Thursday evening, March 8th through Sunday noon, March 11th, 2018
Ohio State University School of Medicine Campus, Columbus, OH
Ethics of the
Dr. Artal, a Holocaust survivor, was born in a Nazi concentration camp. He is the Chairman and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at Saint Louis University. He is a graduate of Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (where BRI has thriving chapter!), the author of over 200 publications and three books and is internationally recognized for his expertise in high risk obstetrics, exercise physiology, and ethical standards in medical practice/research.
Viewpoint: Medicine After the Holocaust
Twila Brase, RN, PHN is president and co-founder of the Cititzens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a patient-centered national health care organization based in St. Paul, MN. In 2009, Modern Healthcare Magazine named her #75 on the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list of healthcare leaders in America.
Ms. Brase will discuss Privacy in the Age of EHRs.
Dr. Robert R. Emmons is a Board Certified Psychiatrist / Neurologist – Clinical Neurophysiology practicing in Burlington, VT. Dr. Emmons graduated Summa Cum Laude, Luther College and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is affiliated with the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), and founder and Staff Psychiatrist of the Franciscan Free Psychiatric Clinic in Vermont.
Dr. Emmons will be speaking on False Promise: From Do No Harm to Distributive Justice in Medical Ethics and Why We Are all Sicker
Sameer Lakha, MD, anesthesiology | BRI-Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai chapter founder and past president
Dr. Lakha will present two talks:
Single-payer: hopes, dreams, realities and Guerilla Marketing in the Marketplace of Ideas
Dr. Lakha is a distinguished scholar and doctor, receiving his undergraduate degree cum laude from Harvard University, and his MD with distinction in research from Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York.
Jules Madrigal-Dersch, MD is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine. She completed her bachelor of science at the University of Texas at Austin while graduating Cum Laude. She received her Doctorate of Medicine at Texas A&M and finished her residency at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. She currently serves on BRI’s board of directors.
She will be presenting on The Sanctity of the Doctor-Patient Relationship.
DATES & VENUES
Thursday, March 8th @ 6pm – Sunday, March 11th @ 12 noon.
Thursday, March 8th WELCOME RECEPTION: Black Point Prime Steak House
570 N High St. • Columbus, OH 43215
6:30 – 9:00pm Registration
7:00 – 9:00pm Reception
9:00 – 10pm Chapter Reports
For more information, see “Panel Discussion Details,” below.
Sunday, March 11th: LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ENDS @ 12 NOON.
PANEL DISCUSSION DETAILS
Discussion Panel Focus: Can expanding the scope of practice for non-physicians increase access to high-quality primary care and help lower healthcare costs? Are Missouri’s new Assistant Physicians able to provide safe, high-quality care?
Pre-event Reception: 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Panel Discussion: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Venue: OSU Campus, Meiling Hall, Room #160
6:30 – 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 – 7:05 Welcome and Introduction of the Topic/Moderator
-OSUMC BRI Representative
7:05 – 7:15 Moderator NEUTRAL Comments on the Topic and Introduction of Panelists
7:15 – 7:35 Panelist 5 Minute Statements
7:35 – 8:00 Q/A Directed by Moderator
-Open to Audience
8:00 – Event Concludes
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE NEWSLETTERS
To be added as they are released.
Q: How many students may come from our chapter?
A: We guarantee two attendees from each chapter. We also have four chapter Awards, and the winning chapters will be eligible to send a third student. We will invite these and other additional attendees based on budget allowances. The host chapters OSUMC and OU-HCOM/Dublin and /Athens may send more students.
The President or chapter leader should work with his or her chapter members and officers to determine which students should attend. Typically, incoming M1S and M2S who will be taking over leadership are the first ones considered, but all interested students should complete the registration form as soon as possible. Then we will notify you and the Chapter Leader(s) which additional students have been accepted.
If you are able to acquire additional funding from outside sources (school, local medical society, philanthropist), GO FOR IT! You will be able to send more students the more funds you provide.
Q: Do all attendees have to be BRI members or chapter leaders?
A: All attendees need to be BRI members and have access to the Student Leader Portal. Chapters should work together to determine which students to send to the conference, whether or not they hold official BRI chapter officer titles.
Q: What are the four Award categories?
A: All awards are given based on data from the first day after last year’s leadership conference to a specified date prior to the next conference. This year, the dates are February 6, 2017 through February 28, 2018. Chapter events scheduled after the registration acceptance cut off date of January 22nd will count towards awards. The categories are:
1) Most events held
2) Most attendance at all events
3) Highest attendance at a single event
4) Most volunteer|charitable events held
Q: How can I find out our chapter’s status in the Award categories?
A: We will make every effort to keep active chapters updated on their event progress, and make room on this information page where you can view it.
Q: How do I know if our Chapter qualifies for more than two students?
A: Your chapter president will be notified as soon as possible, based on the Award criteria and budget allowances.
Q: When do I need to apply to attend the conference?
A: The registration form is available now, so the sooner you complete that the sooner we can confirm your attendance. As soon as you are notified of your acceptance, you should book your flights, taking advantage of lowest fares.
Q: When will I know if I have been accepted?
A: We will make all notifications on or before Monday, February 15, 2018.
Q: When do I need to make travel arrangements?
A: Please make travel arrangements as soon as you know you’ve been accepted. We may be capping the amount we can spend on airfare, so the sooner you get everything in motion, the better your chances are of getting an airfare that will be 100% reimbursed.
