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Putting the “Grand” in Grand Rounds: What to Expect from OCHIN Grand Rounds Season 3

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By William J.A. Pinnock and Tiffany Prescott, Research Coordinators

In medicine, Grand Rounds are an essential teaching tool that allows medical professionals to present case studies, medical problems, and treatment best practices to an audience of doctors, residents, and medical students as a way to inform and improve patient care.

OCHIN Grand Rounds differ in a few key ways. First, while traditional Grand Rounds are typically closed events, the OCHIN Grand Rounds series is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending a session is welcome to register, and even ask questions of the presenter. OCHIN Grand Rounds also differ from the traditional practice in that they utilize technology to enhance accessibility and allow for remote attendance. Content is intended to be appropriate for a wide audience including researchers, patients, clinicians, students, and the general public. As such, these presentations are focused around our research priority areas and include learnings relevant to community health centers and safety net clinics. Additionally, OCHIN Grand Rounds are intended to engage the audience, and we encourage participants to take advantage of the ability to ask presenters their questions in real time.

Next month, we are excited to announce that OCHIN Grand Rounds Season 3 kicks off and we have three months of amazing presenters already lined up. In September, we are hosting Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Christina Lachance, MPH, and Jane Segebrecht, MPH from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services as they present HRSA’s Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Integration and Innovation in Practice.

Attendees will learn about the four priorities from HRSA’s Strategy:

  • Train the nation’s health care and public health workforce to address IPV at the community and health systems level

  • Develop partnership to raise awareness about IPV within HRSA and HHS

  • Improve access to quality IPV-informed health care services across all populations

  • Address gaps in knowledge about IPV risks, impacts, and interventions

The event will take place online on Friday, September 21st from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT. Register to attend here.

Coming up in October, we are thrilled to host Drs. Douglas Krakower and Julia Marcus as they present on improving PReP prescribing.  The event will take place online on Friday, October 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT and registration details will be released a few weeks prior to the event.

Finally, we are excited for our final presenter of 2018. Dr. Rishi Manchanda, President & CEO of Health Begins, who will be presenting on his work in the field of social determinants of health.

Mark your calendars for November 16th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT as this is one not to miss! Registration details will be released a few weeks prior to the event.

If you are interested in attending, please email William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock at pinnockw@ochin.org to join our mailing list and receive registration details.

Past presentations are available upon request.