Annual Scientific Session

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Meeting Date: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022

JOHN R. CLARKE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Michael J. Barry, MD, MACP, is Director of the Informed Medical Decisions Program within the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing general internist at MGH. Dr. Barry joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2017 and now serves as its Vice Chair. Current and recent projects include:

  • The relationship of prescription of decision aids prior to major orthopedic surgery and trust in the surgeon

  • Comparative effectiveness of two approaches to informing and involving veterans in the decision about open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: The PROOVE-AAA trial.

  • Comparative effectiveness of different management strategies for gout

  • AUA medical and surgical practice guidelines for BPH: role of patient preferences

  • Decision aids and Malpractice Liability

FEATURED PANEL: SHARED DECISION MAKING

Shared decision-making is a key component of patient-centered health care. It is a process through which clinicians and patients work together to make decisions and select tests, treatments, and care plans based on clinical evidence that balances risks and expected outcomes with patient preferences and values. Our three panelists are trailblazers in extending shared decision-making practices to the surgical realm. This session will provide an overview of shared decision-making, explore current methodologies for development and testing of shared decision-making tools, and describe current research in this important and expanding area of care delivery.

CARRIE CUNNINGHAM

MD, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital

LUKE FUNK

MD, MPH, FACS

University of Wisconsin-Madison

KATHERINE CHAN

MD, MPH

University of North Carolina

FEATURED PANEL: PRAGMATIC TRIALS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF RCT

Pragmatic trials in surgery and surgical healthcare delivery are increasing in popularity as they test interventions in real world practice settings for effectiveness. They allow flexibility and generalizability to bridge the gap between research and translation into clinical practice/ policy. Our three panelists are surgeons and PIs of pragmatic RCTs with diverse methodological expertise. The session will provide information on design considerations, team building, recruitment approaches, data collection/follow-up resources, analytical pitfalls, pearls of wisdom, and funding of pragmatic RCTs.

MICHAEL D'ANGELICA

MD, FACS

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

GIANA DAVIDSON

MD, MPH, FACS

University of Washington

PHILIP GOODNEY

MD, MS

The Dartmouth Institute

2022 Annual Meeting Agenda.pdf

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. All attendees planning to participate in the 2022 Annual Scientific Session must register to attend.

Future Dates

2023: Boston, MA; Sunday, October 22

2024: San Francisco, CA; Sunday, October 20

2025: Chicago, IL; Sunday, October 5

2026: Washington, DC; Sunday, September 26

2027: San Diego, CA,; Sunday October 17

2028: Boston, MA; Sunday, October 22

2029: San Francisco, CA; Sunday, October 20

PAST sCIENTFIC SESSION

As we continue to learn and work through the pandemic, the Surgical Outcomes Club held its Seventeenth Annual Scientific Session virtually on Sunday, October 10. In case you missed it, Dr. Nancy Baxter from Melbourne School of Population and Global Health delivered a powerful keynote lecture on gender bias in surgery. This was followed by a stimulating scientific panel on de-implementation of low value care from leading experts Dr. Alex Sox-Harris from Stanford University, Dr. Louise Davies from Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and Dr. Scott Regenbogen from the University of Michigan. The discourse was similar to live meetings and accompanied by astute questions from the audience.

All panelist were kind enough to share their presentations to members of the Surgical Outcomes Club.