3rd Annual Symposium - April 12th, 2019

3rd Annual Bridging the Divide Symposium

Friday, April 12th 2019
Boston Marriott | Cambridge

 

 

Combining Data and Narrative to Impact Policy – Dr. Dhruv Khullar
This is a video from the plenary speech of the 2019 Bridging the Divide: Cancer and Mental Health Care Symposium.

 

Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an assistant professor at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research. He is also a contributor at the New York Times, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy, and economics. He currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals, and as Director of Policy Dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Health Affairs, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Slate, and other lay and academic publications.

2nd Annual Symposium

Bridging the Divide: Mental Health and Cancer Care

On May 11th and 12th, 2018, psychiatric oncology clinicians and researchers from the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at Mass General Hospital joined with oncologists, community mental health clinicians, patients, caregivers, advocates, and policy-makers in the second annual symposium dedicated to promoting equity in cancer care for patients with serious mental illness. This two-day event highlighted best practices at the intersection of cancer and mental health care, advances in patient-centered research, the patient and caregiver perspective, the importance of communication across disciplines and institutions, and a shared commitment to promoting equity in cancer care and increasing access to research. Thank you to the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the Mass General Cancer Center, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for their generous sponsorship and to the 250- plus attendees who came together to foster collaboration and generate new solutions. We are excited about next year!

View 2017 event agenda

Day 1 Videos (May 11th, 2018)

 

 

Day 1 Welcome & Introductions

Speakers: Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH, Director, Collaborative Care & Community Engagement Program, Mass General Cancer Center;
David Ryan, MD, Chief, Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Director, Mass General Cancer Center;

Joan Mikula, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

 

 

Research: Lessons Learned & Remaining Questions: Focus on Prevention

 

Speaker: Elyse Park, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Survivorship Research and Psychosocial Services, Mass General Cancer Center; Director of Behavioral Sciences, Mass General Tobacco Treatment & Research Center

 

 

 

Implementing the Collaborative Care Model to Deliver Population Based Psychosocial Oncology Care

 

Speaker: Jesse Fann, MD, MPH, Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW; Director, Psychiatry & Psychology, SCCA; Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

 

 

Patient Narrative: Arthur’s Story

 

 

Caregiver Narrative: Kelly Grill

 

 

Progress Made: Promoting Equity in Cancer Care & Research for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

 

Speaker: Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH, Director of Collaborative Care & Community Engagement Program, Mass General Cancer Center

 

 

 

Panel: Barriers to Participation in Research for People with Mental Illness

 

Panel Moderator: David Henderson, MD
Panel Members: Beverly Moy, MD, MPH; Andrew Nierenberg, MD; Allen Doederlein; Richard Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO, FSCT

 

 

 

Partnering Effectively to Improve Care, Accelerate Research and Advance Policy

 

Speaker: Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH

 

 

 

Policy: Strategies that work, Broadening our reach

 

Moderator: Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD
Presenters: Paul D’ Alton, D. Clin. Psych.; Inga Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA; Senator Cindy Friedman; Kathy Sanders, MD

 

 

Day 2 Videos (May 12th, 2018)

 

 

 

Day 2 Welcome & Introductions

 

Speakers: Bruce Chabner, MD, Allen Distinguished Investigator & Clinical Director Emeritus, Mass General Cancer Center;

Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH, Director of Collaborative Care & Community Engagement Program, Mass General Cancer Center

 

 

Engaging Family and Community-Based Caregivers

 

Speaker: Cheri Andes, MA, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Massachusetts

 

 

 

Supporting the Caregiver: The Need for Intervention Research

 

Speaker: Areej El-Jawarhi, MD, Director, BMT Survivorship Program, Mass General Cancer Center

 

 

 

Engaging Family and Community-Based Caregivers

 

Speaker: Shukriyah Brown, Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program, Mass General Cancer Center

 

 

 

Panel: Changing the System to Foster Integration and Communication

 

Panel Moderator: Nancy Norman, MD, MPH
Panel Members: Daniel Breslin, MD; Vicki Fung, PhD; Gary Hodgetts, DipHE; Paula Richard, BSN

 

 

 

Roundtable: Coming Together to Create a Shared Agenda

 

1st Annual Symposium

Bridging the Divide: Mental Health and Cancer Care

 

Held on May 5, 2017 in Boston, this event brought together a diverse group of leaders in mental health and cancer care from throughout New England to: 1) interact with patients and families 2) discuss how to change the dialogue when talking about mental health, and 3) brainstorm ways to close the gap in the inequity of cancer care for mental health patients. In addition to patients and caregivers, experts from 30 hospitals, the American Cancer Society, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the Massachusetts State Legislature and others participated in the symposium. View 2017 event agenda

 

View a summary of the 2017 symposium, and share your feedback with us. Open this google doc and add your comments to our working summary of the Bridging the Divide: Mental Health and Cancer Care Symposium.

 

2017 Videos

 

 

Panel One: Narratives of Mental Health and Cancer Care

 

Moderators: David Ryan, MD, Clinical Director, Mass General Cancer Center; and Ilana Braun, MD, Director of Psychosocial Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Narrative 1: Joan and Henry Archibald, Lipika Goyal, MD, Keri Brenner, MD.
Narrative 2: Caryn Metzger, NP, Anna Farago, MD.

 

 

 

Panel Two: Leaders in Mental Health and Cancer Care

 

Moderator: Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Mass General Hospital.

Panelists:

Emma Stanton, MD, Beacon Health Options.
Inga Lennes, MD, SVP of Service Excellence and Practice Improvement, Mass General Physicians Organization.
Representative Christopher Markey, JD, Chairman of the House Ethics Committee and State representative from Dartmouth and New Bedford.
Kathy Sanders, MD, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health.

 

 

 

Plenary: Bridging the Divide

 

Speaker: Kelly Irwin, MD, Director of Collaborative Care & Community Engagement, Mass General Cancer Center.

 

 

 

Call to Action: Why I am Hopeful

 

Speaker: Oliver Freudenreich, MD, Co-Director, Mass General Schizophrenia Program.