MEETING PRESENTATIONS

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED HANDOUTS/DOCUMENTS AND POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FROM OUR APRIL 8TH MEETING PRESENTERS

MARIJUANA FACTS AND SMOKE
Marijuana and Health
There are conflicting views on marijuana and health.
However one issue stands out about which there is little controversy.
Marijuana can be dangerous for young people and their developing brains.
The Boulder County Medical Society therefore strongly supports all efforts and initiatives to discourage use of this drug by young people.

These presentations are shared for your information by:
Jan M. Keif, MD – Immediate Past President of CMS
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Kenneth Finn, MD President and founder of the Springs Rehabilitation PC in Colorado Springs and board certified psychiatrist and pain medicine specialist
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Joe Cohen, DO medical director for the Natural Plant Initiative for Cancer Research and for Journey 2 Life wellness
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Boulder County Public Health Website on Youth Risk Behavior Survey
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WELCOME TO HEALTH CARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY; CAN PHYSICIANS CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY?
by Dennis Waite, MD, MSPH

Dr.Waite is a graduate of the Ohio State University Medical School and completed his medical residency and fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  He also has had residency training in occupational and environmental medicine and has a Master of Science in Public Health degree.  He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Colorado and Adams-Aurora Medical Societies, HealthTeamWorks, and the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American College of Medical Quality.

Dr. Waite is recently retired from his position as the Chief Medical Officer at the Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza.  In that role, he reported to the hospital’s CEO and provided leadership and medical oversight for all quality, safety and risk management improvement programs, case management, utilization review, primary care practice initiatives, Peer Review
and Medical Staff organization.
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ESSTENTIAL LEGAL KNOWLEDGE ALL PHYSICIANS NEED – KNOW IT BEFORE YOU NEED IT
Medicolegal Dinner Presentations
by John Ogle, MD, Medicolegal Consultant and Expert Witness,
and Phil Bluestein, Esq. who  provided his perspective “Where Business and Health Care Law Meet
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CAN YOUR PRACTICE SURVIVE AND THRIVE UNDER NEW PAYMENT REFORM MODELS? 
by Mark Laitos, MD

Major market forces are creating an imperative to change payment/delivery systems. What does this mean for YOU?
How can YOU position your practice to be ready?
Please click on link below to view the presentation by Dr. Mark Laitos, Past President of the CMS,
Past President of the Boulder County Medical Society, and past co-chair for CIVHC’s (Center for Improving Value in Health Care).
The link below will give you a overview of payment models and how to prepare your practice to
take advantage of these evolving payment systems.
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PHYSICIANS TODAY – ARE YOU BURNED OUT OR FIRED UP
BCMS members have expressed high-level anxiety about many aspects of modern medicine: The pressures of working “in the trenches” with burnout levels reaching a near breaking point; health care reform, economic uncertainty and increasing demand for quality care improvement while employers look for efficiencies at work; and patients having high expectations for your time and care. We hope to identify skills that physicians can use to better manage emotional exhaustion, and improve self-care and resilience.
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 PHYSICIAN DUTY TO REPORT PATIENTS and PHYSICIANS: When, Why and How
August 5, 2014

PRESENTERS BIO’s:
Gene Bolles, MD is Associate Professor at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and sub-specializes in traumatic spine surgery at Denver Health Medical Center.   He was drafted into the military in 1964 and served as a Army flight surgeon and then Division surgeon for the Eighth Infantry Division with temporary duty to Laos and Vietnam.  He subsequently worked in his private neurosurgical practice in Boulder, Colorado, for the next 32 years.  During this time, he performed many humanitarian missions and has been awarded the Humanitarian Award by the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the Humanitarian Award  by the University of Colorado Department of Neurosurgery, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International College of Surgeons.  He continues this personal commitment and has just returned from another humanitarian tour in Northern Iraq in May 2014.  He has served two terms as head of Panel A on the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, and currently is co-chairman of the Ethics and Legal Committee of the World Federation of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Bolles will discuss the obligations of physicians to their colleagues as well as to protection of  patients being served.

Linda L. Siderius is a partner at Caplan & Earnest, LLC specializing in Health Care Law and litigation. She represents physicians and other health care providers before regulatory agencies. Ms. Siderius has taught courses related to health law, ethics, medical and nursing practice at the University of Colorado.

Jackie Glover, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Her areas of scholarship include Ethics Education – particularly interprofessional ethics education; pediatric ethics, ethics consultation, health care policy, and rural bioethics. She is the director of the Clinical Ethics program within the Center and works with the ethics committees at the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. She directs the Center’s efforts to reach out to ethics committees across the state and region. Jackie has worked in health care education and clinical ethics consultation for about 20 years and has multiple publications in all areas of ethics. Jackie received her Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in Bioethics from Georgetown University in 1988.

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