Karyn Buxman and the Honorable Barbara Kennelly will be among the lineup of speakers for the "March on Washington | Private Duty Home Care Integrated Conference & Exposition." The event is being held through March 20 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in downtown D.C.
Buxman, president of HUMORx, a humor based stress management and communications company, will speak on Monday during the general session from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. She is also the author of "This Won't Hurt a Bit! And other Fractured Truths in Healthcare," a 96-page collection of stories, quotes, jokes and cartoons for those on the giving and receiving end of healthcare.
Kennelly, a former Democratic member of Congress from Connecticut, will speak on Wednesday during the session from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Kennelly spent much of her recent career in the Social Security and health fields, participating in critical healthcare policy debates, especially involving Medicare. She has also helped shape legislative initiatives that advanced the multiple interests of consumer groups, the health insurance industry, hospitals, practitioners, nursing homes and others.
The conference which began on March 17, features educational sessions, addresses by leading home care and hospice advocates, and insights from political pundits.