SOURCE: International Disease Management Alliance

September 15, 2005 18:44 ET

IDMA (International Disease Management Alliance) Announces the Launch of Its Bi-Monthly Web-Cast Lecture Series on Disease Management

FLEMINGTON, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2005 -- IDMA’s founder and Executive Director, Warren E. Todd, announced the launch of its new bi-weekly lecture series that is available 24/7 at www.DMAlliance.org.

According to Mr. Todd, “The bi-monthly lecture series was developed to bring authoritative educational programming on important disease management-related topics to the global market. Topics selected for the series are based on the specific interests of IDMA’s international colleagues. These interests are often somewhat different from the needs/interests of DM stakeholders in the United States. The DM community and IDMA are very fortunate to have internationally respected speakers on these topics dedicate their time and expertise to help expand the knowledge base on disease management around the world.”

Currently online expert presentations include:

“Part I -- Predictive Modeling: Understand the Black Box" -- One of DM industry's leading actuaries provides "predictive modeling 101" with important tips for DM program purchasers. Speaker: Ian Duncan, FSA FIA FCIA MAAA, Solucia, Inc.

"DM Technology: State of the Art & Science: 2005 and Beyond," -- Keeping track of technology in today’s environment is a major challenge and we are fortunate to have one of the best “interpreters” of the technology sector voicing his opinions on the future of technology as it relates to DM. Speaker: Vince Kuraitis, Better Health Technologies, LLC

“Part I -- Changing Patient Behavior/Motivating Patient Empowerment" -- The “operationalizing” of decades of academic research on behavior change models/principles is no small challenge, Dr. Strecher has pushed the envelope in this area. Speaker: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director, Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan. Chief Science Officer, HealthMedia, Inc.

For suggestions on future topics please contact Gayle Murray at GMurray@DMAlliance.org.

IDMA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together the pioneers in disease management from around the world to insure that different models of disease management are nurtured and information shared. See www.DMAlliance.org for more information.

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