to: Sarah Sherwood, (650) 380-9102 or


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