Orange County (OC)

Healthcare CEO Peer Advisory Group

1st Wednesday of the month from | 8:45 am – Noon | Costa Mesa, CA


February 1, 2023

Discussion Topic:

Finding a Cure for the Scourge of America

The statistics are staggering. About 20 million people in the US had a substance use disorder in 2019, and during the COVID pandemic it got worse. Beyond the numbers, the true tragedies of addiction are found in the lives lost and families destroyed. Two thirds of adults have been touched by alcohol or drug addiction. Yet, in 2021, the odds of recovery for someone with the disease of addiction was only 2%. After personally being cured of Stage 4 melanoma in 2014 – a disease that had only a 5% survival rate in 2000, yet reached 60% survival by 2020, our Featured Member, Gene Barduson, Founder & CEO of the Addiction Research Institute, determined it was time to start funding research to cure addiction.

In founding ARI, Gene was in large part inspired by Nobel Laureate James Allison, PhD, whose pioneering research in cancer immunotherapy (told in the inspirational documentary Jim Allison: Breakthrough) is now saving lives formerly lost to lung, bladder, and skin cancers.

During our Discussion, we’ll look to hear about the “Miracles” that research has produced in your area of the healthcare continuum – as success stories from one field may well stimulate emulation in another!

RSVP today for this inspiring discussion and presentation.

Gene Barduson healthcare career began as a serial senior executive with Siemens Medical Systems, then he became CEO for health tech companies EDiX/IDX, Appexion, Alteer Corporation, and Edge Health. In more recent years, he’s served as Exec Chair of PerfectServe, Board Trustee for Western University of Health Sciences (where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters), and founded La Jolla Wellness Studio. Since 2017, Gene’s been a Trustee for Scripps Health System.

Orange County Healthcare CEO Group
Orange County Zoom Table

Meeting Dates

2023: JAN 4     FEB 1     MAR 1     APR 5     MAY 3     JUN 7     JUL 5     AUG 2     SEP 6     OCT 4
     NOV 1     Dec 6 – Combined Session for the Innovations In Healthcare Awards Event

This Table meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month.
Meetings are held via Zoom with an In-Person session held quarterly.

Past Meetings Topics:

Using Co-branding to Leverage Your Brand

Lessons from Your Long And Winding Roads

AI Innovation in Healthcare

The Bold New World of Tele-everything!

Where There's an Ill, There's a Way - COVID-19-Inspired Entrepreneurism

Getting Ready to Go Back to Work

Best Practices for Leading Through Trauma …that becomes the New Normal

Upping Your Game as an Absentee Leader

Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself

Best Practices for Dealing with Payment Reform

Closing "the Sale" After the Contract's Signed

Insights from the JP Morgan Conference - and Your Top Business Goals for 2020

Lessons Learned in Product/Service Line Extension in Healthcare

How You've Achieved Your Company's Top Growth Initiatives

ABL Networking Brainstorming Opportunities