Kansas City, MO August 7-9, 2014
Thursday, August 7 - Saturday, August 9, 2014
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO
Thursday, August 7, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Dr. Paul Grundy, known as the "godfather" of the Patient-Centered Medical Home movement, is IBM Corporations global director of healthcare transformation and will speak to the value of family physicians in the U.S. health care system and the positive impact they can make at this crucial time.
Friday, August 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
The Friday main stage panel presentation will kick off the conference day with four panelists sharing perspectives on practice opportunities and career options for family physicians. The panelists will be representing rural medicine, urban/underserved medicine, academic medicine, and innovative practice.
Saturday, August 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Blackwelder will inspire you to become patient-centered in your attitude and your actions, and show you how to have fun while doing so. It is never too early to recognize your power of personal choice. Come and nurture yourself and leave with life tools and hope! You have indeed made the right choice to follow your heart and respond to the call to becoming a healer.
Thursday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Family medicine has struggled since its beginnings to become what it was created to be. The evidence for family medicine’s value is still mounting, but it is under-resourced, under-estimated, and threatening to the current business model for health care. However, there are tectonic shifts in the health system that create a real opportunity for family medicine to become what it needs to be to achieve the Triple Aim. Tectonic shifts are often accompanied by quakes, volcanic activities, and production of new mountain ranges. Family medicine will emerge from this disruption more robust than ever. But, family medicine will also undergo change to increase its value. Current students and residents are our best hope for achieving what family medicine must become.
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