This program has been a joint effort among the Lown Institute and the Northern New England professional associations representing physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants and other health care professionals for the purpose of examining the current barriers to busy health clinicians conducting themselves as professionals. Attendees will learn of the major trends in medicine which may impact on professionalism and will learn of acceptable approaches to issues such as collegiality, conflicts of interest, electronic medical records, productivity and gifts from industry.

If paying by Check, please make check out to Maine Medical Association and mail to PO Box 190, Manchester, ME  04351



Lown Institute

Maine Medical Association

New Hampshire Medical Society

Vermont Medical Society

Maine Nurse Practitioners Association

Maine Alliance of Health Care Professionals

Maine Association of Physician Assistants

New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association

New Hampshire Society of Physician Assistants


Maine AllCare

Maine Hospital Association

Maine Quality Counts

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.


Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Sheraton Portsmouth, 250 Market Street, Postsmouth, NH


Dr. Bodenheimer is a Professor, UCSF School of Medicine.  He has written and co-authored several books on health policy, including Understanding Health Policy and Improving Primary Care.  Dr. Bodenheimer has spent the past 11 years of his career in the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Department of Family and Community Medicine, where with his colleagues, he works with primary care providers to improve health care service delivery.

Dr. Campbell is a Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Research, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Campbell is a sociologist with an expertise in survey science who conducts research relating to physician conflict of interest and professionalism.

Michael Milligan, Playwright and Actor writes in the tradition of American playwrights from Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets to Tony Kushner and Anna Deavere Smith in capturing political and social realities through powerful drama. In MERCY KILLERS, Milligan looks at the behemoth of the American Health Care system from the vantage point of an average working “Joe.” His new play SIDE EFFECTS moves to the man inside the system, a doctor.


Dr. Bernat is the Director of the Program in Clinical Ethics at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. James Bernat, M.D., the Louis and Ruth Frank Professor of Neuroscience at Dartmouth Medical School, earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He trained in internal medicine and neurology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Bernat has been a Dartmouth Medical School faculty member since 1976 and has held the rank of Professor of Medicine and Neurology since 1989.


Dr. Chessa is the Director of Clinical Ethics at Maine Medical Center. He serves as the Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Course Director of Ethics and Professionalism at Tufts University School of Medicine. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor at both Bates College and the University of Nevada. He attended Dickinson College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. He received a Master of Arts in philosophy at the University of South Florida, followed by a Doctorate in Philosophy at Georgetown University. At Georgetown, he focused on ethical theory and medical ethics. In 2012, he was awarded “Outstanding Lecturer” from Tufts University, School of Medicine.


Dr. Miller is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Maine, the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. She is also staff clinical ethicist at Eastern Maine Medical Center, the second largest hospital in Maine. She has a wide range of interests in clinical ethics, medical humanities, moral psychology, feminist theory, and popular culture.


Dr. Macauley is the Professor of Pediatrics at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont. He completed his Residency and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland and received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Macauley has a Master of Sacred Theology with an Ethics Concentration from Yale University Divinity School.


Dr. Murphy is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. at DePaul University in Chicago, with a Dissertation entitled "The Ethical and Political Implications of Social Typifications in the Philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Alfred Schutz."