Prognosis: Reviving an Old Clinical Skill
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Speaker & Info
Paul Glare, MD
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief, Palliative Medicine Service
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Paul Glare's research interests include the comparative effectiveness of pain therapies, prognostication, the cancer cachexia syndrome, and screening for palliative care. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. He is an Associate Editor of the textbook Palliative Medicine, published by Elsevier, and he has served as editor for textbooks on prognostication in advanced cancer and opioid pharmacology in advanced cancer, both published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Glare received his medical degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. After completing an internal medicine residency and a palliative medicine fellowship at the principal teaching hospital of that University, he undertook a two-year Palliative Medicine research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 1989. He also holds Master's degrees in bioethics and in clinical epidemiology.
Dr. Glare is Chief of the Palliative Medicine Service and Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Prior to joining MSKCC in 2008, he served as chief of a large academic palliative medicine program in Sydney, Australia.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss reasons why prognostication is an important clinical skill in the 21st century
- Compare subjective and statistical methods of prognosticating
- Develop new communication techniques for discussing the prognosis of their patients
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.
Division of Oncology (Department of Medicine)