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Featured Speakers

2013 Featured Keynotes

KEYNOTE ONE: Monday, April 8, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  
Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), previously served as IHI’s Executive Vice President and COO for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems, whose expertise is recognized by her elected membership to the Institute of Medicine and by her appointment to The Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System, among other distinctions. Ms. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker at major health care conferences on quality improvement, and is a tireless advocate for change. She is also an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Research Associate in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, and serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Fund, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, and Mayo Clinic Health System—Eau Claire. Prior to joining IHI, she served as CEO of the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Juran Institute.
KEYNOTE TWO: Tuesday, April 9, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Diane E. Meier, MD, is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership, the number of palliative care programs in US hospitals has more than tripled in the last 10 years. Dr. Meier is also Vice Chair for Public Policy, Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2009–2010, she was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow in Washington, DC, and she was recognized in 2010 by HealthLeaders as one of 20 "People Who Make Healthcare Better." Dr. Meier received a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2008.


2013 Special Interest Keynotes


Taking the Triple Aim to the Next Level
Nancy McClure, Senior Vice President, HealthPartners; Brian Rank, MD, Medical Director, HealthPartners

Is Your Mom on Drugs? The Overmedication of Elders
Johanna Trimble, Steering Committee Member, Patient Voices Network; John Sloan, Family Physician, University of British Columbia


Implementation and Spread of PCMH in a Safety Net Setting

Lucy Loomis, MD, MSPH, Director of Family Medicine, Denver Health


Improving the Health and Wellness of a Community through Spirituality

Katherine Gottlieb, MBA, DPS, President and CEO, Southcentral Foundation


Integrating Community and Public Health with Primary Care to Achieve Population Health
Karen Hacker, Senior Medical Director for Public and Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance