Event: SPM’s Inaugural Conference – October 25, Boston

Society for Participatory Medicine Inaugural Conference

“Participatory Medicine: Transforming the Culture of Care”

October 25, 2017  •  Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
7:30 am – 5:00 pm with reception to follow

Join us at the inaugural Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM) 2017 conference, co-located with the Connected Health Conference at the World Trade Center in Boston. Members of SPM receive an over 40% discount (member discount code for our conference is CHC17SPMMEM).

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Meet up with colleagues and peers — get to know the Society and its members. Networking begins at registration and breakfast, and continues into the evening, as SPM joins the big reception that starts the Connected Health conference for the next two days.

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The era of patient-provider collaboration is materializing and transforming the culture of care.  Culture change takes a generation, but the work is bearing fruit. Come hear from outstanding keynote speakers at the leading edge of participatory thought and practice:

    • Tom Delbanco, MD, Harvard Medical School and OpenNotes, with Liz Salmi of OpenNotes
    • Shannon Brownlee, MSc, Lown Institute and author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
    • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, visionary primary care designer; founder and CEO of Iora Health
    • Harlan Krumholz, MD, Yale School of Medicine and advocate for patient data rights
    • Lori Wilson, MD, Howard University Hospital and Cancer Center – and highly engaged cancer patient

Additional topics in the day’s agenda include panels and discussions featuring patients, providers, and patient-centered care designers discussing topics like:

    • Imperatives for medical education to foster collaborative and coordinated care
    • Shared decision making
    • “Design intervention” and its impact on health engagement
    • And much more!  See the full agenda below.


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Preliminary Agenda

The conference is being held at the Seaport World Trade Center.

7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM Welcome & Overview of Day

8:15 AM Keynote #1
People Power and Nervous Clinicians: The International March Toward Patient-held Record
Tom Delbanco, MD – Koplow-Tullis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Liz Salmi – Senior Multimedia Communications Manager, OpenNotes  

9:00 AM  Panel #1: Opportunities and Challenges in Patient Experience: What’s Next?

Grace Cordovano, PhD – Cancer Patient Advocate, CEO of Enlightening Results
Elizabeth Mitchell – CEO, Network for Regional Health Improvement
Sandra Myerson, BSN, RN, MBA, MS, CPXP – President & CEO, SLM PX Consultants
Barbra Rabson – CEO, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Moderator: Susan Woods, MD, MPH – Founder, Nudg

10:10 AM  Keynote #2 Fireside Chat
Lori Wilson, MD; Moderator: Sarah Krug  

10:50 – 11:20  Networking Break

11:10 AM – Keynote #3: Leveling the Field: Rebalancing Power in the Clinical Relationship
Rushika Fernandopulle, MD – CEO of Iora Health
Moderator: “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart  

11:50 AM Panel #2: Shared Decision Making Debate
Susan Z. Berg, MS LGC Program Director Center for Shared Decision Making, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Keren Ladin, PhD, MSc – Assistant Professor, Departments of Occupational Therapy and Community Health, Tufts University Director, Research on Ethics, Aging, and Community Health (REACH Lab)
Erica Spatz, MD, MHS – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Yale School of Medicine
Danny van Leeuwen – Person Health Hats
Moderator: Geri Lynn Baumblatt, MA – Executive Director of Patient Engagement, Emmi/Wolters Kluwer 

12:50 PM   Lunch and networking

1:20 PM  Meet the Sponsors

1:35 PM  Table Topics
2:20 PM  SPM Updates

2:30 PM Panel #3: Design Intervention Principles & Outcomes

3:30 PM   Keynote #4: Nothing About Me Without Me: Changing the Assumptions of Medicine
Harlan Krumholz, MD

4:05 PM  Networking Break 

4:20 PM  Keynote #5: Shannon Brownlee, MSc

4:50 PM  Wrap Up

5:00 PM  Networking Reception with Connected Health



Seaport Boston Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

Special room rates are available for the conference at the Seaport Boston Hotel. Reserve your rooms now.