16th National Conference April 2005 in San Diego

Last Updated on April 16, 2022 by Lee Burnett, DO, FAAFP

The Hyatt Islandia surrounded by West Mission Bay
The Hyatt Islandia surrounded by West Mission Bay

The Sixteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access
Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel and Marina
(Located on San Diego’s Mission Bay)San Diego, California
April 10-12, 2005

About the Sixteenth National Conference:

The Sixteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access will be held on Sunday, April 10 through Tuesday, April 12, 2005, adjacent to San Diego?s Mission Bay.  It is an invitational conference, limited to approximately 55 persons, who are involved in community-based medical education and related public policy fields.

The Sixteenth National Conference comprehensive rate INCLUDES three nights of hotel accommodations (Saturday, April 9 through Monday, April 11, checking out April 12, 2005) at the Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel and Marina.


Among the concepts integral to all of the conference?s activities, are the propositions that (1) all Americans should have access to primary health care, (2) that health care resources should be geographically distributed to promote such access, with special attention to rural and inner city areas,

(3) that the concepts of family medicine, and of accessible comprehensive and continuous health care services, are critical elements for improving health care in the United States, (4) that family medicine residency programs and community health centers enhance primary health care access.


Whenever information is announced regarding the National Conference program and events, it will be posted simultaneously within the News Section of the Coastal Research Group website, with revisions, as appropriate, of this document.  A meeting agenda will be posted closer in time to the National Conference.

Primary Health Care Access and National Policy

Doctor John Geyman, the distinguished author whose most recent books are  The Corporate Transformation of Medicine and Falling Through the Safety Net: Americans Without Health Insurance (topics he has examined over the past three National Conferences) will present the result of his current research into the History of Ideas, with a presentation entitled Moral Hazard: A flawed rationale for the consumer-choice model of health care.

The National Project on the Community Benefits of Family Practice Residency Training

The Coastal Research Group’s current major collaborative study is to determine and categorize the benefits that family practice residency programs bring to their host institutions and communities.  A series of site visits of the residency programs profiled in this study is underway.  The first report of findings was made at the Fifteenth National Conference in a presentation entitled “Primary Health Care Access in Southern California: the role of family practice residency programs.”  Additional information on the National Project will be presented at the Sixteenth National Conference.

Doctors Perry Pugno, Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Division of Education and Peter Nalin, President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Programs, will join William Burnett, John Bradley, and Jerry Rodos in an update of the National Project.

All registrants for the Sixteenth National Conference are invited to become participants in the National Project on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Residency Programs.   The oldest family medicine residencies are over three and a half decades old, and have assumed critical roles in the health care systems of the communities in which they are located.

(During each of the morning breakfast breakout sessions, sessions will be held on the planned community benefits research program.  All registrants who wish to participate in the actual research projects will be enlisted in the National Consortium on Community-Based Medical Education, the entity that will facilitate the research program.)

A Multi-Year Forum on the Academic Infrastructure of Family and Community Medicine

This year a new multi-year forum will be launched by William Mygdal, Ph.D., president-elect of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  His presentation will be entitled “The Impact of Family Medicine Education: A Discussion of Present and Potential Sources”.  Doctor Denise Rodgers, Associate Dean at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Doctor Joshua Freeman, Chair of Family Medicine at Kansas University Medical Center, will be reactors to Dr. Mygdal’s presentation.

It will take place on Sunday, April 10th.

A Multi-Year Forum on the Impact of Geographic Information Systems on Community-Based Medical Education and Practice

Family medicine residency programs, community health centers, public health systems, and other institutions critical to primary health care access in the United States are based, to an important extent, on concepts of service to particular geographic areas and populations.  Advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have the potential for dramatically improving an institution?s capacity to utilize large data bases, such as demographic data from the U. S. Census and morbidity and mortality data from public health departments. Creating the capacity to describe and better comprehend the communities and the populations being served will transform current processes for assessing need and evaluating results.  The second presentation in this series will be made in conjunction with the reports of the National Project on Community Benefits.

Heritage and Legacy of Family and Community Medicine: The Named Lectures

Each conference day ends with one of the National Conference?s named lectures.  The Fifteenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecturer will be Patrick T. Dowling MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles.

A special ceremony recognizing the first Fifteen G. Gayle Stephens Lectures occur Monday morning April 11th.

The presenter of the Twelfth Charles E. Odegaard Lecture will be Doctor Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville.

The presenter of the Eleventh J. Jerry Rodos Lecture will be Doctor Roxanne Fahrenwald, Director of the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program in Billings.

The Archives of the Coastal Research Group, which appear elsewhere on this website, display transcriptions of several of the Named Lectures.

