Education Resource Email #2: Harvard Macy Institute

In the interest of archiving the Education SIG’s “Education Resource Email” collection and making it more widely available, we have decided to post past emails. The email below was originally sent to the Education SIG listserve on July 13, 2012. ————————— Hi everyone, Two of your fellow EdSig members, Jennifer Reidy and Holly Yang, have … Read moreEducation Resource Email #2: Harvard Macy Institute

NPCRC Foley Research Retreat Reflections

Thanks to the generosity of the AAHPM’s “Research Scholars Program,” I had the opportunity to attend last week’s annual Kathleen M. Foley Research Retreat of the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC, www.npcrc.org). Each year this retreat brings together nearly one-hundred senior researchers, junior faculty, and trainees alike, in an environment built to encourage mentoring, … Read moreNPCRC Foley Research Retreat Reflections

Lessons from Palliative Care informed the Creation of Whole Person Care at McGill

In 2011, our burgeoning palliative care team had the unique experience to spend a week learning from the palliative care teams of McGill University. During that week we learned about the Whole Person Care Program and subsequently invited the Director of Whole Person Care, Dr. Tom Hutchinson to Mayo Clinic to lead a workshop on … Read moreLessons from Palliative Care informed the Creation of Whole Person Care at McGill

Mayo Transform Conference: Calling Out the End of Life Elephant in the Room

Since 2009, The Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic has hosted a unique blending of design and medical professionals to hold a 3 day dialogue, at a deeper level, on innovations that shape new ways of providing medical care with over 8 countries and 21 states represented. There are over 125 businesses in attendance. As … Read moreMayo Transform Conference: Calling Out the End of Life Elephant in the Room

McGill to Host World Renowned Palliative Care Experts

This year McGill will host the 19th International Congress on Palliative Care(ICPC) founded by McGill’s Emeritus Professor and Father of Palliative Medicine in North America, Dr. Balfour Mount. The congress is chaired this year by Dr. Anna Towers. This conference represents the oldest conference in the field, and is led by Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Eric … Read moreMcGill to Host World Renowned Palliative Care Experts

The Why, How , What and “So What” of developing Clinical Informatics Tools

This am has been an interesting juxtaposition of following Twitter during the state of the science, and being reminded of the power of a graciously led small group meeting. I would not qualify myself as a skeptic, but more as a user without training in the multiple areas for which a Clinical informatics system can … Read moreThe Why, How , What and “So What” of developing Clinical Informatics Tools

Dancing with Broken Bones: Race, Class and Spirit-Filled Dying in the Inner City (303)

David Moller has a vocation and avocation to use his training in sociology to give a voice and face to the poor, inner-city and disinfrancished living in America. There is a great divide between the large and growing underclass and the professionals that work in the medical industrial complex. David is a voice for those … Read moreDancing with Broken Bones: Race, Class and Spirit-Filled Dying in the Inner City (303)