Monday, February 26, 2007

Blowing Our Own Horns: Health Care Renewal Bloggers at SGIM Annual Meeting

Health Care Renewal bloggers Wally Smith and Roy Poses will be giving a "pre-course" at the annual Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our session is on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, from 1:30 -5:30 PM, entitled "Changing Physician Behavior - When to Do It? How to Do It? and How Not to Do It?" The latter topic may be of special interest to Health Care Renewal readers. The complete course description is here under PR07. Please note that the course description in the official printed program (available here) was both truncated and garbled.

In addition, bloggers Russ Maulitz, Smith, and Poses (and also not a blogger Robert Crausman MD) will be presenting an oral abstract during the first abstract session (session A), in the Health Policy section, entitled, "Selling Them the Rope: Prevalence of For-Profit Health Care Corporate Directors Among Academic Medical Leaders." This should be of special interest to Health Care Renewal readers.

Finally, I will be chairing a meeting of the Professionalism Sub-Committee of the SGIM Clinical Policy Committee during the annual meeting (time not yet known). This sub-committee's mission, to uphold physicians' professionalism, especially against external threats, including those due to concentration and abuse of power in health care, should be of particular interest to Health Care Renewal readers. If any SGIM members who are not members of the sub-committee are interested in joining, and/or want to attend this meeting, please contact me, Roy Poses, directly. (roy underscore poses at brown dot edu or rposes at firmfound dot org).

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