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Today, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) announced former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN) will co-chair the 2017 National Summit on Advanced Illness Care. The event is the largest gathering of healthcare leaders from around the country working to ensure people with advanced illness received comprehensive, high-quality, person-centered care.

“Senators Frist and Daschle have been longstanding supporters of people with advanced illness and their loved ones,” said Jon Broyles, Executive Director of C-TAC. “They have been healthcare leaders from their time in the U.S. Senate and beyond. We are honored to have them co-chair this year’s event.”

Senator Daschle is the Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, a strategic advisory firm that advises clients on economic, policy and political issues. He served as a U.S. Senator from South Dakota from 1987 – 2005 and as majority leader from 2001 – 2003. Prior to that, Daschle served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 – 1987.

Senator Frist is Partner and Chairman of Cressey & Co.’s Distinguished Executive Council and is responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies. He served as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1995 – 2007 and as majority leader from 2003 – 2007. He was heavily involved with the passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and PEPFAR legislation that provided treatment globally to over 12 million people with HIV/AIDS. Frist is a nationally-recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon.

Senators Frist and Daschle spoke together at the 2016 summit on the changing political and technology landscape surrounding advanced care reform.

The 2017 summit will take place November 27 – 29, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Keep up to date on updates about the event here.

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