Didactic Sessions

Surgical Outcomes Club (SOC) members are invited to participate in bi-monthly virtual didactic sessions for an opportunity to receive updates in our field of research, share progress, and set the stage for future collaborations and opportunities. Didactic sessions are hosted by SOC, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS). SOC/AAS/SUS Didactic Sessions will take place every other month at 2 pm Pacific / 3 pm Mountain / 4 pm Central / 5 pm Eastern with occasional variations depending on speaker availability.  Tentative dates are included below.  When possible, presentations will be made available on the website after the session. 
 
The Next Work in Progress Session: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (ET) 

Future Didactic Session Dates for 2017:
  • (SUS) Tuesday, June 20; featuring Teviah Sachs, MD; Boston Medical Center
  • (AAS) Thursday, August 17; featuring Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS; University of Wisconsin
  • (SOC) Tuesday, October 3
  • (SUS) Tuesday, December 5
SOC/AAS/SUS Didactic Sessions Dates from 2017:
  • April 18, "Surgeons are the Gatekeepers of the Opioid Epidemic" Michael J. Englesbe, MD, FACS; Cyrenus G Darling Sr MD and Cyrenus G Darling Jr MD, Professor of Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Michigan Medicine View slides with audio here
  • February 16, "Individualized Strategies for Venous Thromboembolism Risk Stratification and Prevention in Surgical Patients" Christopher J. Pannucci, MD, MS; Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Utah Health Care View slides with audio here
  • January 19"Comparing Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA): The Design Implementation of a Multistate Collaborative Pragmatic Randomized Study for Uncomplicated Appendicitis"  Giana Davidson, MD, MPH, FACS; Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, Associate Medical Director, University of Washington Medical Center; View slides with audio here
SOC/AAS/SUS Didactic Sessions Dates from 2016:
  • December 15"Surgical Education and Patient Outcomes" Rachel R. Kelz, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Director, Center for Surgery and Health Economics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. View slides with audio here
  • November 17, "The Future of Improving Surgical Safety" Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Veteran's Administrations, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Ann Arbor Verteran's Administration, Director of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative, University of Michigan. View slides with audio here
  • October - session was canceled.
  • September 15, "Medicaid Expansion and Surgical Cancer Care" Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS; John S. Dillon Chair and Chief of Surgical Oncology and Surgeon in Chief at MedStar; Georgetown University Hospital View slides with audio here
  • August 18, "Leading Change from the Pacific Northwest to the Nation: The American College of Surgeons Strong for Surgery Campaign" Thomas K Varghese Jr, MD, MS, FACS; Head, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Utah. View slides with audio here
  • July 21, "Natural Language Processing and Quality Measurement: Opening the Black Box of Clinical Text" Brian T. Bucher, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine View slides with audio here
  • June 9, "Surgical Disparities Research: From Outcomes Studies to National Policy" Adil Haider, MD, MPH; Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. View slides with audio here
  • May 19, "Patient Reported Outcomes: Do They Reflect Surgical Quality?" Jennifer F. Waljee, MD; Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan View slides with audio here
  • April 21, "Surgical Risk Preoperative Assessment System - development of a novel risk assessment system" Robert Meguid, MD, MPH, MSPH; Assistant Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, University of Colorado. Due to technical difficulties, the slides with audio are not available.
  • March 17, Due to technical difficulties the recording has no audio. "Patient Engagement in Surgical Outcomes Research" Danielle C. Lavallee, PharmD, PhD; Research Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, University of Washington. View Slides with no audio here
  • February 18, "Identifying the impact of surgical services on population health: the relationship between national cesarean delivery rates and maternal and neonatal mortality" Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, and George Molina, MD, MPH; Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Ariadne Labs. View slides with audio here
  • January 21, "Improving Surgical Quality through Video Analysis and Coaching" Oliver Varban, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Bariatric Surgery, University of Michigan Health Systems. Due to slide content, the session was not recorded.
SOC/AAS/SUS Didactic Session Dates from 2015:
  • December 17, "Learning from your Collaborative: How & Why to do Hospital Site Visits" Julie K. Johnson, MSPH, PhD; Professor, Department of Surgery, Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine; Northwestern University.  View slides with audio here