If you are pre-approved, you may be able to purchase your flights now, and you should send that information to Charlotte (Charlotte@BenjaminRushInstitute.org) asap. Students most likely to be pre-approved are incoming chapter presidents, or leaders who have produced two or more large events already. If you request pre-approval, please contact Beth (Beth@BenjaminRushInstitute.org) directly.
Q: What if I’m local—will parking or other transportation be covered?
A: Yes. Local students should retain any gas, parking or transportation (bus, Uber, train, etc.) receipts and submit them at the end of the conference on the Conference Evaluation form.
Q: What is the best airport to fly into?
A: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).
Q: How do I get from the airport to the hotel?
A: If you fly in to the conference, we recommend Uber Pool, Uber, taxi or Metro from the airport to the hotel. If you get in late at night take Uber or a cab. You will be responsible for any charges associated with home <—> airport | airport <—> hotel trips.
Q: How do I notify you of my travel arrangements?
A: Email all itinerary receipts (showing flight times and costs) to Charlotte Monte (Charlotte@BenjaminRushInstitute.org) as soon as you have your bookings.
Q: What if I don’t apply or make my travel arrangements in time?
A: The longer you wait, the more expensive airfare becomes, and we may cap the amount we reimburse for airfare in order not to impact the number of students we accept to the conference. Also, the hotel room rate may increase after a certain deadline. If your application is not in and approvable in time, we will ask you to make up any difference in room cost, and we may not be able to reimburse travel 100%.
Q: How do I pay for my travel arrangements, and how do I get reimbursed?
A: If you are driving or carpooling, please keep track of your mileage. We will reimburse at the current standard compensation of 54.5¢ per mile, which typically includes gas, tolls, etc. Those traveling by air or ground (train, bus, etc.) will need to purchase airline or other transportation tickets asap. Please seek the least expensive fares, and try to keep airfare below $500 if possible. We will not reimburse local transportation from your home to the airport, the airport to the hotel and back again. If you have hardship in regards to this rate of reimbursement, please contact Dr. Haynes.
In order to be reimbursed, you fulfill three requirements within 30 days:
- Complete a Conference Evaluation (the link to this form will be given to you before the Conference concludes).
- On this form, you will submit all receipts
- And a 500-800 blog post suitable for publication, or have one event scheduled after the Conference within 30 days. (The event does not need to take place within 30 days, but needs to be solid and confirmed on the BRI calendar within 30 days.)
Reimbursement checks will be mailed within 2 weeks of completing these parameters. (The event may be held after his 2-week window.)
Q: Why do you need a Conference Evaluation, and how do I fill it in?
A: Before the conference ends, you will be given a link to access the Conference Evaluation Form. Your honest feedback about the conference is very important to enable us to continue improving BRI training and programs.
Q: What costs will be covered by BRI?
A: BRI will cover your transportation (flights*, train fare or mileage), hotel accommodations, conference fees, breakfasts, lunches, and other meals associated with the conference. *Note on flights: Due to BRI’s very restricted budget this year, we may need to cap the amount we will spend on airfare. The sooner you begin the application process and can book less expensive airfare, the better chances you’ll have of having your flights 100% reimbursed.
Q: What costs will I have to cover myself?
A: Attendees are responsible for getting themselves to and from their home airport, and to and from the airport and hotel. You will also need to pay for any extra charges incurred to your hotel room (room service, etc.) and for any extra-curricular meals or entertainment costs during the evenings or after 12 noon on Sunday. Room incidentals, meals and excursion costs unrelated to the conference are not covered.
Q: Will you accommodate my food preferences and/or food allergies?
A: We will do our best to accommodate food preferences and allergies.
Q: Do I have to make my own hotel room reservation?
A: No, please do not make your own hotel reservation; Charlotte will do that for you and notify you of your room confirmation number and roommate(s) if applicable.
Q: Will my roommate request be accommodated?
A: We will honor all roommate requests to the best of our ability.
Q: Do I have to share a hotel room?
A: You do not have to share a room; however, BRI will only reimburse half of the double occupancy rate.
Q: What are Chapter Reports?
A: On Thursday evening, after the formal part of the Welcome Reception, generally from 8-9pm, chapter representatives have the opportunity to present their state-of-the-chapter reports. This could include when the chapter was founded, how many members currently participate, what’s been accomplished so far, what breakdowns or needs they have, and their vision for the future.
Q: What is the “Papers & Projects” segment of the Conference?
A: If time allows, we have a section for student presentations. Many students have published prestigious and/or influential white papers and articles. Others have worked on noteworthy projects in the area of healthcare, innovation and/or technology. Still others are knowledgeable about best practices in running and sustaining Chapters. If you would like to be a student presenter, you can indicate that on your application.
Q: What is the dress code for the event?
A: Please remember that you are representing BRI at all times, in all venues. Also, we will have a videographer filming most portions of the events, so it is important to look well-dressed. Business casual is recommended at a minimum. Suits and dresses are appropriate for the Welcome Reception on Thursday, and Friday evening debate. Casual attire may be worn Sunday, but remember: videotaping is still happening, so please dress accordingly.
Q: What if I have other questions?
A: Please email Charlotte (Charlotte@BenjaminRushInstitute.org) or Beth (Beth@BenjaminRushInstitute.org) with any other questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in Columbus!