Archive: 2016 Conference Agenda

Download the 2016 agenda here.

NOTE: To access slides and other materials from keynotes, plenaries, and workshops, please click on the title of the presentation.

Friday, April 15, 2016 (Research Day)

Time Session Name Location
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast Chicago Room
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome Vikas Saini, MD, President, Lown Institute Shannon Brownlee, MSc, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

Research Day Chairs:

Adam Elshaug, PhD, MPH, Lown Institute Fellow

Deborah Korenstein, MD, Director, Clinical Effectiveness, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, Associate Professor, VA Maryland Healthcare/University of Maryland

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth

Burnham Ballroom
8:45 – 9:15 am Keynote: The Evidence for Overuse Rita Redberg, MD, Chief Editor, JAMA Internal Medicine; Professor and Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Services, University of California, San Francisco Burnham Ballroom
9:15 – 10 am Abstract Slam Sessions A1 & A2 A1: PalaceA2: Oriental
10 – 10:15 am Break Burnham Foyer
10:15 – 11:15 am Oral Abstracts: Drivers of Overuse

Identifying ‘Cultural” Barriers to Guideline Adherence at an Academic Children’s Hospital
Colin Sallee, Lauren Anderson, Megan Brown, Jeffrey Holzberg, Sarah Pinney, Stephanie Bourque, Jim Todd, James Gaensbauer
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Accessing Unpublished Clinical Trials: How to Obtain the Hidden Data and What it Reveals
Kendra Lawrence1, Jonathan Beaumier3, Tom Jefferson4, Jim Wright1,2,5, Tom Perry1,5, Lorri Puil1,2, Barbara Mintzes6
1Therapeutics Initiative; 2Cochrane Collaboration; 3Vancouver Coastal Health Authority; 4Center for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford University; 5University of British Columbia; 6University of Sydney

Late Chemotherapy: Oncologists Explain Why They Offer It
Minnie Bluhm1, Cathleen Connell2, Raymond De Vries3, Nancy Janz2, Kathleen Bickel4, Maria Silveira3
1Eastern Michigan University; 2University of Michigan School of Public Health; 3University of Michigan Medical School; 4Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Triggers for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules Undergoing Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Population Based Study
Naykky Singh Ospina, Spyridoula Maraka, Ana Espinosa De Ycaza, Juan Brito, John Morris, M. Regina Castro, Victor Montori
Mayo Clinic

Burnham Ballroom
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Drivers of Overuse Moderator: Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, Associate Professor, VA Maryland Healthcare/University of Maryland

Panelists: Shannon Brownlee, MSc, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

Adam Cifu, MD, Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine

Margaret Schwarze, MD, MPP, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin

Brenda Sirovich, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine

Burnham Ballroom
12 – 12:15 pm Break Burnham Foyer
12:15 – 1:00 pm Abstract Slam Sessions B1 & B2 B1: Palace
B2: Oriental
1 – 2:30 pm Lunch and Poster Session Burnham Ballroom
2:30 – 3:30 pm Oral Abstracts: Interventions to Reduce Overuse


Using ‘Electronic Nudges’ to Reduce Unnecessary Overnight Medical Care Disruptions in Hospitalized Patients
Nimit Desai, Ambrosio Tuvilleja, Jacqueline Ramos, Dawn Kohl, Mary Ann Francisco, William Marsack, Cynthia Lafond, Samantha Anderson, Mila Grossman, Jay Balachandran, Babak Mokhlesi, Jeanne Farnan, Vineet Arora
University of Chicago


Awareness of Choosing Wisely and Outcomes in Accountable Care Organizations in the National Survey
Marthe Haverkamp1, David Peiris1, Alexander Mainor2, Meredith Rosenthal1, Thomas Sequist3, Carrie Colla2
1Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management; 2The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; 3Harvard Medical School


Trends of Head CT Imaging, Detection of Intracranial Bleeding and Skull Fractures and Outcomes in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Eric Coon1, Matt Hall2, Susan Bratton1, Jacob Wilkes1, Alan Schroeder3
1University of Utah; 2Children’s Hospital Association; 3Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


Best Case/Worst Case: Development of a Communication Tool to Assist Frail Older Adults Facing Acute Surgical Decisions
Lauren Taylor1, Jacqueline Kruser2, Michael Nabozny1, Nicole Steffens1, Jennifer Tucholka1, Karen Brasel3, Martha Gaines1, Kristine Kwekkeboom1, Tony Campbell1, Margaret (Gretchen) Schwarze1
1University of Wisconsin, 2Northwestern University, 3Oregon Health and Science University


Student High Value Care Committee: A Model for Student-Led Implementation
Hyung (Harry) Cho, Celine Goetz, Andrew Dunn, John Di Capua, Irene Lee, Sonya Makhni, Deborah Korenstein
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Burnham Ballroom
3:30 – 4:15 pm Panel Discussion: Interventions to Reduce Overuse

Moderator: Deborah Korenstein, MD, Director,  Clinical Effectiveness, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Panelists: Rita Redberg, MD, Chief Editor, JAMA Internal Medicine; Professor and Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Services, University of California, San Francisco

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth

Daniel Wolfson, Executive Vice President and COO, ABIM Foundation

Burnham Ballroom
4:15 – 4:30 pm Break Burnham Foyer
4:30 – 5 pm Keynote: The Evidence Ecosystem – A Model for Producing Valid Evidence and Getting it to the Bedside Gordon Guyatt, MD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Burnham Ballroom
5 – 5:15 pm Awards and Closing Audience Choice Awards

Best Student/Trainee Award

Best Abstract Award

Burnham Ballroom
6:30 – 8:30 pm Cocktail Reception Meet the speakers and fellow conference attendees. Burnham Ballroom

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Time Session Name Location
8 – 9 am Breakfast Burnham Ballroom
9 – 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions Vikas Saini, MD, President, Lown Institute Shannon Brownlee, MSc, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute Grand Ballroom A & B
9:15 – 9:45 am VIDEO Keynote: What Are the Barriers to a Right Care System? (Full Speech) 

Joanne Lynn, MD, Director, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute

Lynn, J. et al. (2000). Rethinking fundamental assumptions: SUPPORT’s implications for future reform. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 45, 526-527.

