Annual Physicians in Rural Practice Symposium Scheduled
January 31, 2007
Health care clinicians should mark their calendars now for the annual Physicians in Rural Practice Symposium taking place on Friday, March 23, at Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Ben Franklin Center in Farmington.
This year’s symposium is entitled Transforming Office Practice and Diabetic Care for the 21st Century and is targeted to all health care professionals who work in rural Maine, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
The keynote lecture is named after the late Dr. Paul Brinkman, a rural practice role model. The keynote speaker will be Dr. L. Gordon Moore presenting Ideal Practice Innovation. Dr. Moore is on the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical School in Rochester, New York, and is on the faculty at the Institute for Health Care Improvement. His work includes idealized design of clinical office practices and breakthrough improvements in access, interaction, reliability and vitality.
Also featured will be a panel discussion, a lunch presentation, and breakout sessions on: group visits for diabetes; new DM medications; E-prescribing; management of pediatric diabetes; multidisciplinary team care of diabetes in innovative practices; and professional satisfaction and innovative practices.
The program will include ample time for networking among participants. A tuition fee includes the program, continuing education credits, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.
For additional information, contact the Franklin Memorial Hospital Education Office at 207-779-2451 or visit the event website at www.fchn.org/events/rural-practice-symposium.
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