Student Faculty Patient Simulator

Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

Reimagining Education & Patient Care: Access, Equity, & Resilience

The 42nd Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine: Virtual Edition | September 22-24, 2021

30739_forum_2c1First held in 1980, The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine has served to stimulate the advancement of behavioral science in family medicine for 41 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 medicine education.

View the 2021 forum brochure and schedule (PDF)

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Who Should Attend
Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in family medical education.
Registration Information

Registration Options

  • Professional Admission: $295.00 (fees included)
  • Medical Student/Resident/Fellow Admission: $100.00 (fees included)

NOTE: There is a $5.00 handling fee on transactions. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee.

If you have attended this meeting before, you may already have a continuing education account with us. Please, log in first to register. Not sure if you have a continuing education account? Contact MCW's Office of Continuing Professional Development at cme@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4900 to verify your continuing education account or reset your password.

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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

Accreditation

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 22.00 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 22.00 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 – Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Claiming your CME credits

To claim Continuing Education Credits, please visit the Office of Continuing Professional Education Family & Community web page

If you don't already have an Ethos CE account, select "Create Account" in the upper right corner and register. You will need to access this account after the conference to print your CE certificate. NOTE: CE Credits must be obtained by Nov. 15, 2021.

Future Forum Dates

September 6-10, 2022 – Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Magnificent Mile

Contact Us

Julie Rickert, PsyD
Program Chair
jrickert@mcw.edu | DFCMEvents@mcw.edu

 

Terri Walker
Administrative Coordinator
tnwalker@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.