Lunch & Dinner Seminars (Spring 2018)

This is an *OLD* list of seminars from Spring 2018, for reference only. Please navigate to the "Lunch and Dinner Seminars" link on the left side of this page for the most current list of this quarter's seminars.

Multiple Days

Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information
Sat/Sun 8:00AM-2:00PM MED 282 Early Clinical Experience at the Cardinal Free Clinics Registration for MED 282 allows you to volunteer for additional shifts at the free clinics beyond those required for PoM or your Family Medicine Rotation. Furthermore, registration helps provide valuable support to help keep our doors open year to year. Lunch will be provided for all clinic volunteers! Free Clinics Jeff Wang <>


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Mon 12:30-1:20 PM BIOMEDIN 206 Informatics in Industry The Informatics in Industry seminar series in the spring quarter (2018) will feature a great lineup of speakers who will share their experience in provisioning (and working with) health information for consumers, clinicians and researchers. We will cover topics including producing actionable insights from patient and health information, secure and efficient integration of health care data, drug development using synthetic biology, and defining the cellular basis of health and disease. Speakers are from Google, Bristol-Myers Squib, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Stanford Health Care, Premera Blue Cross, Redox, Hexagon Bio and the Longevity Fund. LK120;


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Tues 12:30-1:20PM MED218SI Diabetes 101 for Healthcare Providers Diabetes is an extremely high-prevalence disease, that you will likely encounter on a consistent basis regardless of your medical specialty, so learning about the practical aspects of treatment is extremely useful. This course is designed to teach these practical skills about diabetes care, treatment and the latest research in the field. Diabetes 101 for healthcare providers is a lunch seminar style course with lectures on subjects like: A meal in the life of a diabetic; Pumps/ CGMs/ Artificial Pancreases; Beyond Types 1 and 2; The Psychology of diabetes and chronic disease; and Rare complications and future treatments. CCSR 4205
Tues 12:30-1:20PM MED 217SI Being Mortal: Medicine, Mortality and Caring for Older Adults Discussion-based. Only open to those enrolled. Mortality is the inevitable, final outcome of human health. Though medical education focuses on treating illness and prolonging life, healthcare professionals in practice must face the fact that patients’ lives cannot always be saved. This course will explore the difficult issues such as end-of-life planning, decision-making, and cost of care, that figure in hospitals, hospice, and assisted living centers. Guest speakers will include elderly care workers, medical writers and filmmakers, and physicians in geriatrics, oncology and palliative care, who will lead student discussions following their lectures. Upon finishing the course, students will learn how to better handle aging and death in their medical practice, in order to improve the quality of their patients’ lives—and that of their families’ as well.  CCSR 4107
Tues 12:30-1:20PM HRP 246 / BIOMEDIN 246 Seminar in Healthcare Quality and Safety  This is an important topic for those interested in pursuing any career in the healthcare field or those interested in learning more about the US healthcare system. Almost everyone will be a patient at some point in their lives. It is estimated that over 98,000 patients die in US hospitals each year due to medical errors and recent articles suggest that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. Patient safety is the foundation of high-quality health care, which has become a critical issue in health policy discussions. This course will provide an overview of the quality & patient safety movement, the array of measurement techniques and issues, and perspectives of quality improvement efforts under the current policy landscape. Redwood Building T138-B
Tues 5:30-6:30PM NSUR 200 Narratives in Neurosurgery Each week, a different neurosurgery attending or resident shares their path into medicine and neurosurgery, details their experiences as trainees and/or practitioners, and discusses how they balance work with relationships, family planning, and lifestyle. Speakers will also answers any questions students may have. Our speakers include attending physicians and residents from diverse backgrounds and different sub-specialties within academia and private practice at Stanford, UCSF, Kaiser, and beyond. Edwards, TBD Yi Zhang <>, Yesde Esther Son <>


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Wed 12:30-1:20PM PEDS 130/230 Pediatrics Journal Club Each session focuses on a current article in pediatric medicine. Discussions led by faculty experts in the area covered that session. Topics may range widely, depending on the available literature and students' interests. Discussion includes methodology and statistical analysis of each study and its relevance to pediatric practice. LKSC 308 (TA), or (professor)


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Th 12:30-1:20PM INDE 215 Queer Health & Medicine A lunch seminar focused on topics relevant to health professionals in relation to the LGBTQ patient community, with topics such as: establishing a welcoming environment in your clinic, reproductive options for queer patients, puberty blockers for trans* adolescents, and gender and sexual identities in mental health care.  LK120 Marija Kamceva,
Th 12:30-1:20PM ORTHO 120 Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle Medicine, the only course of its kind in the country, is an exciting new movement to empower practicing clinicians, aspiring physicians, and those interested healthcare outcomes to facilitate behavioral change and promote a culture of health and wellness in patients. Focus is on both concrete, evidence-based findings and tangible, practical tools to readily translate into everyday clinical practice. A series of leading experts and guest lecturers, spanning the gamut of topics from VC to sleep medicine, guide students through topics including nutrition, exercise, sleep, and spirituality.  LK130 Brandon Pham,
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Th 12:30-1:20PM PSYC 225 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Lunch seminar on child and adolescent health where different doctors teach on various psychiatric conditions and then bring a patient in the following week to talk about their experience. 2/3 quarter participation gets you the title of Klingenstein Fellow and a trip to a conference in southern California. LKSC 306 Kevin Lee Sun,
Th 5:00-5:50PM MED 210 Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement This course will introduce students to foundational concepts in healthcare quality improvement (QI), and provide tools for translating these principles into practice. Topics include: current state, A3, SMART goals, root-cause analysis, metrics and measures, PDCA cycles, process controls, systems, and sustainability. Students have the option of completing the course curriculum in conjunction with a QI/patient safety project offered by the SMS Quality Improvement Interest Group. This course will meet for three in-class sessions throughout the quarter, with students reviewing the online materials before each session. Dinner will be served. May be repeated for credit up to three quarters with continued work on a QI project, and all units count towards the Quality Improvement Scholarly Concentration. LK 209 Jackie Aredo,


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