2021 Clinical Quality Symposium

Tuesday, October 05 2021 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EDT]

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Tuesday, October 05 2021 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EDT]

We welcome award-winning educator and LGBTQ+ advocate, Jessica Halem, MBA, to unpack the complex issues of health equity in her Keynote Address: “It Starts Here: Addressing Bias and Trauma in Healthcare.” 

Our CEU-eligible program also includes: The Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Cognition and Brain Function; Exploration of Multidimensional Therapies for Managing Chronic Pain, Including Non-Medication Modalities; Addressing Depression in Patients with Chronic Conditions; Bringing Care to the Patients (Home visits: the why, the how, and the reimbursement); and the Closing Address: The Neuroscience of Pain, Addiction, and Trauma.

A time-lapse gaphic summary of the conference will be facilitated by Taslim van Hattum, LCSW, MPH, and closing remarks by Kristen Bigelow-Talbert, CPHQ, MSHM. 

As allowed by presenters, Bi-State will make recordings and/or materials available to attendees in the days following the conference.

Bi-State Primary Care Association

www.bistatepca.org

Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents New Hampshire and Vermont’s 28 Community Health Centers serving over 315,400 patients at 143 locations across every county in New Hampshire and Vermont. Bi-State works to promote access to quality, affordable primary health care with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations. Bi-State Primary Care Association was founded as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1986 with offices in Bow, New Hampshire, and Montpelier, Vermont. Bi-State Primary Care Association holds a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) to provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to safety-net providers. This T/TA is based on statewide and regional needs to help health centers improve programmatic, clinical, and financial performance and operations. Under this cooperative agreement, Bi-State also helps health centers and look-alikes plan for the growth of health centers in their state, as well as develop strategies to recruit and retain staff. For more information on the role of Primary Care Associations, please visit the BPHC website. https://bphc.hrsa.gov/

Contact the Organizer

Maureen Boardman, MSN, FNPC, FAANP
Clinical-Research Director, Dartmouth CO-OP PBRN
Little Rivers Health Care, Vermont

Maureen Boardman has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 30 years. Maureen graduated from the University of Maine with her BSN in 1988 and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1991. Maureen has been employed for the last 16 years at Little Rivers Health Care, where she is the Director of Clinical Quality. Maureen also teaches at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and the Clinical Research Director of the Dartmouth, Northern New England Primary Care Research Network. Maureen became a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2016. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. Maureen is also a champion for Shot@life, an UN organization to promote childhood vaccination in developing countries. Maureen also currently serves on the Vermont State Board of Nursing subcommittee for Nurse Practitioners. Maureen has authored numerous journal articles. She lives in Bradford Vermont with her husband and two children.

About Maureen Boardman, MSN, FNPC, FAANP

Clinical-Research Director, Dartmouth CO-OP PBRN
Little Rivers Health Care, Vermont
Darren Maynard
Licensed Acupuncturist
Maynard Acupuncture

Darren Maynard is a licensed acupuncturist, with a Master of Science from the Tri State College of Acupuncture in New York. He also holds a certificate in Sports Medicine Acupuncture®, with over 1,000 additional hours of training. He has been in private practice in since 2012 and is currently practicing in Burlington, Vermont. Since opening his clinic, Darren has?treated hundreds of athletes, including professional hockey players and Olympians, Crossfitters, and adventure racers. He specializes in?preventing and treating athletic injuries and chronic pain.

https://maynardacupuncture.com/#

About Darren Maynard

Licensed Acupuncturist
Maynard Acupuncture
Patrick Aquino, MD
Chair, Division of Psychiatry, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Integration, Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services,
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services

Chair of the Division of Psychiatry for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director for Behavioral Health Integration for Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services

https://www.lahey.org/location/lahey-hospital-medical-center/

About Patrick Aquino, MD

Chair, Division of Psychiatry, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Integration, Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services,
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services

Jessica Halem is an award-winning lesbian with accolades from GLMA, Harvard, Howard Brown Health, and The Advocate magazine. As the inaugural LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director at Harvard Medical School, she was unique in her role among medical schools. During her six year tenure, she grew the first-year class from 4% to 15% LGBTQ and the OutList to 350 faculty and staff. A long-time fundraiser, she secured a $1.5 million dollar grant to integrate sexual and gender minority health equity into the Harvard curriculum. Previously, Jessica ran the Lesbian Community Cancer Project in Chicago where she implemented the nation’s first cultural competency trainings for the CDC and served on then-candidate Obama’s first LGBT Advisory Committee. Jessica has published on transgender health, optimism and organizational change, and mentoring across difference. Jessica uses her improv training and comedy experience to coach individuals and teams on inclusive communication strategies, remains committed to supporting LGBTQ+ medical students, and is a dynamic keynote speaker. She serves on the Board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, Friends of Buck’s Rock, and lives on the Outer Cape with her partner Jen Manion, who is a Professor of History and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College.

