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
Every year, our Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine sponsors a lectureship in honor of Dr. Alice Hamilton, the founder of the modern discipline of occupational medicine in the U.S. This year’s speaker is Eric Garshick of the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School. His talk will enlighten us about the important exposures and pulmonary conditions that military personnel encountered during and after deployment in Afghanistan and Southwest Asia.
In this Covid Grand Rounds, we bring back Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and member of the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee, to give us an update on vaccines. Paul will cover vaccines and boosters in kids, second boosters in adults, hybrid and infection-related immunity, and how well our vaccines are holding up against the new Omicron variants.
For 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).
Andrew Bindman, professor emeritus at UCSF and executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Permanente, takes a look at healthcare quality and access, drawing on his vast experiences from serving as a PCP at ZSFG to shaping national health policy during the Obama administration to his current role as CMO of Kaiser. He will share his insights from his personal journey and experiences from ZSFG to the national stage to Kaiser and describe the inner workings of an integrated health plan and medical group.
Could the end of the tobacco epidemic truly be in sight? Pamela Ling, professor of medicine and director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, joins us to describe the rapidly evolving landscape of tobacco and nicotine products in the U.S., assess the latest evidence on e-cigarette safety, and broach the controversy of whether e-cigarettes can lead to harm reduction or worsen tobacco use disorder. She will describe the latest health policy impacts on tobacco use and what clinicians, researchers, and policymakers can do in the current landscape.
In this Covid-19 medical grand rounds, we feature two national leaders whose work is shaping our response to the next phase of the pandemic. Caitlin Rivers is a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist who is helping to lead the CDC’s new Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics – designed to monitor the state of Covid and provide early warning of a new variant or future pandemic threat. Zeke Emanuel is an internationally known policy leader who served as a health advisor to both the Obama and Biden administrations. His media appearances, editorials, and white papers have been highly influential in guiding the administration toward a forward-facing Covid strategy. The session will be moderated by Bob Wachter.