Dates

April 3-5, 2019

Location

Washington Marriott Georgetown

Sessions

20+ ground breaking sessions

Speakers

25+ top telehealth experts

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019: Transforming Healthcare Delivery

About the Event

URAC hosts the second annual Telemed Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, on April 3-5, 2019. This 2-1/2-day event is designed for physicians and leaders in hospitals and health systems, health plans, academic medical centers, telehealth providers and networks, as well as government regulators and policymakers.

The sessions, which include a mix of panel discussions and presentations, provide solid, innovative and valuable information on how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. You’ll hear from hospitals/health systems that are leading the way in telemedicine services— leaders who are changing the telehealth paradigm. With the explosive growth in telehealth, data and technology, this Forum is an opportunity for healthcare leaders to share, learn and discuss empirical evidence for the value of telehealth across specialties.

Post-Conference Workshop (in-person only)
April 5, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Telehealth, Risk Management and the Need for Accreditation

We are offering an optional post-conference in-person workshop on the last day of the event. This workshop will be led by Adam Darkins, M.D. and Ralph Derrickson. This workshop will not be live streamed. Please see the workshop description on the Day 3 Agenda.

Continuing Medical Education 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and URAC. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About URAC

URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. Founded in 1990, URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation is the first independent, third-party national program to offer comprehensive oversight of diverse telehealth programs.

Our 2019 Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

Michael Adcock

Independent Consultant

Hosanna Asfaw-Means

Grants Program Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

    Brendan Carr

    Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

    Adam Darkins, MD

    President and CEO, Empiricon LLC; Chief Strategy Officer, AristaMD

    Martin E. Doerfler, MD

    Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

    Ross Friedberg

    General Counsel, Doctor On Demand

    Shawn Griffin, MD

    President and CEO, URAC

    Michael Hasselberg, PhD

    Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Judd Hollander, MD

    SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

    Kim A. Jacobs

    Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Consumer Innovation, UPMC Health Plan

      Steven Locke, MD

      Founder and Chief Medical Officer, iHope Network, Inc.; Primary Care Psychiatrist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      Jeanine Maier

      Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc

        Patrick McCarthy

        Director of Telehealth Services, Northwell Health

        Laura McWright

        Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

        Vimal Mishra, MD

        Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine; Physician Informaticist, Office of Clinical Transformation; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

        Joseph H. O’Leary, MD

        Medical Director, Family Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

        Tamara Perry

        Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas; Vice Chair, American Telemedicine Association Pediatric Special Interest Group

        John Peters, MS

        Deputy Director of Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Department of Veterans Affairs

        Robert Plotkin

        Chief Executive Officer, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services LLC

        Marlon Priest, MD

        Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Leader Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System

        René Quashie

        VP, Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health, Consumer Technology Association

        Jose Segura

        Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department Director, La Clinica Del Pueblo

        Brian Skow, MD

        Chief Medical Officer, Avera eCARE; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency

        Adam Solander

        Partner, Data, Privacy and Security, King & Spalding LLP

        Scott Stuewe

        President and CEO, DirectTrust.org

        Dennis Truong, MD

        Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

        Katie Wilson, RD

        Manager of Telemedicine and Mobility, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

        2019 Agenda

        More details & talks coming soon!

        Click on the event title for details

        7:00 am – 8:00 am
        Registration and Continental Breakfast

        Sign in, pick up your badge and join us for a continental breakfast. Network with colleagues and visit the sponsor tables.

        Shawn Griffin, MD
        President & CEO, URAC

        Laura McWright
        Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

        Join us for a discussion of policies and regulations that may be impacting the delivery of telehealth services, including rural telehealth, DTC, opioid treatment and more. What can telehealth leaders do the influence change?

