Dr. Wynia’s career has included developing a research institute and training programs focusing on bioethics, professionalism and policy issues (the AMA Institute for Ethics) and founding the AMA’s Center for Patient Safety. His research has focused on novel uses of survey data to inform and improve the practical management of ethical issues in health care and public policy. He has led projects on a wide variety of topics related to ethics and professionalism, including understanding and measuring the ethical climate of health care organizations and systems; ethics and quality improvement; communication, team-based care and engaging patients as members of the team; defining physician professionalism; public health and disaster ethics; medicine and the Holocaust (with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum); and inequities in health and health care. He has served on committees, expert panels and as a reviewer for the Institute of Medicine, The Joint Commission, the Hastings Center, the American Board of Medical Specialties, federal agencies, and other organizations. Dr. Wynia is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), and has chaired the Ethics Forum of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Ethics Committee of the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM).
Ira Bedzow is an associate professor of medicine and UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at New York Medical College. He is also Senior Scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values, co-director of the Maimonides Institute for Medical Ethics and the Holocaust, a contributor at the MirYam Institute, and a regular contributor in Forbes for their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section.
Peter Angood, MD, is currently CEO and President of the American Association for Physician Leadership. Previously, Dr. Angood was the inaugural Chief Patient Safety Officer at The Joint Commission, Senior Adviser for Patient Safety at the National Quality Forum, and Chief Medical Officer for the Patient Safety Organization of GE Healthcare. Prior to this, he enjoyed 25-years of academic surgery practice ranging from McGill University in Canada to the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Angood completed his academic career as a full professor of surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine, and is an author in over 225 publications. His recent book, “All Physicians Are Leaders,” has been critically well received.
J.A. Block Health Associates is a consulting firm working with the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, the Commonwealth Foundation, The Center to Advance Palliative Car, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others. Dr. Block is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Health System and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, and President of Rochester Area Hospital Corporation. Dr. Block also served as Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Preventive, Family, and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy Management both at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Block has been a consultant for the National Palliative Care Research Center since 2005 and he was awarded the first ever American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award in 2010.
Dan Davis is Geisinger’s chief bioethics officer and director of the system’s Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy. A native of West Virginia, he earned his PhD in the philosophy and ethics of medicine from Georgetown University in 1996. He also worked at Georgetown for more than 20 years in a variety of capacities—as communications director, as director of strategic planning for the Medical Center, and ultimately as a faculty member of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and as the medical school’s associate dean for planning and evaluation. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics under the leadership of his mentor, Ed Pellegrino. In October 2009, he was appointed senior advisor for bioethics and policy in the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2012, he joined Geisinger, where he has sought to integrate bioethics into system programs for patient care, research, innovation, and education. His research interests include clinical ethics consultation; shared decision making, especially in the context of advanced illness; patient engagement in research and care; professional formation in the health professions; and organizational culture and ethics in health care.
Mary C. Gentile is Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, Professor of Practice at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Senior Advisor at Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, and consultant on management education and leadership development. Among numerous other awards, Gentile was named as one of the “Top Minds 2017” by Compliance Week; one of the 2015 “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere and one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners” by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World, January 2015.
Lisa is a primary care physician and ethicist whose passion is to help people and organizations create cultures that are infused with values. She is currently the Director of Bioethics and Health Trust at Google. Prior to joining Google she served as Chief Medical Officer for the VA New England Healthcare System where she was responsible for clinical operations for eight healthcare systems throughout New England, developed a systematic approach to screening and responding to Veterans' social needs, and managed the regional response to Covid-19 and a transition to virtual healthcare. Lisa has also served as Executive Director of the National Center for Ethics in Health Care for the Veterans Health Administration and Director of Bioethics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She continues to see patients within the Veterans Health Administration, teaches health policy and bioethics at Harvard Medical School, and teaches public health ethics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Michele Lueck is President and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute where she has led a decade-long expansion and positioned the nonprofit as a trusted advisor to leading organizations on strategic direction and policy issues. She is a sought-after thought leader and speaker on health and health policy research subjects. She serves on the State of Colorado E-Health Commission, on the board of the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and as chair of the Adams State University Board of Trustees. She previously led two nonprofits on Colorado’s Western Slope and worked in strategic services at Sg2 and other consulting firms.
Patrick O'Rourke is an Executive Vice Chancellor and the Chief Operating Officer on the Boulder campus. In this role, he is responsible for the operation of the Strategic Resources and Support team, which provides operational support for the campus in human resources, information technology, enrollment management, budget and finance, communications, compliance and security, institutional equity, government and community relations, and infrastructure and sustainability. Strategic Resources and Support partners with the academic administration and faculty to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
"This meeting is invaluable. As health care changes we must address ethical dilemmas. This is the meeting I attend to reconnect with my north star.” Fred Southwick, MD – Professor; University of Florida College of Medicine
This conference has selective admission and attendance is limited to ensure that every participant will have opportunities for direct interaction with our renowned program faculty. Attendees are expected to be senior or rising leaders of health care organizations, senior or rising health policy leaders, or senior or rising public health leaders.