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Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

The 40th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine September 18-21, 2019

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 40 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.

"The Evidence, the Art, the Outcomes"

40th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine brochure (PDF)

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago – Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL

Target Audience

Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in family medicine education.

Call for Proposals

Plenary Information

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Sandra Burge, PhD

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

Thursday, September 19: "Act Scholarly! Embrace Your Inner Behavioral Scientist"

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Dennis J. Butler, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Friday, September 20: "Forty Years: The Changing Psychology of Being a Behavioral Science Educator"

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Colleen Fogarty, MD, MSc

University of Rochester Medical Center

Saturday, September 21: "Connecting is Job Number One: Using Kindness, Compassion, and Connection to Help Healers Learn"

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Who Should Attend
Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in family medical education.
Registration Information
40th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine online registration

For registration, please keep in mind we request that you log in with the Google Chrome or Firefox browser. All versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible with EthosCE.

Full Registration Fees:
Paid by 8/21/19 - $495
Paid after 8/21/19 - $525

Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow
Paid by 8/21/19 - $240
Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow
Paid after 8/21/19 - $280

One Day Registration Fees:
Paid by 8/21/19 $285
Paid after 8/21/19 $300

Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow
Paid by 8/21/19 - $180

Resident/Medical Student/Graduate Student/Fellow
Paid after 8/21/19 $200

Please note there is a $17 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 8/21/19. There will be no refunds after this date.)

Questions? Contact Mary Ellen Radjenovich at meradjen@mcw.edu or (414) 955-8189
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 27, 2019, at a special rate of $209 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.

Online Reservations

Call-in Reservations
You may call the hotel directly from 8:30 am-4:00 pm 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 40th Forum of Behavioral Science in Family Medicine
Clinical Practice Update Topics of Interest for 2019
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. American Psychological Association LogoThe 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.

Future Forum Dates
  • September 9-12, 2020
  • September 8-11, 2021

Contact Us

Julie Rickert, PsyD, Program Chair
jrickert@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.