Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care Reform: The ACA and Beyond

There are three videos associated with the Symposium this year. Please watch and share!

ACA Impact on Patients, Providers and Systems (Overview)
ACA impact on Patients
ACA impact on Providers & Systems

Please feel free to download this PDF of the Patient Case.

The 12th annual Spring Symposium will focus on challenges and opportunities that the Affordable Care Act presents for health care professionals and for our society. Relevant aspects of the ACA will be presented along with action steps that students and emerging health professionals can take to address disparities that remain in coverage and access.  Students will participate in interactive discussions and learn from experts about how health care will be delivered, paid for, and made more effective in the future.

The morning will feature keynote talks from two dynamic health care leaders in Maine. Trish Riley, primary architect of Dirigo Health, will present on the Portland Campus, and Mitchell Stein, former Policy Director for Consumer for Affordable Health Care on the Biddeford Campus.


7 a.m. - Buses travel between campuses for students with bus tickets
8-8:25 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:25-8:30 a.m. - Introductions
8:30-9 a.m. - Keynote
9-9:10 a.m. - Patient Impact Video
9:10-10 a.m. - Interprofessional introductions and facilitated discussion about the patient case
10-10:15 a.m. - Break
10:15-10:25 a.m. - Team and System Impact Video
10:25-11:15 a.m. - Facilitated interprofessional​ discussion about the case, teams, and systems 
11:15-11:30 a.m. - Wrap up, final thoughts
11:30 a.m. - Symposium concludes
11:45 a.m. - Buses travel between campuses for students with bus tickets

If your department has selected you to attend the Symposium, you will be contacted via email with information about which campus you will attend from, who your teammates are.

If you have any questions, please contact either of us, or Amy Pednault at

Clay Graybeal, Ph.D.& Dan Mickool, M.S., R.Ph
Co-Chairs, Spring Symposium Committee

ACA Resources (You must be logged into your UNE Gmail account to access)

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