Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Chronic Critical Illness: Implications, Outcomes, and Management

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 03, 2015

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Shannon S. Carson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Shannon Carson's research interests include health services research and clinical trials in critical illness and comparative effectiveness research in COPD. His research is supported by grants funded by the NHLBI, NINR, and PCORI. He has a particular interest in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation and leads a research network (the ProVent Investigators) that is currently conducting randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve physician-family communication in the management of these challenging patients. He has been a co-investigator in the NHLBI ARDS Network, and he was also a co-PI in the COPD Network for Comparative Effectiveness Research and Translation (CONCERT Network).

Dr. Carson is an active member of the American Thoracic Society and served as the Chair of the Critical Care Assembly. He serves on the Quality Improvement Committee and recently served on writing groups for statements on Pay-for-Performance and Comparative Effectiveness Research. He has been a consultant on projects for CMS using Medicare data to assess the role and function of Long-term Care Hospitals in the care of patients with complex acute illness.

Dr. Carson joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1999 and currently serves as Professor and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the current epidemiology of chronic critical illness including long-term survival and function
  2. Categorize risk for long-term mortality using validated clinical models
  3. Understand approaches to prevention and management
  4. Have insight into current research to improve patient and family outcomes

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Critical Care Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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