Call for Workshops

Call for Workshops for the 5th Annual Lown Institute Conference

Boston, Massachusetts: May 5-7, 2017
Submission Deadline: December 18, 2016

Workshop submissions for the 2017 Conference are closed. Check back soon for information on the workshops selected for this year’s conference!

Submit your workshop proposal here.

On Saturday afternoon, May 6, attendees at the Lown Institute Conference will have the opportunity to choose from a range of 45-90-minute skills-based workshops.

The purpose of the workshops is to equip participants with skills, tools, and knowledge addressing aspects of right care that they can apply in their practice or community. The workshops will focus on novel ideas for advancing right care, changing the culture and habits of overuse in clinical settings, and engaging communities to advocate and promote right care where they live, work, and play.

We welcome and encourage workshops that will engage all health professionals, patients, patient advocates, and community activists.

Workshops are an excellent forum for:

  • Sharing innovative and emerging approaches that have worked in one community and have vast potential for many others
  • Bridging the gaps between research and practice
  • Providing training on skills that are often overlooked and missed by traditional educational opportunities in medical and health professions
  • Elucidating the results of exploratory research
  • Critiquing existing approaches

Workshops typically include presentations, panel discussions, and discussions with participants — or other means, at the discretion of the organizers.

For example, workshops from past conferences have included:

  • Right Care Rounds: Conducting A High-Value Educational Conference
  • Your Voice, Your Values: The Community Conversation Project
  • Medical Misinformation vs. Reliable and Clinically Useful Evidence for Truly Informed Consent and Improved Outcomes
  • Baby Boomers for Balanced Health Care: Holding Community Conversations on Medical Overuse
  • Techniques to Quickly Connect to Patients and Their Caregivers
  • Making Wise Choices in Treatment of Back Pain and Enhanced Access to Urgent Orthopedic Care
  • Over-treatment and Deceptive Drug/Device Promotion in Health Care Corruption

Submission Instructions

The submission period is September 12, 2016 – December 18, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by the Lown Institute’s Workshops Selection Committee, and notifications of their decision will be emailed by January 20, 2017.

Workshop proposals should include a short description of topics and themes (1,500 character limit); a clear list of 2-3 learning objectives (1,000 character limit); and a description of how the workshop will help provide attendees with skills to implement right care in their practices and/or communities (1,500 character limit).

All potential speakers must be listed with their affiliation in the application. All potential competing interests must also be declared in the application form. Please note that all speakers whose workshop proposals have been accepted must fund their own travel, hotel, and registration costs.


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