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Senator Richard Pan, M.D., To Be Featured Speaker at 2019 NEPO Summit



2019 NEPO Summit Featured Speaker: Senator Dr. Richard Pan

We are pleased to announce that Senator Richard Pan, M.D., will be a featured speaker at the 2019 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit, held August 23-24 at the Westin Pasadena.

Dr. Pan was first elected to the Assembly in 2010, where he served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health and led implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in California. In 2014, he was elected to the state Senate, where he is Chair of the Senate Committee on Health.

TIME magazine called Dr. Pan a “hero” when he authored landmark legislation, SB 277, to abolish non-medical exemptions to legally required vaccines for school students. This year, Dr. Pan introduced SB 276 to strengthen oversight of the medical exemption process and combat the proliferation of fraudulent medical exemptions.

Early-Bird Registration Ends TODAY

Register early and save! Early-bird registration has been extended through July 31 ($75 for medical students and $299 for all others). After that, registration goes up to $100 and $399, respectively.

The two-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care. 

Nominate Deserving Physicians!

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) and NEPO are seeking nominations of extraordinary individuals and organizations for the 2019 Leadership Awards! Nominations for these awards, which celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians, are due on August 2, 2019.

Hotel Information

NEPO room block reservations for Friday, August 23, can be made at the discounted price of $177 by clicking here. We have also set up a small block for Thursday, August 22, for the discounted price of $379. To reserve your room for Aug. 22 please call (626) 304-1403.


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