2015 ORPRN Convocation

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA

 Convocation Theme: "Walking the Ledge: Dangerous Ideas and Innovations in Primary Care"
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." -Oscar Wilde

Convocation 2013What is a dangerous idea? In football, it might be deciding to pass instead of run when it's second and goal with two timeouts and 26 seconds left on the clock. In health care, innovation and new models of care may be viewed as dangerous. Innovation starts at the margins of medical practice, with a few early adopters willing to take the leap. Join ORPRN for a conversation about dangerous ideas and innovation in primary care, focusing on behavioral health, oral health, and patient engagement. 

Convocation Agenda:

12:00 p.m.       Poster session and pre-Convocation networking time with snacks. Enter to win a FitBit Flex.
1:00 p.m.         Welcome, Albert Thompson, Chair, ORPRN Steering Committee
1:10 p.m.         Keynote - Primary Care for Patients with Complex Health Care Needs: Lessons from LEAP, Michael Parchman, MD
2:00 p.m.         Behavioral health integration in primary care practices, Elizabeth Waddell, PhD,
2:45 p.m.         Oral Health and Community Oriented Primary Care, Eli Schwarz, DDS, MPH, PhD
3:30 p.m.         Break
3:45 p.m.         Interactive exercise—Danger and Finding the Truths, Trends and Unique Ideas, ORPRN PERCs
4:15 p.m.         Are you Ready?  Linkages promoting new models of payment and relationships, LJ Fagnan, David Dorr and Ron Stock
4:50 p.m.         Prize selection (must be present to win)
4:55 p.m.         Closing remarks, Sandra Dunbrasky, 2015 Chair, ORPRN Steering Committee


Registration Details:

It's not too late to register for this year's ORPRN Convocation, which occurs in partnership with the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians' annual Spring CME weekend.

  • OAFP requires MDs to register online through their website. Click here to register for the Thursday afternoon ORPRN Convocation only, or for the entire OAFP CME weekend.
  • ORPRN partners and stakeholders, including researchers, patients, CCO employees, and non-MD clinic staff, may register at no cost. Please complete this form and email it to


Additional Information:

View the OAFP conference program.

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