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The Summer Institute for Evidence Based-Practice
is now the
Annual Conference for
Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement

San Antonio Texas, September 2-4, 2016
at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
Registration is now open
Regular Full Conference Registration fee $600.00 until July 31st
Late Full Conference Registration fee $675.00 starting August 1st
One day special registration only offered for
Saturday September 3rd $300

Hotel room rate of $119, will go up on August 2nd — book today!

To view the Conference Agenda click here

We are pleased to announce Ms. Patrick-Lake, Interim Director of Participant Engagement for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, as the Keynote Speaker at CEHI. Her presentation will be interactive and will address precision medicine, stakeholder engagement, and improving health outcomes.

She has served as a co-chair of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group, a patient representative at the FDA on a variety of advisory committees and panels, in workgroups for EMA and IMI, as a guest lecturer and an external reviewer for IOM/NAM, and as a patient stakeholder or co-investigator for AHRQ and PCORI grants. She is a member of the PCORnet Coordinating Center's Executive Leadership Committee where she develops patient engagement strategies, and is a former member of Reagan-Udall Foundation's Big Data For Patients Steering Committee, MDEpiNet's National Medical Device Registry Task Force, MDIC's Patient-centered Benefit-Risk Steering Committee, ACC Foundation's Patient-centered Care (PC3) Shared Decision Making and Patient-generated Health Information working groups, DIA's Patient Fellowship Selection Committee, and TVT Registry Stakeholder Advisory Committee. She holds a BS in zoology from University of Georgia and a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from National University in La Jolla, CA.

Patricia Skolnik lost her only child Michael to poor communication and medical error. Taught by harrowing real-life experience, Ms. Skolnik has become a patient safety expert and an advocate for shared decision-making, transparency, and improving patient/provider relationships in health care. Realizing that consumers had no meaningful access to important information about their health professionals Patty set out on a mission that would change law forever in Colorado. Patty was galvanized into action – creating a bill that would increase transparency of critical information about all health professionals online so consumers could make more informed decisions. The Michael Skolnik Transparency Acts became laws in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Ms. Skolnik founded Citizens for Patient Safety to reduce medical harm and promote engagement/activation and travels worldwide to educate consumers, train medical professionals, and advise lawmakers about fostering relationships, systems and environments based on shared decision-making, transparency and accountability.

Named one of CNN’s “Intriguing People”, a recipient of many Leadership awards and a powerful press presence as well as a national patient advocate on many boards and committees Patty’s passion continues to broaden. Ms. Skolnik feels that her life’s path proves the value of a collaborative culture in health care. She is forging a hopeful and constructive path that values patients / families and health professionals while improving outcomes.

There is a need for effective strategies to meaningfully engage patients and stakeholders in patient centered outcomes research and healthcare improvement. In response to this need and feedback from previous conference attendees, the Summer Institute has expanded its scope to community engagement and healthcare improvement.

Please join us September 2-4, 2016 in San Antonio, TX
for the Annual Conference for Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement.

Topics at this year's conference will focus on patient centered outcomes research, healthcare
education strategies, and clinical innovations to improve patient outcomes. The theme for this
year's conference is: Social Justice, Health Equity, and Value-based Care