Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine
First held in 1980, The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine has served to stimulate the advancement of behavioral science in family medicine for 34 consecutive years. At the core of The Forum’s success are three objectives: promote professional networking, provide high quality professional development opportunities, and advance the integration of behavioral science in family medicine training.
The Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin has sponsored The Forum since 1999, and The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has recognized and endorsed the conference since 1981.
Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in family medical education.
Samuel Cullison, MD
Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas
Family Medicine for America’s Health: The Role of Behavioral Science Education
Friday, September 18, 2015
Samuel Cullison, MD, is currently the Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. He is the Immediate Past President of The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and past president of the Washington State Medical Association and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.
Formerly, Dr. Cullison was a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. He is a past member and vice chair of the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine-ACGME.
He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine-Family Medicine Program. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) and Fundamentals of Medical Management Fellowships and holds of a certificate in Medical Management from the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Cullison served as a residency program director from 1994-2013 after working as a family physician in a rural community practice in Monroe WA from 1978-1994. He lives in Dallas TX with his spouse and has two adult married children and grandchild in the Pacific Northwest.
Dennis H. Novack, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine
Milestones that Matter: Implications for Teaching and Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Dennis H. Novack, MD, is Professor of Medicine and an Associate Dean of Medical Education at Drexel University College of Medicine. A general internist, Dr. Novack has the great opportunity to complete a fellowship with George Engel’s Medical-Psychiatric Liaison group in Rochester, N.Y. He has held leadership roles with the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and the American Psychosomatic Society. He is also Secretary of the Academy on Professionalism in Healthcare, an organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in medical education.
Catalina Triana, MD
John Muir/UCSF Family Medicine Residency
“Alone, I Go Faster. Together, We Go Further:” Elements of a Successful Partnership
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Dr. Triana is the Associate Program Director of the John Muir/UCSF Family Medicine Residency in Walnut Creek, CA; a new residency program with focus on patient engagement and inter-professional team-care for the underserved. She received her medical degree from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. She completed her residency training and a two year Family Systems fellowship at UTMB in Galveston, TX. She has been teaching behavioral medicine, patient centered communication and primary care counseling skills to family medicine residents and medical students since 2002. Dr. Triana is a Motivational Interviewing trainer (member of MINT) and is passionate about teaching skills to facilitate health behavior change.
Michael Olson, PhD, LMFT
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
“Alone, I Go Faster. Together, We Go Further:” Elements of a Successful
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Dr. Olson is an Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He earned a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy (MFT) from Brigham Young University and a PhD in MFT from Kansas State University with post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine from UTMB. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is passionate about integration of behavioral health into the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and the future of family medicine