A Symposium At the National Academy of Sciences Celebrating
The 50th Anniversary of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

June 20, 2000


1:00 pm Opening Welcome John E. Rolph, Ph.D. Chair

NAS Committee on National Statistics

1:15 pm Reflections and Challenges John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H., Chair

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Remarks: The Honorable Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D.

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Remarks by Former NCVHS Chairs Don E. Detmer, M.D.

Judith Miller Jones

Ronald G. Blankenbaker, M.D.

1:45 pm Comments: John M. Eisenberg, M.D., M.B.A.
Co-Chair, HHS Data Council
2:00 pm Toward a National Health Information
Infrastructure (Workgroup on NHII /NCVHS)
Presenter: Dr. Lumpkin

Reactor: Edward Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D.

3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Shaping a Vision for 21st Century
Health Statistics (Workgroup on Health Statistics for the 21st Century/NCVHS)
Presenter: Daniel J. Friedman, Ph.D.


Moderator: Edward J. Sondik, Ph.D.


Reactors: Dorothy P. Rice, Sc.D.
Gary Catlin

4:45 pm Acknowledgments
Closing Remarks by Dr. Lumpkin
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm

Reception in the Great Hall