February 16, 2010

Medical Education Grand Rounds, Tuesday, March 2, Noon

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine, & The Academy for Excellence in Teaching
are proud to present

Medical Education Grand Rounds:
“Transforming M&M Conferences Into Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement Conferences: An Interactive Panel Discussion"

Moderator: Don Moore, Ph.D., director, Division of CME, professor of Medical Education and Administration

Gerald Hickson, M.D., associate dean for Clinical Affairs, director, Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy
Neesha Choma, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine, associate vice-chair for Clinical Affairs, director, Quality and Patient Safety
Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery
Jay Deshpande, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, anesthesiologist-in-chief, Children's Hospital, vice-chair for Pediatric Anesthesia
Julie Morath, R.N, M.S., Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Julia Lewis, M.D., professor of Medicine, director, Fellowship Program, Nephrology Clinical Faculty Coordinator

Tuesday, March 2
Noon - 1 p.m.
208 Light Hall
Please register to attend: http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/form/ef771K.

Box lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, Feb.26

M&M conferences have been a part of the educational offerings of academic medical centers for many years. The effectiveness of M&M conferences has recently become an issue as concerns about quality improvement and patient safety have become more pronounced. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, many M&M Conferences are moving away from the traditional “blame and shame” individual approach to one that is focused on systems and improvement. In this interactive panel, the activities of three M&M conferences (perioperative; medicine; nephrology and pediatrics) will be discussed. In each, variations of the PI-CME and MOC approaches were followed: measure and assess; educational and administrative interventions; and measure and permanently implement. Quality improvement techniques such as root cause analysis and PDSA cycles were used. Systems improvements resulted or are being implemented from each of the four MMI conferences.

CME credit for physicians:
VUSM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VUSM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Financial Disclosures:
Don Moore, Ph.D., has reported to Vanderbilt CME that he has no financial relationships related to this Medical Education Grand Rounds session to disclose.

Disclosure of commercial support:
The organizers of the Medical Education Grand Rounds have reported to Vanderbilt CME that no educational grants to support this session have been received.

Obtaining CME Credit for this event:
Physicians may obtain credit by signing the attendance log; attendance and credit data will be stored in the CME database and may be accessed through the Vanderbilt CME database. (http://cme.vanderbilt.edu/).