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Medical Education for Today's Practice

September 27, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn: 35 Labombard Road, Lebanon, NH 03766

See bottom of the page for credit information and learning objectives.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email Geisel.Alumni.Relations@dartmouth.edu or call Annette Rine at 603-653-0726.

        2:00pm - 2:05pm

Telemedicine in Primary Care: Ken McConnochie, MD
2:05pm - 2:35pm
Q&A: 2:35pm - 2:45pm

Dr. McConnochie is a pediatrician, clinical epidemiologist, and health services innovator. His current position is Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Medical School and Cornell University School of Medicine (1971), he completed his Pediatric Residency, General Academic Pediatric Fellowship and Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Rochester. Experience includes two years in the National Health Services Corps as family physician in Lowndes County, Alabama following internship. His research has focused on etiology of childhood respiratory illness (e.g., bronchiolitis and asthma); socioeconomic disparities in childhood morbidity burden; and telemedicine.

Experience with telemedicine includes the development, evaluation and scale up of a telemedicine model providing care for children with acute medical problems at convenient access sites (childcare centers, schools, community service centers). Development and evaluation of this program funded initially by the US Department of Commerce Technology Opportunities Program and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation along with matching funds from multiple local foundations and individual donors. Over 15,000 telemedicine visits have been completed. Continuity within the primary care medical home is a primary objective of this innovation.

Translating Adolescent Health Research Into Clinical Practice: Charles Irwin, MD
2:45pm – 3:15pm
Q&A: 3:15 – 3:25pm

Charles E. Irwin, Jr., M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, and Director of Health Policy in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Dr. Irwin is a graduate of Hobart College, Dartmouth Medical School and the UCSF School of Medicine. He leads the Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource Center. He has also led an interdisciplinary training program in Adolescent Health for over 40 years and trained over 200 Adolescent Health/Medicine Professionals. His current health services research program focuses on improving preventive screening practices in clinical settings and the financial and structural issues altering adolescents and young adults’ ability to access health care. He has received numerous awards including the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine’s Outstanding Achievement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Adele D. Hofmann Lifetime Achievement Award in Adolescent Medicine. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and several chapters in medical textbooks focusing on adolescents and young adults. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine.

Developing an Online Pathway from Screening to Treatment for Individuals with Depression: Paul Barr, PhD, MSc
3:25pm – 3:55pm

Q&A: 3:55pm - 4:05pm

Paul Barr is a health services researcher whose work focuses on increasing patient and family engagement in primary care through better communication and shared decision making. He co-led the development of CollaboRATE, a patient-reported measure of shared decision making (SDM) and a decision support tool for people with depression. Dr. Barr's work on CollaboRATE has had significant impact in the field of shared decision making, with this short survey now used in over 60 projects internationally, and is currently being considered as U.S. metric for shared decision making.

In 2015, Dr. Barr received one of the only four Patient and Family Engagement Early-Career Investigator Awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support his work as principal investigator on the ORALS project. The Open Recording Automated Logging System (ORALS) is a platform to allow for routine audio recordings of conversations between clinicians and patients. ORALS uses natural language processing (NLP) to 'tag' elements of the clinic visit that matter most to patients and their family members, such as, treatment recommendations.

Dr. Barr received advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods at Queen's University Belfast, Ireland, where he earned his PhD and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he earned an MSc PH.



Learning Outcome Statement

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to describe research methods and concepts in general topics that may affect many patient interactions and treatments such as online treatment for depression, adolescent health, and telemedicine in primary care.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.