The 34th FORUM for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine
This year's theme is: Preparing Trainees for the Complexities of Psychosocial Care: Reaffirming the Biopsychosocial Model
September 19-22, 2013
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
Reservations may now be made - click on link above or see below for more information
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
About the Forum
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 33 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.
Our theme for 2013 examines the success of and challenges facing efforts to integrate the biopsychosocial model proposed 35 years ago by Dr. George Engel. How has the model advanced? What are the challenges to its implementation in family medicine education? What innovative methods and models are being developed for advancing a biopsychosocial orientation in the Patient Centered Medical Home?
Registering for the Conference
Registration information will be made available in early June. Please check back.
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificient Mile (Click here for online reservations.)
540 North Michigan Avenue
Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104
Reservations Local Phone: 1-866-596-7456
Reservations: A block of rooms is reserved for registrants until August 28, 2013 at a special rate of $199 plus tax, per night. NOTE: If conference attendance exceeds expectations, rooms in the conference block may be sold out prior to this date. To receive the special rate, reference "The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine" when making your reservations.
Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in family medical education.
The program committee meets in April to construct a comprehensive program. Lead presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal no later than mid-May, likely sooner.
The submission website for the 34th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine is closed. This year the Forum received an impressive range of proposals that capture the breadth of our work in behavioral science education. The volume of submissions guarantees that The Forum will effectively focus on the Milestones and methods for implementing biopsychosocial-based behavioral science training.
As has been true for the past five years, more proposals were submitted than can be accepted. To all who have submitted, please accept our thanks and appreciation of your effort to prepare a submission. In most cases, if the program committee is unable to accept proposals it is due to limited time and space on the program rather than concerns about quality.
For a pdf of the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES click here.
For further information Contact:
Dennis J. Butler, PhD, Program Chair email@example.com
Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator, 414-955-8189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Lawyer, Conference Registrar, 414-955-4205 or email email@example.com
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.
The FORUM encourages its attendees to visit the websites of:
Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education - ABSAME
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association - CFHA
Society of Teachers in Family Medicine - STFM
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare - AACH
The American Balint Society