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Roybal Mini-Symposium: October 1-2, 2020

October 1 - October 2

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Join us for the 2020 Roybal Mini-Symposium! The Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) (the Penn Roybal Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics) is proud to host our first-ever joint Roybal event with the Palliative and Advanced Illness Center (PAIR), which was recently named the Penn Roybal Center on Palliative Care in Dementia by the National Institute of Aging.

In lieu of an in-person Roybal Retreat, CHIBE and PAIR will host a virtual mini-symposium with a combination of live and pre-recorded talks and a Twitter poster session. Presenters will create brief (8-10 minute) pre-recorded presentations to be viewed during the live symposium followed by presenter-facilitated audience engagement activities and a live Q&A.

Our annual retreats provide an excellent opportunity to build and strengthen relationships across disciplines and institutions, and we hope you will still get a sense of that this year, despite the virtual format and miles between all of us. And, if you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to use #MiniRoybal20 as you tweet about our program.

Kevin volpp and scott halpernThank you for being a part of this year’s mini-symposium and for your commitment to moving the field of behavioral economics, health, and palliative care in dementia forward.

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Director of CHIBE
Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, Director of PAIR

About the Penn Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health

In 2009, Dr. Volpp collaborated with George Loewenstein, PhD, at Carnegie Mellon University and successfully competed for NIH funding to establish the Penn-CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health (now the Penn Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health). This program is supported by a P30 center grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct translational research in middle-aged and older populations. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University comprises our Roybal Center. Scientists from the fields of medicine, economics, psychology, statistics, law, epidemiology, and other disciplines work together to design interventions that leverage choice architecture principles of behavioral economics to increase the quality and value of clinician care, improve end-of-life decisions, and help patients make healthy food and lifestyle choices to manage chronic disease.

About the Penn Roybal Center on Palliative Care in Dementia

Created with support from a five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct translational research on aging populations, the Penn Roybal Center on Palliative Care in Dementia is one of 13 Roybal Centers in the nation. It is one of four such Centers studying dementia, and the only Center focused on palliative care for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This Center uniquely brings together behavioral and data scientists from the Penn Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Wharton, and Engineering, and dementia experts from across the U.S., to develop and test novel interventions that bridge the dramatic gap between the supply of, and the need for, palliative care services among persons with dementia in long-term supports and services.


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