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Special Multi-Disciplinary Institutional Grand Rounds

A special Multi-Disciplinary Institutional Grand Rounds has been arranged by Scott Steinmann, MD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education - Surgical Education, for Wed, September 7, 2022 from 7 - 8 am ET.  This session will be moderated by Dr. Steinmann, and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The format will be "TED" Talks (15-20 minutes for each speaker) and there will be three speakers:

  • Speaker #1:  Peter Rose, MD, Faculty, Mayo Clinic
    Topic:  "Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal Metastases"
  • Speaker #2:  Larry Schlabach, MD, Faculty, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, Department of Medicine
    Topic:  "Oncology Assessment"
  • Speaker #3:  Stephen Broski, MD, Faculty, May Clinic
    Topic:  "PET Scan:  Pearls and Pitfalls"

All Faculty, Residents, and Fellows are invited to join the Zoom and the Zoom link and instructions emailed.  

A link will be provided on this webpage once the live Zoom has been completed.

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Combined Grand Rounds

For a few years, the Dean's Office has sponsored an Institutional Combined Grand Rounds Series. Sessions were initially scheduled four times a year, usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the designated months from 7:00 - 8:00 am ET.  The series was under the direction of Alan Kohrt, MD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development. All faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, and PA Students are invited to participate. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions were moved to a Zoom format.  Since Dr. Kohrt's retirement at the end of December 2021, we have shifted to a Faculty Development Series that started in May 2022.  Below are the sessions presented over the last several years -- some with links to recordings or slide decks presented during the session.  

Past Combined Grand Rounds.

Wednesday,  October 20, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET)
Topic: Driving Quality & Safety through High Reliability Practices
Speaker: Adam Campbell, PhD, Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality (Erlanger Health System)
Link to Dr. Campbell's slides in pdf format:  Driving Quality Improvement & Safety Using High-Reliable Management Systems

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET)
Topic: COVID Update 
Speakers: Jay Sizemore, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine UT College of Medicine Chattanooga & Charles Woods, MD, Professor & Chair, Pediatrics, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Link to the recording on our UTCOMC YouTube Channel: COVID-19 Update (CGR Presentation 7-21-2021)
Link to Dr. Sizemore's slides in pdf format:  COVID-19 Update by Jay Sizemore, MD, MSPH (7-21-2021)
Link to Dr. Woods' slides in pdf format:  Coronavirus Update by Charles Woods, MD, MS (7-21-2021)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: Our Lens for Addressing Health Equity and Why it Matters
Speaker: Katherlyn Geter, BS

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: "Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery: A Personal Story"
Speaker: Stephen Loyd, MD, Medical Director, Cedar Recovery, JourneyPure at the River, and The Next Door
View a recording of Dr. Loyd's presentation.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: "Moral Determinants of Health"
Speaker: Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).    
Also, from 8:00 - 9:00 am ET, we will host a community panel discussion with Dr. Berwick, moderated by Rae Bond, Executive Director for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, and Chair of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County COVID Task Force.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: "Hamilton County Department of Health, UT Erlanger Healthcare Disparities Work Group, and UT Erlanger Hypertension Task Force Update"
Speakers: Steven Cooper, MD, Mark Erickson, MD, Stephen Adams, MD, and Julia McKay, LPN  

CME Credit:

AMA Credit: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accreditation: The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sep 16, 2022