Forum for Behavioral Science in Family MedicineForum 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.

Target Audience
Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in family medical education.

The 36th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

September 17 – 20, 2015

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago – Magnificent Mile – Chicago, IL
This year’s theme: Making the Milestones Matter

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Plenary Presenters

Samuel Cullison, MDSamuel 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.

View "Notes from Dr. Terri Wall on FMAH" (PDF)

Dennis H. Novack, MDDennis 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, MDCatalina 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, LMFTMichael Olson, PhD, LMFT
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

“Alone, I Go Faster. Together, We Go Further:” Elements of a Successful
Partnership

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

 Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago, Magnificent Mile – Chicago, IL
300 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-6100

Telephone Reservations: (800) 222-8733

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Online Reservations

A block of rooms is reserved for registrants until August 25, 2015, at a special rate of $199 plus tax, per night. If conference attendance exceeds expectations, rooms in the conference block may be sold out prior to this date.

Please Note: When making reservations online: After you click on “Book a Room” please manually choose your appropriate “travel dates” that you require. FYI - Conference runs Thursday, September 17 (starting at 3:30 p.m.) till Sunday, September 20, 2015 (ending at 11:30 a.m.).

 Call for Proposals

For further information: Contact Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator, (414) 955-8189 or meradjen@mcw.edu.

 Example of an abstract that meets the recommended guidelines

Primary care providers (PCP’s) are increasingly responsible for providing mental health care, but time constraints make a full, culturally-sensitive psychiatric interview difficult in daily practice. Physicians-in-training require a tool for a rapid, culturally-responsive psychiatric assessment that will quickly identify pertinent symptom clusters and distinguish between major psychological disorders. We will outline the important characteristics of such a tool, present an educational method for assisting residents in the development of their own tool for routine use, and outline the principles involved in incorporating a cultural assessment into the interview process. We will also discuss the ways in which Behavioral Scientists are uniquely equipped to teach residents this competency.

 Example of a session description that meets the guidelines for a lecture discussion

Primary care providers (PCP’s) are increasingly responsible for providing mental health care; over half of patients treated for a mental disorder receive some treatment for it in primary care (Russell, 2010), and the PCP is most commonly the sole provider of treatment (Wang, et al., 2006). However, the time constraints present in most primary care settings make a full psychiatric interview difficult in daily practice. Residents and physicians in practice also tend to struggle with incorporating patients’ unique psychosocial/cultural standpoint into their case conceptualization (Weissman et al., 2005). When these constraints are present, decision making can become hurried and failure to account for individual needs increases (Fiscella & Epstein, 2008). Physicians-in-training require a tool for a rapid, culturally-responsive psychiatric assessment that will quickly identify pertinent symptom clusters and distinguish between major psychological disorders. After introductions and rationale (10 min), presenters from two residency sites will discuss the important characteristics that such a tool should include, and provide some sample items that meet these criteria (10 min). Through role-playing we will demonstrate a process of helping residents identify the proper items for detecting and distinguishing psychological symptoms (10 min). We will also outline the principles involved in incorporating a cultural assessment into the interview process (10 min). Finally, we will discuss the ways in which Behavioral Scientists are uniquely equipped to teach residents this competency, an exercise designed to help with professional advancement and development (10 min). Time will be allowed for questions (10 min). Participants will leave with a framework and sample items for a rapid psychiatric assessment tool, an understanding of how to help residents develop their own personalized, culturally-sensitive tool for daily use, and confidence in their unique qualifications for this task involved in incorporating a cultural assessment into the interview process (10 min). Finally, we will discuss the ways in which Behavioral Scientists are uniquely equipped to teach residents this competency, an exercise designed to help with professional advancement and development (10 min). Time will be allowed

 The Forum encourages its attendees to visit these Web sites

American Academy on Communication in Healthcare - AACH
American Balint Society
Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education - ABSAME
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association - CFHA
Mindful Practice Workshop October 2015 (PDF)
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

 Accreditation

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 21.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (License No. 159-000664).

This Live activity, The 36th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, with a beginning date of 9/17/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Us

Dennis J. Butler, PhD, Program Chair, dbutler@mcw.edu

Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator, (414) 955-8189 ormeradjen@mcw.edu

The FORUM is sponsored by The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family and Community Medicine in association with The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

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