October 31st, 2010 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Topic: Everything I needed to know about relationship-centered care I first learned from dogs

Starting with his first experience with "medicine" in an experimental dog lab, Dr. Inui learned about the power and principles of relationship-centered care, its applications in clinical practice, its roots in the foundational values of medicine, and how all of this might be taught and learned. An educator, primary care practitioner and health services research, he will explore these domains and their connectedness.

Thomas S. InuiBio ~ Thomas S. Inui

Thomas S. Inui is President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Inc. the Sam Regenstrief Professor of Health Services Research, and Associate Dean for Health Care Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. A primary care physician, educator, and researcher, he previously held positions as head of general internal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Paul C. Cabot professor and founding chair of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Inui's special emphases in teaching and research have included physician-patient communication, health promotion and disease prevention, the social context of medicine, and medical humanities.