CDU Office of CME

CDU Office of CME

Education Opportunities

Date

Activity

Speaker & Affiliation

Location

Time

Friday, June 24, 2016

Utilizing GIS in Community Health Assessments, Public Policy, and Decision-Making

Jennifer Pilapil, Center for Oral Health
Operations Manager, GIS Supervisor, and School Based Oral Health Clinic Project Director

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Keck Auditorium
1731 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

12:00PM-1:15PM

Friday, August 5, 2016

11th Drug Abuse Research Symposium at CDU

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, former surgeon general
Morehouse School of Medicine
Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E.
Deputy director
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Keck Auditorium
1731 E. 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

9:00AM-10:00AM
1:00PM-2:00PM

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.
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