About the Conference:

The Sixteenth National Conference, like its predecessor conferences, is an intense, two and a half day experience that begins in assigned breakout breakfast groups each day at 6:30 am and continues through mid-day.

No events are scheduled on either Sunday or Monday afternoon or evening.  As with all of the National Conferences, spouses/partners and families are welcome and encouraged to come.  The dedicated free time permits conference registrants to assure their families that they will have time for them.  Alternatively, it permits registrants to enjoy the surroundings in one of the world?s most attractive cities.

The Draft Program of the Sixteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access (as of 2-1-05)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Working Breakfasts in Preassigned Groups

Islandia Restaurant

8:15 AM – 11:45 AM: First Plenary Session

Session Moderator:

Peter Nalin, MD, Indiana University, Indianapolis

8:15 A.M. Welcome and Opening Statement:

Peter Nalin, MD

First Multi-year Session on the Academic Infrastructure of Family and Community Medicine

8:25 AM: The Funding of Family Medicine Education: A Discussion of Present and Potential Sources

William Mygdal, Ed.D.

Reactors: Denise Rodgers, MD and Joshua Freeman, MD

9:15 AM: The National Project on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Residency Programs: Progress Report on National Project Initiatives

Perry Pugno, MD, MPH

Peter Nalin, MD

John G. Bradley, MD, MMM

William H. Burnett, MA

J. Jerry Rodos, DO, D.Sc.

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM The National Consortium on Community-Based Medical Education: Induction of Fellows and Senior Fellows: Virginia Fowkes, RN, MHS

10:40 AM The Fifteenth G. Gayle Stephens Lecture

Introduction of the Stephens Lecturer by Dr Joshua Freeman:


Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH

11:30 AM:  Open Discussion

Monday, April 11, 2005

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Working Breakfasts in Preassigned Groups

Islandia Restaurant

8:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Second Plenary Session

8:15 AM : Cynthia G. Olsen, MD, Plenary Session Moderator

The following panel is the Third Presentation in the Multi-Year Forum on Geographical Information Systems and Family and Community Medicine

?The Geographical Underpinnings of Family and Community Medicine: Using GIS for Insights into the Distribution of Residency Graduates?

William H. Burnett, MA

Peter Broderick, MD

J. Scott Christman

9:00 AM

Adventures in the History of Ideas

The Theory of Moral Hazard: Reflections on a Fundamental Concept of Consumer Choice in Health Care

John Geyman, MD

10:00 AM

A Celebration of the First Fifteen G. Gayle Stephens Lectures

G. Gayle Stephens, MD

Ronald Goldschmidt, MD

Others to be announced

10:45 AM

The Twelfth Charles E. Odegaard Lecture

Introduction of the Odegaard Lecturer by Dr Mark Clasen:

Odegaard Lecturer:

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

8:15 AM ? 11:30 AM: Third Plenary Session

8:15 AM: Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, Plenary Session Moderator

The Eleventh J. Jerry Rodos Lecture

Introduction of the Rodos Lecturer by Dr Perry Pugno

Rodos Lecturer:

Roxanne Fahrenwald, MD

9:00 AM

Thoughts on the Range of Services of Family Medicine Residency Programs: Conference as a Whole

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Moderator

9:30 AM

The Future of Family Medicine Project: a Critique of Past Contributions

Warwick Troy, Ph.D., MPH

Perry Pugno, MD, MPH

Discussion by the National Conference as a Whole

10:30 AM

Review of Conference Themes and Final Discussion

Marc E. Babitz, MD

10:45 AM Adjournment

National Conference Faculty (confirmed as of 2-18-05)

Marc E. Babitz MD University of Utah, Salt Lake City

John G. Bradley, MD, MMM, Southern Illinois University Decatur

Peter Broderick, MD, Stanislaus Family Medicine, Modesto

William H. Burnett, MA, Coastal Research Group

Mark E. Clasen, MD, MPH, Wright State University, Dayton

J. Scott Christman, California Statewide Health Planning

Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles

Roxanne Fahrenwald, MD, Montana Family Practice, Billings

Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS, Stanford University, Palo Alto

Joshua Freeman, MD, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City

John Geyman, MD, University of Washington Professor Emeritus

Ronald Goldschmidt, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Peter Nalin, MD, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College, Nashville

William Mygdal, Ed.D, Faculty Development, Center, Waco, Texas

Cynthia G. Olsen, MD, Wright State University, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Denise Rodgers, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick

J. Jerry Rodos, DO, D.Sc., Midwestern University, Matteson, Illinois

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego

G. Gayle Stephens, MD, University of Alabama Professor Emeritus, Birmingham

Warwick Troy, Ph.D., MPH, Shueman Troy Associates, Pasadena, California

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