        Ross Friedberg
        General Counsel, Doctor On Demand
        Martin S. Kohn, MD
        Consultant
        Laura McWright
        Deputy Director, Seamless Care Models Group, CMS
        Tamara Perry
        Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas
        Adam Solander
        Partner, Data, Privacy and Security, King & Spalding LLP
        Moderated by: René Quashie
        Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

        Brian Skow, MD
        Chief Medical Officer, Avera e-Care; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency

        Avera eCARE leads the nation in delivering the broadest range of telemedicine services available form a single source. Avera eCARE’s Emergency partners have experienced in the past 12 months: $3.5 million in cost savings for 137+ hospitals across the country; 700+ patient transfers avoided; and 7,700+ video encounters. While the technology set up for hospitals in the Avera network is impressive, Brian Skow, M.D., chief medical officer at Avera eCARE, says it is just part of the solution. Dr. Skow presents how relationship building is the key to success, how the Avera team determines if a partnership with a hospital will work, how they tailor tele-emergency services for each hospital, and more.

        Michael Adcock
        Independent Consultant

        Michael Adcock, executive director, Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), a national leader in telehealth, takes you through the journey of where UMMC has been, where it’s going, and why. UMMC’s pilot program in 2014, which resulted in nearly $700,000 in annual savings from reduced hospital readmissions, serves as a model for the FCC’s Connected Care pilot.

        Martin Doerfler, MD
        Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

        The largest healthcare provider in New York, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians, Northwell began its eICU in 2014, and also has telepsychiatry and telestroke services. Since 2017, Northwell been transitioning to a consumer-facing model, and has launched remote monitoring programs, expanding platforms to use mHealth devices and video portals, and giving patients the ability to connect to providers. Martin Doerfler, M.D., Senior VP of Clinical Strategy and Development Associate, Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health, discusses what it takes to transition to an enterprise telemedicine strategy and to transform from a provider-centric to a patient-centric approach.

        Marlon Priest, MD
        Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Leader Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System

        In early 2016, Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) launched Bon Secours 24/7, a custom platform for virtual visits for its employees and residents served by its facilities across the nation. In September 2018, BSHS and Mercy Health combined to become the United States’ fifth largest Catholic healthcare ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest healthcare systems. Its healthcare locations span seven states: Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. In this case study presentation, Marlon Priest, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, walk you through how BSHS changed its telehealth focus from looking at cost cutting or increase revenue, to looking at how to weave telehealth into an already strong program to meet patients’ needs at the moment those needs arise, and in a much more time-efficient way.

        Michael Adcock
        Executive Director, Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center
        Martin Doerfler, MD
        Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
        Marlon Priest, MD
        Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Lead Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System
        Brian Skow, MD
        Chief Medical Officer, Avera eCARE; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency
        Moderated by Ralph Derrickson
        Consultant, Former CEO at Carena, Inc. and Former Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development at Avizia

        Joseph H. O’Leary, MD
        Medical Director, Catholic Charities
        Jose Segura
        Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department Director, La Clinica del Pueblo
        Moderated by Hosanna Asfaw-Means
        Grants Program Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

        Join us for complimentary drinks and appetizers.

        Martin S. Kohn, MD
        Consultant

        As a former chief medical scientist of IBM research, Martin Kohn, M.D., used big data to help design the Watson supercomputer so it would better support the work of practicing physicians. More recently, he served as chief medical scientist at Sentrian, creating predictive analytic systems integrating home monitoring with longitudinal health data for patients with complex chronic diseases. Today, Dr. Kohn consultant and strategist in the use of healthcare data for clinical decision support and health policy development, aiding organizations preparing for the transformation of healthcare. In this keynote presentation, Dr. Kohn provides his vision of the impact of data and telemedicine on healthcare transformation.

        Scott Stuewe
        Consultant, President and CEO, DirectTrust

        Scott Stuewe, a 25 year health IT veteran and interoperability expert, will chart a course toward an interoperable future for telemedicine and review the regulatory climate identifying the areas that still need attention from industry. He will examine the unique requirements that must be addressed in this emerging domain to make patient data flow across both technical and business boundaries. He will show how identity, security, trust and standards can support data liquidity and value based care.

