Single Payer Now

Posted: Jun 6th, 2011


Summer Conference for Single Payer

When: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Where: Los Angeles, CA

The 2nd Annual California Summer Conference for Single Payer Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM at USC Tutor Campus Center Ballroom

Hosted by:

PNHP California and Occupational Therapy Policy and Advocacy Organization of USC and California Student Physicians for Health Reform


  • 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.

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 Map.

PARKING: You should park at Parking Structure X (PSX) or Parking Structure A (PSA) on USC Campus. Parking is $8.00 for the day. Download map with Parking and 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! Although we could not foresee the scheduling of this project, we have found a way to get you to the conference and beat traffic. There will be a PNHP shuttle from the LA Metro Union Station from 7am – 10am on Saturday, July 16th and from 5pm – 8pm on Saturday, July 16th.

During Summer Conference weekend, the LA Metro system will be adding extra trains and buses and even making some lines totally free. The Metro even runs a line from LAX for those of you flying in. Click here for a map of the Metro station to plan your trip. Union Station is a stop on the Gold Line. More information about L.A. Metro System here.

If driving, 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.

Registration Fee Includes: Entry, Conference Materials, Expert Training, Coffee, Catered Lunch. Tickets start at $10.00! Register online.


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

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)

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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

Please identify yourself as part of the “PNHP” group for a special conference rate of $109/night for single or double occupancy. Reservations must be made by July 1st, 2011 to receive the special rate.

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

Questions? Contact us at infoatpnhpcaliforniadotorg  (infoatpnhpcaliforniadotorg)   or call  510–665-8523

THE FINE PRINT: NO REFUNDS; speakers contingent upon availability. PNHP California is a non-profit organization. For more information, please go to

Sponsored by the State Strategy Group: Center for Elders’ Independence, 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, California Alliance for Retired Americans, and many more!

Want to sponsor this event? Download our Sponsorship Form here

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