CDU Office of CME

CDU Office of CME

Education Opportunities

Date

Activity

Speaker & Affiliation

Location

Time

Friday, 04/17/2015

Updates In Medicine:
Electronic Medical Records At A Safety Medical Center

Cynthia Oliver, Mba

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center
1670 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I&R Building
I&R Terrace Hall

12:15PM
To
1:15PM

Friday, 04/24/2015

Quality Improvement Series:
Making Cents out of Meaningful Use

Sophia Monica Soni, MD
Director of continuity care Martin Luther King, Jr, Outpatient Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center
1670 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I&R Building
I&R Terrace Hall

12:15PM To
1:15PM

Monday, 05/4/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
 Investor-Initiated Clinical Trials: Closing the Health Disparities’ Gap in Cancer Care

Robin Farias-Eisner, M.D., Ph.D
Gynecologic Oncology, Professor and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Director, Center for Biomarker Discovery and Research, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PMT
To
1:30PM

Friday, 05/15/2015

Updates In Medicine:
Controversies in Testsoterone Replacement.

Ron Swerdloff, MD

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center
1670 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I&R Building
I&R Terrace Hall

12:15PM
To
1:15PM

Monday, 06/15/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Path to a cure for high grade serous ovarian cancers: subverting platinum resistance in the cancer stem cells

Sanaz Memarzadeh M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at UCLA, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Director G.O. Discovery Laboratory
Broad Stem Cell Research Center at UCLA

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 07/13/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Advances in Systemic Therapies for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Edwin Posadas, M.D.    
Medical Director, Urologic Oncology Program
Clinical co-Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 08/3/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Determinants of prostate bone metastasis

Isla Garraway, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Urology David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 09/21/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Andrew Hendifar, M.D. MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Oncology Lead, Gastrointestinal and Neuroendocrine Malignancies
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 10/26/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Breast Cancer 2015-Bringing Genomic Medicine to the Clinic

William Audeh, M.D., M.S.
Medical Director, Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program, Medical Oncology and Cancer Risk Assessment
Breast Cancer Program – Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 11/16/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Breast Cancer 2015-Bringing Genomic Medicine to the Clinic

Hyung Kim, M.D.
Associate Director, Surgical Research,
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Co-Medical Director, Urologic Oncology Program

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Monday, 12/7/2015

Cancer Journal Club:
Breast Cancer 2015-Bringing Genomic Medicine to the Clinic

BJ Rimel, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center      

Augustus Hawkins Building, Conference Room 3071
1720 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM
To
1:30PM

Regularly Scheduled Series

Cancer Journal Club

The weekly Cancer Journal Club is a 1.5 hour training event involving both didactic and interactive training for Providers, Researchers, and Community Members regarding current topics in Cancer Research.  The objectives of the weekly Cancer Journal Club will be to provide an opportunity for clinicians to become aware of the latest cancer trends and implications for clinical practice.  We are hopeful that this important educational activity will help to close the knowledge gap between laboratory- based sciences and cancer clinical practice, to ultimately address the cancer disparities in the SPA 6 communities. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss implications for patient care with special emphasis on the needs of minority, underserved, and multicultural populations, utilizing current cancer research literature.
  • Discuss causes and potential methods to reduce and eliminate cancer health disparities in SPA-6.
  • Describe how to assist community patients in their discussions of cancer research, research protocols, and cancer therapy, with health care professionals.
  • Discuss how to assist Community Cancer Outreach Partners in ways to effectively implement community-based and faith-based strategies, to best provide information related to cancer prevention and survivorship in this community.
  • Identify current trends in cancer research and address factors related to the translational process toward implementing novel prevention and treatment strategies in clinical practice and community cancer outreach.

Target Audience

Charles R. Drew University serves a historically underserved and underresourced minority inner city community.  Clinicians who attend these training opportunities are the Primary Providers for Patients in this community and represent a core of dedicated cancer health practitioners and champions for the elimination of cancer health disparities.  Non-Physicians in attendance who attend the DCRT Journal club have multiple responsibilities in regard to the planning and delivery of care to minority patients.