        Ralph Derrickson
        Consultant, Former CEO at Carena, Inc. and Former Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development at Avizia

        Kim Jacobs
        Vice President of Strategic Business & Consumer Innovation at UPMC Health Plan

        A leader in telemedicine, UPMC launched its 24/7 Telestroke program nearly 13 years ago and has since expanded both in-patient and out-patient telehealth services. These services now include over 60 clinical specialties at more than 106 locations, and direct to patients’ homes since 2013 via UPMC AnywhereCare. More than 25,000 patients have accessed on-demand clinical care via the AnywhereCare platform. Kim Jacobs, vice president of strategic business & consumer innovation at UPMC Health Plan shares insights, outcomes, and their vision for UPMC’s telemedicine program.

        Jeanine Maier
        Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, Kaiser Permanente
        Katie Wilson, RD
        Manager of Telemedicine and Mobility for the Mid-Atlantic, Kaiser Permanente

        Kaiser Permanente’s unique, integrated model supports secure and reliable virtual care connections among patients and providers. Even more, virtual care allows Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States to advance its mission to provide right care to the right patient at the right time and place - especially the time and place that are most convenient for the patient. Practical use cases and case studies for virtual care technologies will be shared.

        Dennis Truong, MD
        Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Kaiser Permanente
        John Peters, MS
        Deputy Director, Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Department of Veterans Affairs
        Kim Jacobs
        VP, Strategic Business and Consumer Innovation, UPMC Health Plan
        Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
        President & CEO, URAC

        Vimal Mishra, MD
        Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

        With a philosophy of expansion at the core of its strategy, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System takes a different approach to telehealth than some other healthcare systems, explains Vimal Mishra, M.D., medical director of telehealth, by keeping in mind the value streams of access, experience, effectiveness and care redesign. While VCU has provided telehealth services for the past 20 years, it is expanding to a direct-to-consumer telehealth service, which has required care redesign. In this session, Dr. Mishra presents how VCU has transitioned to a DTC telehealth model and the impact on physician burnout, over-booked clinics, patient satisfaction and quality of care.

        Michael Hasselberg, PhD
        Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO®, University of Rochester Medical Center

        In New York State alone, the number of adults age 65 or older will almost double from 2.5 million in 2016 to 4 million by 2030, and the number of elderly patients with mental illness is expected to rise from 495,000 to 772,000 by that time. But fewer than 50 geriatric psychiatrists are graduating from domestic schools each year. Treating depression, dementia and other mental health issues in the geriatric population presents unique challenges for professionals in the field. Hear from Michael Hasselberg, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC, director of telepsychiatry and director, Project ECHO, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), who is leading innovative telehealth efforts to provide mental health treatment to elderly patients in rural areas.

        Robert Plotkin
        Chief Executive Officer, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services LLC

        Robert Plotkin, CEO of Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services, provides an interesting look at how technology is used to improve overall behavioral healthcare and reduce overall costs to the system.” MYnd Analytics, which acquired Arcadian in November 2017, brings its data analytics capabilities to Arcadian’s telepsychiatry and tele-mental health services – in a highly strategic partnership that will greatly improve mental health outcomes, reduce trial and error prescribing, and lower overall healthcare costs.

        Michael Hasselberg, PhD
        Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO®, University of Rochester Medical Center
        Steven Locke, MD
        Founder and Chief Medical Officer, iHope Network, Inc.
        Robert Plotkin
        CEO, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services, LLC
        Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
        President & CEO, URAC

        Judd Hollander, MD
        Senior Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

        Judd Hollander, M.D., who is the director of the JeffConnect® Progam, brings his expertise to discuss what healthcare organizations and physicians can do to improve physician engagement, and the leadership and clinical skills needed. He discusses team and communication skills, clinical skills training business fundamentals and research knowledge needed to deliver quality patient care through telehealth.

