The annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association begins today in Denver. I've only learned of this group a few months ago. According to their website, here is how they describe the organization:
CFHA promotes a comprehensive and cost-effective model of healthcare delivery that integrates mind and body, individual and family, patients, providers, and communities.
I have the honor of being The Moderator for the opening session tonight. First for this meeting, they will be having presentations in the style called "Pecha Kucha" in which an big idea is presented only with 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide. You can read more here, but here are the titles of the presentations
- Sowing and Harvesting the Literature of Collaborative Family Healthcare
- Righting Wrongs and Reforming Rights
- Health in Hope: Finding the Soul of Primary Care
- When We Look Away: Primary Care and Serious Mental Illness
- Clinician as Patient: The Gift of Illness
- Cold Spotting: Linking Primary Care and Public Health to Create Communities of Solution
The meeting is also taking its first steps in social media. You can follow the meeting via the #CFHA13 hashtag on twitter. There has been a social media team put together to try to interview attendees following sessions, and there is even a tweet up scheduled tonight following the opening session. Finally, in a fun way, I recorded the videos below to share my journey to the meeting. Maybe I'll be done more of this during the meeting as well...