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Friday, May 1, 2015

#Cinderblocks2: Our agenda as it grows in real time.

Cinderblocks2 June 4-6, 
2015 Grantsville: Our agenda as it grows in real time.

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” ~John Wesley

(This agenda will keep getting bigger and better so keep coming back to learn more!)

You can register to attend this event #Cinderblocks2 

Thank You to our sponsors for helping make this event a reality. 

Diamond Cinderblock Sponsor: Lilly Clinical Innovation

Golden Cinderblock Sponsor: Lifetime Health Diary
Silver Cinderblock Sponsor:
Kanter Family Foundation

From 12-12:45 June 4 at the event we will be doing transatlantic interviews with attendees at Doctors 2.0 and You in Paris, France.  Thank you Spruce Artisan Village for offering wifi to support that endeavor! 

Conference Day 1
On June 4th we will meet at 8:00 am at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast.

General session begin in Penn Alps

8:30 Opening remarks are by Regina Holliday, Patient Rights Artist and Lynn Lais, Potter
9:00 Paul Edwards, Garrett County Commissioner, will present an overview of the area.
9:30  C.W., Edmondson, DDS from Pampered Smiles, Dental Day Spa
10:00 Mountain Laurel Medical Center Presentation by Lisa Skipper 
10:30 Break
10:45 Colin Hung, Co-Founder of Healthcare Leader chat 
11:00 Mark Boucot, CEO, will present on the work of the staff and leadership of Garret County Memorial Hospital.

During presentations easels will line the back of the space for those attendees who wish to paint while they listen. 

Lunch is at noon.  Our luncheon presentation in the Alpine room will be "The Diary: Charting lifetimes of Data." 
Presented by Kirk Saunders, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Diary Corporation.

Also during lunch some attendees will be doing interviews with attendees at Doctors 2.0 and You in Paris, France. Interviews will be hosted by the amazing Gregg Masters.  

The Dunbar Room will have lounging seats for any attendees who need to rest during or between sessions. Nora Reno, registered massage therapist, will be offering 7 minute massage sessions 12-1pm and 3-4pm in the Dunbar Room. 

Alpine Room

1:00-1:50 Changing the Treatment in Mental Health
Matt Keener , MD, from BlackBird Health will present on his innovative work in Pittsburg working in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult behavioral health using a therapeutic recreation approach.  He will stress the need social support and a peer moderated approach. 

2:00-2:50 Care Transitions: Who is falling in through the cracks?
This panel will address concerns in elder care, living on disability funds and special needs populations.
Mary Anne Sterling, President of Sterling Health IT will speak about the use of technology to aid transitions, especially focusing on elder care.
Melissa Hardy will provide the patient and caregiver voice.
Susan Thatcher will present in light with her work at Salem's Children Trust and her work with special needs student populations.  

3:00-3:45 Hospice: A conversation we need to have.
This hospice panel presentation will talk about the awareness and use of hospice care in Maryland and beyond.
Donna Jo Brenneman, Executive Director of Garrett County Hospice will talk about care transitions as they pertain to hospice and talk about the larger picture of safety net services for the entire family during this time of stress. 
Courtney Mazza will talk about her role in the Threshold Choir. 

Edelweiss Room

1:00- 2:00 Fracking and the Affect on Public Health
This presentation will be given by Nadine Grabinia and Annie Bristow. They will focus on public health in light of water quality and environmental concerns.  This subject is very timely as Garrett County moves forward with an economic impact study of fracking. 

1:10-1:50 Crystal Therapy Workshop
Artist and photographer Shannon Shine will lecture on crystal therapy and integrating arts into health.  

2:00-2:50  Guided Meditation
A guided meditation session by Christopher Selomon Closson

3:00-3:45 Gather for a walking meeting hosted by Ranger Julia Wieners in Casselman River Bridge State Park   Julia will provide a presentation highlighting the history of Casselman River Bridge State Park, and speaking on the health benefits that state parks and public lands can provide.

