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RADPATH

TO PREPARE:
  • This is a conference held every 7 weeks on Tuesday, as part of the rotating tuesday noon conference curriculum by the radiology department where we discuss three cases which are ideally selected by the residents. If the resident is unable to find a case, the attending will suggest a case.  We invite a pathology resident to present the path findings and the path diagnosis. 
  • You should discuss the clinical presentation, radiology finding, and present 3 differential diagnoses based on the radiological findings.  The pathology resident then (hopefully!) gives us the pathology answer. 
  • Make sure one of you contacts the pathology resident a month in advance to make sure they prepare the slides.
  • The pathology department’s reporting system for their studies is PathResults. To get a personal login, fill out an IT Help ticket for pathresults.chpnet.org You can also look up the results on EPIC. 

AFTER CONFERENCE:

Presentations should be added to the appropriate folder in the H drive. The pathology powerpoint portions should also be added.
 
H:\Dept\RAD1\Rad\SLR RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS\SLR Residency\SLR Resident Conferences\SLR RADPAT

A great outcome of a resident presentation would be to generate a case report.

e.g.

 DeLara FA, Kagetsu NJ, Potter GD.  Sinonasal Cavity Metastasis from Cancer of the Cervix. AJR 161:451,1993. PMID 8333400


NOON CONFERENCE

This conference is held every Friday at noon and is a peer-to-peer presentation. The purpose of the conference is to present on-call cases for all levels (Xr, CT, US, MRI) on PACS. You are welcome to also present interesting cases that you have encountered on rotation. 

Everyone is encouraged to keep a list of interesting cases and a list of call cases throughout the year as the schedule may change and another resident may be asked to present. Assigned dates are based on who had call recently and was available on site to present. 

This is a great opportunity to show off your interesting cases and to practice leading case conferences!


JOURNAL CLUB
  • Two residents present an article on every 7 weeks on Tuesday, as part of the rotating tuesday noon conference curriculum.  An attending can assign you an article or you can find one you would like in that attending’s field.  
  • Before journal club, you will be emailed a reminder, an attending who will proctor the journal club, and should then contact the attending to select an article to present. 
  •  Presentation should be ~30 minutes.

The guideline format of the presentation is as follow: 

      1.  What is the article’s objective? (background/history)

      2.  What is the design of the study; e.g., Case Series, Case Control, Randomized.  Is this retrospective or prospective?  Are the controls appropriate?

      3.  Who are the subjects?  Is this explicitly stated?  Is there selection bias?

      4.  Interventions:  What procedures were performed?

      5.  Results:  What are the authors’ significant  findings?  Comment (if you can) on the appropriateness of their statistical evaluation.  Is there internal consistency in the data?

6.  Organization and writing style:  Is the paper logically organized and clearly written;  is it easy to follow?

7. Study limitations (author): summarize the limitations of the stydy as noted by the authors.

8. Additional limitations: please try to come up with your own criticisms of the paper. (you should consider touching base with the attending before your presentation for this.

      9.  Conclusions:  What are the authors’ major conclusions?  Are the results generalizable?  Are they justified from the data?  Do the conclusions support the objectives of the paper? What type of contribution to the field does this paper make?  Can you relate it to other literature on this topic? Do the results make teleological/biologic sense?

     10.  Miscellaneous Comments:  How could this paper be strengthened?  Did you learn anything from this paper?  Was the discussion informative?  Was this paper published in a major and/or peer review journal, a minor journal, or a throw-away journal? Does it help you in your practice -- will it alter practice in any way or does it support what you are currently doing???


AFTER CONFERENCE:

Presentations should be added to the appropriate folder in the H drive.

A great outcome from your review would be a letter to the editor, e.g.:


YiPing Zhang M.D., Ph.D. '11
Zhang Y. Error in the calculation of the correct use of positive and negative predictive values. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Mar;27(3):496. PMID: 18314531

Yvette Bailey M.D. '97 

Bailey YD, Cooper SG, Schur I, Patel R. Can helical CT replace aortography in blunt aortic trauma? Radiology. 1996 Nov;201(2):579-80. PMID: 8888265


Kagetsu NJ.  Inappropriate Use of Significant Figures (letter). AJR 157:645, 1991. PMID: 1872251


Tumor Board
  • Tumor Board takes place every thursday from 5-6PM at either St. Luke's (surgery conference room) or MSW (conference room on 2nd floor, near the megaconference room). 
  • The cases for tumor board will be emailed by Tim Unisa, you should go over the cases with an attending before the tumor board to be ready to address questions from clinicians.  
  • Keep an eye on when tumor boards are cancelled, as they frequently are. 


QI

  • QI conference will take place the fourth Thursday of every month. Review the quality measures in the hospital and then present an article that explores a quality improvement/assurance topic.
  • Serafin's office (administration) puts together the quality measurement slide deck.  You should receive this deck at least 24 hours before scheduled presentation.
  • Review deck with Dr Kagetsu or a senior resident.
  • The metric we use is "Complete to Preliminary"
  • You MUST correct any errors - bars used in graph are usually misaligned for e.g. or else you will hear from Dr Kagen.
  • Adjust the scales

AFTER CONFERENCE:
Presentations should be added to Quality Improvement Conferences folder (in the appropriate year subfolder) in the H drive. Try to use a consistent file naming system.

These presentations can be converted to a presentation at a national meeting, e.g.:

Li BChoi JJEng HY, Kagetsu NJ, Manghisi S. Breast Imaging Quality Metrics Made Ridiculously Simple. (poster presentation) AUR, New Orleans, LA. April 2015.

Choi JJLi BEng HY, Kagetsu NJ, Manghisi S. Breast Density Notification Legislation: What Now and What Next. (poster presentation) AUR, New Orleans, LA. April 2015.



AUTOPSY CONFERENCE (on hold)

  • Held once a month hosted by the Pathology Department
  • Located at SL 4th floor conference room
  • Name/MRN of patient will be sent to you in advance.
  • You can email the pathology resident and ask what body part or process you should focus on
  • Your presentation should be image rich and be approximately 5-10 minutes
    • Add key radiographic images for that patient in a PPT 
    • Discuss them with possible differential diagnosis
  • Internal medicine and Pathology take up most of the time
  • The pathology department’s reporting system for their studies is PathResults

RESEARCH MEETING (on hold)

  • Will review the status of ongoing projects, ideas for new projects, converting presentations to publications, etc.
  • Before submitting an abstract, please review the submission with Dr. Kagetsu.
  • When an abstract is accepted, plan on presenting your presentation at our research meeting before the national meeting.
  • Once an abstract is accepted, please notify all authors and Dr. Kagetsu so that our residency website can be updated. Dr. Kagetsu will not sign a travel authorization form unless this is done. 
  • Please submit your travel authorization form ASAP.

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