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APHC 2017 Annual Meeting

The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care 5th Annual Meeting

Professionalism in a Challenging System: Can Humanism Nurture Health Professionals' Contract With Society?

April 27 - 29, 2017

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
Chicago, Illinois

2017 Keynote Speakers

Pre-Course Description

Final Meeting Program

This year's theme encourages participants to explore ways in which humanism can help patients and health professionals navigate and cope with challenging health care and societal systems in order to maintain health professionals' obligations to society.

The 5th Annual APHC Conference will be held April 27-29, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown located at 600 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois. To book your hotel room, please click here Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, Inc. or call 1-800-445-8667 or 1-312-943-3800.

This meeting is endorsed by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (

Joint Provider Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Louisville and The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care. The University of Louisville is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown located at 600 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois. Reservations can be made until the cut-off date of April 3, 2017 by using the conference web link  Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, Inc. or by calling 1-800-445-8667 or 1-312-943-3800.

Group Information:

Group Name: APHC 5th Annual Meeting
Check-in: April 26, 2017
Check out: April 29, 2017
Hotel Name:  Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
Hotel Address: 600 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois
Phone Number: (312) 943-3800

Single Room Rate: $199.00
Double Room Rate: $209.00

2017 APHC Planning Program Committee:

(Co-Chair)  Gia Merlo, MD, MBA: Rice University; Baylor College of Medicine

(Co-Chair)  Neil J. Farber, MD, FACP: University of California, San Diego

Jennifer Chevinsky, MD: Lehigh Valley Health Network

Marco Antonio de Carvalho Filho, MD, PhD: University of Campinas

Patricia Gerber, B.Sc.(Pharm), ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP: The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Andrea Leep Hunderfund, MD, MHPE: Mayo Clinic

Margaret "Maggie" Moon, MD, MPH: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Raul Perez, MD: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Leann Poston, MD: Wright State University

Curtis Sheldon, MD, FACS, FAAP: University of Cincinnati

Carol W. Stanford, M.D., FACP: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

Rebecca Volpe, PhD: Penn State College of Medicine

Valerie Harris Weber, DMD, MA: University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Yossi Weiss, PhD, MPH, Head, Assuta Medical Centers