Updates in Medicine 

The monthly CDU COM Medicine Grand Rounds is a 1-hour training event involving both didactic and interactive training for Providers, Researchers, and Community Members regarding current topics in Medicine.  The objectives of the monthly CDU COM Grand Rounds are to provide an opportunity for clinicians to become aware of the latest Medicine trends and implications for clinical practice.  Providing Continuing Medical Education in medicine is an important component of the overall effort of the CDU COM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss implications for patient care with special emphasis on the needs of minority, underserved, and multicultural populations utilizing current medicine research literature.
  • Discuss causes and potential methods to reduce and eliminate health disparities and chronic disease burden in SPA-6.
  • Describe how to assist community providers in their discussions of medical research, research protocols, and medical care with patients in minority underserved populations.
  • Identify current trends in medical research.
  • Address factors related to the translational process toward implementing novel prevention and treatment strategies in clinical practice and community health outreach in the community.

Target Audience
Charles Drew University serves a historically underserved and underresourced minority inner city community.  Clinicians who attend these training opportunities are the Primary Providers for Patients in this community.  Non-physicians who attend the CDU COM Medicine Grand Rounds have multiple responsibilities in regard to the planning and delivery of care to minority patients.

Quality Improvement Series 

The MLK-MACC Quality Improvement Committee establishes patient and staff quality indicators for the improvement of patient care in each department and service area. These indicators are measured monthly. The Quality Improvement series addresses the gaps in the clinical and non-clinical practices that can improve patient care based on measured indicators.

Learning Objectives

  • State the MLK-MACC health outcome indicators or health quality indicators.
  • Describe how the health indicators are measured.
  • Evaluate changes in practice needed to improve the health indicator outcomes.

Target Audience
This activity targets multiple groups, both clinical and non-clinical: providers: general and specialists, nursing and ancillary staff.

University Grand Rounds

This initiative is an inter-professional education series that will specifically address high impact problems in underserved and minority communities, including the social determinants of health (factors and conditions that influence health disparities) that can be used by primary care, specialty providers and other healthcare professionals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss tools and strategies for tailoring health communications that are appropriate for different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and at-risk populations
  • Identify factors that impact measured health disparities in SPA-6 and the greater Los Angeles County.
  • Cite methods for improving upon your performance as a team member within the healthcare system to provide optimal coordination of care for patients.

Target Audience

The target audience for this education series is both broad and inter-professional. The key commonality among targeted leaners is, however, that they all serve the underserved and work to manage high-impact problems in minority communities. Learners will include:

  • CDU’s Faculty (across colleges)
  • CDU Staff
  • CDU Community Healthcare Professionals
  • Caregivers and Consumers
Students

Research Day

This initiative is an inter-professional education series that will specifically address high impact problems in underserved and minority communities, including the social determinants of health (factors and conditions that influence health disparities) that can be used by primary care, specialty providers and other healthcare professionals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss translational implications of basic research on the SPA-6 community.
  • Discuss the potential implications of current clinical research on care to the SPA-6 community
  • Discuss tools and strategies for tailoring health care practices that are appropriate for different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and at-risk populations
  • Identify factors that impact measured health disparities in SPA-6 and the greater Los Angeles County.
  • Cite methods for improving upon your performance as a team member within the healthcare system to provide optimal coordination of care for patients.

Target Audience

The target audience for this education series is both broad and inter-professional. The key commonality among targeted leaners is, however, that they all serve the underserved and work to manage high-impact problems in minority communities. Learners will include:

  • CDU’s Faculty (across colleges)
  • CDU Staff
  • CDU Community Healthcare Professionals (Multi-disciplinary)
  • Caregivers and Consumers
  • Health Science Students