Mithoefer Symposium

1st Annual Symposium
May 23rd & 24th, 2005
Cooperstown, New York

Monday, May 23rd

Michael S. Gold, M.D., FACS, Advisory Board Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief, Bassett Healthcare: Dr. Gold's presentation

Marcia Brand, Ph.D., Director HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy: Dr. Brand's presentation

Hiram Polk, Jr., M.D., FACSRecent History of Training Surgeons for Rural Surgery

The State of Rural Surgery – Panel Discussion

Mithoefer Center for Rural Surgery – Survey Results: The Mithoefer Center for Rural Surgery presentation

Stephen Olson, M.D., FACS – Hurdles of Transition from Urban to Rural; a personal experience(please contact us if you wish a copy of this file email:

Richard J. Field, III, M.D., FACS – The Life of a Rural Surgeon Dr. Field's presentation

James Bishop, C.F.O. & Interim C.E.O. Harney District Hospital, Burns, Oregon  Recruiting a General Surgeon - Before & After his Arrival Mr. Bishop's presentation

Educational Issues in Rural Surgery – Panel Discussion

Charles Rinker, M.D., FACS to moderate Dr. Rinker's presentation

Karen Deveney, M.D., FACS – Oregon Model Dr. Deveney's presentation

J. Patrick O’Leary, M.D., FACS – Louisiana State University• Patrick Dietz, M.D., FACS – MCRS Model Dr. Dietz's presentation

Tuesday, May 24th

Thomas R. Russell, M.D., FACS Executive Director, American College of Surgeons Dr. Russell's presentation [requires powerpoint]

Research & Outcomes of Rural General Surgery – Panel Discussion

Samuel Finlayson, M.D., FACS, Moderator -Assoc. Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School – Role of Outcomes Dr. Finlayson's presentation [powepoint required]

Andrew Coburn, Ph.D. - Associate Dean, Research Professor and Director, Institute for Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center Dr. Coburn's presentation

William B. Weeks, M.D.,MBA, Veterans Administration Rural Health Initiative Dr. Weeks' presentation

Dana C. Lynge, M.D., FACS, Workforce Study, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center Dr. Lynge's presentation

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