Eighteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access

Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel and Marina on San Diego’s Mission Bay

April 15-17, 2007

The National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access are dynamic interactions of individuals engaged in the development of the nation’s family medicine workforce. Among the concepts integral to the National Conferences are the propositions that:

  1. All Americans should have access to primary health care,
  2. That health care resources should be geographically distributed to promote such access, with special attention to rural and inner city areas,
  3. That the concepts of family medicine, and of accessible comprehensive and continuous health care services, are critical elements for improving health care in the United States,
  4. That family medicine residency programs and community health centers enhance primary health care access.

The next conference in the series will be held at the Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel and Marina on San Diego’s Mission Bay. The theme of the Eighteenth National Conference is “What Must Be Changed?”, an intensive look at current public policy in medical education and workforce development, health care delivery and financing.

Highlighting the National Conference is a residential faculty, including Doctor John Geyman, Emeritus Professor of and former Chair of Family Medicine at the University of Washington; Doctor Norman Kahn, the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Vice President of Science and Education; Doctor Richard Clover, Dean of the University of Louisville School of Public Health; Doctor J. Jerry Rodos, Former Dean of Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago; and Doctor Gerald Clancy, President of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Tulsa Campus.

Doctor Norman Kahn will present the 2007 G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Doctor Geyman, author of books on contemporary health care policy and a pioneer in  both the medical specialty and academic discipline of family medicine, will return for the sixth straight year as a lead faculty member and speaker.  Dr Geyman’s 2007 topic will be impact of the uninsured and underinsured on our nation’s health care system.

Doctor Rodos will lead a plenary session entitled “Health Care, Health Workforce Policy, Medical Eduction: Lessons for the 21st Century – Damned if We Do. Damned if We Don’t.” Doctors Joshua Freeman and Jeff Susman, respectively the chairs of family medicine at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City and University of Cincinnati, will be the reactors to the presentations made by Doctors Geyman and Rodos.

Doctor Kahn will be the Seventeenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecturer.  He will be introduced by Stanford University’s Virginia Fowkes.

President Gerald Clancy of the Oklahoma University Tulsa Campus is the 2007 Charles Odegaard Lecturer

Dr Clancy will be the Fourteenth Charles E. Odegaard Lecturer He will be introduced by Doctor Charles Henley of the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa.  The initiatives of that medical school campus in meeting the needs of metropolitan Tulsa area are the kinds of problem-solving community interventions that Dr Odegaard, the late President-Emeritus of the University of Washington called on all segments of higher education to make.

Doctors Charles Q. North of the Indian Health Service and Gayle Dine’ Chacon of the University of New Mexico will make a presentation on “Mission-Oriented Residency Training: Preparing Physicians for Indian Health”. Doctor Dine’ Chacon will present the Thirteenth J. Jerry Rodos Lecture, introduced by Dr North.

Doctors John Boltri of Mercer University and William Tindall of Wright State University will report on community-based diabetes prevention programs, utilizing churches based in medically underserved communities of Central Georgia and Southern Ohio.

Dean Richard Clover will join Doctor Marc E. Babitz, of the University of Utah and Utah Department of Public Health in a plenary session entitled “The Public Health Infrastructure and Health Care Access: What Must Be Changed?”

Doctor Cynthia Olsen, Vice Chair of Family Medicine at Wright State University will introduce the themes of this National Conference and their continuity with the previous Seventeenth National Conference.  Doctor Terrell W. Zollinger of the Bowen Institute within Indiana University’s School of Medicine will summarize the themes of the Eighteenth National Conference.

Doctor William A. Curry of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, will be part of a plenary session devoted to issues regarding rural and underserved areas.

Other announced conference faculty include Doctor Marianne McKennett of the Scripps Chula Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, Doctor Lee Burnett of the Student Doctor Network and studentdoctor.net, and Doctor John Zweifler of the University of California, San Francisco’s Fresno campus.  Other faculty will be posted in subsequent weeks.

About the Conference:

The National Conference will be a two and a half day meeting that begins in assigned breakfast discussion groups each day at 6:30 am and continues with plenary sessions through mid-day. No events are scheduled on Sunday or Monday afternoon or evening.  As with all of the National Conferences, spouses/partners and families are welcome and encouraged to come.  The dedicated free time permits conference registrants to assure their families that they will have time to spend together and permits registrants to enjoy the attractions of the San Diego region, one of the world’s premiere destinations.

Registration and Fees:

The registration cost of the National Conference is $1099, and includes three nights accommodations at the Hyatt Regency (April 14, 15 and 16, departing noon on April 17, 2007.)  Additional nights at the conference room rate of $199 night, if available, can be obtained up to three nights prior to and three nights after the conference.

For persons registering at the global rate, the breakdown of costs is $600 room costs (tax included), $499 conference fees.  San Diego County residents may register without room accommodations for $575 for all conference events, or $195 per day.

