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Patient Safety Quality Improvement Multidisciplinary Conference Series

Science Behind Real-World Data: Answering Today’s Questions Today, Speaker Rima Arnaout

Learning Objective: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are increasingly being applied to medicine in novel and diverse ways. Rima Arnaout, MD, joins us to demonstrate how machine learning research can be used in cardiovascular imaging. She will also explain how to evaluate new research on machine learning/AI and break down the complexities of convolutional neural networks and how they relate to the larger fields of cardiology and imaging.

Speaker: Rima Arnaout, MD is an associate professor of cardiology, a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator, and a faculty member in the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, the Biological and Medical Informatics program, and the Center for Intelligent Imaging at UCSF.

Date: November 3, 2022

Current & Future State of COVID: Updates from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Meeting, moderated by Bob Wachter

Learning Objectives: From leveraging EHR data to using real-world evidence for drug discovery, our next Medicine Grand Rounds will delve into how developments in data science are advancing patient care and research. Uma Mahadevan, MD, professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at UCSF Health, will discuss how data applies to research. Marina Sirota, PhD, assistant professor at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF, will describe the new era of precision medicine. Erica Farrand, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at UCSF Health, will review the UCSF resources available for real-world data analysis.

Speaker: Bob Wachter, MD

Date: October 27, 2022

AI for Computational Imaging in Medicine: Promise, Pitfalls, and What's Next, Speaker Atul Butte

Learning Objective: From leveraging EHR data to using real-world evidence for drug discovery, our next Medicine Grand Rounds will delve into how developments in data science are advancing patient care and research. 

Speakers: Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Date: October 13, 2022

Shock Teams: The Jaws of Life for Cardiogenic Shock, Speaker Christopher Barnett

Learning Objective: To rescue patients with complex heart disease from the brink of worsening cardiogenic shock, “shock teams,” comprised of a multidisciplinary group of specialists, can be invaluable. Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH, professor in the Division of Cardiology, chief of the Section of Critical Care Cardiology and medical director of the CICU and Inpatient Cardiology at UCSF Health, along with Connor O’Brien, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at UCSF Health, will explain the differences in cardiogenic shock care pathways and which patient populations can benefit most from early intervention.

Speakers: Christopher Barnett, MD, MPH is a professor in the Division of Cardiology, chief of Critical Care Cardiology, and medical director of the CICU and Inpatient Cardiology, all at UCSF Health. Connor O’Brien, MD is an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at UCSF Health.

Date: November 14, 2022