Building on the success of the preceding Lown Institute conferences, a call for proposals for Lown 2018 is now open.
This year, we are accepting submissions for scientific research sessions (oral presentations, abstract slams, and posters) and workshops as before. And for the first time, we are also accepting proposals for policy panels.
Our 6th Annual Conference will focus on lighting a path forward towards a radically transformed and uniquely American health system. We intend to highlight key elements of the Next Health System by and through exploring these themes:
These themes provide a comprehensive framework for discussing issues of achieving right care. Right care involves the avoidance of both overuse and underuse–actions that can harm patients, inhibit the goal of a high-performing health care system, and fail to fulfill the social mission of medicine.
There will be three (3) types of scientific research sessions: Oral Presentations, Abstract Slams*, and Posters.
We seek original research and ideas around low-value care and right care:
We also seek original research and ideas that explore the crisis we find in the US as a result of the unaffordability of health care:
We welcome research that enhances our understanding of these issues and provide policy paths forward.
*Abstract Slams are a rapid fire session of presentations lasting between 3-5 minutes. There is no use of audio-visual equipment during abstract slams.
Submissions are due on Friday, December 1, 2017: Submit your research abstract
This year, we continue to look to highlight bright spots of a better health care system through workshops. We also seek proposals for policy panels around the themes of low-value care and the crisis of affordability to allow for broader discussions and perspectives.
Example questions or ideas of bright spots for workshop proposal submissions include, but are not limited to:
Potential questions or ideas for policy panel proposals include, but are not limited to:
Submissions are due on Friday, December 1, 2017: Submit your workshop or policy panel proposal
September 24 – December 1, 2017: Submission Period Open
December 1, 2017: Submission Deadline
Late January, 2018: Notifications sent to corresponding authors
February 9, 2018: (if accepted to present) Deadline to confirm conference participation
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