Office of Continuing Education 


501 South Preston Street, Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
Fax: (502) 852-3994

Annual Patient Centered Care Symposium 2014
'Humanistic Communication for Improved Health Outcomes'
(Limited Attendance 200)

On behalf of the Office of the Dean at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry,
we are proud to present the first Annual Patient Centered Care Symposium.

Guest Speaker:

Hassan A. Tetteh, MD
Critically Acclaimed Thoracic Surgeon


Special Guest Speakers:

Provost Willinghganz

Dr. David Dunn, Executive Vice President Health Affairs

Dr. John J. Sauk, Dean, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Dr. Jennifer McCants, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Event Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

LOCATION: Jewish Heart and Lung Conference Center Level
(lunch included)
UofL Faculty and Staff Pre-Registration Required

Lecture: CEU(s) - 4

Education Method:
Live Interactive Format

: Noon
Course: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This course is designed to introduce and refresh concepts related to cultural competency and delivery of patient care. The goal is to enhance the attendee’s communication with patients during treatment and post treatment for improved patient compliance and better health outcomes. In addition to patient oriented goals, the symposium will also enhance communication among HSC faculty staff and students form various diverse backgrounds.


At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. identify the characteristics and qualities that are desirable for effective patient centered behavior and communication.
  2. understand the vitality of cultural competence as it relates to treating and communicating with patients from various ethnic, social, and demographic groups
  3. evaluate their current communication and treatment methodologies and implement new strategies for enhanced patient care to achieve better health outcomes and patient compliance


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM LUNCH

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ORDER

Welcome and Introduction.........Dr. Jennifer McCants
Dr. David Dunn, Executive Vice President Health Affairs

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
LECTURE..........Dr. Tetteh

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
LECTURE..........Dr. Tetteh

3:45 PM - 3:55 PM CLOSING
REMARKS..........Dr. John Sauk



About Dr. Hassan Tetteh. Dr. Tetteh is a U.S. Navy Commander and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and adjunct faculty at Howard University School of Medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 2012-2013, assigned to the U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office, (CBO), and served as Assistant Deputy Commander for Healthcare Operations and Strategic Planning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His clinical work includes cardiovascular disease management, heart failure surgery, and heart and lung transplantation. He is currently director of Thoracic Transplantation Procurement and Research for the INOVA Health System Heart and Lung Transplant Program in Virginia. Tetteh received the Alley Sheridan Award in 2007 from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Tetteh served as ship’s surgeon and director of surgical services for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) battle group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. In 2011, he deployed as a trauma surgeon to Afghanistan’s Helmand and Nimroz provinces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Forces. He earned both the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer designations, and his military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal. Tetteh is author of the novel Gifts of the Heart and has published articles on surgical innovation, health information technology, ethics,wounded warriors, and process improvement. He also serves on the board of directors for Champions for Kids, a nonprofit that mobilizes millions of people to improve the lives of children. At the CBO, as a Visiting Scholar with the Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division, Tetteh provided a clinical perspective, working with different teams of analysts on a variety of health policy projects. Specifically, he contributed to studies related to the declining cost of chronic conditions, the costs of obesity and their effects on the federal budget, supplyside modeling of health workforce issues, and the impact of health information technology on the federal budget. He also analyzed policy proposals aimed at achieving savings in Medicare. Tetteh received his B.S. from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, his M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Tetteh is board certified in surgery and healthcare management and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Special thanks to Dr. Jennifer McCants for researching, developing and bringing this series to our school and to our sponsors:

* Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)

*The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Vice Provost for Diversity

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Class of 1964's Ronald L. Henderson Memorial Lecture Fund

A very special thanks to Jewish Hospital for their gracious accommodations

No Charge to UofL Faculty and Residents. Pre-Registration Required.


FEES: On-Line Registration by 4/11/2014 11:00 AM On-Site Registration after 4/11/2014 11:00 AM
Dentist $185 $220
Hygienist $145 $180
Auxiliary $145 $180
Hygienist/Auxiliary w/ Dentist $135 $170

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