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Here you'll find the latest news and featured highlights from Clinician Resources.

23rd Annual Baylor College of Medicine GI & Liver Course: Fresh Perspectives

23rd Annual Baylor College of Medicine GI & Liver Course: Fresh Perspectives

Updating practicing physicians and other health professionals in both the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases/conditions is essential to providing quality care leading to improved patient outcomes.

March 23 – 24, 2024

CME, CNE, and Ethics credit available

Upcoming Conference

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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Dr. Abbas Rana discusses the implications of utilizing artificial intelligence in transplant medicine, as well as the wider practice of medicine. He gives some examples of the potential of using this technology, as well as some of the downsides.

CME credit available

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Psychological Evaluation of Asylum Seekers

Psychological Evaluation of Asylum Seekers

Dr. Wesley Boyd discusses the emotional and psychological trauma that immigrant survivors of torture and maltreatment they may present and the immigration and asylum process in the United States.

CME credit available

On-Demand Activities You May Have Missed

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Leadership

Teaching Judgment

Dr. William C. Pederson discusses the concept of judgement and its importance in the context of surgical training and practice.

CME Credit available

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Grooming Your Horses (and Some Zebras): Case Tracking to Calibrate Clinical Care

Dr. Stephanie Sherman discusses the practice of case tracking, including the motivations, challenges, and benefits. She also describes strategies to incorporate case tracking into clinical practice.

CME credit available

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National Cancer Prevention Month

Greenberg Lecture: Cancer Prevention and Control 

Dr. Michael Pignone discusses inequities in reported cancer outcomes, as well as in accessing cancer screening and prevention services. He describes strategies for addressing these healthcare inequities.

CME credit available

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Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder: Addressing the Epidemic from the Emergency Department

Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder: Addressing the Epidemic from the Emergency Department

Dr. Stephen Harding and Dr. Vidya Eswaran discuss management strategies for opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid withdrawal and ways to implement the “Stabilize, Diagnose, and Link” framework to connect patients to appropriate treatment resources for outpatient care. 

CME credit available

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Intrapartum Ultrasound: The Hows and Whys of Why We Are Doing It

Dr. Tullio Ghi discusses the use of ultrasonography during labor to monitor fetal position and progression of labor. He describes indications for intrapartum ultrasound, as well as basic methods.

CME credit available

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Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Chief Residents in Quality and Safety: Leading the Journey toward High Reliability at the MEDVAMC 

Dr. Disha Kumar, Dr. Angela Rao, and Dr. Kristen Simmons discuss their experience as BCM Chief Residents in Quality and Safety. They describe the characteristics of a high reliability organization (HRO) as well as the chiefs' role in helping the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center become an HRO.

CME credit available

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American Heart Month

Troponin and B Type Natriuretic Peptide: Is It Time to Classify Them as Risk Enhancers?

Dr. Vijay Nambi discusses the concept of residual risk in the context of cardiovascular disease, and describes the possible role of troponin and B type natriuretic peptide as risk-enhancing factors.

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