Regularly Scheduled Series

The following recurring events were gathered from representatives of each of the departments at the center. It will be continuously updated and published on the web in order to keep information as current as possible.

All original sign in sheets should go to Teresa Ball (CHP 223).  Be sure to keep a copy on file so that you can verify hours for nurses and other allied health professionals.

Accreditation

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates these live activities for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fiscal Year 2018-19

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Clinical Dialogues

Location: Health Science Campus, McKibben Hall, Room 256
Weekly-Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Analyze advances in anesthetic management
2. Address and discuss anesthetic management techniques
3. Evaluate, plan and administer anesthetic and
treat perioperative complications

Contact Nancy Curtis at (323) 409-7748 or nancy.curtis@med.usc.edu


Nuclear Cardiology Lab Quality Assurance Meeting

Location: Health Science Campus, HC 2 4th Floor, CVTI Conference Room
Bi-Annually on Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
Credit: Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Optimize interpretation of ischemic heart disease cases
2. Enhance physician-technologist interaction to acquire best nuclear data
3. Treat ischemic heart disease patients effectively at
specific stages of the disease

Contact Rafael Llerena at 323-442-9947 or rafael.llerena@med.usc.edu

ECHO Lab Quality Assurance Meeting

Location: Health Science Campus, HC 2 4th Floor, CVTI Conference Room
Bi-Annually on Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 pm
Credit: Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Optimize interpretation of echo cases
2. Enhance physician-technologist interaction to
acquire best echocardiographic data
3. Review treatment of patients effectively at specific stages of the disease

Contact Rafael Llerena at 323-442-9947 or rafael.llerena@med.usc.edu

Adult Congenital Heart ECHO

Location: Health Science Campus, HC2 LL1302
Every other Month on Thursdays 7:00-8:00 am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Optimize interpretation of CHD echo cases
2. Enhance physician-technologist interaction to
acquire best echocardiographic data
3. Treat CHD patients effectively at specific stages of the disease

Contact Rafael Llerena at 323-442-9947 or rafael.llerena@med.usc.edu

TCD Journal Club

Location: Health Science Campus, HC2
Quarterly on Fridays 12:00-1:00 pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Optimize interpretation of TCD examinations
2. Enhance physician-technologist interaction to acquire best TCD data
3. Treat neurological patients effectively at specific stages of the disease

Contact Rafael Llerena at 323-442-9947 or rafael.llerena@med.usc.edu


Cardiothoracic Case Presentation

Location: Health Science Campus, Building HCC II, Room LL1302
Monthly-Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Discuss how to properly diagnose and treat conditions of heart, lungs and esophagus,
applying the current standard of care in the
field of cardiothoracic surgery
2. Identify new scientific methods to improve their diagnostic and
therapeutic management of cardiothoracic patients

Contact Mitzi Clendening at 323-442-5849 or mitzi.clendening@med.usc.edu

Cardiothoracic Journal Club

Location: Health Science Campus, Building HCC II, Room LL1302
Monthly-Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Discuss how to properly diagnose and treat conditions of heart, lungs and esophagus,
applying the current standard of care in the field of cardiothoracic surgery
2. Identify new scientific methods to improve their diagnostic and
therapeutic management of cardiothoracic patients

Contact Mitzi Clendening at 323-442-5849 or mitzi.clendening@med.usc.edu

Cardiothoracic Morbidity and Mortality

Location: Health Science Campus, Building HCC II, Room LL1302
Monthly-Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Discuss how to properly diagnose and treat conditions of heart, lungs and esophagus,
applying the current standard of care in the field of cardiothoracic surgery
2. Identify new scientific methods to improve their diagnostic and
therapeutic management of cardiothoracic patients

Contact Mitzi Clendening at 323-442-5849 or mitzi.clendening@med.usc.edu


Colorectal Surgery/Anorectal Physiology

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinical Tower, Room 6A107
Weekly on Mondays 7:00-9:00 am
Credit: Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Apply advanced knowledge of colorectal surgery
2. Analyze recent advances in the analysis of colorectal surgery
3. Evaluate management of difficult cases involving the colon,
rectum and anus
4. Distinguish the goals and limitations of
anorectic physiologic testing

Contact Celeste Mendoza at 323-442-9064 or celeste@med.usc.edu



USC Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center of USC, Building HC4
Monthly on Tuesdays 7:00-10:00 am
Credit: Maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Appraise medical and surgical treatment options for a given condition and formulate optimal
treatment plans based on the current literature
2. Compare available diagnostic modalities for given clinical presentations and
formulate optimal management plans based on the current literature
3. Evaluate a unique clinical scenario as outlined in case presentations and
propose evidence-based evaluation and management options for those cases

