NOTE: Both field trips are full. Please join us for the Thursday afternoon sessions Tools for tracking health care costs from 1-2:50 p.m. and Using data to depict the health of your local population from 3:10-5 p.m. You'll leave with a wealth of new information.
Field trip 1 includes a mini-med school in a state-of-the art, hands-on simulation center at the Feinberg School of Medicine; a visit to the Renee Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial's Prentice Women's Hospital; a lunch discussion with leaders of the NUGene Project, a biobank of genetic samples and electronic health records from more than 10,000 volunteers; and a trip to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's world-renowned Center for Bionic Medicine.
Field trip 2 will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of its Mobile Examination Center for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) with embargoed data about hypertension and diabetes. Attendees also will visit Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, one of the most active in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and learn about the approach to veterans recently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn more about the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture's computer application that enables clinicians to enter, review and continuously update all information connected with any patient.
Tools for tracking health care costs • Kristen Bronner, managing editor, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care • Emmanuela Gakidou, M.Sc., Ph.D., associate professor, Global Health; director of education and training, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington • Moderator: Jeff Porter, special projects director, Association of Health Care Journalists
Using data to depict the health of your local population
• Ann Bossard, hospital and health systems specialist, ESRI • Emmanuela Gakidou, M.Sc., Ph.D., associate professor, Global Health; director of education and training, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington • Jeff Porter, special projects director, Association of Health Care Journalists
• Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., deputy director, Office of Research on Women's Health, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services • Colleen Fitzgerald, M.D., medical director, Women's Health Rehabilitation program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago • Aida Giachello, director, Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center • Moderator: Judy Graham, health and medicine reporter, Chicago Tribune
• Nancy Donley, president, Safe Tables Our Priority • Michael P. Doyle, Ph.D., professor and director, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia • Michael Moss, reporter, The New York Times • Moderator: Laurie Udesky, independent journalist, San Francisco
• Janet Coffman, M.A., M.P.P., Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor, California Health Benefits Review Program, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco • Lia Hotchkiss, M.P.H., director, comparative effectiveness research portfolio, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality • Jeffrey C. Lerner, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, ECRI Institute • Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor/columnist, Columbia Journalism Review
• Bianca Alexander, chief executive officer, Conscious Planet Media • Mari Gallagher, principal, Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group; president, National Center for Public Research; adjunct associate professor, Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University • Anthony Iton, M.D., senior vice president of healthy communities, The California Endowment • Moderator: Mary Chris Jaklevic, independent journalist, Chicago
• Valerie Gruss, Ph.D., CNP-BC, clinical assistant professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, University of Illinois/Chicago School of Nursing • Herbert Sier, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, and associate chief of geriatric medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital • Santiago Toledo, M.D., medical director, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago • Linnea Windel, R.N., M.S.N., president/CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley • Moderator: Eileen Beal, independent journalist, Cleveland
• Richard L. Gamelli, M.D., dean, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine; senior vice president, Loyola University Health System • Joseph Golbus, M.D., president, NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group • Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care • Moderator: Bruce Japsen, reporter, Chicago Tribune
• Mark R. Chassin, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission • Julie Deardorff, health and fitness reporter, Chicago Tribune • Alan M. Peaceman, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine,Northwestern Memorial Hospital • Moderator: Deborah L. Shelton, health reporter, Chicago Tribune
• Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director, Trust for America's Health • Anne Schuchat, M.D., director, CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases • Litjen Tan, Ph.D., director of medicine and public health, American Medical Association; co-chair, National Influenza Vaccine Summit • Moderator: Maryn McKenna, independent journalist, Minneapolis
Editors from magazines, newspapers, Web sites are coming to meet AHCJ's freelance members! This session has been created to give you an opportunity to sit down and discuss your ideas one-on-one with editors from selected publications. Bring your best ideas and be prepared to sell your work. You will be able to sign up for appointments online in advance and some appointment will be reserved for on-site registration.
• Sara Austin, Self Magazine • David Corcoran, The New York Times • Daniel DeNoon, WebMD • Deborah Flapan, Medscape Medical News • Peggy Girshman, Kaiser Health News • Maureen "Shawn" Kennedy, M.A., R.N., American Journal of Nursing • Kathy LaTour, CURE Media Group • Meredith Matthews, Current Health 1 and Current Health 2 • Ivan Oransky, MD, Reuters Health • Colleen Paretty, WebMD Health • Julia Sommerfeld, senior editor, health, MSNBC.com • Matthew Weinstock, senior editor, Hospitals & Health Networks • Organizer: Jeanne Erdmann, independent journalist, Wentzville, Mo.
• David Jackson, reporter, Chicago Tribune • Patricia McGinnis, executive director, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform •Edward F. Mortimore, Ph.D., technical director, Survey and Certification Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services • Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor/columnist, Columbia Journalism Review
• Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D., professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; faculty member, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco • Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., editor-in-chief, Journal of the American Medical Association • John Fauber, medical and science reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Moderator: Andrew Holtz, independent journalist, Portland, Ore.
• Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., M.C.P., senior investigator, Public Health Institute • Raymond Curry, M.D., F.A.C.P., executive associate dean for education and professor of medicine and medical education, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University • David C. Goodman, M.D., M.S., professor of pediatrics and of health policy; director, Center for Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; Co-PI, Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare • Kurt Mosley, vice president of strategic alliances, AMN Healthcare, Merritt Hawkins, Staff Care • Moderator: Andis Robeznieks, reporter, Modern Healthcare
• Richard Boyajian, R.N., M.S. N.P., clinical program manager, Lance Armstrong Foundation Adult Survivorship Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute • Gail Gamble, M.D., medical director, Cancer Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago • Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., Thomas J. Watkins Professor, obstetrics and gynecology; chief, Division of Fertility Preservation; director, The Oncofertility Consortium; executive director, Institute for Women's Health Research • Moderator: Felice Freyer, reporter, The Providence (R.I.) Journal
• Martha Twaddle, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.H.P.M., chief medical officer, Midwest CareCenter • Sean O'Mahony, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., medical director of palliative care service, Montefiore Medical Center; medical director, Compassionate Care Hospice at Montefiore; assistant professor of medicine and family medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine • Msgr. Charles J. Fahey, chairman, National Council on Aging; professor of aging studies, emeritus, Fordham University • Moderator: Irene Wielawski, independent journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y.
• Allen W. Heinemann, Ph.D., director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; senior faculty fellow, Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University • Michael Breen, M.D., principal, Dr. Michael Breen Associates • Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., health literacy and communication director, Canyon Ranch Institute • Moderator: Duncan Moore, independent journalist, Chicago
• Barbara Hawkins, Ph.D., professor, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies Department, Indiana University • Michael Province, professor and director, Division of Statistical Genomics, Washington University School of Medicine • Emily Rogalski, Ph.D., assistant research professor, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University • Moderator: Jennifer Boen, independent journalist, Fort Wayne, Ind.
• Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for Health Policy Research, Dartmouth Medical School • Mark E. Miller, Ph.D., executive director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission • Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., visiting fellow, Center for Studying Health System Change; professor of medicine and pediatrics, University of California, Davis School of Medicine • Moderator: Jordan Rau, reporter, Kaiser Health News
• Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D., transplant surgeon; director, Hispanic Transplant Program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital • Ernest Moy, M.D., M.P.H., medical officer, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality • Christopher J.L. Murray, M.D., D.Phil., director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; professor of global health, University of Washington School of Medicine • Moderator: Kelley Weiss, independent reporter/producer, Sacramento, Calif.
• Robert O.Bonow, M.D.,Goldberg Distinguished Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; chief, Division of Cardiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital • Phil Fontanarosa, M.D., M.B.A., executive deputy editor, Journal of the American Medical Association • Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., M.A.C.P., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society • Moderator: Marilynn Marchione, medical writer, The Associated Press
• Justine Handelman, executive director, legislative and regulatory policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association • Martha King, health program director, National Conference of State Legislatures • Marian Mulkey, M.P.H., M.P.P., senior program officer, California HealthCare Foundation • Moderator: Victoria Colliver, reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
• Helen Haskell, patient advocate • Patty Skolnik, founder and executive director, Citizens for Patient Safety • Jeanine Thomas, president and founder, MRSA Survivors Network • Moderator: Alicia Mundy, reporter, The Wall Street Journal
• Neil E. Levin, C.C.N., D.A.N.L.A., programs chair, American Nutrition Association; nutrition education manager, NOW Foods • Marilynn Marchione, medical writer, The Associated Press • Bruce Silverglade, legal director, Center for Science in the Public Interest • Moderator: Bianca Alexander, chief executive officer, Conscious Planet Media
• Patrick J. Barrett, M.D., assistant chief of physical medicine & rehabilitation service, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center • Sharon Cohen, national writer, The Associated Press • John Mundt, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist, Day Hospital Program, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center • Elliot Roth, M.D., attending physiatrist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine • Moderator: Len Strazewski, acting chair and associate professor, Journalism Department, Columbia College Chicago
• Judith Graham, health care policy reporter, Chicago Tribune • Alison Hirschel, elder law attorney, Michigan Poverty Law Program • Barbara Lyons, deputy director, Kaiser Commission for Medicaid and the Uninsured • Joy Johnson Wilson, health policy director/federal affairs counsel, National Conference of State Legislatures • Moderator: Mark Taylor, independent journalist, Chicago
• Marshall Allen, health reporter, Las Vegas Sun • Te-Ping Chen, reporter, Center for Public Integrity • Patricia Callahan, reporter, Chicago Tribune • Rachel Gotbaum, reporter, WBUR-Amherst • Joe Carlson, staff reporter, Modern Healthcare • Trine Tsouderous, science and medical reporter, Chicago Tribune • Moderator: Julie Appleby, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News
• Robert J. Davis, Ph.D., author, "The Healthy Skeptic: Cutting through the Hype about Your Health" • Steven H. Kelder, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor, division of epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health • Jennifer Duke, Ph.D., senior research public health analyst, RTI International • Moderator: Anna Mathews, reporter, The Wall Street Journal
• Noam M. Levey, reporter, Los Angeles Times • Karen Brown, reporter, WFCR-FM, Amherst, Mass. • Lindy Washburn, staff writer, The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record • Moderator: Julie Appleby, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News
• Steve Gray, partner, Affiliated Computer Services Healthcare Solutions • Bala Hota, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical information officer, Cook County Health and Hospital System • Thomas Layden, M.D., chief, Department of Internal Medicine; professor of medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago • Moderator: Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., M.P.H.. visiting clinical associate professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine
• Arthur Allen, author, "Vaccine: the Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver" • Katharine Kripke, Ph.D.. assistant director, vaccine research program, Division of AIDS, NIAID, NIH, DHHS • Walter Orenstein, M.D., deputy director for vaccine delivery of the global health program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • Moderator: Mike Stobbe, staff writer, The Associated Press
• Holly Burt, M.L.I.S., outreach & exhibits coordinator, National Network of Libraries Greater Midwest Region • Robert A. Logan, Ph.D., communication research scientist, U.S. National Library of Medicine