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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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Until the white coats show up, this will amount to little more than a fad

March 9, 2016

By Kim DiGioia, MSPH

An interview with Lauren Taylor, MPH

Taylor will be speaking at the 2016 Lown Conference as part of a panel discussion entitled, “What Are the Real Harms of a Culture of Over-testing and Overtreatment? Perspectives from Patients, Clinicians and Communities” on Saturday morning, April 16. The panel discussion and Q&A will explore the ways in which overuse results in harm to patients, clinicians, and our communities.

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A call for meaningful work hours for residents

By Chris Worsham, MD

March 8, 2016

The decade-long debate surrounding the resident physician work hour regulations put into place in 2003 and 2011 is coming to a boil. With one large study of surgical residents completed (the FIRST Trial), and one of medical residents nearing completion (the iCOMPARE Trial), the duty-hours conversation has elicited opinions from senior and junior physicians from across the country.

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