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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Empowering Hospitalists: From Clinical Care to System Optimization

 

Title: Empowering Hospitalists: From Clinical Care to System Optimization 

Speaker: Leigh Anne Goodman, DO, FHM, FACP

Objectives: 

  1. Review High-Yield Practice-Changing Clinical Updates for Hospitalists. 
  2. Explore Hospitalists' Unique Power to Improve Patient Care Delivery.
  3. Highlight Recent Hospitalist (and Resident!) EHR Workflow Optimization Efforts. 

Date: May 10, 2024

 

Catalyst Funding in Action

 

Title: Catalyst Funding in Action

Speakers: Christina Bergin, MD, FHM, FACP, Daniel A. Puebla Neira, MD, Moises Ilan Nevah Rubin, MD

Objectives:

  1. Review catalyst funding as a mechanism for project development. 
  2. Highlight three examples of projects with catalyst funding.
  3. Recognize opportunities to advance clinical collaboration, mitigate healthcare disparities, and expand research. 

Date: May 3, 2024

Poetic Medicine: Applications Across Medically Vulnerable Populations

 

Title: Poetic Medicine: Applications Across Medically Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD

Objectives: 

  1. To come to a greater understanding of poetic medicine in praxis. 
  2. To engage with studies that speak to the efficacy of poetic medicine for the three aforementioned medically vulnerable populations.
  3. To discuss (and experience) the methodologies used across the three aforementioned populations and speak anecdotally to the benefits and outcomes. 

Date: April 12, 2024

Feedback is Not a Dirty Word

 

Title: Feedback is Not a Dirty Word

Speaker: Paul Tran, MD

Objectives: 

  1. Illustrate traditional and current approaches to feedback.
  2. Discuss aspects of feedback conversations that seem "dirty" and propose ways to "clean them up."

Date: April 5, 2024

 

 

Reducing Fractures: Opportunities Throughout the Skeletal Life

 

Title: Reducing Fractures: Opportunities Throughout the Skeletal Life

Speaker: Kelly Krohn, MD

Objectives: 

  1. Identify strategies across the lifespan to reduce fracture risk. 
  2. Understand the biology of bone loss. 
  3. Understand the mechanism of action for drugs to treat osteoporosis. 
  4. Understand and balance the benefit/risk of drugs for osteoporosis. 

Date: March 22, 2024

World Kidney Day - March 14, 2024

 

Title: World Kidney Day - March 14, 2024

Speaker: Bhagwan Dass, MD, FACP, FASN

Objectives:

  1. Impact of Kidney Disease.
  2. Advancing equitable access to care.
  3. Optimal Medication Practice.
  4. How health care professionals can close gaps in CKD. Care with newer medications. 

Date: March 15, 2024

Management of the Complications of Portal Hypertension (Hepatology/GI)

 

Title: Management of the Complications of Portal Hypertension (Hepatology/GI)

Speaker: Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD, FRCP

Objectives: 

  1. Identify the different stages of cirrhosis.
  2. Provide current guideline recommendations in the management of compensated cirrhosis. 
  3. Provide current guideline recommendations regarding the management of decompensated cirrhosis. 

Date: March 8, 2024

The Nuts and Bolts of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

 

Title: The Nuts and Bolts of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Speaker: Karim El-Kersh, MD

Objectives: 

  1. Identify new hemodynamic thresholds for PH diagnosis and their significance.
  2. Describe updated PAH risk stratification tools.
  3. Recognize the importance of social determinants of health in PAH.
  4. Discuss updated PAH treatment algorithms with a focus on unique emerging PAH phenotypes. 

Date: March 1, 2024

Comprehensive Review of Outpatient Fractures

 

Title: Comprehensive Review of Outpatient Fractures

Speaker: Garin Bergeson, DO

Objectives:

  1. To review the development and regulation of bone.
  2. To understand the healing process of bone and the promoting or detrimental factors affecting the process. 
  3. To classify fracture types appropriately.
  4. To review common fractures seen in the clinic.

Date: February 23, 2024

 

Evolution of the Artifical Heart: Firsthand Account

 

Title: Evolution of the Artificial Heart: Firsthand Account

Speaker: Dr. O.H. Frazier, MD

Objectives:

  1. Identify previous limitations to a successful artificial heart.
  2. Indentify future goals of a permanent implantable artificial heart. 

Date: February 16, 2024

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

 

Title: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Speaker: Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC, PharmD

Objectives:

  1.  Understand the pathophysiology of obesity.  
  2. Review the advances in anti-obesity medication. 
  3. Review the advances in cardiology and obesity treatments. 

