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Dartmouth NNE CO-OP PBRN Annual Meeting 2022

The Dartmouth CO-OP Primary Care Practice-based Research Network (Dartmouth CO-OP PBRN) was founded in 1972 by enthusiastic primary care clinicians working towards improving the quality of healthcare. We serve as an operational base for primary care clinicians, their practices, and their communities, to work together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into practice. You can find us housed within the Department of Community & Family Medicine at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Join us for a great opportunity to discuss and investigate current medical health topics with a variety of healthcare professionals from across Northern New England. After attending our Annual Meeting, you'll go home with new knowledge and ideas from participating in one of our several workshops, networking events, and brain storming sessions. Please visit our website for more information about us.

Activity Details
Start Date:  January 27, 2022
End Date:  January 28, 2022
Time:  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Virtual
Download:  Agenda

Registration for this event has closed. For questions, please e-mail Zoe.M.Daudier@hitchcock.org.

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Registration is online and by credit card only. The registration fee is $75

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is January 20, 2021. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics

Thursday January 27th Schedule

 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch & Learn Poster Session
 1:00 - 1:05 pm Welcome & Meeting Overview
 1:05 - 1:45 pm Keynote Address
~ Mira Bjelotomich Irons, MD 
President and CEO, The College of Physicians of 
Philadelphia, Former Chief Health and Science Officer; Group Vice President, Health Science and Ethics of the American Medical Center                        
 1:45 - 2.00 pm Questions & Answers
 2:00 - 2:30 pm Break
 2:30 - 4:30 pm The COVID-19 Pandemic and Primary Care

2:30-3:30pm – COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural 
Northern New England
~ Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MPP 
President for Research, MaineHealth 
Director, Maine Medical Center Research Institute 
Interim Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation 

~ Kathleen Fairfield, MD, MPH, DrPH 
Physician Scientist 
Co-Director, The Academy at MITE, Department of 
Medical Education 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Public Health & 
Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

~ Maureen Boardman, MSN, FNP-C, FAANP 
Dartmouth NNE CO-OP Clinical Research Director            

3:00-3:30 pm – Questions & Answers

3:30-4:00pm – COVID-19 Long Haulers and Implications for Primary Care

~ Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD 
Infectious Disease & International Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

~ Louis Kazal Jr., MD 
Family Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4:00-4:30 – Questions & Answers 
 4:30 - 5:30 pm Social/Happy hour (optional)

Friday, January 28th Schedule

 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch & Learn Poster Session
 1:00 - 1:05 pm Welcome & Meeting Overview
 1:05 - 2:00 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS

1:05-1:45pm – Primary Care and COVID-19, It’s  Complicated
~ John Westfall, MD, MPH 
Director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, Washington, D.C.

1:45-2:00pm – Questions & Answers
 2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
 2:15 - 3:15 pm Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

2:15-2:45pm – Telehealth is Here to Stay
~ Terry Rabinowitz, MD 
University of Vermont Medical Center

2:45-3:15pm – Questions & Answers
 3:15 - 4:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Potential Opportunities to Engage in Primary Care Research 
Two 30-minute breakout sessions: Please choose from the options below. Please note: Each breakout session will be repeated. One starting at 3:15pm and the second at 3:45pm.

Breakout 1 – 3:15-4:15 PM Patient Safety Project 
~ Stephanie Calkins, MD 
Family Medicine, MaineGeneral Health
~ Neil Korsen, MD, MS 
Physician Scientist, Maine Medical Center  
Board Member, Dartmouth NNE CO-OP PBRN
~ Charles MacLean, MD 
Adult Primary Care Internal Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center

Breakout 2 – 3:15-4:15 PM COVID-19 and its effects on patients with Substance Use Disorders 
~ Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C 
Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of New 
Board Member, Dartmouth NNE CO-OP PBRN

Breakout 3 – 3:15-4:15 PM  Lung Cancer Screening and Primary Care 
~ Rian Hasson, MD 
Thoracic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Breakout 4 –  3:15-4:15 PM Colonoscopy vs. Stool-
Based Testing for Older Adults with a History of Colon Cancer
~ Karen Schifferdecker, PhD, MPH 
Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute

~ Maureen Boardman, MSN, FNP-C, FAANP 
Dartmouth NNE CO-OP Clinical Research Director

Breakout 5 – 3:15-4:15 PM Introduction to Primary Care Research 
~ Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH 
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of 
Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine 
Board Member, Dartmouth NNE CO-OP PBRN

Breakout 6 – 3:15-4:15 PM Screen to Save & Other 
Primary Care Research Opportunities through Norris Cotton Cancer Center 
~ Christine Gunn, PhD 
Assistant Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice 

~ Judy Rees, BM, BCh, MPH, PhD 
Director, NH State Cancer Registry 
Associate Director for Community Outreach and 
Engagement, Norris Cotton Cancer Center 
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, 
Geisel School of Medicine 

~ Katie Lenhoff, MPH 
Program Specialist, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 
 4:15 - 4:30 pm MEETING ADJOURN 
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe the essential components of engaging in practice-based research and strategies for providing primary care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
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    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

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View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

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