CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
UI will host primary care conference
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Health care practitioners, educators and policy makers
will gather on the University of Iowa campus on April 16-17 for a conference,
"Redefining Education in Primary Care: Teaming Communities, Practitioners
The purpose of the conference, according to organizer Elizabeth Swanson,
UI associate vice president for health professions education and associate
professor of nursing, is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion on the
impact of rapid recent changes in health care services delivery.
"As health care has changed, so have the relationships between
the people involved in delivering health care," Swanson says. "This
conference will address that reality. It will also explore how educators
can teach in ways that encourage people to work as part of health care
The conference will be held at the Iowa Memorial Union. The keynote
speaker for the event will be Dr. Roger J. Bulger, president of the American
Association of Academic Health Centers. Bulger's talk is entitled, "The
Name of the Game is Mercy."
UI President Mary Sue Coleman will give the welcome and opening remarks.
Other speakers will represent a variety of health care disciplines from
across the country.
The final presentation of the conference will be a panel discussion
featuring Dr. David J. Skorton, UI vice president for research and special
assistant to the president for the Health Sciences Center; Dr. David C.
Johnsen, dean of the UI College of Dentistry; Dr. Richard P. Nelson, executive
associate dean of the UI College of Medicine; Dr. Melanie C. Dreher, dean
of the UI College of Nursing; and Dr. Gilbert S. Banker, dean of the UI
College of Pharmacy.
The conference is sponsored by the UI Health Sciences Center and the
UI Integrated Health Professions Education Program in cooperation with
the Association of Academic Health Centers. Continuing education credit
is available in medicine, nursing and pharmacy.
For more information about the conference, call Beverly Prostine, (319)