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 36 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 37th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

September 21– 24, 2016

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago – Magnificent Mile – Chicago, IL
This year’s theme: Overcoming Healthcare Disparities and Promoting Multi-Cultural Practice

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Registration Information

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Full Registration Fees
Paid by 8/26/16 – $435
Paid after 8/26/16 – $470
Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow paid by 8/26/16 – $225
Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow paid after 8/26/16 – $265

One Day Registration Fees
Paid by 8/26/16 – $250
Paid after 8/26/16 – $270
Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow paid by 8/26/16 – $155
Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow paid after 8/26/16 – $175

Please note there is a $15 non-refundable processing fee for all registrations.

Full registration includes breakfasts, luncheon, breaks, and continuing education credits. (If unable to attend, 50% of the fee paid will be refunded if written notification is postmarked by 8/26/16. There will be no refunds after this date.)

If paying by check (after you have registered) make check payable to Medical College of Wisconsin and forward to:

Mary Ellen Radjenovich, DFCM
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Plenary Speakers

Thursday, September 22
 

Jeffrey Ring, PhDBehavioral Sciences Faculty Heroes and the Slaying of Health Inequities Dragons

Jeffrey Ring, PhD
 

Jeffrey Ring, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist, master educator and an executive leadership coach who assists leaders and teams in productive functioning toward effectiveness and competitive advantage. He served for 19 years as the Director of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles. While there he worked in a multi-disciplinary team providing behavioral and primary care health services to a predominately Spanish-speaking underserved population. He is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and has clinical experience with patients along the lifespan including geriatrics. During his career Dr. Ring has focused on the elimination of health care disparities, with an emphasis on the role of medical education and the provision of outstanding care in underserved communities. He is the first author of the book, Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Health Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competence Training, published by Radcliffe Oxford.

Friday, September 23
 

Debra Roter, DrPHOvercoming Health Care Disparities and Promoting Multi-Cultural Practice

Debra Roter, DrPH
 

Overcoming Health Care Disparities and Promoting Multi-Cultural Practice

Racial/ethnic and social disparities in health and healthcare are attributed, at least in part, to differences in the nature and dynamics of communication between physicians and their minority patients. These differences may reflect knowledge of population-ascribed characteristics that in any given case can be appropriate (or not) or they may reflect cultural insensitivity or stereotyping. A small but convincing literature suggests that inappropriate differences can be effectively addressed and suitably modified. This talk will examine evidence of these differences, illustrate the use of training strategies that can positively change communication processes, and discuss the challenges of translation and implementation across training programs.

Dr. Roter is a Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins in 1977 and has been on the Hopkins faculty since 1979. For over three decades, her research has focused on patient-clinician communication and its consequences. She developed the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS) for analyzing medical dialogue which has been translated into 15 languages. Her research includes investigation of social, racial and gender disparities in medical communication and its relationship to health outcomes as well as interventions to improve medical communication dynamics. Her over 250 articles and books on health communication are among the most highly cited in the social and behavioral sciences.

Saturday, September 24
 

Kathryn Fraser, PhD* CANCELLED *

Behavioral Medicine Heroics: Collective Construction of a World of Health Equity

Kathryn Fraser, PhD
 

Kathryn Fraser, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Behavioral Medicine Coordinator in the Halifax Health FMR in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is Clinical Associate Professor with an appointment through the Florida State University College of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Special Education from the University of Miami and her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. Her special interests in medical education include the physician/patient relationship, professionalism in medicine, faculty development and culturally responsive health care. She has spent much of her career studying and teaching about cross cultural medicine and, more recently, the elimination of health disparities. She is dedicated to exploring and forwarding the nation’s goals toward health equality and is particularly interested in the provider’s potential contributions to this goal.

New Plenary
 

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPHA Commitment to Health Equity: Reflections on Why; One Journey Toward How

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH


Jennifer Edgoose completed her MD, MPH from Columbia University and her family medicine residency at the University of Washington. She practiced full-spectrum family medicine for over ten years at Community Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Tacoma, WA. In 2010 she joined the residency faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is now an associate professor. She is deeply interested in promoting just and high quality care for our most vulnerable populations and is currently championing an initiative bringing an intentional focus to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across her statewide department. Recently, she was elected to serve on Family Medicine for America’s Health Disparities Cross Tactic Team.

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  Accreditation

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 20.50 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Psychologists
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.

Social Workers
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).

Family Practice Physicians
This Live activity, The 37th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, with a beginning date of 9/21/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.5 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. Additional note: Please be advised that credit was not awarded for the session entitled Mind-Body Skills Sampler to Combat Burnout and Improve Well Being.

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  Hotel Information

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

A block of rooms is reserved for registrants until August 31, 2016, 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 make your reservations early.

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Call-in Reservations
You may call the hotel directly from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon-Fri at (312) 787-6100 to make reservations, or call central reservations, 24 hours, 7 days a week, at 1 (800) 222-8733. Please mention either the group code, or group name below in order to receive our rate.

Group Code: FBS
Group Name:The 37th Forum of Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

  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

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Contact Us

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

Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator, (414) 955-8189 or meradjen@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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