Fall 2010

Noon
Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium

September

Sept. 30

History of the Development rVIIa: A Life of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Ulla Hedner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor emeritus
University of Lund, Sweden

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of clinical observations in the generation of research hypothesis
  • Appreciate the process of developing a drug from concept to bedside

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October

Oct. 7

Beethoven and the Sound that Failed

Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor and vice chair
Department of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Review Beethoven’s medical history
  • Develop a list of potential diagnoses responsible for his multifaceted disorder
  • Review the clinical features of syphilis as his most likely diagnosis

Oct. 14

Fellow Research Presentations
Long-term cause of death in liver transplant recipients with and without hepatitis C virus infection

W. Andrew Hackworth, M.D.
Gastroenterology fellow, PGY-6

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand long-term cause of death in liver transplant recipients

Population-based risk factors and resource utilization for HCC: U.S. perspective

Andrew Poklepovic, M.D.
Hematology/oncology fellow, PGY-6

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify updated risk factors for the development of HCC
  • Understand resource allocation for therapy of HCC

The Health Care Initiative for Improving End-of-Life in Pulmonary Hypertension

Jared Shipley, M.D.
Pulmonary and critical care fellow, PGY-6

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an appreciation for the incidence of significant symptomatology in patients with pulmonary hypertension at the end of life

Oct. 21

Clinicopathologic Conference: A 68-year-old female with hypertension presents with newly uncontrolled hypertension and hepatic masses

Discussant: Domenic Sica, M.D.
Professor
Division of Nephrology
Chair, Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Hypertension
Department of Internal Medicine
VCU School of Medicine
CPC Protocol prepared by J. Daniel Markley, DO [PDF]

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize etiologies and diagnosis from the clinicopathologic case presented
  • Observe an experienced clinician's diagnostic reasoning process

Oct. 28

Thinking Pink: Breast Cancer in 2010

Mary Helen Hackney, M.D.
Associate professor
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care
Department of Internal Medicine
VCU School of Medicine

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of the importance for multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients
  • Understand some of the new tools available to guide treatment decision-making
  • Understand how to support patients before, during and after treatment

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November

Nov. 4

Outcomes and Evidence: Policy, Politics, and Possibilities

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Director
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key public and private sector issues and activities that are helping to promote patient engagement in the transformation of the health care system
  • Outline the roles the Department of Health and Human Services and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality play in implementing recent legislation designed to drive transformation of the U.S. health care system
  • Identify how the relationships between these efforts and strategies — combine with local, regional and national collaboration — will help to build an information-rich, patient-focused enterprise

Nov. 11

Pertussis in 2010 – Why hasn't whooping cough gone away?

Erik Hewlett, M.D.
Professor of medicine
Infectious Diseases and International Health
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Be informed of the current activity of pertussis in the U.S.
  • Understand the working hypotheses for why pertussis persists in the U.S.
  • Know the status of adolescent and adult immunization recommendations in the U.S.
  • Know the relationship between treatment of patients with pertussis and the status of their symptoms (whether or not treatment provides symptomatic relief)

Nov. 18

Medical Blogging

Kenneth Lin, M.D.
Associate editor for American Family Physician Online
Assistant professor of clinical family medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
http://commonsensemd.blogspot.com/

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the capabilities of the most commonly used social media tools
  • Recognize the uses of medical blogs for disseminating clinical and health policy information
  • Share ideas for utilizing social media to advance participants' personal or professional interests

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving holiday

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December

Dec. 2

An Applicable Understanding of Professionalism

George H. Karam, M.D.
Paula Garvey Manship Professor of Medicine
Head, Internal Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Baton Rouge

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Review the ACGME requirement for, and the ABIM definition of, professionalism and to identify voids related to these
  • Contrast the differences between the summative and the formative phases of professionalism
  • Analyze within the framework of professionalism the evolving mandates for continuous maintenance of certification
  • Outline the role of mentoring in the formative phase of professionalism
  • Summarize examples of projects that have contributed to the development of professionalism during residency training

Dec. 9

Mast Cells: From Bench to Bedside and Bedside to Bench

Larry Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and chair
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine
VCU School of Medicine

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Learn certain functional characteristics of mast cells
  • Understand how tryptase can provide an objective biomarker for systemic anaphylaxis, systemic mastocytosis and anaphylactic risk

Dec. 16

Clinicopathologic Conference: 52-year-old man who presents with syncope and acute pancytopenia

Jeffrey M. Tessier, M.D.
Assistant professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
VCU School of Medicine
CPC Protocol prepared by Sarah Hartigan, M.D. [PDF]

Following this grand rounds presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize etiologies and diagnosis from the clinicopathologic case presented
  • Observe an experienced clinician's diagnostic reasoning process

VCU closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2

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