Fall 2010 Retreat Agenda – October 22-23, 2010

South Street Amphitheatre, 333 South St, Shrewsbury MA

Friday 10/22

Critical Topics in Family Medicine:

1. Institutional pressure toward single primary care management model
2. Department’s role as facilitator and buffer for research
3. Balancing scholarly activity, teaching and clinical workload
4. New generations and succession planning

 Daniel Lasser, MD

Small group breakouts to assess needs, write objectives, and identify methods and evaluation strategies

1. Institutional pressure toward single primary care management model
2. Department’s role as facilitator and buffer for research
3. Balancing scholarly activity, teaching and clinical workload
4. New generations and succession planning

Faculty: 1. Daniel Lasser MD, 2. Linda Weinreb MD, 3. Mark Quirk EdD and Stacy Potts MD, 4. Warren Ferguson MD

Learning communities in the curriculum and Evolving Year 2 Planning

Mike Ennis MD & Melissa Fischer MD

Concurrent sessions:

1. Promotions Workshop:

Mystified, stymied or threatened by the promotions process? Feel that it's too far in your future? Don't care? Then this session is for you, no matter how far into your career you may be. This session will provide you with sufficient detail to:
1. Understand the practical benefits of developing a professional path toward academic promotion.
2. Know what "counts" toward promotion.
3. Know the tools and skills needed to prepare a portfolio for promotion
Warren Ferguson MD, Hugh Silk MD

2. Community Health Clerkship faculty development session –

Faculty from clerkship groups will learn about new clerkship objectives and develop group-specific learning objectives, service objectives, and service-learning objectives
Suzanne Cashman ScD, Mick Godkin PhD, Heather-Lyn Haley PhD, Robin Klar DNSc RN

3. What we learned about improving chronic pain care: Results of the DFMCH HSRA Residency Pain Grant -

We will present findings from the 3 year grant on improving residency training in chronic pain management. Carole will report on the pre-post chart audits and patient satisfaction data collected; Gerry will talk about implementation challenges and what residents said; Alison will report how the tools worked in her practice and what she learned.

Carole Upshur PhD, Gerry Gleich MD and Alison Hargreaves MD

 

Faculty reception @ 1790 House- appetizers and networking, live jazz with the Lynn Joliceour Band

Saturday 10/23

Quality Scholars presentation panel:

Jeannie McBride RN BSN MM, moderator

 

1. Improve substance abuse services at CHC Fitchburg by reducing patient wait times before starting buprenorphine treatment

  Raj Hazarika MD

2. Improving Gestational Diabetes Care at a Community Health Center

 Hana Karim MD

3. "One for All, All for One; Update on the HTN-CAD Collaborative at the Barre Family Health Center"

  Kosta Deligiannidis MD

4. Improving Advance Scheduling in a Family Medicine Residency Practice
Gerry Gleich MD


Things You Should Know about Research in our Department:

This session will provide a brief update about current PBRN projects and research opportunities, a departmental process to facilitate requests to conduct research in our practice sites, and a new process for requesting departmental research support. We’ll also learn a bit about the scope of research being conducted at Commonwealth Medicine and the Center for Health Policy Research.

 

Linda Weinreb MD
Judy Savageau MPH
Barry Saver MD
Robin Clark PhD

 

Concurrent sessions:

1. Community Health Toolkit –

See a beta version of the department’s new online CH Toolkit and provide valuable feedback to ensure that the tool is useful to your practice and teaching.

Warren Ferguson MD, Suzanne Cashman ScD, Heather-Lyn Haley PhD,
Katherine Rothschild


2. Current Status and Future Directions in Family Medicine Maternity Care -

 This session will include a review of the current status of the Dept's Maternity Care providers and delivery volume. Feedback obtained from providers attending the 2009 retreat session on dept maternity care will be shared. With this as background, we will then work as a group to discuss future directions for increased collaboration between practices to provide inpatient maternity care coverage. A model of long-term institutionalized department support to assist with inpatient maternity care coverage will be presented.

Anita Kostecki MD

 

3. Involvement in the new educational model - The medical student curriculum is changing – we will over view the concepts for the change for the clinical years and discuss opportunities for involvement in the new curriculum.

3. Bob Baldor MD

 

Dessert discussion: Circling Back to Critical Topics: Action Plans from the Weekend

Workgroup reporters, Dan Lasser MD