Thursday, March 20, 2008

Urban Medical Group turns 30

Urban Medical Group, one of the finest primary care practices around, is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is marking the occasion with a symposium in Boston on Friday, April 4 entitled "Shock to the System: Preparing Primary Care for the Baby Boomers." With Richard Knox from National Public Radio as moderator, there are some really excellent speakers. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine, will give a keynote address -- "Primary Care as Key to Patient-Centered Quality".

Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, MA Secretary of Health and Human Services, will talk about "Primary Care's Role in Health Reform in Massachusetts" and Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer, from the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco will address "Preparing Primary Care for Increasing Demands of the Aging Population".

Here's more information, including a registration form. This is open to the public.

Also, a gala fundraising event that night will honor the founders of UMG. The Capitol Steps will be performing. I wonder if they will have anything topical to discuss!

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