About Jessica Halem, MBA

Consultant
Jeffrey Parsonnet, M.D.
Infectious Disease and International Health
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH

Dr. Jeffrey Parsonnet is an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth Medical Center. He cares for patients with infections that are difficult to diagnose and treat that can be life-threatening. Dr. Parsonnet’s areas of interest include HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, Post-acute COVID syndrome, Staphylococcal infections, and Toxic shock syndrome. Dr. Parsonnett graduated from the New York University School of Medicine; served an Internal Medicine Residency at Yale University School of Medicine; a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/findaprovider/provider/148/Jeffrey-Parsonnet

About Jeffrey Parsonnet, M.D.

Infectious Disease and International Health
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Christopher Bersani, Psy.D, APBB
Deputy Regional Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA

Captain Christopher Bersani is a Clinical Health Psychologist and Neuropsychologist by training and currently serves a Deputy Regional Administrator and the National Lead for Behavioral Health for the Office of Regional Operations of the Health Resources Services Administration. Prior to taking his current assignment, Captain Bersani worked for 6 years for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons as Head of the Health Psychology Department at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, MA. Captain Bersani also served over 6 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy (Medical Service Corps).

About Christopher Bersani, Psy.D, APBB

Deputy Regional Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA
Stephen Noyes, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services

Stephen Noyes is the director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Littleton, NH. His clinical interests include Chronic Disease Management, Hospice & Palliative Care, Behavioral Health, Community Outreach Substance Misuse / Recovery, Trauma, Grief Anxiety, Depression, DBT, CBT and Depth Psychotherapy.

https://www.ammonoosuc.org/

About Stephen Noyes, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services
Tor Wager, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Brain Imaging Center
Dartmouth College

Tor Wager is the Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Cognitive Psychology in 2003, and served as an Assistant (2004-2008) and Associate Professor (2009) at Columbia University, and as Associate (2010-2014) and Full Professor (2014-2019) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since 2004, he has directed the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory, a research lab devoted to work on the neurophysiology of affective processes—pain, emotion, stress, and empathy—and how they are shaped by cognitive and social influences. Dr. Wager and his lab are also dedicated to developing analysis methods for functional neuroimaging and sharing ideas, tools, and scientific data with the scientific community and public.

https://sites.dartmouth.edu/canlab/

About Tor Wager, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Brain Imaging Center
Dartmouth College

About PLATINUM SPONSOR: AmeriHealth Caritas NH

https://www.amerihealthcaritasnh.com Sponsor Logo

07:30 AM

Waiting Room and Sponsor Rooms Open

07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
08:00 AM

Opening Remarks

08:00 AM - 08:10 AM
08:10 AM

Keynote Address: It Starts Here: Addressing Bias and Trauma in Healthcare

08:10 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Jessica Halem, MBA

    Consultant

09:30 AM

10 Minute Break

09:30 AM - 09:40 AM
09:40 AM

Long-term Effects of COVID-19 on Cognitive Brain Function

09:40 AM - 10:40 AM
  • Jeffrey Parsonnet, M.D.

    Infectious Disease and International Health

10:40 AM

Morning Break – Sponsor Rooms Open

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM

Exploration of Multidimensional Therapies for Managing Chronic Pain, Including Non-Medication Modalities

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
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  • Christopher Bersani, Psy.D, APBB

    Deputy Regional Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration

12:05 PM

Lunch: Presentations and Sponsor Rooms Open

12:05 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM
Afternoon Sessions

Bringing Care to the Patient (Home visits: the why, the how, and the reimbursement)

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Maureen Boardman, MSN, FNPC, FAANP

    Clinical-Research Director, Dartmouth CO-OP PBRN

Addressing Depression in Patients with Chronic Conditions

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMVIRTUAL
  • Patrick Aquino, MD

    Chair, Division of Psychiatry, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Integration, Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services,

Sponsors

02:00 PM

Break - Sponsor Rooms Open

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM

Closing Address - The Self in Pain: From Basic Circuits to Psychological Intervention

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Tor Wager, Ph.D.

    Professor, Director of Brain Imaging Center

03:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Graphics Presentation

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
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