The Emerging Technologies & Healthcare Innovations Congress (ETHIC) will be held June 19 - 21, 2002, at the Hilton Washington and Towers, Washington, DC.

ETHIC will be a conference for healthcare industry executives designed to address the impact and promise of technology innovation on the future of healthcare. Through a faculty of over 125 and more than 50 sessions, ETHIC's forum and trade show will address the relevance and role of a wide range of healthcare IT issues. Event participants will have the opportunity to interact with technology providers and suppliers and preview and demo new products in an exhibit setting.

ETHIC's sponsors include:

British Healthcare Internet Association
eHealth Institute
Health Technology Center
Internet Healthcare Coalition
International Association of Privacy Officers
Facility Care
Health Affairs
Harvard Health Policy Review
Healthcare Forum Journal
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Products Today
Health Leaders
Health Management Technology
Hospitals & Health Networks
Most Wired Magazine

Featured Faculty:

Russell C. Coile, Jr., Senior Vice President, Superior Consultant Company and Author, The Paperless Hospital-- Healthcare in the Digital Age
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MHA, President, Health Technology Center John P. Glaser, Ph.D., FHIMSS, Vice President Information Systems, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Jeff Goldsmith, Ph.D., President, Health Futures and Author, The Wired Health System: How Information Technology is Transforming Healthcare
John Iglehart, Founding Editor, Health Affairs and National Private Sector Correspondent New England Journal of Medicine
Thomas Jones, MD, Senior Director for Healthcare Applications, Oracle Corporation
J. D. Kleinke, President, HSN and Author, Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century and Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System
Steven S. Lazarus, Ph.D., FHIMSS, President, Boundary Information Group and Chair, WEDI
Janet M. Marchibroda, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative (eHI)
Ian Morrison, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Institute for the Future and Author The Second Curve - Managing the Velocity of Change Russell Ricci, MD, General Manager, Global Healthcare, IBM Corporation and Chair, eHI
Ahmad Risk, MD, Consultant, World Health Organization, and Chair, British Healthcare Internet Association

Conference and Exhibit Tracks:

-- ASP and Legacy Systems
-- Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Genomics
-- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical Devices
-- eHealth, Internet-Based and Wireless Innovations
-- IT Outsourcing
-- Managed Care Technology and Connectivity
-- Medical Practice Management
-- Privacy, Data Security and GLB/HIPAA Compliance
-- Procurement and Supply Chain

Continuing Education Credit:

ETHIC offers or facilitates the following categories of continuing education credit: AAPC, ABA MCLE, ACHE, ACCME, ACPE (Pharmacy), AHIMA, CISSP/SSCP, CNA (Nursing), HCCB, NAMSS, NASBA, PACE and PATHCOM.

ETHIC has been jointly developed by Health Care Conference Administrators, LLC and The Emergent group, LLC.

Health Care Conference Administrators, L.L.C (HCCA) develops, organizes and administers conferences, trade shows, courses, customized learning and education, and internet-based programming, alone, or in joint venture with or on behalf of sponsoring organizations. Since 1998, HCCA has offered conferences and symposia sponsored by over 150 health care associations, organizations and publications and attended by approximately 25,000 registrants. For more information on HCCA, please contact Peter N. Grant, JD, Ph.D., and President of HCCA at 206/628-7668 or at

The Emergent Group, LLC is an event management company with a full range of management services and partnership opportunities. For more information on the Emergent Group, please contact Curtis Wharton at 804/225-7422 ext. 202 or

ETHIC is currently accepting presentation and faculty participation proposals. To submit a proposal, contact Peter N. Grant, JD, Ph.D., ETHIC Co chair, at or 206/628-7668.

For event and sales information, contact Curtis Wharton at or 800/640-2218.

For registration information, contact Bizhan Zarnegar at or 800/640-2218.

For more information, visit the web site at