Extended Annual Meeting

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Session Title:
Empowering the Patient and the Health Care Team
Date & Time:
July 21, 2021, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM ET
1 Hour
CME Until:
March 4th, 2022
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Target Audience:
Surgeons with a special interest in the treatment of breast disease
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Understand how to better optimize which patients need post-operative admission and understand the benefits of recovery at home.
  • Incorporate a shared decision making model with patients
  • Identify how to successfully establish a work-life balance and how to prioritize physician (self) wellness.
Shared-decision making is a key component of patient-centered care. Join us for a webinar focusing on strategies designed to empower surgeons to work together with their patients to explore, compare and select appropriate treatment options. Topics include inpatient versus outpatient care, the importance of communication and shared decision making as well as physician wellness and its impact on quality of care.
Welcome and Introduction
Diana Caragacianu, MD
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care: Does Any Patient Need Hospital Admission?
May Lynn Quan, MD
Getting Comfortable with Shared Decision Making
Anne Peled, MD
Success, Failure and the Secret to a Balanced Life!
Joseph Maroon, MD
Moderator: Diana Caragacianu, MD
Milford Regional Medical Center
Milford, MA
May Lynn Quan, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB Canada
Anne Peled, MD
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Joseph Maroon, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
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  2. Schwartz, R., Shanafelt, T.D., Gimmler, C. et al. Developing institutional infrastructure for physician wellness: qualitative Insights from VA physicians. BMC Health Serv Res 20, 7 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4783-9
  3. Tamirisa NP, Goodwin JS, Kandalam A, Linder SK, Weller S, Turrubiate S, Silva C, Riall TS. Patient and physician views of shared decision making in cancer. Health Expect. 2017 Dec;20(6):1248-1253. doi: 10.1111/hex.12564. Epub 2017 May 2. PMID: 28464430; PMCID: PMC5689235.
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