Category: Education

Stanford Medcast is an educational podcast ideal for the clinician on the go. Hot topics in medicine, healthcare, and education are discussed with world leading physicians and scientists. The podcast is produced by the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education.

September 19, 2022

Episode 46: Physician Distress Mini-Series - National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

Physicians are at a higher risk of suicide and suicidal ideation than the general population. About 400 physicians die by suicide each year. Suicidal ideation has been associated with high workload volume and medical errors. Physicians who experience suicidal ideation have been shown to be less likely to seek the help they need. In recognition of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, this episode aims to contribute to the efforts and initiatives to reduce physician suicide rates. Stanford Medcast host, Dr. Ruth Adewuya, sits down with Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Dr. Christine Yu Moutier, to discuss identifying signs of distress and suicide risk factors for physicians. The discussion will also include strategies you can utilize if you've identified issues/risk factors in yourself and/or your colleagues.

Resources available to help provide support include:
https://emotionalppe.org/
https://www.physiciansupportline.com/
https://www.peerrxmed.com/

Learn more about Physician Distress and find more resources.

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September 5, 2022

Episode 45: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Public Health Implications of Gun Violence

In this episode, we discuss the far-reaching health impact of gun violence in schools with Dr. Maya Rossin-Slater. Dr. Rossin-Slater is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy at Stanford University and her research focuses on issues in maternal and child well-being, family structure and behavior, health disparities, and public policies affecting disadvantaged populations in the United States and other developed countries. Gun violence in schools has become a public health issue because the health impacts are far-reaching. The trauma experienced can last for many years, even in cases where there are no deaths or injuries.

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August 8, 2022

Stanford Medcast: Season 3 teaser!

New Season loading! Stanford Medcast is gearing up for Season 3! Get ready for Tuesday, September 5, when we are back with hot topics in medicine, healthcare, and education. The new season will be packed with great interviews featuring thought leaders, clinicians, and experts, making us your bi-monthly podcast to get up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to care.

Join us on Tuesday, September 6, for the Season Opener. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us at stanfordmedcast@stanford.edu. 

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July 11, 2022

Episode 44: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Trending Clinical Topics: Monkeypox & Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Tune in to an episode that discusses trending clinical topics that have been in the news recently: Monkeypox and Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome.

We begin our conversation with Dr. Stan Deresinki who is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine at Stanford. We discuss the Monkeypox virus including the signs, symptoms, cause of the upward recent spread, transmission prevention and best practices to navigate the uncertainty of this virus.

The next part of the episode will be a discussion about Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) with Dr. Jon-Paul Pepper who is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford. Listen to learn more about the causes, symptoms, differential diagnosis and treatment options for RHS.

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June 20, 2022

Episode 43: Hot Topics Mini-Series: Stem Cell Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis

Today's episode includes a discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Dunn who serves as the Lily Sarafan Director of Neuroimmunology, Clinical Professor and Chief of Neuroimmunology within the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford University. The discussion includes an overview of the different types of stem cells, as it relates to Multiple Sclerosis (MS), some of the ways researchers are considering using stem cell therapy to treat MS, and the limitations of disease modifying treatments that stem cell therapy could help address. Advice will also be provided to clinicians whose patients are asking about stem cell therapy and when it will be available to them. This session focuses on the knowledge gaps around the risks and benefits of stem cell therapy and the ongoing research taking place to bring this therapeutic option from bench to bedside.

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June 6, 2022

Episode 42: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis

A recent study showed that interaction between the immune system and the gut microbiota plays a crucial role in the development of MS. This episode includes a discussion with Dr. Emmanuelle Waubant regarding her ongoing research and new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Waubant is the Director of UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and serves on the clinical care committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's local chapter and the translational research review committee for the society's national office.

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May 16, 2022

Episode 41: Hot Topics Mini-series - Clinical decision-making in Prostate Cancer

This episode is part of the Stanford Medicine Prostate Cancer CME Series: Treatment Across the Prostate Cancer Continuum. In this episode, Drs. Benjamin Chung, Ali Khaki, Sumit Shaw and Yushen Qian will discuss the complex treatment options for prostate cancer, as well as advances in diagnostic decision making. This episode will also include cased based discussions regarding diagnosis and clinical decision making.

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This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. and its collaborative partner, Pfizer, Inc.

May 2, 2022

Episode 40: Hot Topics Mini-Series - The Role of Epstein-Barr Virus in Multiple Sclerosis

This Hot Topics Mini-Series episode includes a discussion with Dr. Lawrence Steinman, professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Pediatrics, and Genetics at Stanford Medical School. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. In people with MS, the body’s immune system attacks the insulating layer that surrounds nerve cells, often killing the cells. In this episode, Dr. Steinman unpacks the connection between the Epstein-Barr virus and MS and the implications for the development of new vaccines and anti-virals that have the potential to eradicate this disease.

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April 18, 2022

Episode 39: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Nutrition Myths

Today’s episode is focused on Nutrition Science. We are speaking with Dr. Christopher D. Gardner, who is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and the Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Gardner has recently shifted much of his energies to a second and more challenging question: What forces and factors can successfully motivate people to improve their food and beverage choice behaviors? To address this question, he has collaborated with scholars and researchers from across all seven of Stanford’s undergraduate and graduate schools. He is also currently collaborating with chefs and dining operators from Stanford’s Residential and Dining Enterprises, and the Culinary Institute of America, with an emphasis on elevating the unapologetic deliciousness of food. Today we will discuss common Nutrition Myths and talk about ways to encourage patients to eat healthier foods, to support their nutritional needs.

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April 4, 2022

Episode 38: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Role of Surgery in Humanitarian Aid

In this episode, Dr. Sherry Wren focuses on humanitarian aid in low to middle resource countries. Dr. Wren is very involved in humanitarian surgery and global surgery. She works and manages educational partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a faculty fellow of the Stanford Center for Innovation and Global Health. Dr. Wren became interested in humanitarian work in college and worked as a surgeon with Doctors Without Borders in Africa. Not only are infectious diseases of concern in low income countries, but so are non-communicable diseases. Death from non-communicable diseases have overtaken deaths from infectious diseases - 11% of the global burden of disease can be treated with surgery. Dr. Wren shares her experiences, lessons learned and projects impacting humanitarian care around the world.

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