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. Grundy will examine the evolution of health care away from just an episode of care to a proactive, healing, and personal trusting relationship. He will discuss family medicine as the foundation of health care transformation, as well as why family physicians are best positioned to lead the nation in the continued evolution of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to ensure that it is the best way to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered primary care to the patients, families, and the communities they serve.
Friday, August 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Four panelists will share unique perspectives on practice opportunities and career options for family physicians on topics including academic medicine, rural medicine, urban medicine, and direct primary care. Each panelist will contribute personal insights and relevant experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak informally with the panelists for 30 minutes following the presentation.
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.
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 shifts in the health system that will create a real opportunity for family medicine to become what it was created to be. Family medicine will emerge from this disruption more robust than ever. But, family medicine must also undergo change to increase its value. Dr. Phillips will discuss how current students and residents are our best hope for achieving what family medicine must become.
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