Keynote Series: Decisions and Implementation Science

Artificial intelligence, data sharing, inclusiveness in medicine, and decision-making are a few of the themes you can expect from ATS 2019 keynote speakers. This diverse group of speakers will present cutting-edge research and their perspectives on a variety of topics highly relevant to the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine community.

Keynotes are presented at 8 a.m. each day, when no other programming is scheduled.

Today’s speakers will examine medical decision-making and implementation science.

When Experts Disagree: The Art of Decision-Making (K1)
Ballroom C One-Two (Level 2), KBHCCD

Jerome E. Groopman

Jerome E. Groopman

Two speakers will present the first lecture. They are Jerome E. Groopman, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and Pamela I. Hartzband, MD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Drs. Groopman and Hartzband will present the formula used in classic medical decision analysis and identify its limitations. They will also discuss the different mindsets that patients and doctors may bring to choosing among several treatment options.

Dr. Groopman is one of the world’s leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. He is a staff writer for the New Yorker and has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New Republic. He is also the author of several books, including How Doctors Think.

Pamela I. Hartzband

Pamela I. Hartzband

Dr. Hartzband is a noted endocrinologist and educator specializing in disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands and in women’s health. She is the author of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and the ACP Internist on the impact of electronic records, uniform practice guidelines, monetary incentives, and the effect of the Internet on the culture of clinical care.

Implementation Science: How Can It Support Health Research? (K2)
Ballroom C Three-Four (Level 2), KBHCCD

Anne Sales

Anne Sales

Anne Sales, PhD, RN, MSN, professor and associate chair for educational programs and health system innovation at the University of Michigan Medical School, and research scientist at the Center of Clinical Management Research for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, will describe current definitions of implementation science and how implementation science principles and tools can increase the overall impact of health research.

Dr. Sales’ work involves theory-based design of implementation interventions, including understanding how feedback reports affect pro

vider behavior and impacts patient outcomes. She also is researching the role of social networks in uptake of evidence-based practices and implementation interventions. Dr. Sales is co-editor-in-chief of Implementation Science.

Keynote Series Lineup
Data Sharing in the Context of Clinical Trials (K3)
Unraveling the Mystery of Breathlessness in COPD (K4) 

Developing the Evidence for Value-Based Care in Pulmonary Medicine (K5)
Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine (K6)

What Should Pulmonologists Know About Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? (K7)