2021 SAFO

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Emerging Financial Models: Disruption and Innovation
AAHC Connect – A Premier Virtual Experience

July 15-16, 2021

Academic health centers have played – and continue to play – an essential role in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, while simultaneously dealing heroically with extraordinary challenges, including various types of disrupted operations. In addition, academic health center leaders are seizing the opportunity to reimagine innovative ways to respond, advance, and transform as they emerge from this global crisis. This year’s all-virtual 2021 SAFO meeting offers AAHC and AAHCI members key opportunities to share their stories and perspectives on critical issues, including the future of funding and finance, rapidly changing clinical culture, and the impact of new models for telehealth and telework. This timely exchange of information will help members formulate strategies and tactics as they prepare for a swiftly evolving healthcare landscape.

The 2021 SAFO meeting, July 15-16, 2021, is designed for current and aspiring administrative and fiscal leaders and is open to all faculty and learners from AAHC and AAHCI member institutions.

  • Schedule of Events

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July 15, 2021
10:00–11:30 am
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Roundtable on Pandemic Lessons - Vaccine Delivery and Administration

FacilitatorWalter W. Tinling, MPH, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
Terry Adirim, MD, MPH, MBA, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense – Health Affairs, Department of Defense
Gina Intinarelli-Shuler, PhD, RN, Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, UCSF Health, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UCSF School of Nursing

Panel: New Business Models from the Pandemic

July 16, 2021
10:00–11:30am
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Roundtable on Financial Impact of the Pandemic and the New Digital Health Agenda - Lessons Learned and Next Steps

FacilitatorTerri C. Carrothers, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, CFO, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Featured Presentation – Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - View PDF Presentation

Facilitator: Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Panel: Collaboration Drives Innovation

Facilitator: Heyo Kroemer, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin
Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean, Yale School of Medicine - View PDF Presentation
Harold L. Paz, MD, MS, Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Health Affairs, The Ohio State University, Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Annemie M.W.J. Schols, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Health Medicine and Lifesciences, Maastricht University, Vice-President of the Executive Board, Maastricht University Medical Centre - View PDF Presentation
Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAS, FRCOG, Chair, Department OB/GYN- Aga Khan University Hospital, Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health Aga-Khan University - East Africa, AKU-UNESCO Chair in Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education, Chair, ICRHGlobal (International Centre for Reproductive Health)
Hans van Leeuwen, PhD, MSc, Dean, Vice-Chair of the Executive Board, Erasmus University Medical Center

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Featured Presentation: Responding to COVID – The Role of AHSCs Beyond AHSCs - Shitij Kapur, MBBS, PhD, FMedSci, Incoming President and Principal, Kings College London - View PDF Presentation

Facilitator: Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Panel: Challenges in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery and Administration: Perspectives from Around the Globe

Facilitator: Dermot Kelleher, MD, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Vice-President, Health, The University of British Columbia
Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc, PhD, FRSPH, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada - View PDF Presentation
Clay B. Marsh, MD, COVID-19 Czar, State of West Virginia, Vice President and Executive Dean, WVU Health Sciences
Julian Redhead, MBBS, FRCP, FCEM, MFSEM, Medical Director, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Imperial College London - View PDF Presentation
Jialin Zheng, MD, Professor and Dean, Tongji University School of Medicine - View PDF Presentation

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Panel: Leadership Development at Academic Health Centers: Cultivating Innovation, Community, Diversity, and Belonging

Facilitator: Sonu Bhaskar, MD, PhD, PD, Founding Director, NSW Brain Clot Bank, Liverpool Hospital and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
Jessica Gold, MD, MS, Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis - View PDF Presentation
Robert N. Golden, MD, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison - View PDF Presentation
Ming Kuang, MD, PhD, Vice President, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Executive Vice Dean, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University
Sarita Verma, BA, LLB, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dean, President & CEO, Northern Ontario School of Medicine - View PDF Presentation

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8:00 - 10 am

AAHC/I Partner Summit I

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

AAHCI Student Leadership Initiative Ignite! Talks – Innovative Ideas on Virtual Medical Education from Latin America

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

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8:00 - 10 am

AAHC/I Partner Summit I

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Steven L. Kanter, MD, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD, Senior Advisor on Research in the Middle East and North Africa, NIH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

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