Sessions and Themes
- Shifting the paradigm: Vikas Saini
- Magical thinking and Modern medicine: Harvey Fineberg
- What makes us do it?
- What will it take to get us there?: Don Berwick
- What are the knowledge gaps in avoiding avoidable care?
- Case discussions
- What are the ethical issues?
- Medical journals and the issue of avoidable care
- The schizophrenic life of the hospital CEO
- A reason to change: Shannon Brownlee
- Social responsibility of physicians: Bernard Lown
- Behavior-changing Best practices
- Global dimensions of unnecessary care: Julio Frenk
- Payment mechanisms and the Culture of medicine
- Choosing wisely and beyond: What are the next steps?
- How can patients help drive the needed change?
2013 Lown Conference: From Avoidable Care to Right Care
This year’s Lown Conference, From Avoidable Care to Right Care, will take place on December 3-4, 2013 in Boston, MA.
The 2013 invitation only conference will gather clinicians, patient advocates, and civic leaders to deepen our mutual understanding of the cultural, scientific, and ethical issues surrounding the overuse of medical services.
Attendees will leave this meeting with priorities for addressing this pervasive problem, and collaborators who are prepared to begin building bridges to the right care in their communities.
Major themes at this year’s event:
- fostering a new kind of conversation among clinicians, patients, and civil society
- envisioning health and health care 25 years from now
- the global epidemic of overuse
- Don Berwick, MD, MPH, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (invited)
- Katy Butler, Author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door
- Bernard Lown, MD, Professor Emeritus, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Physician (ret.), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
- Richard Smith, MD, Former Editor BMJ
- Rabbi Richard Address, D.Min, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Mkor Shalom
Our working groups for Medical Education, Community Engagement, International Collaboration, and Setting the Research Agenda will convene for a working session on December 5, 2013 following the conference. If you are interested in participating on one of these working groups, please email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the conference, including how to register, please visit the Lown Institute website at www.lowninstitute.org.