Keynote: A Conversation with Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD and Texas' 26th District Representative, member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Room 1 (Salon H,I,J,K,L)
Michael C. Burgess represents the 26th District of Texas. After spending nearly three decades practicing medicine in North Texas, he has served the constituents of the 26th District since 2003 in the United States House of Representatives.

He currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Rules Committee, and House Budget Committee.

In the current 115th Congress, he is the most senior medical doctor, on both sides of the political aisle, serving in Congress. With his medical background, he has been a strong advocate for health care legislation aimed at reducing health care costs, improving choices, reforming liability laws to put the needs of patients first, and ensuring there are enough doctors in the public and private sector to care for America’s patients and veterans.
In 2016 he was the principle House majority author of the Health Information title of the 21st Century Cures Act including all provisions relating to information blocking, trusted exchange, and interoperability. Throughout his time in Congress he has been a leader in health care innovation and modernization and has been one of Civitas’ Congressional Champions supporting several of our priorities on Capitol Hill.
In this session Representative Burgess will provide an update from Washington DC and where he sees the Congress further engaging on issues surrounding health data, pandemic preparedness, privacy, public health surveillance and implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.