2019 Allen M. Boyden, M.D. Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship is sponsored by Providence Center for Health Care Ethics in honor of Dr. Allen Boyden, a renowned leader and surgeon who promoted holistic approaches to and excellence in patient care.

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Featured speaker:

Alexa Miller, M.A.

alexamiller2018headshotcroppedAlexa Miller is founder of and consultant at Arts Practica, LLC, a medical education consultancy. She creates experiential learning opportunities that enable leaders, practitioners, and teachers in healthcare to be more effective and mindful in uncertainty. A leading voice for observation and inquiry practices in medicine, and for their cultivation in arts experiences, Miller is an original co-creator of Harvard Medical School’s Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis, a course that produced researched outcomes on the impact of arts experiences on medical student learning.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in Art History with extensive studies in Education and in African Studies, and her Master of Arts in Studio Painting from the Wimbledon School of Art where her artwork focused on human resilience and medical imagery. She is extensively trained in Visual Thinking Strategies protocols for facilitation and coaching and has completed courses at the Center for Women and Enterprise. Miller is a current Fellow with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.

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Questions: Please contact Eileen Moonery or 503-216-1913.

Donations to support this lectureship are gratefully accepted through Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation.


Continuing education credit:

These events meet the criteria for 1.2 nursing contact hours. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Department of Nursing, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon, is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP8693. Providence Portland Medical Center designates these live educational activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in these activities. Providence Portland Medical Center is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.