GHHS & MTL Symposium

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The GHHS & MTL Symposium is designed specifically for Gold Humanism Honor Society members of all ages and Gold Foundation’s Mapping the Landscape grantees. Space for this program is limited, but we are very interested in making new connections with like-minded supporters who work, study or teach in this arena. If you are interested in joining us for the entire Sunday GHHS & MTL Symposium filled with student-, trainee- and faculty-designed programs that encourage engagement with the patient community, increase humanism in the medical/nursing curriculum, and support wellness and resiliency building, please email with a brief description of your connection to this work.

General Session & GHHS/MTL registrants can also attend Planetree Conference sessions any time Oct. 27-30.

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


The GHHS & MTL Symposium will be held in Coral Rooms A, B and C at the Renaissance SeaWorld Orlando. 

Sunday, Oct. 27

8:00-8:30 a.m. — Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m. — Opening Remarks & Speakers

Richard I. Levin, MD, President/CEO, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Susan Frampton, PhD, President, Planetree International
Dorothy Levine, MD, Vice President of GHHS, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Scott Shaffer, MD, Chair of GHHS Advisory Council, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

8:50-10:05 a.m. — Projects-Outreach with Q&A
David Power, MD
: “Laundry Love: An Outreach of the University of Minnesota GHHS Chapter”
Hanna Elmongy & Julian Lejbman : “Solidarity Week: Building Solidarity with the Philadelphia Community”
Gina DeNucci, RN: “Walk with a Future Doc”
Madeline Carney: “The Soul Food Project: Fighting Loneliness Over Lunch”
Elaine Stapleton & Maria Harris: “The Kenley Project”
Michael Wade, MD: “Care and Kindness: Providing Compassionate Care for Transgender Patient”
Rachel Hammer, MD & George Sayde, MD: “ICU Diaries at RCT at University Medical Center New Orleans”

10:05-10:20 a.m. — Break

10:20-11:20 a.m. — Caring for the Underserved with Q&A
Guest Introduction by Jeffrey Brown, MD Veteran’s Healthcare
Zach Dawson, MD
: “Forward Recon: A Student Perspective on Leadership and Program Development through the Veterans Gold Health Initiative”
Jensen Reckhow: “Negev Refugee Center”
Ileana Nieves, MD & Gabriel Fernandez Pedrosa: “2018 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service”
Meredith Guiliani, MBBS, Med, FRCPC: “Promoting Integration of Humanistic Competencies into Global Oncology Curricula: A Systematic Review”, University Health Network Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Rachel Williams: “Building a Humanistic Framework of Care for Patients Experiencing Incarceration: A Systematic Review of the Literature”

11:20-12:30 p.m. — Student Run Clinics with Q&A
General Introduction by Executive Director of Americares Free Clinics, Karen Gottlieb, RN: “Caring for the Underinsured in the US”
Introduction to Student Run Clinics by Urmi Desai, MD 
Joshua Smith, MD & Memoona Hasnain, MD
, MHPE, PhD: “Chicago Street Medicine and the Importance of Community Based, Interprofessional, Extra-Clinical Training in Working with Marginalized Persons”
Urmi Desai, MD & Sarah Soo-Hoo: “Five Clinics Serving Unique Underserved Populations in New York City: Commonalities, Successes and Lessons Learned at Columbia U. Vagelos College of P&S”
Olivia Akker & Lucy Guerra, MD: “Engaging Local High School Volunteers with Tampa Bay Medicine”

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m. — Unique Educational Endeavors
Introduction by Elizabeth Toll, MD
Dawn Tuell, MD & Katie Lee Ford, MD
: “Training Medical Students on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivor Support”
Bethany Kette: “History Taking in the Anatomy Lab”
Jason Wasserman, PhD: “Humanism in Health and Healthcare: Development of a free, for-credit, internationally available course on humanism delivered on the NextGenU”
Linda Stone, MD: “Ohio Summit: Preparing the Undergraduate Humanistic Health Career Professional”
Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD: “Training Health Professions Workforce in Humanism, Social Justice and Health Disparities through Caring for Vulnerable Populations, Interprofessional Education, and Community-based Participatory Research”
Patricia Sexton, DHEd : “Health Partners: An Interprofessional Humanism-in-Action Elective”
Jeremy Chapman, MD & Paul Kent, MD RIB MEAT: “Reducing Implicit Bias in Medical Education and Training”
Laura Hirshfield, PhD: “Implicit Bias in Medical Context: A Scoping Review” MTL
Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, PhD, MPH: “Advancing Humanism in Anesthesiology: A meta-analysis and Systemic Review” MTL
Lolita Alkureishi, MD & Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH: “Advocacy and Training to Improve Patient-Centered Technology (IPaCT) Use in the Digital Age” MTL
Michael Blackie, PhD: “Mapping the (mis) alignment between medical humanism and health humanities in medical education: A scoping review” MTL

2:45-3:00 p.m. — Break

3:00-3:45 p.m.
Scott Wright, MD: “CLOSLER”
Sheyla Medina: “Beyond words: the role of medical comics in expressing healthcare experiences among students”
Chris Dingman: “Peace: Music for Healing and Transition” 

3:45-4:25 Regional Conferences: “How To’s and What For’s” with Q&A
Introduction by Louisa Tvito, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Francis Tao: “UC Riverside Veteran Health Symposium”
Emily Rider-Longmaid : “Creativity, Arts and Medicine”

Maurico Bonilla, Kleshie Baisie, Monica Tulimiero, and Megan Calzia

“How We Heal: Confronting Health Inequity with Structural Competency”

4:20-5:20 p.m. Networking                                        

5:30-6:45 p.m. — Poster Session & Networking Reception
Sponsored by William Kassing in honor of Norma E. Wagoner, PhD
Location: Ocean’s Foyer

Monday, Oct. 28

8:00-8:30 a.m. — Breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m. — Welcome

9:00-9:15 a.m. — Continuation of MTL Educational Presentations with Q&A
David Doukas, MD: “Linking Classical Virtue and Care Ethics, and Professionalism to Normative Concepts of Humanism in Medical Education”
Andrew Johnson: “Where is the family voice? Examining the relational dimension of the family-healthcare provider and its perceived impact on patient care outcomes”

9:15-10:20 a.m. Wellness in the Age of Burnout
Introduction by Terri Babineau, MD
Lina Najih Kawar, PhD, RN, CNS: “Nurse to Nurse Incivility/Hostility and Workplace Violence: Review of Evidence”
Sima Pendharkar, MD, MPH & Tiffany Leung, MD, MPH: “Suicide Among Physicians: Systematic Review of Evidence”

Javeed Sukhera MD: ” Exploring how implicit biases influence inter-professional collaboration using a socio-material framework”

Abigail Ford Winkel, MD & Annie Robinson, MS: “Thriving in Scrubs: Understanding Resilience in Residents”
Diva Bomgaars, MD & Greg Cherr, MD: “Thank a Resident Day: Online tool for Appreciation Notes to Trainees”
Dr. Terri Babineau, MD: “Mindfulness presentation: Quick Tools to Offset Burnout”

10:25-10:35 a.m — Break

10:35-11:50 a.m. — “Humanism in Medicine: How to Keep the Flame Burning Bright”
Facilitators: Scott Shaffer, MD with Shapir Rosenberg, MD and Stephen Slade, MD

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. “Conclusions/Next Steps”