The Big Tent

2:00-2:50 Courtney Mazza will demonstrate painting techniques for the Walking Gallery
3:00-3:50  Aaron Smith will host short presentation and a how to hula hoop workshop.

General Session Alpine Room

4:00 The Patient Voice
A Presentation by Kym Martin.

4:30 Closing comments for the day. 
Regina Holliday closes the traditional conference days with a request to return in the evening for the art performances.

Traditional conference sessions end.  Feel free to explore the grounds, rest and grab a bite to eat before the evening program begins.

The Walking Gallery Gathers 7:00-10:00pm 

At 7:00 pm we will at the Casselman Resturant and Inn for a group shot of The Walking Gallery and the conference attendees.   We will then walk across the historic Casselman Bridge to the Little Crossings field by Spruce Artisan Village.   

There we will have our evening event under the big tent; this portion of the conference event is open to the public and does not require tickets. 

Ross Martin, MD will sing several of his songs focused on healthcare. 

This will be the 4th large gathering of The Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  In this space we will get to hear people tell their powerful stories. We will get to hear singers and musicians who are doctors and informatics professionals.  We will watch those that dance with fire. Christopher Selomon Closson will dance a fire poi presentation. The Ilumiknights, Aaron Smith, Aaron Long and Brett Rapson will fire dance and light the bonfire.

We will embrace the spark within ourselves and remember those we lost as we endeavor to make this world a better place.  We will close in the spirit of Burning Man and walk away on an illuminated bridge crossing the chasm of care. 

Conference Day 2
On June 5th  another conference day begins!  At 8:00 am we meet at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast and our general session.  

Alpine Room

8:30 General session begins 
Opening remarks by Regina Holliday

8:45 ePatient Dave DeBronkart will give a keynote presentation 

10:00 Mark Scrimshire will present a discussion on Patient empowerment and Blue Button.

10:30 Break

11:00 I Got Your “1” Patient Here: Health Literacy, empowered patients and living life as a cautionary tale.  

In this panel patients will discuss the challenges inherent in the system. 
Robb Fulks from Reading, Pennsylvania
Casey Quinlan from Richmond, Virginia
Ben Merrion from Washington, DC

12:00 Lunch 

Alpine Room

1:00-1:45 Sharing Data and The Learning Health System
A presentation by Josh Rubin, Executive Program Officer for Research and Development of activities related to the Learning Health System, University of Michigan School of Information
1:50 to 2:30 Failed Medical Devices and Patient Safety 
A presentation by Joleen Chambers, Failed Implant Device Alliance

Big Tent General Session

2:30-4 Facilitated Art Project by the Lilly Clinical Innovation team

4:00 is the close of the traditional conference day.  Feel free to explore and enjoy. 

PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 110 Main Street, Accident, MD 8:20-10:00pm Moon

At 7:30 we will carpool to Accident MD for a PechaKucha Night
Two of our attendees will be performing at this event and we will love to support them!
Josh Rubin, The Learning Health System
Carly Medosch, Chronic Illness Patient Advocate 

Conference Day 3

June 6th at 8:00 am meet at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast and our general session.  This day we will break into small groups to work on mentoring and individual coaching sessions.  General Conference closes at noon.  The party bus will be in the Penn Alps parking lot at 12:45pm to drive back to DC.

9:30- 10:15 The Big Tent
Lucy Leitner with an Apocalyptic Fitness session 9:30-10:15 in the big tent

10:30 The Big Tent
Face Painting with Loran  
Dodge Ball with Yoga Balls in the big field

10:15 -11:30 The Edelweiss/Dunbar 
Small group discussions

11:45 Big Tent
Closing Remarks Regina Holliday


  1. I am so excited to read this and see the vision come together.

  2. I have it a short URL, easy to remember for sharing with others:

  3. This is a GREAT looking agenda Regina. I will be there for part of it (some of Friday maybe, and some of Saturday), as out of town for much of week. I am very impressed. Mike

    1. Thank you Mike! We will enjoy your presence whenever you are able to be here.