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Forces of change from within the medical community

April 26, 2016

By Andy Lazris, MD

I spent last weekend at the Lown Conference in Chicago. For those who do not know about Lown Institute, it would be wise to find out more and to sign their Right Care Alliance pledge. The group is relatively young, and this was my second trip to their annual conference. Just as it was last year, the conference was an enlightening and energizing affair. Being with several hundred people who actually get it—from distinguished academics, to regular docs/nps like me, students, writers, patients, and others touched by the medical field—who understand how our dysfunctional health care delivery system feeds upon and rewards overtreatment, who realize that the information being disseminated by the press, pharmaceutical companies, and many members of the medical establishment is often just plain erroneous and misleading; wow, it makes me feel like change can actually occur.

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This and That

April 22, 2016

By Shannon Brownlee

We had a fantastic Lown Conference in Chicago last weekend. Watch for video clips of speakers and panels on this website. Until then, watch these clips from the meeting created for us by a skilled videographer.

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‘Canada’s system imperfect but better than the U.S.’

March 28, 2016

By Margie Coloian, MSJ

An interview with Ryan, Meili, MD, vice chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare; and executive director, Upstream. Meili is a participant in the symposium titled A Vision of a Better System: Barriers and Opportunities, which takes place on Sunday morning at the 4th Annual Lown Conference, April 15-17 in Chicago.

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