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We are pleased to announce the dates of our 2013 Lown Conference:
From Avoidable Care to Right Care 

For more information on the 2013 conference, please visit our website:
http://lowninstitute.org/project/2013-lown-conference/

2013 LOWN CONFERENCE: FROM AVOIDABLE CARE TO RIGHT CARE

June 24, 2013   Avoidable Care Admin   

This year’s Lown Conference, From Avoidable Care to Right Care, will take place on December 3-4, 2013 in Boston, MA.

The 2013 invitation only conference will gather clinicians, patient advocates, and civic leaders to deepen our mutual understanding of the cultural, scientific, and ethical issues surrounding the overuse of medical services.

Attendees will leave this meeting with priorities for addressing this pervasive problem, and collaborators who are prepared to begin building bridges to the right care in their communities.

Major themes at this year’s event:

  • fostering a new kind of conversation among clinicians, patients, and civil society
  • envisioning health and health care 25 years from now
  • the global epidemic of overuse

Speakers include:

  • Don Berwick, MD, MPH, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (invited)
  • Katy Butler, Author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door
  • Bernard Lown, MD, Professor Emeritus, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Physician (ret.), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Richard Smith, MD, Former Editor BMJ
  • Rabbi Richard Address, D.Min, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Mkor Shalom

Our working groups for Medical Education, Community Engagement, International Collaboration, and Setting the Research Agenda will convene for a working session on December 5, 2013 following the conference. If you are interested in participating on one of these working groups, please email us for more information atinfo@lowninstitute.org.

For more information on the conference, including how to register, please visit the Lown Institute website at www.lowninstitute.org.

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