Ann W. Caldwell President's Lecture: Interprofessional Rounds

The 2019 Ann W. Caldwell President’s Lecture: Interprofessional Rounds will be held on Tuesday, January 15, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in the Blackman Auditorium at Northeastern University. This year’s rounds topic is “Invisible Disability: Providing Compassionate Care for a Person with ME/CFS.” An excerpt will be screened from the Sundance Award-winning documentary UNREST, chronicling the hidden lives of those living with the debilitating disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), followed by opening remarks from Harvard Medical School Professor of Surgery Ronald Tompkins, MD, ScD, and a discussion with Lisa Hall, RN, who has worked with ME/CFS patients for 17 years, as well as ME/CFS patient advocates Robie Robitaille and Rivka Solomon.

The Ann W. Caldwell President’s Lecture: Interprofessional Rounds is an annual event in which second-year students in the entry-level graduate programs come together to hear successful examples of how clinical teams collaborate to provide patient-centered care. Named after the MGH Institute’s fourth president (1997–2007), the lecture is intended to reinforce the school’s mission  to prepare health professionals to advance care for a diverse society.

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The theme of the 2018 Rounds was "Compassionate Care for the Patient with Opioid Dependency." The speakers were: Dean Lemire, Assistant Project Director, Harbor Homes, Inc., Jason Lucey, Assistant Professor of Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Sarah Mackin, Program Manager AHOPE Boston Needle Exchange, and Stephen Wright, AHOPE community health worker.