The Coastal Research Group requires that all registration fees be received in advance, including for extra room nights, and does not permit refunds.  However, a full credit for all payments made are available for use at future National Conferences and National Workshops  (provided that a cancellation of a registration is received in time to prevent the imposition of charges on the Coastal Research Group, which would be deducted from any credit). All persons holding credits are invited automatically to future National Conferences and Workshops.

National Conference Schedule: The Eighteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access

Sunday, April 15, 2007

6:30 A.M.- 8:00 A.M. Assigned working breakfast discussion groups (conference registrants only)

8:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Plenary sessions

8:15 A.M. Welcome and Opening Statements

Third Multi-Year Session on the Academic Infrastructure of Family and Community Medicine: Family Medicine Education as a Community Resource

8:25 A.M. Reconceptualizing Family Medicine as a Community Resource: Progress Report on the National Project on the Community Impact of Family Medicine Residency Programs

9:05 A.M. Restructuring Family Medicine Training as a Community Resource

9:45 A.M. Regional Community Impact Reports: Community-Oriented Family Medicine Education in San Diego

10:15 A.M. Break

10:30 A.M. Community-Based Diabetes Prevention: Church-Residency Program Collaborative Activities in Central Georgia and Southern Ohio

11:10 A.M. Introduction of the Stephens Lecturer and The Seventeenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture (Doctor Norman B. Kahn, Jr.)

11:50 A.M. Open Discussion

12:00 P.M. Adjournment

Monday, April 16, 2007

6:30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. Assigned working breakfast discussion groups (conference registrants only)

8:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Plenary sessions

Adventures in the History of Ideas, Part I

8:15 A.M. The Impact of the Uninsured and Underinsured on our Nation’s Health Care System: What Must be Changed

Adventures in the History of Ideas, Part II

9:00 A.M. Health Care, Health Workforce Policy, Medical Education: Lessons for the 21st Century (Damned if We Do! Damned if We Don’t!)

9:45 A.M. Reactors to the Previous Sessions and Open Discussion

10:15 A.M. Break

10:30 A.M. Regional Community Impact Reports: Community-Oriented Medical Education in Eastern Oklahoma

10:40 A.M. Introduction of the Odegaard Lecturer and the Fourteenth Charles E. Odegaard Lecture (Doctor Jerry Clancy)

11:15 A.M. Diffusion of Information to Medical School Applicants and Student Doctors in the 21st Century: the Impact of the Largest Medical School Website

11:45 A.M. Open Discussion

12:00 P.M. Adjournment

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Assigned working breakfast discussion groups(conference registrants only)

8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plenary sessions

8:15 A.M. The Public Health Infrastructure and Health Care Access: What Must be Changed?

9:00 A.M.  Inequities in Health Care Quality: Can These be Quantified for Public Policy Purposes?”

9:30 A.M. Primary Care Residency Training for Special Populations: the Case of Indian Health

9:45 A.M.  Introduction of the Rodos Lecturer and Thirteenth J. Jerry Rodos Lecture (Doctor Gayle Dine’ Chacon)

10:15 A.M. Stretch Break

10:20 A.M. Mini-Workshop on the Development of Regional Community Impact Reports

11:20 A.M. Final Plenary Panel on Issues Relating to Rural and Underserved Areas

11:50 A.M.  Summary of Themes of the National Conference and Final Discussion

12:00 P.M. Adjournment

Eighteenth National Conference Faculty

Marc E. Babitz, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California

John Boltri, MD, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

Lee A. Burnett, DO, Studentdoctor.net, Sunset Beach, California

William H. Burnett, Coastal Research Group, Granite Bay, California

Peter Catinella, MD, University of Utah

Mark E. Clasen, MD, Ph.D., Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

J. Scott Christman, California Statewide Health Planning, Sacramento

Gerald P. Clancy, MD, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa

Mark E. Clasen, MD, Ph.D., Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Richard Clover, MD University of Louisville

Gayle Dine’ Chacon, MD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

William A. Curry, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ana Eastman, MD, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California

Richard Flinders, MD, Sutter Santa Rosa Hospital, Santa Rosa, California

Joshua Freeman, MD, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City

Virginia Fowkes, Stanford University

Ted Ganiats, MD, University of California San Diego

John Geyman, MD University of Washington Emeritus; Friday Harbor, Washington

Charles Henley, DO, MPH, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa

Norman B. Kahn, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Marianne McKennett, MD, Scripps Hospital, Chula Vista, California

Charles Q. North, MD, MS, Indian Health Service, Albuquerque

Cynthia Olsen, MD, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

J. Jerry Rodos, DO, DSc, Midwestern University, Matteson, Illinois

Robert Ross, MD, Cascades East Family Medicine, Klamath Falls, Oregon

George F. Smith, MD, Sparrow/Michigan State University Family Medicine, Lansing

Jeff Susman, MD, University of Cincinnati

William Tindall, MD, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Terrell W. Zollinger, DrPH, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

John Zweifler, MD, University of California San Francisco/Fresno Campus, Fresno

Invitations to the National Conference are currently being sent to prospective registrants.  For more information, please inquire at [email protected]