Dolan Lecture Brings Best of Emerging Medicine to Arlington

Medicine will advance more in the next 10 years than in the past century. Continuing medical education is the key to thriving in this brave new world of ours.

The Dolan Lectures Series addresses this challenge by bringing state-of-the-art medicine and its champions to the Virginia Hospital Center each fall. For over three decades, eminent physicians and researchers in fields such as opioid addiction and recovery, concussions, drug safety, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, genomics and end of life care, share new developments in their work.

32nd Annual Lecture - November 7, 2019

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Behavioral Economics in Health and Health Care

Behavior economics is concerned with how people make decisions and how often those decisions don’t align with what we consider to be rational thinking. Join Dr. David A. Asch, MD, MBA, Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, and the John Morgan Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as he brings us a new perspective into improving the process of making health care decisions.

Dr. Asch’s research is in the area of behavioral economics, and aims to understand and improve how physicians and patients make medical choices. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and he has received awards for teaching, mentorship, and scholarship.

Lecture video library

We cleaned out the vault and dusted off several important lecture videos. We embarked on an extensive digitization project of these tapes. The available videos are posted on our YouTube channel for your viewing.


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