SFI Medical Short Course 2016 - Interest Group Meetings 2016

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We will be holding interest group meetings during the course, these can manifest in two ways:

1. You can meet with a small group to discuss a specific topic, email with potential topics for discussion groups and to sign up for topics
2. Or you can use this time to have an in-depth one-on-one meeting with a participant that is of interest to you (I will distribute a participant list)

Please submit interest group topics before 1pm on the 13th. We will post sign up sheets over the afternoon break on the 13th.

Interest Group Meetings

A network theory approach to diagnostic pathways

Interested: Bob Wolber, Patricia Wang, Ethan Davenport

Proficiency testing as a genetic algorithm

Interested: Bob Wolber, Seth Starner

Orphan Treatments

Getting medical research into medical practice is fraught with obstacles - not just scientific and medical but also financial, regulatory, administrative, social, and cultural. These “valleys of death” mean that patients do not receive treatments that are actually known to be effective, but may become orphan drugs, devices or practices. And yet in our society real orphans can survive, given foster parents or adoptive parents, to become self-supporting and productive members of our ecosystem. Why not orphan treatments? The health care system is complex, and getting new treatments into practice requires some understanding of this complexity.

Interested: Graham Creasey

Complex systems approach to understanding human aging

Interested: Heather E. Whitson

Understanding and managing complexity in health care quality improvement

Interested: Meghan Lane-Fall