Weekly Medical Grand Rounds

The Medical Grand Rounds are an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

*January 7

POLYGENIC RISK SCORES TO PREDICT CLINICAL OUTCOMES 

Brent Richards, MD
Professor of Medicine, McGill University 
Staff Member, Division of Endocrinology, Jewish General Hospital

Educational Objectives: 
1. To understand how genotypes from birth can be used to predict clinical outcomes later in life
2. To understand how to interpret a genetic risk prediction 
Contact Person: Mark Trifiro, MD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 23976.

ºJanuary 14

Time to move on – from 9H to 4R: shorteR, safeR, cheapeR and betteR
Results of two randomized trials in adults and children, of 4 months Rifampin (4R) vs 9 months Isoniazid (9H) for treatment of latent TB 

Richard Menzies, MD
Professor of Medicine, of Epidemiology and of Biostatistics , McGill University 
Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre 
Member, Respiratory Division, MUHC Department of Medicine 

Educational Objectives:
1. To understand the potential risks and benefits of treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)
2. To understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of different regimens for treatment of LTBI – in particular the current standard of 9 months INH (9H), and the new regimen of 4 months rifampin (4R) 
Contact Person: Karl Weiss, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 22933.

*January 21

AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICAL LITERATURE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM AN ACCIDENTAL CAREER IN MEDICAL JOURNALISM

Christopher Labos, MDCM, MSc
Associate member, Office for Science and Society McGill University 
Contributor for the Montreal Gazette and CJAD 

Educational Objectives: 
1. To understand how issues of study design and analysis can affect the outcomes of clinical studies
2. To review how issues like confounding, bias, reverse causation, and random error lead us to misinterpret the findings of medical studies
3. To explore the common mistakes we make as both producers and consumers of scientific news 
Contact Person: Lawrence Rudski, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology and Director, Azrieli Heart Center, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 22992.

*January 28

THIRTIETH ANNUAL HUMANIZATION OF CARE AWARENESS PROGRAM ROUNDS
KEEPING IT TOGETHER WHEN EVERYONE AROUND YOU IS FALLING APART 

Susan Wener
Author, Therapist, Educator 
Educational Objectives: 
At the end of this lecture participants will be able to:
1. Understanding the importance of taking care of yourself while taking care of others
2. Learning to better use the resources available to you and within you
3. Understanding the patient-doctor and multidisciplinary team dynamic as a partnership
Contact Person: Ms. Rosamary Steinberg, Co-Chair, Humanization of Care Committee, Tel. 514-340-8222 ext. 25833.

*Lunch will be served at 12:10 PM.  
ºPlease bring your own lunch on January 14.

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