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Monday, May 6
3:45 - 4:15 pm Outcomes Standardization Project: One Year Later imageedit_7_8354880467.png
4:15 - 4:45 pm Outcomes Dialogue moderated by Wendy Cerenzia, MS, CE Outcomes, LLC and Karyn Ruiz-Cordell, PhD, MA, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
4:45 - 5:30 pm Best in Class Awards NLC 3.png
5:30 - 6:30 pm Best in Class Networking Reception
Tuesday, May 7
8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome and Day's Objectives
8:30 - 9:00 am

Alliance Update

  • Presidential Address
  • Update on the Alliance-supported Speaking The Same Language Project imageedit_7_8354880467.png
9:10 - 10:15 am Keynote Address from Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS
Penn Medicine Nudge Unit
10:15 - 10:35 am

Exhibit Hall Break

10:35 - 11:05 am Using Competency Based Education to Change Behavior imageedit_7_8354880467.png
11:05 - 11:35 am Making Medical Education Stick – The Science of Whiteboard Video Animation
11:35 - 11:45 pm Lunch Buffet
11:45 - 1:00 pm Working Lunch: From Myth to Learning Science Implications for Educational Design
Clark Quinn, PhD, Quinnovation and R. Michelle Skidmore, MS, Senior Director of Education Strategy, ArcheMedX
1:00 - 1:30 pm

Washington Update  NLC 4.png NLC 5.png NLC 6.png 

Andrew Rosenberg, JD, MP, Thorn Run Partners, and Thomas Sullivan, Rockpointe

1:30 - 2:00 pm CME with the Government as a Supporter: The Value for Our Industry
2:00 - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Break
2:30 - 3:00 pm Evolution, not Revolution: Are We at the Tipping Point for Change
3:00 - 4:00 pm Lightning Round Stations:
  • Enhanced Completion Rates and Application of Knowledge: The Case for “Micro-CE” imageedit_7_8354880467.png
  • Can CME Participation Make an Impact on Participant Performance? imageedit_7_8354880467.png
  • Patients as Faculty: Applying Engagement Rubrics to Continuing Education Design
  • Curriculum Learning through a ConnectED CME/CE Series
4:00 - 4:30 pm Well Begun, Half Done: The Promise and Perils of Educational Outcomes imageedit_7_8354880467.png
4:30 - 4:45 pm Day Summary
5:00 - 6:00 pm Networking Reception
Wednesday, May 8
8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome and Day's Objective
8:15 - 9:15 am Keynote Address from Chrissa McFarlane
Founder and CEO, Patientory, Inc.
9:15 - 9:45 am The Patient Shark Tank® in Action
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 10:45 am The Patient Voice: Bringing Power to your CME Program
Patricia Nece, JD
10:45 - 11:45 am

Panel: Burning Questions for the Industry Supporter
Greselda Butler, CHCP, FACEhp, Otsuka
Courtney Anderson, Boehringer Ingelheim
Susan Connelly, PharmD, MBA, CHCP, FACEhp, Pfizer
Dustin Ensign, CHCP, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Patricia Jassak, MS, RN, FACEhp, CHCP, Astellas
Cody Ortmann, Genentech

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks

*schedule is current as of February 20, 2019, and is subject to change.

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AIS Keynotes

Patel.jpg Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS
Director, Penn Medicine Nudge Unit

Mitesh is the director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, a faculty member at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, and a staff physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  Mitesh is also an assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and an assistant professor of health care management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mitesh's research leverages concepts from behavioral economics to design connected health approaches to improve individual health behaviors. He has led several randomized, controlled trials that used wearable devices, smartphone applications, and workplace weight scales to track health behaviors.  These studies evaluate interventions designed using financial and social incentives to change health behaviors.  His work also evaluates how information technology-based interventions can be designed to use concepts from behavioral economics to change physician behaviors to reduce low-value services and increase the delivery of high-value care. 

mcfarlane.jpgChrissa McFarlane
Founder and CEO, Patientory, Inc.

Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta. McFarlane founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions.

With more than ten years’ experience in healthcare conducting research and managing teams, McFarlane has published international healthcare research, and helped to create breakthrough digital health companies that have provided services to companies such as Tumblr, Blue Apron, Casper, and Meetup.

Her passion for healthcare began in high school, where she conducted microbiology research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and won top honors. Later at Cornell University, she worked with organizations such as the US Department of Agriculture. She earned her Masters from Wake Forest University School of Business.

Today, as McFarlane leads Patientory, Inc. in its product development, and works on behalf of the Patientory Association, a global not-for-profit dedicated to advancing new technologies in healthcare, she also serves as co-chair of the HIMSS18 Blockchain Workgroup, serves on HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee, and speaks at industry conferences globally to educate about new technologies and to inspire other business women and entrepreneurs.


Patricia Nece, JD
US Department of Labor

Patricia Nece, JD, is the counsel for regulations and legislation in the US Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Black Lung and Longshore Legal Services.

Ms. Nece advocates for the eradication of weight-based bias, as well as for sound obesity treatments and insurance coverage for those treatments. She encourages change by sharing her personal experiences with life-long severe obesity, and is a Novo Nordisk obesity patient ambassador.

Ms. Nece has participated in several projects sponsored by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance based at the Milliken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. She is also a National Board member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and Chair of the OAC Weight Bias Task Force, member of the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the recipient of the Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy.