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Partners Forum 2013

Developing Local Solutions to Global Health Care Challenges

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September 30 - October 3, 2013
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing


Monday, September 30 (evening)

Tuesday, October 1

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, networking, and round table discussions

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome address - John Ulatowski, M.D., Vice President and Executive Medical Director

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Keynote address: JHI: First 15 Years - Steven J. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Emergency Medicine: Fostering the Development of Local Programs and Ensuring Preparedness for Global Emergencies

  • Managing increasingly complex patients, maintaining a readiness to respond to critical events and global emergencies will require emergency medicine become more integrated with both inpatient and primary care services as well as more work with community-based to improve efficiency. This panel will explore various approaches to fostering the development of emergency medicine programs, globally.
  • Moderator: Jim Scheulen, Chief Administrative Officer, Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Panelists:
    • Gabor Kelen: Director, Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Sarah Stewart de Ramirez: Assistant Director, Global Emergency Services
    • Francisco Holguin, MD, FACS: Director, Institute for Emergency Medicine and Trauma, University Hospital, Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota
    • Daksha Brahmbhatt: Emergency Medicine Nurse Educator, Johns Hopkins Medicine International

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Patient Safety Tools: Developing Local Applications and Translating the Evidence

  • Patient safety continues to be an area of focus within health care organizations.  While health care organizations have made great strides, there is still more work ahead needed to reduce risks.  There is no single solution to the various patient safety issues.  However there have been successes through which interventions have been adopted and local cultures have been changed to embrace novel safety initiatives. This panel will explore what is essential to ensure a safety program is sustainable in local cultures and health care settings from various perspectives ranging from a multi-hospital system, to a broad ambulatory environment, to a microcosm within a hospital.
  • Moderator: Peter Pronovost, Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine 
  • Panelists:
    • Chris Goeschel: Director of Strategic Development for Research Initiatives for The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
    • Javier Contreras: Chief Executive Officer, Hospital Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama
    • Ali Bydon: Clinical Director of Spine Surgery, JHBMC
    • Steven Kravet: CEO, JHCP/Medical Director, Bharat Family Clinics

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks: Ronald R. Peterson, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Formal Dinner, Baltimore Aquarium

Wednesday, October 2

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, networking, and round table discussions (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Roundtable: The Global Presence of Johns Hopkins Institutions: Understanding the Breadth of Initiatives, Local Impact and Future Visions

  • The Johns Hopkins Institutions are all actively involved in international initiatives/collaborations.  This roundtable discussion provides an opportunity to bring the Deans together to share the breadth of activity with the international affiliates. This panel will provide insight to the visions the Deans of Hopkins professional schools have for future international initiatives and the opportunities for deliberate, integrated collaborations across disciplines.
  • Introductory Remarks: Paul B. Rothman, M.D., Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Moderator: John Ulatowski, M.D., Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Panelists:
    • Michael Klag: Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Patricia Davidson: Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    • Bernard Ferrari: Dean, Carey School of Business 
    • John Harrington: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
    • Melissa Trotta: Associate Dean for Education and Strategic Alliances, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Panel discussion: Oncology Programs: Developing Key Differentiators and Imperatives to Meet Local Needs

  • There is no service line more important to a health system’s future competitive position than cancer services.  Driven by an aging population and improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic options, the demand for both inpatient and outpatient cancer services is growing. This panel will explore various key concepts that should be considered in the development of an oncology program as well as factors that important to sustain a successful program.
  • Moderator: Lawrence Patrick, CEO, Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre 
  • Panelists:
    • Guillermo Garrido Lecca: CEO, Pacifico Salud
    • Ronan Kelly: Assistant Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 
    • Steven Matarelli: Chief Operating Officer, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
    • Yalçın İlker: Chief Medical Officer, Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Panel discussion: Clinical and Translational Research: Sharing Hopkins’ Knowledge to Develop Local Research Collaborations

  • The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine International is to facilitate the global expansion of the tripartite mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Increasingly, research is becoming an area of greater interest among existing affiliates as well as an area around which new relationships are developing. This panel will explore existing research models and key items to evaluate when considering developing new research programs in other international settings.
  • Moderator: Adrian Dobs, Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
  • Panelists:
    • Mengfeng Li: Vice President,  Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
    • Felicia Hill-Briggs: Director, Cognition and Behavior Sub-Core, Diabetes Research and Training Center/Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative
    • Akhilesh Pandey: Director and Founder of the Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore, India
    • Deepak Edward: Director of Research, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Thursday, October 3 (all day)

  • Leadership forum for executives, nurses and physicians

Watch: Video Presentations from 2012 Partners Forum

Partners Forum 2012

View: Photos From 2012 Partners Forum

Read: 2012 Partners Forum Agenda & Presentations


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