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OCHIN Grand Rounds: Looking Forward to 2019

By William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock, MS & E. Tiffany Prescott, MS, 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.

We are excited to announce that in honor of January’s designation as Cervical Health Awareness Month, we will be hosting Dr. Rebecca Perkins of Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Perkins will be presenting Cervical Cancer Prevention Throughout the Lifespan: HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Screening. During her presentation, Dr. Perkins will review HPV cancer prevention through the lifespan, starting with HPV vaccination for children, and including screening and management of abnormal test results in adult women.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The benefits of HPV vaccinations in adolescents compared with adults.

  • Rationale behind HPV-based cervical cancer screening programs.

  • Upcoming changes in guidelines for management of abnormal cervical cancer screening test results.

Dr. Perkins’ presentation will take place online on Wednesday, January 16th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT. Register to attend here.

Coming up in February, we are thrilled to host Dr. Timothy Menza of the Oregon Health Authority as he presents on the future of STI care in Oregon.  Dr. Menza’s presentation will take place online on Friday, February 15th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT, and registration details will be released a few weeks prior to the event.

In March, we are delighted to host Dr. Brigit Hatch of Oregon Health & Science University Department of Family Medicine, who will be presenting on community-based health information technology tools for cancer screening and health insurance promotion. Be sure to mark your calendars for March 15th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT for this fascinating presentation. Registration details will be released a few weeks prior to the event.

If you are interested in attending any of these events or the upcoming events in April, May, and June, 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.