        Martin Doerfler, MD
        Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
        Vimal Mishra, MD
        Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine; Physician Informaticist, Office of Clinical Transformation; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
        Tamara Perry
        Senior Director of Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas
        Moderated by Ralph Derrickson
        Consultant, Former CEO at Carena, Inc. and Former Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development at Avizia

        Ralph Derrickson
        Consultant
        Shawn Griffin, MD
        President & CEO, URAC
        Judd Hollander, MD
        SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University
        Martin Kohn, MD
        Consultant
        Steven Locke, MD
        Chief Medical Officer, iHope Network
        Moderated by Adam Darkins, MD
        President and CEO, Empiricon LLC; chief strategy officer of AristaMD

        Adam Darkins, MD
        President and CEO, Empiricon, Chief Strategy Officer, AristaMD
        Patrick McCarthy
        Director, Telehealth Services, Northwell Health
        Scott Stuewe
        President and CEO, DirectTrust
        Moderated by Shawn Griffin, MD
        President & CEO, URAC

        Telehealth, Risk Management and the Need for Accreditation

        Telehealth is exploding – and this means that the risks are also rising. Issues include regulatory and policy, malpractice complexity, standard of care, cybersecurity, prescriptions, patient privacy and more. In this engaging, interactive workshop we’ll discuss the risks in telehealth, and the need for telehealth accreditation to help organizations mitigate the growing risks. While there are no federal regulations or payer requirements for accreditation to deliver telehealth services, there needs to be a discussion about how accreditation may be one solution that ensures strategic partners, consumers, legal and regulatory entities that your organization has the necessary components to improve quality of care, increase efficiency and accountability, monitor for compliance, and ensure consumer protection.

        Led by international telehealth consultant Adam Darkins, M.D., president and CEO of Empiricon, LLC, and chief strategy officer of AristaMD, and by Ralph Derrickson, consultant and former president and CEO of Carena, Inc., and former SVP of Avizia, be prepared for an engaging, interactive workshop that will include invited guest speakers with legal and regulatory perspectives.

        This is an optional in-person only workshop for an additional fee of $200. The workshop will not be offered for live-stream registration. You will have the option to add this workshop to your in-person registration during the checkout process.

        Plan Your Trip

        Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel

        The Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 will be held at the beautiful Washington Marriott Georgetown, minutes away from the historic Georgetown neighborhood, home to D.C.’s top shops and restaurants. Recently transformed and perfectly located, Washington Marriott Georgetown is ready to make your stay in the Nation’s Capital truly memorable. You’ll find the hotel ideally situated near the city’s West End; the Kennedy Center is nearby, as are two Metro stations. Walk from the hotel’s convenient location towards Georgetown or Dupont Circle for plenty of shopping and dining. Beautifully designed rooms and suites include ultra-comfortable bedding, flat-screen TVs, well-lit workspaces and spa-like bathrooms with walk-in showers. Elsewhere within the hotel, challenge yourself to a workout in the fitness center, or enjoy a great meal at The Visiteur, a trendy global-inspired restaurant.

        A block of rooms is being held at the discounted rate of $269/night until March 12, 2019. Please make your hotel reservations early because there are a limited number of rooms in the room block. After you register for the Forum, you will receive a confirmation with a link to reserve your hotel room at the discounted rate.

        Hotel Address:
        Washington Marriott Georgetown
        1221 22nd St NW
        Washington, DC 20037

         

        Getting to the Hotel

        By Air: The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is 5.4 miles from the hotel. Other area airports are: Dulles International Airport (IAD), 25 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), 33 miles from the hotel.

        By Train: The closest train station is Union Station (2.9 miles from the hotel). From there, you can take a taxi to the hotel or the Metrorail (Red Line) to Dupont Circle Station (1/2 mile from the hotel).

        Register

        In-person and live-streaming registrations are available. For in-person registration, seats are limited. Register early to reserve your spot at a discounted rate.

        The in-person and live-streaming registration fees are the same. In-person registration includes admission to all sessions, welcome party on the first evening (April 3), continental breakfast each day, and lunch the first two days. You must make separate arrangements for your room accommodations.

