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Plenary Sessions 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:30 to 6:00 PM

PS1: Saving Lives and Providing Better Care: Insights from the Science of Teamwork

Eduardo Salas, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Psychological Services, Rice University, Houston, TX

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00 to 9:30 AM

PS2: Caring for Amy: A Story of Family Caregiver Agency in Charting a Course of Care for Early Onset Dementia

Carol Podgorski, PhD, MPH, LMFT, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Brian Norton, Family Caregiver and Advocate, Pittsford, NY

H. Benjamin Lee, MD, John Romano Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00 to 9:30 AM

PS3: Battling Bias: Reforming Primary Care to Reduce Disparities

Dayna Matthew, JD, PhD, Law Professor, William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law, F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, University of Virginia Law School/School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, Charlottesvile, VA

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:30 to 6:00 PM

PS1: Saving Lives and Providing Better Care: Insights from the Science of Teamwork

Healthcare is a team sport. So, after over three decades of applied research, the science of teamwork has generated a number of evidenced-based principles with important implications for healthcare teams. This presentation will provide an overview of what we know about teamwork and how it can be applied to enhance clinical outcomes. The needed team-based competencies and why they matter will be highlighted as well as advice will be given on how to do to improve team functioning. 

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Learn what effective teams do, feel and think
  • Understand the team-based competencies that matter
  • Obtain on some practical advice on how to provide better care thru teamwork
  Eduardo Salas, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Psychological Services, Rice University, Houston, TX

 

Eduardo Salas is the Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Rice University. Dr. Salas has co-authored over 450 journal articles & book chapters and has co-edited 29 books and authored one book on team training. His expertise includes assisting organizations in how to foster teamwork, design and implement team training strategies, facilitate training effectiveness, manage decision making under stress, and develop performance measurement tools. Dr. Salas is a Past President of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and HFES.  He is also the recipient of the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Losey Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement for his work on teams and team training and the 2016 APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00 to 9:30 AM

PS2: Caring for Amy: A Story of Family Caregiver Agency in Charting a Course of Care for Early Onset Dementia

This presentation will chronicle a family caregiver’s account of how he developed, coordinated, and executed a plan of care for his wife who was diagnosed with early onset dementia. The presentation will provide background information on the family’s illness experience; an overview of collaborative care models for dementia with a focus on the caregiver’s role; a discussion of how this caregiver’s experience was influenced by individual, family, and life cycle factors; perspectives from his wife’s neurologist and hospice physician on treatment considerations; and reflective comments on this family’s experience of care by a geriatric psychiatrist with expertise in dementia.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  •  Identify at least two unique features of collaborative care models in specialty care (e.g., dementia)
  • Describe how specific patient, caregiver, and family factors influence approaches to care delivery
  • Identify two ways in which caregiver-physician partnerships can improve patient and family experiences of care transitions

   
   

Carol Podgorski, PhD, MPH, LMFT, Associate Professor of Psychiatry , Director, Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

Brian Norton, Family Caregiver and Advocate, Pittsford, NY

 
H. Benjamin Lee, MD, John Romano Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00 to 9:30 AM

PS3: Battling Bias: Reforming Primary Care to Reduce Disparities

The IOM Reported in 2003 that physician bias was likely a contributor to the persistent prevalence of racial and ethnic health disparities in America. However, the IOM confessed that current scientific knowledge does not “elucidate the mechanisms by which these attitudes, biases, and stereotypes may result in differences in clinical treatment, or the degree to which these attitudes might affect the outcome of patient care.” This presentation sheds light on the mechanisms that link bias to poor health outcomes. It also addresses the limitations of focusing merely on physicians’ individual biases while ignoring patient bias, and systemic inequities that contribute to health disparities. This presentation will suggest more appropriate ways for primary care providers to attack health inequity.

Objectives:

  • Define health equity and its central importance to providing quality primary care
  • Understand basic meaning of terms bias, racism, discrimination and their respective contributions to health disparities according to current empirical literature
  •  Identify approaches to primary care reform to reduce impact of bias on health disparities
Dayna Matthew, JD, PhD, Law Professor, William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law, F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, University of Virginia Law School/School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, Charlottesvile, VA
Dayna Matthew serves as a William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia Law School. She is a well-known leader of Public Health, who has spent many years serving as a health equity advocate.  She is an acclaimed author sharing her thoughts on racial disparities in healthcare in a book entitled, “Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care”. She has often spoken highly about the need for integrated care to help support health equity. For instance, she is among the founders of a Colorado Health Equity Project, which is a partnership between medical and legal providers to remove barriers to healthcare among low-income residents.

 

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