Keynote Presentation Powerpoint

Grand Ballroom A & B
9:45 – 10:30 am Panel Discussion: What Are the Real Harms of a Culture of Over-testing and Overtreatment? Perspectives from Patients, Clinicians and Communities This panel discussion and Q&A will explore the ways in which overuse results in harm to patients, clinicians, and our communities.

Moderator: Shannon Brownlee, MSc, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute


Kim Witczak, Drug Safety Advocate; Co-Founder, Woodymatters

Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, FCCP,

Director, Center for Ethics, Spiritual Care Department, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Lauren Taylor, MDiv, Doctoral Student,
Health Policy and Management, Harvard Business School

Grand Ballroom A & B
10:30 – 10:45 am Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:45 – 11:30 am VIDEO Keynote: Moving Toward Right Care (Full Speech)

Jeff Brenner, MD, Founder and Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers

Grand Ballroom A & B
11:30 am  – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion: Bright Spots in the Health Care Landscape that Imagine a Better System This panel offers a set of on-the-ground initiatives in primary care, medical education, advanced illness care, hospital restructuring and community organizing, which are reducing overuse and underuse.

Moderator: Cheryl Sullivan, MSES, CEO, American Academy of Nursing


Thomas Cornwell, MD, Chair and Chief Medical Officer, The Home Centered Care Institute

Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN, CNL,
Director, Complex Care Program, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Daniel Wheeler, MD, Chief Resident, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Lown Institute Right Care Young Innovator Grantee – Think Twice, Stick Once

Kathleen Grimm, MD, Co-Chair, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, NY; Director of Palliative Medicine, Erie County Medical Center

Rev. Garney Davis, Jr. Impacting LOVE Global Ministries, Chief Trauma Chaplain, Erie County Medical Center

Grand Ballroom A & B
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Burnham Ballroom

1:15 – 1:45 pm
VIDEO Keynote: Evidence-Based Medicine Has Been Hijacked John Ioannidis, MD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Keynote Powerpoint Presentation

Grand Ballroom A & B
2 – 3:15 pm Workshop Session #1  (descriptions and ppts below) TBD
3:15 – 3:45 pm Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:45  – 5 pm Workshop Session #2 (descriptions and ppts below) TBD
5 – 6 pm Networking Hour Grand Ballroom C Foyer
6 pm Chicago Area Dine-Around Enjoy the local cuisine, and get to know your colleagues. We will arrange reservations for small groups to explore area restaurants and dine together, at your own expense. Lobby


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time Session Name Location
8 – 9 am Breakfast Grand Foyer
9 – 10:30 am Symposium: A Vision of a Better System: Barriers and Opportunities Speakers:

VIDEO Vikas Saini, MD, President, Lown Institute

VIDEO Phillip Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, Head, Housing, Community and Economic Development, MIT

Ryan Meili, MD, Vice-Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare; Executive Director, Upstream; Physician, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

Grand Ballroom A & B
10:30 – 10:45 am Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:45 – 11:15 am VIDEO Keynote: A Movement for Transforming Health Care (Full Speech)

Eliseo Medina, Former International Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union

Grand Ballroom A & B
11:15 – 12 pm VIDEO Introduction the Movement: The Right Care Alliance

Shannon Brownlee, MSc, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

Grand Ballroom A & B
12 – 1 pm Grab and Go Boxed Lunch Grand Ballroom Foyer
1 – 4 pm Right Care Alliance Councils’ Working Sessions: Each council will convene working group sessions to shape its agenda for the year. Councils include Advanced Illness, Behavioral Health, Cardiology, Children’s Health, Community Engagement, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Health Care Education, Nursing, Orthopedics, Primary Care, Radiology and Women’s Health. Grand Ballroom A & B

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Workshops

Saturday afternoon is built around a series of in-depth workshops that tackle the most important challenges facing practicing clinicians, medical educators, and policymakers in government and medicine.

First Workshop   2-3:15 pm Second Workshop   3:45-5 pm
Right Care in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Primary Care’s Role in Supporting Patients and Managing their Care
Right Care Rounds: Conducting A High-Value Educational Conference Baby Boomers for Balanced Health Care: Holding Community Conversations on Medical Overuse
Making Wise Choices in Treatment of Back Pain and Enhanced Access to Urgent Orthopedic Care Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Providers for Responsible Ordering (PRO): Organizing to Promote Right Care Techniques to Quickly Connect to Patients and Their Caregivers
The Nuts and Bolts of Patient and Family Partnerships in Co-Designing Ambulatory Care Combating Heart Disease Fear Mongering in Clinics and Communities
Opportunities for RNs to Influence Decisions to Provide Right Care Medical Misinformation vs. Reliable and Clinically Useful Evidence for Truly Informed Consent and Improved Outcomes

Overtreatment and Deceptive Drug and Device Promotion in the Context of Health Care Corruption Toward Right Surgery: Moving from “Can I do it?” to “Should we do it?”
Your Voice, Your Values Building Our Power: Community Organizing and the Right Care Movement
Note: To read full descriptions of the workshops, please view the linked conference program at the top of this page.