John Hickner, MD
Location: Salons 3, 4, 6
Review and understand results of recently published studies of probiotic therapies
Understand the evolving evidence for effectiveness of probiotics for a variety of conditions
John Hickner, MD, MS is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Practice and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was the Cleveland Clinic Chair of Family Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and Head of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Hickner has practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years. His research interests are patient safety and quality in primary care. He directed several regional, state and national research networks including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network from 2000 to 2004. He has taught evidence-based medicine courses to physicians and medical students for more than 25 years.