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Keynote Address: I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Partner With Patients
Xavier Amadore, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Founder
LEAP® Institute
New York, New York

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The Impact on Liver Transplantation by Aging Baby Boomers With Hepatitis C Virus
Scott W. Biggins, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

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Preventing the Long-Term Health Effects of Childhood Obesity
Colleen Buggs-Saxton, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan

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Unintentional Death: A Preventable Side-Effect of Chronic Pain Management
Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD, MP
Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health;
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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The Role of Maintenance Therapy for Long-Term Cancer Management
Jonas de Souza, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Early Intervention Is Prevention for Serious Mental Illness
Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Director
Center for Practice Innovations
Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, New York

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Disease Management Options for Patients Living With Heart Failure
Eric Ernst, MD, FACC
Medical Director
C.O.R.E. Program (Cardiomyopathy Optimization, Rehabilitation, and Education) for treatment of Heart Failure
University of Minnesota Physicians Heart
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Clinical and Ethical Considerations in Liver Transplantation
Joseph S. Galati, MD
Medical Director
Liver Specialists of Texas
Houston, Texas

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Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine;
Associate Staff Physician
Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

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Comprehensive Management of Sickle Cell Disease
Lanetta Jordan, MD, MPH, MSPH
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Division of Health Services Research and Policy
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Faculty PhotoPostpartum Depression: Prevention and Recovery
Susan Killenberg, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director
Inpatient Perinatal Psychiatry Program
University of North Carolina Women's Mood Disorders Program
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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A Philosophical Approach to Quality in the Light of Health Care Reform
Alan Langnas, DO
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Director of Liver Transplantation
Program Director, Transplantation Surgery Fellowship
Director of Intestinal Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

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Special Considerations Unique to Recovering Pediatric Transplant Patients
Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD
Associate Training Director
Psychologist
Division of Cardiology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Palliative Care: A Specialized Area of Practice
Drew A. Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM
Program Director
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Using Integrative Nurse Coaching to Enhance Healthy Lifestyle Change
Mary Elaine Southard, MSN, RN
Director, Integrative Health Consulting and Coaching, LLC
Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Pre-emptive Kidney Transplantation
Mark D. Stegall, MD
Professor, Surgery and Immunology
Director, Transplantation Immunology Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota

Faculty PhotoManagement of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Edward M. Wolin, MD
Co-Director, Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Tumor Program
Samuel Oschin Cancer Center;
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Conference Planning Committee

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Director of Accreditation
OptumHealth Education