The educational objective of the Department of Internal Medicine’s Grand Rounds series is to provide a forum for the presentation and active discussion of relevant medical content including but not limited to: updated practice guidelines from prominent national societies, systematic reviews, metaanalyses and important randomized clinical trials, and practice recommendations from prominent experts in general internal medicine and the internal medicine subspecialties. Attendees should be able to incorporate learned content into their clinical practice to improve evidence-based care delivery.Add to Calendar View Event Archive
A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Robert Califf
For this UCSF Medicine Grand Rounds, our special guest is Dr. Robert Califf, the 25th commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a graduate of the UCSF Medicine Residency. We begin by discussing Covid issues, including the bivalent vaccine and the struggles in combating misinformation.
Progress in Obstructive Lung Disease: Bedside to Bench and Back
Are asthma and COPD part of the same spectrum of obstructive lung disease, or are there biological differences that we can target molecularly? Why do some patients with COPD or asthma get admitted to the ICU with multiple intubations each year while others are stable on outpatient inhalers alone? At this Medicine Grand Rounds, Monica Tang and Prescott Woodruff will describe the biological basis of the heterogeneity in asthma and COPD and help us understand how recent advances in molecularly targeted therapies can help our patients breathe better.
For this Grand Rounds, we have another Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) case to allow listeners to watch in real time how master clinicians reason through challenging cases. While getting the diagnosis “right” is amazing to see, the true learning comes from witnessing how experts navigate the zigs and zags of a diagnostic journey in a case that unfurls in real time (as it does in life, of course).
Innovations and Controversy: Updates in Geriatrics
As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, new innovations and controversies emerge regularly: everything from the use of cannabis for older adults, to the role of hugely expensive and marginally effective treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease, to the complexities of advanced care planning. Anna Chodos and Alex Smith from the UCSF Division of Geriatrics will walk us through the latest innovations and controversies facing our aging population and those who care for them.
Stroke 2023: A Change Has Come and Is Still Coming
For the non-neurologist, it may be hard to keep up with all the latest controversies, exciting advances, and paradigm shifts in the management of acute strokes – as chronicled in this week’s New York Times Magazine. In this Grand Rounds, Andy Josephson, chair of the UCSF Department of Neurology and award-winning neurology educator, will bring us up-to-date on the latest in treatments and secondary prevention strategies for patients with strokes and TIAs.
A Fireside Chat with Eric Topol
Eric Topol, a graduate of UCSF’s medicine residency, has published over 1,300 peer-reviewed articles, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in medicine with more than 300,000 citations. For decades an international leader in cardiology, precision medicine, and digital health, during Covid he emerged as one of the world’s most trusted sources of information on the scientific and policy aspects of the pandemic. In this week’s Medical Grand Rounds, Eric will be in conversation with Bob Wachter, discussing the latest updates in Covid, as well as some of the new developments in artificial intelligence and digital transformation of health care.
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