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Dr. Arthur E. Brown to Deliver Medgate UGC Keynote Address

Medgate is pleased to announce Dr. Arthur E. Brown as the keynote speaker for its 2013 User Group Conference. Dr. Brown is the Chief and Medical Director for Employee Health and Wellness Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Brown’s presentation, ‘Initiating a Wellness Program in a Healthcare Setting: The MSKCC Experience,’ will detail how organizations can implement employee wellness programs to create a healthier, more engaged, and more productive workforce. Drawing from his experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Dr. Brown will address concerns around balancing communication and privacy, tracking results, and measuring the success of wellness programs.

“Dr. Brown is a true authority on wellness programs and we are excited to have him as our keynote speaker,” says Jill Brown, UGC Programming Director and Medgate VP, Client Service Consulting. “Our goal is for conference attendees to return home empowered and equipped to improve their OH&S processes. Having Dr. Brown share his insights on wellness programs – a hot topic for many attendees – adds exceptional value to the overall conference experience.”

Over 200 occupational health and safety (OH&S) professionals from some of the world’s most notable organizations gather at the Medgate conference to discuss strategies in OH&S data management. In addition to Dr. Brown’s keynote, attendees can also participate in hands-on clinics, peer presentations, and best practice sessions around the use of Medgate’s OH&S software products.

More on MSKCC Employee Wellness:

Following 9/11, in 2001 Dr. Brown was asked to take on a new administrative assignment as Medical Director of Employee Health Service at MSKCC. Realizing that a new era and level of preparedness was now required at major medical centers and elsewhere – particularly in an urban setting such as New York City – MSKCC turned to Dr. Brown as a seasoned and respected Infectious Disease specialist to lead this effort.

With the help of his colleagues at Employee Health & Wellness Services, Dr. Brown transformed that Service into a full academic department developing all three of the ‘legs of the traditional academic stool’: patient care, teaching, and research. In 2009 ‘MSKCC Employee Wellness’ was initiated.

The MSKCC Employee Wellness initiative includes internal services such as Tobacco Cessation, Exercise & Fitness, Nutrition and Weight Reduction, Cancer Screening, Mental Health Services, Employee Assistance, Work\Life Initiatives, and Integrative Medicine programs. External programs include an e-Health portal, Health Risk Assessment, Disease Management, Maternity Management, Case Management and a 24/7 nurse help line. Additionally, an Employee Case Management Program was started and has successfully expedited employees’ return to work in an efficient manner resulting in consistent cost savings for MSKCC.

More about Dr. Arthur E. Brown

Arthur E. Brown is Chief and Medical Director of Employee Health & Wellness Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he is also an Attending Physician on the Infectious Disease Service in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Brown is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Brown’s clinical experience has been nationally and internationally recognized by his peers and patients. He is continuously listed in various publications such as “Who’s Who” and “Best Doctors” since 1996. Dr. Brown has also been on the Editorial Boards of various journals over many years including Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Infections in Medicine, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and Microbial Drug Resistance. And, he edited multiple supplement editions of the American Journal of Medicine, Reviews of Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Infectious Diseases as well as the book Infectious Complications of Neoplastic Diseases: Controversies in Management.