        Live-stream registration includes access to all live sessions through an online live-stream player, plus you will have access to the on-demand (recorded) sessions for up to one year when the following year’s conference is recorded.

        Please click the Register Now link to complete your registration. You will be able to choose in-person or live-streaming registration.  The student discount rate is for current, full-time students (university and medical school).

        You will also have the option to add the post-conference workshop, Telehealth, Risk Management and the Need for Accreditation, for an additional fee of $200 during the checkout process. This option is available for in-person registration only. Once you select your ticket type in Eventbrite, you will see the post-conference workshop as an optional add-on selection.

        PHOTOGRAPH AND VIDEO RELEASE AGREEMENT
        Telemed Leadership Forum 2019

        Your registration, attendance and/or participation at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 and other activities associated with this event constitutes your agreement to URAC’s use and distribution, both now and in the future, of your image, name, voice, and/or appearance in live-streaming video, photographs, captured videos, electronic reproductions and audiotapes produced during this event. You waive the right to inspect or approve any finished product wherein your likeness may appear. You agree that URAC has complete ownership of the recordings, including copyright interests, and has no financial commitment or obligation to you as a result of this agreement. You hereby waive to the fullest extent that you may lawfully do so, any causes of action in law or equity you may have or may hereafter acquire against URAC or any of its employees for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark violation, right of publicity, or false light arising out of or in connection with the subject matter, statements, grand of permission, or release(s) contained herein. Additionally, you hereby agree to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify URAC and any of its employees from any and all claims involving the use of your image, likeness and sound of my voice either broadcast through lives streaming video or as recorded on audio or video tape. You understand that there is no time limit on the validity of the contents of this Photograph & Video Release Agreement, nor is there any geographic limitation on where your image or recording may be distributed.

        Early Bird Registration
        $895
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        $1195
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        Student Registration
        $595
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        Here’s what attendees at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 have to say:

        “Amazing Telemed conference! Loved the breadth of highly knowledgeable speakers, but yet the nice intimate size for having personal conversations and building new connections. Best Telemed conference I’ve been to!”


        “I have never been to a Telemedicine Conference with such knowledgeable speakers and panelists. They were actually experienced in TM implementation and leadership and had wonderful perspectives.”


        “The speakers were well informed and provided applicable cases that I can employ at home base. The individual presentations and presenters were accessible and stated that they are open to collaborate in the future.”


        “The sessions I sat in on were very informative. More importantly, I had high-quality conversations with industry leaders, which is what I came for.”


        “Great speakers, honest conversation around the real issues and barriers around telehealth.”


        “The presenters and attendees are among a small but growing group who truly have experience with Telehealth in the real world. I thought the connection between ROI and needing to convince CMS that Telehealth needs to reimbursed sustainably was essential to the theme of the conference.”

        Exhibit Opportunities

        Here’s an opportunity to showcase your organization at an innovative, idea-packed, high-level conference on telehealth. This event is a gathering of the best and the brightest in healthcare — executives and physician leaders from hospitals and health systems, physician networks, health plans, academic medical systems, and telehealth providers, as well as government regulators/policymakers. Limited opportunities are available to get your brand in front of this audience. As an exhibitor, you will also be an attendee, giving you opportunities to network throughout the event.

        To inquire about exhibiting opportunities for the 2019 event, email hello@telemed.org

        Welcome Reception
        $12,000
        • ONE AVAILABLE
        • Signage
        • Recognition
        • Foyer table
        • 2 chairs and wastebasket
        • Two conference registrations
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        Lunch Sponsor
        $6,000
        • TWO AVAILABLE
        • Signage
        • Recognition
        • Foyer table
        • 2 chairs and wastebasket
        • Two conference registrations
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        Foyer Table
        $2,000
        • TWELVE AVAILABLE
        • 10’ wide foyer space
        • 6 ft table
        • 2 chairs and wastebasket
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