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OCHIN Grand Rounds Season Four Kickoff

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.

This month, we are excited to announce that not only does OCHIN Grand Rounds Season 4 kick off on October 18, but we also have our entire season already booked through June with amazing presenters! To start our new season, we are hosting Dr. Jeffrey Robinson of Portland State University as he presents Communication Strategies for Increasing Vaccination Rates and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The ‘roots’ of vaccine hesitancy, including why some communication strategies are not effective

  • A better communication strategy for increasing patients’ vaccination rates: the presumptive initiation format

  • A communication strategy for addressing and reducing parents’ vaccine hesitancy: a brief motivational interviewing (MI) protocol

We are proud to host Dr. Robinson this month because with preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough on the rise, it’s important for providers and CHC staff to know how to communicate the importance of vaccination maintenance with parents.

This event will take place online on Friday, October 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT. Register to attend here.

Coming up in November, we are thrilled to host Dr. Laura Gottlieb of UCSF as she presents on her social determinants of health work.  The event will take place online on Friday, November 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT, and registration details will be released a few weeks prior to the event.

The continuing lineup for 2020 is jam packed with presentations you do not want to miss, including topics such as opioid prescribing programs, the Alternative Payment Methodology experiment in Oregon, OCHIN and the CDC’s LTBI monitoring program, HPV self-screening, and screening techniques for hard to reach populations, and many more.  If you are interested in attending any of these presentations, 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.