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The Summer Conference: Building the Movement for Single-Payer Health Care

PNHP California

Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Los Angeles, CA

The Summer Conference: Building the Movement for...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Physicians/Supporters Ended $50.00 $3.74
Activists Ended $25.00 $2.37
Students/Low Income/New to the Movement Ended $10.00 $1.54
After Party - The Lab Gastropub Ended $20.00 $2.09

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Event Details

The 2nd Annual California Summer Conference for Single Payer

Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Click here for specific attendee instructions

Sponsored by:

St John's Well Child and Family Center, Center for Elders' Independence, Say Yes! to Life, The California Health Professional Student Alliance, California OneCare, California School Employees Association, Single Payer Now!, California Nurses Association, Health Care for All - California, Progressive Democrats of America, California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, Labor United for Universal Health Care, Amnesty International, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Courage Campaign, Enterntainment Strategy Group, League of Women Voters- California, Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, Vision y Compromiso, California Grey Panthers, California Alliance for Retired Americans, California Faculty Association, California Retired Teachers Association, California Church IMPACT, Wellstone Democratic Club, and the California Alliance for Retired Americans

Want to sponsor this event? Download our Sponsorship Form here.

Hosted by:

PNHP California


Occupational Therapy Policy and Advocacy Organization of USC


California Student Physicians for Health Reform

LOCATION:   University of Southern California's Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy,Los Angeles, CA 90089 (This is on the Main Campus in Central LA, NOT the Health Sciences Campus)

Here is a link to the Google Map for directions to the campus.

PARKING: Here is a map with all campus parking highlighted. Parking near Entrance 6 (PSA) and Entrance 3 (PSX) are the closest to Tutor Campus Center. Parking is $8.00 for the day. For guests in need of disabled parking, please click here.

REGISTRATION: Download map of campus with Conference Registration Area highlighted here.

Please note: There is construction happening on Child's Way, please use Hellman Way through campus to Trousdale Parkway to the Tutor Campus Center. Also, during this weekend, I-405 will be under construction, please plan ahead to take alternate routes. Learn more here. See a map of USC (marked as an A) in relation to I-405 here.

Public Transportation - Take the PNHP Shuttle!

PNHP California will be running a shuttle from Union Metro Station to USC at 8:15am,  9:00am, and 9:45am, and from 5pm - 7pm. Beat the 405 closure and save gas money. PLEASE RSVP to if you are planning on taking the shuttle. There will be many more trains and buses running this weekend and some routes are free. Union Station is on the Gold Line. To see a link to a map of the metro system, click here.


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM        Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM        Keynote Address: Dr. Carmen Rita Nevarez, Immediate Past President, American Public Health Association

9:45 AM – 10:35 AM      Deciphering the Affordable Care Act: Dr. Claudia Chaufan, Vice President of PNHP California, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Sociology at the University of California in San Francisco 

10:35 AM – 10:45 AM    Break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM    Improved Medicare for All: Dr. Paul Song, Radiation Oncologist, Board Member, Physicians for a National Health Program

11:15 AM – 11:40 AM    Legislative Update: SB 810 and the Movement in California: Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for the California Nurses Association of National Nurses United

11:40 AM – 11:45 AM    SB 810 and Local School Districts: Mona Field, LA Community College District

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM    Art as Social Inquiry: Theresa Brown-Gold

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM    SB 810 and Local Government: Abbe Land, West Hollywood City Councilmember and co-CEO of the Saban Free Clinic

12:20 PM – 1:00 PM      Catered Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM        Leadership Institutes: Speakers training, Advocacy training, or Coalition building (choose one)

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM        Break

4:10 PM – 4:45 PM        The Broader Context: Single Payer and Social and Economic Justice: Dr. Jeoffry Gordon, Family Medicine, San Diego, CA

4:45 PM  - 5:00 PM        Closing: Sheila Kuehl, Esq., Former State Senator and original author of SB 810

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM         After Party, The Lab Gastropub, USC (Additional Ticket Required)

Registration Fee Includes: Entry, Conference Materials, Expert Training, Coffee, Catered Lunch

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  • You will learn about the benefits of California single payer in the context of national reform with the most up-to-date information from legislative experts.
  • You’ll be prepared to present the facts and key concepts in the face of organized political opposition to full health care reform.
  • You will emerge from this event as an advocate who is able to do outreach and head advocacy in your community to promote support for single payer healthcare among your colleagues, at your academic institution, and in your local network and community.

Join us for an After Party at USC's The Lab Gastropub

The PNHP After Party will be at USC's The Lab Gastropub. At The Lab, the science of fun and fine dining is artfully executed at L.A.'s newest gastropub. Located on Figueroa Boulevard, across from USC, The Lab is the perfect place to test your theories on food, beer and the evolution of good times. Conveniently located just a few blocks from the site of the Summer Conference.

See The Lab Gastropub's website here.

When: Around 5:15pm, Immediately after the Summer Conference

Where: The Lab Gastropub, located right next to the Radisson Hotel at 3500 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Click here for a google map.

Who: Anyone who wants to network with other confernce attendees in a fun and casual environment.

Tickets include hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket. The Lab features a full bar and extensive food menu.

NEARBY HOTEL (not included):

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

Address: 3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles California 90007,
Reservation Telephone: (213) 748-4141 
Rate includes complimentary high-speed internet and access to the business center and fitness center.
Special rates are for either Friday, July 15th or Saturday, July 16th.
Unfortunately, there is no shuttle from LAX to the Radisson at USC, guests will need to make their own arrangements for transportation.
Hotel costs are not included in conference registration.
Hotel Parking is $15.00 per night.

Link to Other Nearby Hotels

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A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

THE FINE PRINT: NO REFUNDS; speakers contingent upon availability. PNHP California is a non-profit organization. For more information, please go to or call 510-665-8523. The conference is ADA compliant.

Have questions about The Summer Conference: Building the Movement for Single-Payer Health Care? Contact PNHP California

When & Where

Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
University of Southern California
3607 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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PNHP California

Physicians for a National Health Program California is a non-profit organization that advocates for universal healthcare through the establishment of a national health insurance plan, or "Improved Medicare for All." 

Our members include physicians, providers, patients and supporters who believe that healthcare is a right, and that no one should die, suffer or go bankrupt for lack of health insurance. For more information, please visit our website,

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