  • November 19, "Accreditation and Data Collection for QA and QI - Lessons Learned from Bariatric Surgery" Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH; Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Sugery; Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard University. View slides with audio here
  • October 22, Due to slide content, the session was not recorded. "Smartphone Image-based Wound Monitoring for a Novice Population: App Design and Evaluation Protocol" Sara Fernandes-Taylor, PhD; Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.  "mPOWEr: Developing the mobile Post-operative Wound Evaluator" Heather L. Evans, MD, MS, FACS; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Washington. Project Website: http://mpowercare.org
  • September 24, "Quality Improvement: Is There a Science to It?" View Slides with audio here  Lillian Kao, MD, MS; Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School
  • August - session was canceled.
  • July 24, "Strategies to Improve Care Coordination and Transitions of Surgical Care" View slides with audio here Benjamin S. Brooke, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Director, Utah Intervention Quality & Implementation Research, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • June 25, "Is value-based care 'valuable' to the patient? The elusive association between quality measure compliance and patient-centered outcomes" View slides with audio here Daniel A. Barocas, MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, Co-Director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research, Vanderbilt Unversity
  • May, 14, "There and back again: applying military surgical research to civilian practice" Due to slide content, the session was not recorded.  Andrew Schoenfeld, MD, MSc; Director of Spine Surgical Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Faculty, Center for Surgery and Public Health Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • April 23, "Current Concepts in Surgical Frailty: Systematic Review and Interventions for Frailty" View slides with audio here Shipra Arya, MD, SM; Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery; Emory University & Daniel Hall, MD, MDiv, MHSc; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
  • March 26, "Fulfilling the Promise of Surgical Outcomes Research: Using Implementation and Improvement Science to Improve Surgical Care" View slides with audio here Brian Mittman, PhD; Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support, and Senior Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation.
  • February 12, "Global Health Research for Surgeons" View slides with audio here Chandrakanth Are, MD, MBA, FRCS, FACS; Vice Chair of Education, Associate Professor Surgical Oncology; Program Director General Surgery Residency; University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • January 8, "Operations Research and the Operating Room:  Designing Policy through Mathematical Optimization" View slides with audio here Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Associate Vice Chair for Research; Associate Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology; Department of Surgery; Johns Hopkins University
SOC/AAS/SUS Didactic Session Dates from 2014:
  • December 18, "Creating an ACS-NSQIP Collaborative" View slides with audio here Henry A. Pitt, MD; Chief Quality Officer for Temple Health; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Temple University Health Systems
  • November 20, "Personal Financial Burden, Employer Based Health Insurance, and Job Support among Colorectal Cancer Patients" View slides here  Arden M. Morris, MD,MPH; Associate Professor of Surgery; Division of Colorectal Surgery; University of Michigan
  • October 16 - Session was canceled.
  • September 25, "Ups and Downs of Starting a National Quality Collaborative" View slides with audio here  Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS; Associate Professor of Surgery; Division of General Surgery; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • August 21 - Session was canceled.
  • July 24"Mental Models used in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions: 2 Qualitative Studies"  View slides with audio here Gretchen Schwarze, MD; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin
  • June 19“Examining Complex Relationships and Reporting Nonlinear Trends in Surgical Outcomes Research"  View slides with audio here Laura Graham, MPH; Pre-doctoral Student, University of Alabama and Joshua Richman, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama 
  • May 22, "Improving the Quality of Colorectal Cancer Surgery at the Population Level" View slides with audio here Marko Simunovic, MD, MPH, FRCS(C), Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Juravinski Cancer Center, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • March 27, "Using Instrumental Variable Analysis to Control for Unmeasured Confounding in Observational Studies: The Comparative Effectiveness of Intraoperative Cholangiography in Prevention of Bile Duct Injury"  View slides with audio here Taylor Riall, MD, MPH; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • January 23, "Statistical Tools and Techniques" View slides with audio here. Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH; Associate Professor of Surgery; University of Michigan & Dr. David C. Miller, MD, MPH; Associate Professor of Urology; University of Michigan