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Health Journalism 2013: Speaker presentations

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THURSDAY

5:15 p.m.

Kickoff: Welcome to Massachusetts!

• Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick

When experts disagree: The art of medical decision making

Jerome Groopman, M.D., Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; chief of experimental medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Pamela Hartzband, M.D., assistant professor, Harvard Medical School; attending physician, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Amphitheater

12:45 p.m.

Reporting on medical studies

• Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health
Gary Schwitzer, publisher, HealthNewsReview.org

Cityview 1

Tech tools to diversify your sources

Shuka Kalantari, health outreach coordinator, KQED-San Francisco
Dori J. Maynard, president, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Cityview 2

FRIDAY

9 a.m.

The growing complication of coordinating senior care

• Terry Ellis, Ph.D., P.T., N.C.S., assistant professor, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University; director, Center for Neurorehabilitation
Sharon A. Levine, M.D., professor of medicine, Boston University; Geriatrics Section, Boston Medical Center
Bert Rahl, L.I.S.W.-S., director, Mental Health, Eldercare Services Institute LLC, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Susan Reinhard, Ph.D., R.N., senior vice president, AARP Public Policy Institute
• Moderator: Eileen Beal, M.A., independent journalist, Cleveland, Ohio

Back Bay

10:40 a.m.

From compounders to drug shortages: Covering pharmacies and pharmacists

Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph., M.S., president, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
William Churchill, M.S., R.P.H., chief of pharmacy services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
John Walczyk, pharmacy manager, Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center
• Moderator: Gideon Gil, health & science editor, The Boston Globe

Cityview 1

Promises of replacement medicine

• Dany Adams, Ph.D., research associate professor, Tufts University
• Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of engineering, Brown University
• Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., M.A.Sc., associate professor, Harvard Medical School; Division of Bioengineering, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Bohdan Pomahac, M.D., director, plastic surgery transplantation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Moderator: Nancy Shute, independent journalist, Bethesda, Md.

Cityview 2

The nanny state: Can government change our behavior?

• Susan Kansagra, M.D., M.B.A., assistant commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Giridhar Mallya, M.D., M.H.S.P., director of policy and planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Manish Sethi, M.D., director, Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy, Vanderbilt University
• Moderator: Sheree Crute, independent journalist, New York

Amphitheater

Freelance: Ideas that editors buy

David Corcoran, editor, Science Times, The New York Times
• Scott Hensley, digital correspondent/editor, NPR
• Tyghe Trimble, senior editor, Men’s Journal
• Moderator: Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles

Skyline

1:40 p.m.

Lessons from Massachusetts in handling health care costs

Andrew Dreyfus, president and chief executive officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Tim Ferris, vice president, Population Health Management, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare
David Seltz, executive director, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
• Moderator: Liz Kowalczyk, health writer, The Boston Globe

Cityview 1

Covering end-of-life issues

• Muriel Gillick, M.D., staff physician, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, professor of population medicine, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Ellen Goodman, co-founder and director, The Conversation Project
• Moderator: Lisa Krieger, science & medicine writer, San Jose Mercury News

Amphitheater

Latest research into the mysteries of autism

• Roula Choueiri, M.D., neurodevelopmental pediatrician, Center for Children with Special Needs, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center
Walter Kaufmann, M.D., director and professor, Rett Syndrome Program, Boston Children's Hospital
• David T. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., medical geneticist and clinical molecular geneticist, Boston Children's Hospital; assistant professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
• Moderator: Mike Stobbe, Dr.P.H., staff writer, The Associated Press

Skyline

4 p.m.

Can technology-consumer interaction improve health behaviors?

Brian Jack, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine / Boston Medical Center
• T. Bernard Kinane, M.D., chief, pediatric pulmonary unit, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
K. Vish Viswanath, Ph.D., associate professor, Harvard School of Public Health
• Elissa Weitzman, Sc.D., M.Sc., assistant professor, Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program
• Moderator: Naseem S. Miller, multimedia reporter, IMNG Medical Media

Cityview 1

Tracking, exposing prescription drug abuse in your state

John L. Eadie, director, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Center of Excellence at Brandeis University
Lisa Girion, staff writer, Los Angeles Times
• Alan Schwarz, national correspondent, The New York Times
• Moderator: Charles Ornstein, senior reporter, ProPublica

Amphitheater

SATURDAY

9 a.m.

The drive toward earlier Alzheimer’s treatment

• Gad Marshall, M.D., associate medical director of clinical trials, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, Brigham and Women's Hospital; assistant professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School
• Robert Stern, Ph.D., professor of neurology and neurosurgery, director, Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine
Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director, memory disorders program, Georgetown University
• Moderator: Barbara Peters Smith, health and aging writer, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Cityview 2

Local hospitals start paying price for readmissions

Susannah Bernheim, M.D., M.H.S., acting director of quality measurement, Centers for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale School of Medicine
Karen Joynt, M.D., M.P.H., instructor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health; staff cardiologist, Boston VA Healthcare System
Julius Yang, M.D., Ph.D., hospitalist and director of clinical operations, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
• Moderator: Jordan Rau, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Amphitheater

10:40 a.m.

Why is food still making us sick in the 21st century?

Will Daniels, senior vice president, operations and organic integrity, Earthbound Farm
Bill D. Marler, managing partner, Marler Clark
• Michael R. Taylor, J.D., deputy commissioner for foods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
• Moderator: Deborah Schoch, senior writer, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Cityview 1

Freelance: Road to security

Ilise Benun, founder & director, Marketing-Mentor.com
• Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles
• Moderator: Lola Butcher, independent journalist, Springfield, Mo.

Back Bay

3 p.m.

Rich hospital, poor hospital: Stories of business survival

• Alan Sager, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management, Boston University School of Public Health
• Karen Garloch, medical writer, The Charlotte Observer
Kate Walsh, president & chief executive officer, Boston Medical Center
• Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent, National Journal
• Moderator: Phil Galewitz, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Cityview 1

4:40 p.m.

Diabetes: Latest in diagnosis, treatment, prevention

David M. Nathan, M.D., director, MGH Diabetes Center and Clinical Research Center; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
Rich Siegel, M.D., co-director, Tufts Medical Center's Diabetes Clinic
• Moderator: Tom Wilemon, reporter, The Tennesseean

Cityview 1

SUNDAY

“How-to Sunday” sessions

9 a.m.

Deciphering inspection reports to cover hospital quality

Paul Dreyer, Ph.D,. principal, Dreyer Consulting
• Charles Ornstein, senior reporter, ProPublica

Cityview 1

10:40 a.m.

Diving into documents: Using 990s and more to cover hospital finances

• Howard Rivenson, senior lecturer on health management, Harvard School of Public Health
Karl Stark, assistant managing editor, health and science, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Skyline

How to spot troubled health care workers

David Swankin, president and chief exectutive officer, Citizen Advocacy Center
• Ethan O. Bryson, M.D., associate professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
• Tracy Weber, senior reporter, ProPublica
• Patricia Wen, social services reporter, The Boston Globe

Skyline