Jun 23, 2009

WEFTEC.09 Announces Opening Session Speaker

Dr. Mike Magee, veteran health care leader and water industry author, to deliver keynote address

Dr. Mike Magee, M.D., a veteran health care leader and author of "Healthy Waters: What Every Health Professional Should Know About Water," will deliver the keynote address during the opening general session of WEFTEC.09 this fall in Orlando, Fla.A senior fellow for health policy at the Center for Aging Services Technologies of the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging and editor of healthcommentary.org and healthy-waters.org, Magee is well-known for his unique perspective on health care and for the championing of patient rights and principled leadership, including environmental health, scientific innovation and health system transformation in the U.S.From 2003 to 2007, Magee hosted "Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee," a weekly Internet program that covered news and information related to health issues and health care. As host of the program that produced more than 180 segments, he helped viewers understand the big picture of health and the inner workings of the U.S. health care system. Also recognized as an accomplished author, he has written and published 10 books on health-related issues.Magee’s keynote address will focus on the direct correlation between access to potable water and public health. Scheduled for Oct. 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., the opening session has been reformatted this year to increase its value to WEFTEC attendees. In addition to the keynote address, the program will feature WEF President Rebecca West and recognition of WEF award winners and the 2009 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners. Attendees are encouraged to attend a special Q&A with Dr. Magee immediately following the opening session program as well as a book signing later that day in the WEFTEC Bookstore.For more information, visit www.weftec.org.