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    The 34th FORUM for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine 

    September 19-22, 2013

     

    Summary Report of The Gathering In - Next Accreditation System and The Milestones: A Piñata of Possibilities for Behavioral Scientists - (View Here in pdf)

    The American Balint Society Student/Resident Essay Contest (View here in pdf)

    BROCHURE - Program Schedule View Here  (pdf)

    ABSTRACTS View Here (pdf)

    Plenary Presenters

    Ronald Epstein, MD
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Realizing Engel's Biopsychosocial Vision: Resilience, Compassion and Quality of Care

    Dr. Epstein has generously provided us a copy of his plenary PowerPoint. (Click here to view in pdf.)

    The articles below are recommended by Dr. Epstein (Click on title to view in pdf.)

    The Biopsychosocial Model 25 Years Later: Principles, Practice, and Scientific Inquiry
    Physician Resilience: What It Means, Why It Matters, and How to Promote It
    The Clinical Application of the Biopsychosocial Model
    The Impact of a Program in Mindful Communication on Primary Care Physicians
    Preventing Errors in Clinical Practice: A Call for Self-Awareness
    Shared Mind: Communication, Decision Making, and Autonomy in Serious Illness
    Mindful Practice

    For information on A Mindful Practice Curriculum and Handbook (Click here to view in Microsoft Word.)

     

    Larry Mauksch, MEd
    University of Washington
    How Behavioral Science Faculty Can Help Competency Assessment Glow and Flow

    Mr. Mauksch has generously provided us a copy of his plenary PowerPoint. (Click here to view in pdf.)

    Deborah Taylor, PhD
    Central Maine Medical Center
    How to Succeed as a Behavioral Science Educator - by Really Trying!

    Dr. Taylor has generously provided us a copy of her plenary PowerPoint. (Click here to view in pdf.)

    For those who requested Dr. Butler's list of humorous studies
    Tips for a Successful Forum: Humorous and Weird Insights from the Literature - (Click here to view in pdf.)

    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?

    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 34th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, with a beginning date of 09/19/2013, 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.

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

    For further information Contact: 
    Dennis J. Butler, PhD, Program Chair dbutler@mcw.edu 
    Mary Ellen Radjenovich, Conference Coordinator, 414-955-8189 or email meradjen@mcw.edu
    Bonnie Lawyer, Conference Registrar, 414-955-4205 or email blawyer@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.

    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

    The Billboard of Continuing Education Opportunities