APR 06, 2016 12:00 PM PDT

Keynote Speaker: The Laboratory-Clinical Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Senior Vice President for Organizational Advancement, Co-Founder, and Staff Physician, Trillium Health
      Dr. Valenti is Senior Vice-president of Strategic Advancement, Staff Physician, and Chief of Innovation at Trillium Health, Rochester, NY. He oversees Trillium Health's research programs, and new program/ service development and implementation.

      He is the co-founder of Community Health Network (1989), a Trillium Health legacy organization, and has been doing HIV Medicine and primary care since the early 1980s. His clinical interest focuses on streamlining systems of care to ensure accessible and affordable health care for all patients. Dr. Valenti believes that our understanding of population health should translate to the care of individual patients. His mantra is that "You need to practice in the setting that you supervise."

      He did his post-graduate training in internal medicine/primary care and infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center/ Strong Memorial Hospital. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

      He is chair of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the Medical Society of the State of NY, and, most recently, served on the New York State Health Department's Task Force to End the HIV Epidemic by 2020 (EtE 2020) as co-chair of the Medical Care Committee.

      As senior vice president for organizational advancement, Dr. Valenti is responsible for aligning the organization's strategic vision with philanthropic resources. In addition to his longtime role as a staff physician and clinical researcher,he will drive progress toward strategic goals and new clinical initiatives through the development of relationships with organizations engaged in the region's healthcare delivery, health policy and system reform.


    This session will describe opportunities for laboratory-clinician collaboration. identify the laboratory’s role in improving patient outcomes, and provide insight into the reimbursement challenges to help create a successful laboratory-clinician partnership. Case studies will be provided with opportunities for Q and A.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe opportunities for laboratory-clinician collaboration
    • Understand the laboratory’s role in improving patient outcomes
    • Understand reimbursement challenges to a successful laboratory-clinician partnership

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