2019 Summit General Session

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The Gold Humanism Summit will hold its General Session on Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29. Attendees are also welcome to join any Planetree session during the concurrent Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care, which is being held at the same hotel through Wednesday.

Please check back often for updates, as our schedule is continually evolving.

Monday, Oct. 28

1:00-3:30 p.m. — Opening Remarks & Speakers
Richard I. Levin, MD, President/CEO, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Susan Frampton, PhD, President, Planetree International

Concurrent Sessions

3:45-4:30 p.m.  — Workshop: “Flourishing at Work: Transforming Healthcare through Mindful Practice” MASTER CLASS
Ron Epstein, MD, FAAHPM,
 Co-Director, Mindful Practice Programs
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, and Medicine
Director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research
Co-Director, Deans Teaching Fellowship
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Coral Ballroom A-B

3:45-4:30 p.m.  — Workshop: “Implicit/Unconscious Bias”
Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, Director of Cultural Psychiatry, UC Davis
Ignitor: Judy Ravin, President, Accents International
Location: Coral Ballroom C

4:00-6:00 p.m. — Opening Reception / Gold Humanism Summit Poster Session
Location: Ocean Foyer

Tuesday, Oct. 29

All Tuesday sessions will be in Coral Ballroom A-B.

8:00-9:00 a.m. — Breakfast / Networking

9:00-9:40 a.m. — Morning Keynote: “The Other End of the Stethoscope” 
Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP, Author and Adjunct Professor, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, University of Notre Dame
Ignitor: Tara R. Shewchuk, Vice President & Deputy, Office of Ethics & Compliance, Medtronic

9:45-10:30 a.m. — “Strategies for Humanism: Applying Humanism in Practice”
Alice Fornari, EdD, RDN, Vice President for Faculty Development, Northwell Health
Taranjeet Kalra Ahuja, DO, Director, Initial Clinical Experience (ICE), Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) Continuity Clinic & Co-Leader, Communications Curricular Thread, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

10:30-10:45 a.m.  — Break

10:45-11:25 a.m.  — “Focus on Hidden Populations” Panel MASTER CLASS
Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, RN, MBA, MTS, Founder, Nurses With Global Impact, Inc.; Critical Care Nurses; Delegate for the United Nations for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Kevin V. Kelly, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Ethics in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine; Medical Officer, FDNY
Michael Vitez, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist; Director of Narrative Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Dinali Fernando, MD, MPH  Executive Director, Libertas Center for Human Rights, Elmhurst Hospital Center; Attending Physician, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Center; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount. Sinai; Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Award winner of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Ignitor: Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, RN, MBA, MTS

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  — “Narrative Medicine”
Michael Vitez, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist; Director of Narrative Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Ignitor: Hedy Wald, PhD, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Faculty, Harvard Medical School Global Pediatrics Leadership Program

12:15-1:15 p.m.  — Lunch

1:15-1:55 p.m.  — Afternoon Keynote: “Recapturing the Heart of the Golden Age of Medicine”
Paul DeChant, MD, FAAFP, MBA, Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health
Ignitor: Richard I. Levin, MD, President/CEO, Gold Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Medicine, McGill and New York Universities

2:00-2:45 p.m.  — “Why Doctors Write” Preview Screening and Panel
Ken Browne, Founder & Producer at Ken Browne Productions
Audrey Shafer, MD, Director of Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program; Professor, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine / VAPAHCS; Co-Director, Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, Stanford School of Medicine
Amy Ship, MD, MA, Director, Atrius Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Population Medicine Primary Care Residency Program
Susan Ball, MD, MPH, MS, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Assistant Director of the Bernbaum Unit, Center for Special Studies New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS,  Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

2:45-3:00 a.m.  — Break

3:00-3:40 p.m.  — “Improving Interprofessional Empathy” Video & Workshop MASTER CLASS
Ellen M. Friedman, MD, FACS, FAAP, Director, Center for Professionalism in Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Jordan Shapiro, MD, Center for Professionalism in Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Ignitor: Sandra Gold, EdD, Co-Founder, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

3:45-4:30 p.m.  — “Perspectives on Excellent Systems Practice: It’s About the People” Insights from a Previous Bud Baldwin Award Winner
Donald Brady, MD, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medicine Center (2017 Winner)

4:30-4:45 p.m.  — “Knighting You as a Gold Ambassador”
Richard I. Levin, MD, President/CEO, Gold Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Medicine, McGill and New York Universities


Register for the Gold General Sessions through the Planetree Conference website.

Note: Registration is a bit confusing! After you click on the red “Register Now” button at the top right, select “Gold Humanism Summit” from the pull-down menu. The page will refresh. Then you must again select from the pull-down menu! This time, select: “Gold Humanism Summit” or your appropriate group.

See the registration process in step-by-step pictures.