Date: February 2, 2024

Hypothyroidism - If Hashimoto only knew!

 

Title: Hypothyroidism - If Hashimoto only knew!

Speaker: Christian Nasr, MD

Objectives:

  1. Discuss historical aspects of hypothyroidism
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of hypothyroidism with a focus on lymphocytic thyroiditis.
  3. Provide updates on the management of hypothyroidism update.
  4. Discuss special situations.

Date: January 26, 2024

Cannabis Takes Page from Tobacco Playbook: Repeating a Public Health Crisis

 

Title: Cannabis Takes Page from Tobacco Playbook: Repeating a Public Health Crisis

Speaker: Gary Kirkilas, DO

Objectives: 

  1. Relate how the cannabis industry is using similar marketing techniques as the tobacco industry in order to decrease the perception of risk and increase youth use.
  2. Review what current research shows about the impact that cannabis advertising has on youth cannabis use. 
  3. Understand the legislative attempts here in Arizona to restrict cannabis advertising that targets youth.

Date: January 12, 2024

Review of Common Medications on Sleep Quality/Architecture and the Potential Use of TMS for Insomnia

 

Title: Review of Common Medications on Sleep Quality/Architecture and the Potential Use of TMS for Insomnia

Speaker: Sanjay Kaji, MD

Objectives:

  1. Normal Sleep Architecture/Discuss wake and sleep-promoting NTs.
  2. Common medications encountered by Sleep Medicine Providers.
  3. Medication impact on sleep quality/architecture. 
  4. Potential use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Insomnia.

Date: January 5, 2024

Catalyst in Action

 

Title: Catalyst in Action- POCUS Update

Speaker: Firas Abbas, MD, MPH

Objectives: 

  1. Share progress in POCUS use
  2. Potential opportunities for POCUS use
  3. Future of POCUS training and application

Date: December 15, 2023

Race Conscious Medicine

 

Title: Race Conscious Medicine

Speakers: Atsuko Koyama, MD, MPH, Denege Ward-Wright, MD, Katherine Dahl, MD, Julie Crawford, MD, Anita Rasheed, MD, Christina Bergin, MD

Objectives: 

  1. Define race-based vs. race-conscious medicine.
  2. Demonstrate how race-based medicine perpetuates health inequities. 
  3. Formulate strategies on how to challenge race-based algorithms. 
  4. Identify at least 1 tangible change in your practice to actively incorporate race-conscious medicine. 

Date: December 8, 2023

 

Readiness+Mindfulness+Habit Stacking: A Pathway to Wellness for Patients with Obesity

 

Title: Readiness+Mindfulness+Habit Stacking: A Pathway to Wellness for Patients with Obesity

Speaker: Melisa Celaya, PhD

Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact and intersection of behavioral factors on obesity. 
  2. Identify ways that weight stigma can amplify bias and healthcare disparities. 
  3. Recognize and influence the readiness for behavioral change in patients with obesity. 
  4. Describe how mindfulness and habit forming can be integrated into lifestyle interventions. 

Date: November 17, 2023

 

The Banner Family Food Pantry: Addressing food insecurity to improve outcomes

 

Title: The Banner Family Food Pantry: Addressing food insecurity to improve outcomes

Speakers: Steven R. Brown, FAAFP, Haley Hochstein, DO, Lauren Schutz

Objectives: 

  1. Explain the important of social determinants of health and food insecurity.

  2. Refer to Banner Family Food Pantry to help our patients with food insecurity.

  3. Recognize the impact of a food pantry in a physician's office to support our patients most in need.

Date: October 20, 2023

The Liver-Heart Metabolic Axis in Health and Disease

 

Title: The Liver-Heart Metabolic Axis in Health and Disease

Speaker: Shirin Doroudgar, PhD

Objectives:

  1. Review cardiac energy metabolism and how it changes with disease.
  2. Understand how the liver regulates metabolism.
  3. Learn about how liver disease affects cardiac metabolism.

Date: August 25, 2023

Desert Envenomations

 

Title: Desert Envenomations

Speaker: Michelle Ruha, MD

Objectives:

  1. Learn which venomous creatures are responsible for the greatest morbidity and mortality in Arizona.
  2. Understand the evaluation and management of a patient presenting with rattlesnake envenomation.
  3. Review management options for patients presenting with scorpion envenomation. 

Date: August 18, 2023