Contact Brenda Cornejo at 323-442-0084 or brenda.cornejo@med.usc.edu


Infectious Disease Case Conference

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center; Rand Schrader Clinic; Conference Room A/B
Weekly on Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Construct a comprehensive differential diagnosis for
symptoms commonly seen in our hospital
2. Discuss newly described disease entities and recognize them in patients
3. Choose appropriate and cost-effective diagnostic test

Contact Erika Anaya at 323-409-4444 or eromero@usc.edu


Endocrine Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center; Hoffman Building, Room 100
Weekly on Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of endocrine disease
2. Develop appropriate treatment plans
3. Assess up-to-date advances in endocrinology

Contact Roxanne Oddom at 323-442-2806 or rodoem@usc.edu

Renal Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center; Mudd Memorial Research Building, MMR608
Weekly on Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of renal disease and hypertension
2. Develop appropriate treatment plans that reflect the most up-to-date therapies
3. Analyze up-to-date healthcare quality metrics in nephrology

Contact Lodel Caplan at 323-409-3566 or lodel.caplan@med.usc.edu

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Case Conference

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, IRD Building, Room 736
Weekly on Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of renal disease and hypertension
2. Develop appropriate treatment plans that reflect the most up-to-date therapies
3. Analyze up-to-date healthcare quality metrics in nephrology

Contact Minerva Castillo at 323-409-7184 or pccm@med.usc.edu


Neurology Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center; Zilkha Neurogenetics Institute, Room 112
Weekly on Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Critically evaluate and revise current practice techniques and principles in order to
maintain the current standards of care
2. Formulate new hypothesis and contribute new basic and
clinical research ideas to the current body of work

Contact Angelique Matthews at 323-442-9371 or Angelique.matthews@med.usc.edu

Stroke and TIA Journal Club

Location: Keck Medical Center; CHP Building, Room 102
Monthly on Mondays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Use diagnostic criteria in evaluation of stroke and TISA patients
2. Analyze various protocols used in the performance of stroke and TIA examinations
3. Distinguish stroke and TIA patients from non-cerebral vascular patients

Contact Mirabai Chuldenko, RN at 323-865-1671 or mirabai.chuldenko@med.usc.edu


OB/GYN Clinical Case Conference/Grand Rounds

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, Inpatient Tower, Conference Room A
Weekly on Fridays 7:00-9:15am
Credit: Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Evaluate medically related research
2. Perform effective diagnostic methods and treatment
3. Demonstrate increased knowledge about practice management

Contact Ian O’Donnell at 323-409-3423 or iodonnel@usc.edu


Combined Sarcoma & Musculoskeletal Tumor Conference

Location: Keck Medical Center; Norris Building, 5th Floor, NTT3424
Weekly on Tuesdays 7:30-8:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Classify tumor types into proper and appropriate staging systems
2. Distinguish proper diagnostics approach of soft tissue tumors in
accordance with clinical evidence
3. Apply new research findings to clinical management of
soft tissue and bone sarcomas

Contact Constance Angeles, NP at 323-442-5830 or constance.angeles@med.usc.edu

Cancer Center Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center; Norris Building, NRT; Aresty Conference Room
Weekly on Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Apply new advances and emerging knowledge in clinical to practice
2. Synthesize laboratory and basic science insight to clinical applicable therapeutic trials
3. Evaluate and compare practice strategies to improve delivery of quality of care

Contact Pat Castro at 323-442-7893 or pcastro@med.usc.edu


Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center; HC4, 3rd Floor, Room 3200
Weekly on Fridays 7:30-8:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Recognize and discuss the most recent techniques in the management of ocular conditions
2. Apply current research findings to better diagnose and
manage patients with ocular diseases
3. Use an interactive case-based discussion to
incorporate evidence-based data to improve diagnostic and therapeutic management of
patients with these ocular disorders

Contact Chui Chow at 323-442-6463 or chui.chow@med.usc.edu


Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Medical Center; Broad Conference Center, BCC11
Weekly on Fridays 7:00-8:00am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Evaluate and manage a variety of diseases in otolaryngology
2. Apply in practice the latest advances in operative and
on-operative treatment for cancer
3. Determine the activities that will reduce possibility of
malpractice litigation

Contact Kim Schultz at 323-442-4830 or schultzk@usc.edu

Head & Neck Imaging Conference

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, Inpatient Tower, C2J101
Weekly on Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Properly assess disease extent
2. Apply information with other tests available
3. Assess appropriate treatment based on this assessment

Contact Kim Schultz at 323-442-4830 or schultzk@usc.edu

Head & Neck Surgery Tumor Board

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, Inpatient Tower, C2J101
Weekly on Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Analyze strengths and weaknesses of chemotherapy
2. Distinguish strengths and weaknesses of radiotherapy
3. Evaluate means of operative planning

