Twentieth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access: Program of Plenary Sessions

Conference theme: “American Health Care System: An Imminent Metamorphosis?”

The Monterey Peninsula coastline
The Monterey Peninsula coastline

Monday, April 6, 2009

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Working breakfasts in preassigned groups (conference registrants only) Cypress Room – First Floor of Conference Building

 

8:10 A.M. – 12:00 PM Plenary session, Windjammer 1 and 2 (first floor)

(Mark E. Clasen, MD, PhD, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Moderator)

Welcome and Opening Statements:

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

 

8: 20 AM Thought Provocateur #1 “What is to be Done: Designing American Health Care System to Promote the Common Good”

     Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego

8:45 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

    Lead Question from J. Jerry Rodos, DO, DSc, Midwestern University, Matteson, Illinois

 

9:00 AM The Fifteenth J. Jerry Rodos Lecture: “The Obama Health Plan Debate: Its Historical and Mythological Context”

      Introduction: J. Jerry Rodos, DO, DSc

      Lecturer:  Jonathan B. Weisbuch, MD, MPH, Phoenix, Arizona  

9:25 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from Hector Flores, MD, White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles

 

9:35 AM  “State of Public Health in the United States: Some Observations” 

Richard Clover, MD, University of Louisvlle (Kentucky)

9:55 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

Lead Question from Charles Q. North, MD, Indian Health Service (Albuquerque), retired

10:05 A.M. Break 

 

10:15 AM Access and Affordability in Cancer Care: Canary in the Coal Mine?

     John P. Geyman, MD, University of Washington Seattle, Professor Emeritus

10:40 AM Questions and Responses from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from Marc E. Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City

 

Adventures in the History of Ideas, Part I

10:50 AM “Health Care: Right or Risk Pool?: Issues Raised When the Insurance Industry is Expected to Manage Health Care Reimbursement”

Mark E. Clasen, MD, PhD

11:15 AM Questions and Comments from Plenary Audience

  Lead Question from John P. Geyman, MD

 

11:25 AM Revisiting Named Lecture Themes from the Early and Mid-1990s: Evidence-Based Medicine, Managed Care, Cultural Competence, Integration of Behavioral Sciences into Clinical Medicine

Alfred O. Berg, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle; Mark E. Clasen, MD, PhD,  J. Jerry Rodos, DO, DSc,   and Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH

12:00 PM Adjournment of First Conference Day

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

6:30 A.M. – 8:00 AM Working breakfasts in preassigned groups (conference registrants only) Cypress Room – First Floor of Conference Building

8:10 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary session (Joshua Freeman, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Moderator)

 

Adventures in the History of Ideas, Part II

8:15 AM  “The Majesty of History and Its Lessons for Health Care Reform: an overview of the Glass-Steagall Act, The Social Security Act (FICA) and the Role of Congress” 

J. Jerry Rodos, DO, Sc

8:45 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from William H. Burnett, MA, Coastal Research Group, Granite Bay, California

 

8:55 AM The Eighteenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture: “Old Wine in New Bottles – Family Medicine rediscovered in the 21st Century ”

    Introduction: Jack Colwill, MD, University of Missouri, Columbia

     Lecturer: David N. Sundwall, MD, Utah Department o f Health, Salt Lake City

9:20 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

Lead Question from Richard Clover, MD

 

9:30 AM  Thought Provocateur #2: “Should American Health Care Become a Regulated Utility”

Marc E. Babitz, MD

9:50 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

10:00 AM Break

 

10:10 Innovative Community Initiatives: Translating Clinical Diabetes Trials into Church-Based Interventions

   John Boltri, MD, Mercer University Macon, Georgia; Judith Fifield, PhD, RN, University of Connecticut, Farmington

 

10:35 AM  Thought Provocateur #3 “The Family Medicine Residency Program as a Community Change Agent”

Rick Flinders, MD, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Santa Rosa, California

10:55 AM Mission Oriented Residency Programs: A Discussion

      Hector Flores, MD; Margaret McCahill, MD, UCSD St Vincent Psychiatry/FM Residency, San Diego

 

11:15 AM Family Medicine Education in the Stanford-South Bay Region: The Fight for Survival

     Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS; Robert M. Norman, MD, O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency, San Jose

11:35 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from Cynthia Olsen, MD

 

11:45 AM Thought Provocateur #4 “The Family Medicine Residency as a Medical Home”

     Terrell W. Zollinger, DrPH, MSPH, Bowen Research Center, Indian University, Indianapolis

12:00 PM Adjournment of Second Day

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Working breakfasts in preassigned groups (conference registrants only) Cypress Room – First Floor of Conference Building

8:15  AM  “Primary Care Shortages for Care of Adults: Are They Solvable?”

     Jack Colwill, MD

8:35 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from David Sundwall, MD, MPH

 

8:45  AM The Sixteenth Charles E. Odegaard Lecture: “The Role of the Academic Medical Center in the Health of Rural Americans: A Conversation and Dialogue”

    Introduction: Mark E. Clasen, MD, PhD

  Lecturer: Sim S. Galazka, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

9:10 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from Allan Wilke, MD, MA, University of Alabama, Huntsville


9:20 AM Context and Commitment: Internet Strategies for Diffusing Information

     Lee A. Burnett, DO, Student Doctor Network, Sunset Beach, California; Robert G. Ross, MD, MScEd, Cascades East Family Medicine, Klamath Falls, Oregon; and William H. Burnett , MA

9:45 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

     Lead Question from Gary LeRoy, MD

 

9:55 A.M Thought Provocateur #5: “Should Educational Health Centers Legislatively Meld Health Center Service and Family Medicine Training for Mutual Survival?”

     Kevin F. Murray, MD, University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, Olympia

10:15 A.M Residency Program Survival: A Discussion 

     Peter Broderick, MD, MEd, Stanislaus Medical Center, Modesto, California; Kevin M. Haughton, MD, University of   Washington Family Medicine Residency, Olympia, and Kevin F. Murray, MD

10:40 AM Questions and Comments from the Plenary Audience

   Lead Question from Mark E. Clasen, MD, Ph.D.

 

10:50 AM Thought Provocateur #6:  “Nation Needs Clear Policy on Basic Right to Health Care”

     Joshua Freeman, MD

11:10 AM Right to Health Care: Reactor Panel

     Donald R. Frey, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, David McClellan, MD, Texas A&M Family Medicine, Bryan; Allan J.   Wilke, MD, MA

11:35 AM Summary of Conference Themes and Final Audience Remarks

 James E. Herman, MD, MSPH, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey

 

12:00 PM Conference Adjournment