Primary Care in 2020:
Future Challenges, Tips for Today

October 10, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Poster Session and Reception
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Primary care teams are overwhelmed and under-resourced. In today's complex medical landscape, how do you prepare for the future while still delivering quality care? Join us to learn how to prepare for your most pressing future challenges, and discover strategies that will help you prepare while still delivering high quality patient care today.

Join primary care clinicians, educators, administrative leaders, students, researchers, and patients to learn about promising innovations in care; practice redesign efforts; applied informatics; education updates in primary care; and improvements in patient safety, efficiency, and quality of care. In four short hours, you will have the opportunity to join a keynote exploring the changes facing primary care globally, a poster session highlighting the latest innovations in primary care, and pick sessions from one of three main tracks, including Technology in Primary Care, Workforce, and Social Mission in Medicine. 
What You Will Gain
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
  • Describe the most pressing issues facing the future of primary care.
  • Use innovation in technology, workforce, and healthcare policy to meet these challenges.
  • Understand how underserved communities can benefit from technological interventions.
  • Identify causes of provider burnout and how to reduce it.
  • Recognize areas in need of ongoing intervention.
  • Understand the risks/benefits of various payment reform methods.
  • Successfully integrate the collection of key social determinants into a primary care office visit.
  • Gain insight into some of the evolving challenges that will be faced by immigrants trying to obtain health care in 2020.
  • List several health care policy issues that are likely to see significant change in the next three years, and describe steps that they can take to influence health care policy.