All Together Better Health Conference

The “All Together Better Health Conference” made its US debut in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this June.

ASPE was well represented at the conference with poster and workshop presentations from several ASPE members including:

Keiko Abe, Nagoya University, Japan

Hollis Day, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, US

Cathy Smith, Toronto, On, Canada

Valerie Fulmer, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, US

Dawn Schocken, University of Southern Florida Health, Tampa FL, US

Jim Carlson, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Ill, US


To read more about the conference, see the following articles:

Medical Professionals from Around the World Discuss Efficiencies in Health Care Systems


June 6, 2014

Health care costs continue to rise in the US and part of the reason is inefficiencies throughout the system. That’s according to Everette James, J.D., M.D., director of the Pitt Health Policy Institute and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health. One of the main topics of discussion at the “All Together Better Health VII” Conference in Pittsburgh is how to increase efficiencies in health care.


Health professionals gather at Pitt, discuss future of healthcare

The Pitt News

June 9, 2014

Health professionals from Pittsburgh and around the world may be trying to change what happens during your visits to the doctor. Ben Reynolds, director of UPMC’s Office of Advanced Practice Providers, which advances education at UPMC, said this weekend that “interprofessional education” will mean changing the way medical students are taught, primarily in the emphasis on teamwork among various specialties. Reynolds spoke at the seventh biennual All Together Better Health conference, which focused on interprofessional practice and education in health care and concluded on Pitt’s campus on Sunday. This year’s conference was the first of its kind held in the U.S. and the largest one so far, according to Susan Meyer, associate dean of Pitt’s School of Pharmacy. It drew about 880 people from 27 countries, including Canada and Scotland.


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