STFM Foundation

Leland Blanchard Memorial Lecture

Leland Blanchard Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Leland Blanchard, MD, in 1979. Dr Blanchard was a major contributor to the development of family medicine and was a charter member of STFM. This lecture is a program component of each STFM Annual Spring Conference.

Past Blanchard Lectures

  • 2023: Climate Change, Health and Equity   Cheryl Holder, MD
  • 2022: The Political Determinants of Health: Advocating for Equitable Health Outcomes Daniel E. Dawes, JD
  • 2021:  Are You Judging Me?: What Patients May Feel But Never Express to their Physicians  Jarvis DeBerry
  • 2020: Reflections of a Unicorn: Cedric Bright, MD
  • 2019: Mālama Honua (Caring for Mother Earth): Lessons Learned About Health, Wellbeing, and the Future of Health Care – Marjorie Leimomi Mala Mau, MD
  • 2018: Developing the Moral Obligations of Citizenship—Stephen Black
  • 2017: The Dynamics and Processes of the Health of the Latino Population Using Both Quantitative Data and Qualitative Observations—David Hayes-Bautista, PhD
  • 2016: Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism—Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
  • 2015: A Brief Ethnography of Family Medicine: Three Stories—Malachi O’Connor, PhD
  • 2014: On Being the Fifth and Final: Reflections on Interprofessional Leadership and Change Management—Denise Rodgers, MD
  • 2013: Disruptive Innovation and the Transformation of Health Care Systems: What Does It Require of Tomorrow’s Leaders?—Paul E. Plsek
  • 2012: The Art of Leadership—William E. Strickland, Jr
  • 2011: Engineering Against Nature When Nature Hits Back: The Past and Future of New Orleans—John M Barry
  • 2010: How Financial Conflicts Of Interest Endanger Our Profession—Jerome Kassirer, MD
  • 2009: The Challenge of Practice Variations and the Future of Primary Care—John Wennberg, MD, MPH
  • 2008: The Challenge of Practice Variations and the Future of Primary Care—John Wennberg, MD, MPH
  • 2007: A Community Leading Change–Fulfilling the STFM Vision—Kevin Grumbach, MD
  • 2006: The Challenging Face of Primary Care—Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH
  • 2005: The End of the Beginning: The Redesign Imperative in FM—Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH
  • 2004: Academia and the Care of the Chronically Ill—Edward Wagner, MD, WA
  • 2003: Family Medicine and the Surgeon General Who Listened—David Satcher MD, PhD
  • 2002: Medical Education for Compassion and Meaning: Stressproofing the Young—Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
  • 2001: Practical Idealism: What’s Rembrandt Got to Do With It?”—Ruth Hart, MD
  • 2000: Genes, Diseases, and the Practice of Medicine in the Year 2000—Holmes Morton, MD
  • 1999: Everything I Learned About Leadership From Sitting Around the Dining Room Table—John Molidor, PhD
  • 1998: Social Responsibilities of Faculty in Family Medicine—Audrey Manley, MD, MPH
  • 1997: From the Valley Floor to the Mountain Peak: FM on the Move—Nancy Wilson Dickey, MD
  • 1996: Family Medicine in the Way Station Called Managed Care—William Jacott, MD
  • 1995: The Community Origins of Family Practice—Theodore Phillips, MD
  • 1994: Medical Education, Status, and Scholarship: Reassessing What Is Valued as Scholarly Work—R. Eugene Rice, PhD
  • 1993: The Reemergence of the Generalist as Researcher—Sheldon Greenfield, MD
  • 1992: STFM: The Once and Future—Lynn Carmichael, MD
  • 1991: Caring and Curing: Striking the Right Balance—Daniel Callahan, PhD
  • 1990: Leadership in Family Medicine—Fitzhugh Mayo, MD
  • 1989: The Primary Care Physician and Resource Allocation: What Is the Job Description—Christine Cassel, MD
  • 1988: Health Care in the Future: A Federal Perspective—US Senator Orrin Hatch
  • 1987: Healthy Families: An Essential Investment for a Successful Nation—Willis Goldbeck
  • 1986: Rites of Spring for FM: Discontent, Discon-tinuity, and Discovery—Robert Graham, MD
  • 1985: Barnacles, Ballast, and Balance—B. Lewis Barnett, Jr, MD
  • 1984: What’s True About What’s New?—G. Gayle Stephens, MD
  • 1983: Competition—Paul Brucker, MD
  • 1982: FM’s Golden Opportunity: Will the Challenge Be Accepted?—Curtis Hames, MD
  • 1981: The Doctor’s Image—John Lister, MA, MD
  • 1980: Truth Telling in Medicine—Sissela Bok, PhD
  • 1979: The Willard Report Revisited—C.H. William Ruhe, MD

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