2009 Schedule of Events

Below is the agenda from the 2009 Conference.  To view the presentation, please click on the speaker’s name.


Day 1: Monday, October 19, 2009



8:00am – 9:00am


9:00am – 11:00am

NIH Gaps and Priorities Session

Introduction: Helen Meissner

Moderator: Ruth Parker

Speakers: Cynthia Baur, Marin Allen, Kyu Rhee and Linda Kwon, Vish Viswanath, Michael Paasche-Orlow


Gaps and Priorities Small Group Breakout Sessions/Box Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Keynote Address: David Baker, MD, MPH Michael A. Gertz Professor in Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Title: Health Literacy Research: Past is Prologue

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Abstract I: Oral Presentations

Moderator: Joanne Schwartzberg, MD, Director of Aging and Community Health, American Medical Association

1. Ian Bennett, University of Pennsylvania, “Trust of Physicians Mediates the Association of Literacy with Perceived Efficacy of Patient-Physician Interactions Among Mothers of Early Preterm Infants

2. Ariella Herman, UCLA, Anderson School of Management. “Empowering low-income parents to reduce excess pediatric emergency room and clinic visits through health literacy”

3. Stacy Bailey, Northwestern. “Universal Medication Schedule to Improve Patient Understanding of Perscription Drug Instructions”

4. H. Shonna Yin, New York University School of Medicine. “Parent Medication Administration Errors: Role of Dosing Instruments and Health Literacy”

2:30pm- 3:45pm

Invited Panel A: Measurement

Moderator: Terry Davis

Speakers: Elizabeth Hahn, Lauren McCormack, Russell Rothman.

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Invited Panel B: Health Literacy and Verbal Interaction

Moderator: Scott Ratzan


Speakers: Kathy Mazor, Don Rubin, Debra Roter

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Reception/Poster Session, State Plaza Hotel

Day 2: Tuesday October 20, 2009



8:00am – 8:30am


8:30am – 9:45am

Abstract II: Oral Presentations

Moderator: Irene Dankwa-Mullan, MD, MPH, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

1. Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Health Literacy and Prospective Memory in HIV Seropositive Individuals”

 2. Rebecca Sudore, University of California, San Francisco. “Uncertainty of Advance Care Planning Treatment Preferences Among Diverse Older Adults”

 3. Raymond Ownby, Nova Southeastern University. “Health Literacy is Related to Problem Solving Skills”

 4. Susan Shaw, University of Arizona. “Measuring Health Literacy Across Diverse Populations 

10:00am – 10:45am

Keynote Address – Anne Beal, MPH, President, Aetna Foundation

Presentation of Sabra Woolley Memorial Award for highest rated abstract – Linda Harris (HRSA)

11:00am -12:15pm

Invited Panel C: HIT Interventions

Moderator: Michael Paasche-Orlow

Speakers: Timothy Bickmore, Dean Schillinger, Michael Wolf

11:00am -12:15pm

Invited Panel D: Organizational Assessment and Change

Moderator: Rima Rudd

Speakers: Julie Gazmararian, Matthew Wynia, Beverly Weidmer

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Box Lunch: 1-on-1 Mentor and Project Officer Meetings:

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Poster Session

 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Abstract III: Oral Presentations

Moderator: Cindy Brach, MPP, Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ)

1. Sian Smith, University of Sydney. “Supporting informed choices about bowel cancer screening among adults with lower levels of education and literacy: A randomized controlled trail of a decision aid”

2. Kerri Cavanaugh, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Low diabetes numeracy predicts worse glycemic control”

3. Oana Grone, HPH Catalonian network. “Results of an evaluation of the health literacy environment in Catalan hospitals”

4. Boyd Davis, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. “Vignettes and photovellas to enhance training for workers with limited English”

 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Final Session/Evaluations

April 7, 2010
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine