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Ethics Forum

Transparency in Health Care

Thursday, April 26, 2018: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Program Description

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. This year’s Ethics Forum will explore transparency in health care.  

Program Speakers

Steve O'Neill


Steve O'Neill, LICSW, BCD, JD


Lauge Sokol-Hessner


Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD 

 


Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe what transparency means in the context of health care
  • Discuss the effects of patient access to medical records, including visit notes 
  • Articulate the rationale transparency of medical bills and billing practices from institutions and insurers
  • Discuss ways to promote transparency while preserving privacy

 
CME Accreditation Statement: 

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 
AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.


Annual Education Program

Bill Gates


Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature

Featuring Bill Gates

Friday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 


  
Annual Education Program (AEP) and Networking Luncheon Logistical Notes and Security Information: 

  • Pre-registration is required for the AEP and the Networking Luncheon. On-site registrations will not be accepted.
  • Attendees will enter through the Seaport Boulevard/Commonwealth Hall entrance. Please view this map.
  • Plan to arrive early for the AEP to allow time for registration/security check-in. Registration check-in opens at 6:30 a.m.
  • A continental breakfast will be available from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
  • Due to live streaming of the AEP, attendees are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:50 a.m.
  • Registrants will be required to show a photo ID to obtain their AEP event badge on Friday morning. Badges should be worn for the entire event.
  • Large oversized bags (rolling luggage bags/duffle bags/large backpacks) will not be permitted in the AEP. A secure coat/bag check area will be available outside registration. Purses, laptop bags, and conference totes will be permitted, but they may be subject to random check by security personnel.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!


Program Description

The Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine are pleased to present this stellar line-up of speakers featuring Shattuck Lecturer Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a scientific and creative exploration of the complex challenges associated with modern epidemics at the 2018 Annual Education Program. 

Zika. Ebola. H1N1. SARS. Malaria. Cholera. In recent years, we have seen global outbreaks of these and other infectious diseases. Today, every epidemic has the potential of becoming a pandemic with catastrophic implications for global health. Professionals in medicine and public health must make containing the next epidemic an urgent priority. 

Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature examines this complex challenge from the perspectives of researchers, clinicians, and others who have first-hand experience dealing with epidemics. 

This event is presented by the Massachusetts Medical Society, recognized for national education programs and innovative advocacy, and the New England Journal of Medicine, a leader in global health and breakthrough research on public health emergencies. 

Two pre-registration options are available: in-person attendance (eligible for CME credits) and live webcast participation (ineligible for CME credits).

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Faculty, Moderators, and Panelists

Opening Remarks

Hank Dorkin Henry L. Dorkin, MD, FAAP
President, Massachusetts Medical Society  


 

 Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD
Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine 




Panel Session One: How to Identify an Epidemic — Past, Present, and Future Lessons 

Moderator

Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD
President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; former President, Institute of Medicine


Panelists

Anne Schuchat Anne Schuchat, MD
Principal Deputy Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


John Brownstein, PhD John Brownstein, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer, Professor of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital


Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor of Medicine, University of California, Davis 



Tom Frieden, MD, MPH Tom Frieden, MD, MPH
President & Chief Executive Officer, Resolve




Panel Session Two: Acquiring Knowledge While Saving Lives

Moderator

Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD
Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine



Panelists

Jeremy Farrar, OBE, FRCP Jeremy Farrar, OBE, FRCP, FRS
Director, Wellcome Trust



Kathryn Maitland, MBBS, PhD, FRS Kathryn Maitland, MBBS, PhD, FRS 
Professor, Pediatric Tropical Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Medicine, Imperial College London


Mark Gordon, Esq. Mark Gordon, Esq.
Co-Founder and Partner, Vantage Partners



Dominic Kwiatkowski, MD Dominic Kwiatkowski, MD 
Director, Centre for Genomics and Global Health, University of Oxford



Shattuck Lecture and Conversation

Bill Gates Bill Gates
Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



Michelle Williams, SM, ScD Michelle Williams, SM, ScD
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to: 

  1. Describe the history and evolution of epidemics and how technology and surveillance are used to identify epidemics.
  2. Identify data sources, establish data collection processes, and interpret data as part of the outbreak investigation process.
  3. Present the challenges and opportunities of engaging all stakeholders in conducting research in the midst of an epidemic.
  4. Summarize how advances in vaccine development and sequencing of pathogens, along with other steps in global health preparedness, can accelerate prevention and control of pandemic diseases. 


Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study. 


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Bleeding Control for the Injured/Stop the Bleed Training

Presented by MMS and its Committee on Preparedness

Friday, April 27, 2018

Three Sessions: 2:30 to 3:30 and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend this course, but space is limited to 50 participants. 

Program Description

Course Attendees Learn Bleeding Control Strategies to Increase Victim Survival

During many emergencies bystanders are often the first on the scene before the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS) responders. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore, it is important to act quickly to stop the bleeding. 

In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. The “Stop the Bleed” campaign puts knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public to help save lives. The goal of this initiative is to build national resilience and save lives by empowering bystanders to be aware of the simple steps that can be taken to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding, and to promote public access to bleeding control kits. The course will teach the techniques of bleeding control as recommended by the Hartford Consensus and as taught in the Bleeding Control for the Injured Course developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. This one-hour session for clinicians will teach hemorrhage control in the field to increase victim survival. 


Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Correctly control junctional exsanguination
  2. Correctly control limb exsanguination
  3. Correctly identify the most common mistakes made when controlling junctional and limb hemorrhage


Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Acknowledgement of In-Kind Donations

PIAM We would like to acknowledge the support for this activity provided by:

Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, which donated funds for the purchase of tourniquets. 


QR Attendance Tracking

Each attendee’s badge will have a quick response (QR) code on the front side. A QR code is a type of matrix barcode used on gate passes, on nutrition labels, and for marketing purposes. The QR code appearing on your badge is programmed with your name and your MMS Member ID number (if you are an MMS member). Attendees will scan-in to record their attendance at CME events at the Interim and Annual Meetings. Please see this informational flyer for more details. Please contact  continuingeducation@mms.org if you have any questions.

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