Contact Kim Schultz at 323-442-4830 or schultzk@usc.edu


Pediatric Grand Rounds

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, IPT, Conference Room A
Weekly on Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am (No conferences in November, December or January)
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge regarding current standards of care/state of the art in pediatrics management
2. Properly evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of
specific pediatric medical conditions
3. Demonstrate an increase in competency in the core areas of
competence required for physician certification

Contact Laura Wachsman, MD at 323-409-2342 or lwachsman@usc.edu

Pediatric Problem Rounds

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, IPT, Conference Room A
Weekly on Thursdays 8:00-9:00am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Create a differential diagnosis from a patient’s chief complaint
2. Utilize historical data, physical examination and lab data to formulate a working diagnosis
3. Coordinate multidisciplinary and multispecialty services in patient evaluation

Contact Laura Wachsman, MD at 323-409-2342 or lwachsman@usc.edu


Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Location: Old General Hospital, 1st Floor, Room 1645
Weekly on Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Integrate case presentations with critical evaluation of evidence-based literature to
appraise novel medical treatment protocols and intervention skills so that patient management
and outcomes can be continually and appropriately enhanced
2. Critically evaluate evidence-based literature in order to
incorporate appropriate best practice into the clinical care of patients
with mood, anxiety, psychosis and other psychiatric disorders
3. Examine patients and utilize current literature, hone diagnostic skills and
update therapeutic knowledge so patient management and outcomes are improved

Contact Gracie Vargas at 323-442-4065 or gvargas@usc.edu


Rheumatology Clinical Conference

Location: LAC+USC Medical Center, GNH, Room 1729
Weekly on Mondays 8:00-9:00am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Identify recent developments in diagnosis and management of patients
2. Use new research data to improve quality of care of patients
3. Analyze potential challenges in the delivery of care to patients and specify

Contact Omar de la Luz at 323-442-1946 or delaluz@usc.edu


Keck Multidisciplinary Breast Conference

Location: Doheny 2nd Floor Pathology Conference Room, 2404A
Weekly on Mondays 12:00-1:00pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Properly diagnose, treat and manage breast cancer patients according to NCCN guidelines
2. Demonstrate the need for evaluating eligibility and participation in clinical trials
3. Apply information obtained from newly published data and integrate it into
the plan of car of the breast cancer patient

Contact Maria Nelson, MD at 323-442-5831 or maria.nelson@med.usc.edu

General Surgery Grand Rounds

Location: Keck Hospital of USC, McKibben Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 249
Weekly on Fridays 8:30-9:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Use knowledge of up-to-date practice guidelines to improve patient care
2. Outline strategies to improve patient care and outcomes
3. Apply current evidence-based knowledge to practice behaviors

Contact Mitzi Clendening at 323-442-6011 or mitzi.clendening@med.usc.edu

General Surgery M&M Conference

Location: Keck Hospital of USC, McKibben Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 249
Weekly on Fridays 7:30-8:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Properly diagnose and treat conditions/diseases by applying the current standard of care
in the field of general surgery
2. Use an interactive multidisciplinary case-based discussion to
incorporate evidence-based data to improve diagnostic and
therapeutic management of surgical patients

Contact Mitzi Clendening at 323-442-6011 or mitzi.clendening@med.usc.edu

Plastic Morning Conference

Location: Keck Hospital of USC, Cardinal Room, 1st Floor
Weekly on Fridays 6:30-7:30am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Formulate and apply diagnostic methods and diagnostic skills
2. Plan and apply treatment methods and treatment skills
3. Manage and perform multi-specialty/multidisciplinary coordination of care

Contact Erica Luong at 323-442-7903 or eluong@med.usc.edu

Vascular Lab Quality Assurance Meeting

Location: Keck Hospital of USC, HC 2, 4th Floor, CVTI Room
Bi-Annually on Wednesdays 7:00-8:00am
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Optimize interpretations of non-invasive vascular studies
2. Enhance physician-technologist interaction to acquire best vascular data
3. Treat vascular disease patients effectively at specific stages of the disease

Contact Jill Thordarson at 323-442-6011 or jill.thordarson@med.usc.edu


Verdugo Hills Medical Staff Grand Rounds

Location: Verdugo Hills Hospital, Council Rooms
Bi-Weekly on Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm
Credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session
Objectives:
1. Apply evidence-based medical information and training to their current practice
2. Critically evaluated current practice techniques and
principles for the hospital setting
3. Utilize recommendation from current research in their environment of care

Contact Martha Sanchez at 818-952-2214 or martha.sanchez@vhh.usc.edu