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.

February 21, 2022

Episode 35: The Afterword - Operationalizing Racial Justice

This new mini-series, The Afterword, will reflect on live activities that have already taken place. The purpose of this series is to answer questions learners may have about topics previously discussed and expand on key concepts. This episode is the Afterword from the January 2022 webinar, Building a Culture of Health Equity Monthly Lecture Series: Operationalizing Racial Justice. Key concepts for this episode's discussion include operationalizing racial justice, the relationship between health equity and inclusion initiatives within the clinician workforce, health equity for patients, drivers of health equity, promoting health equity through social factors and a renewed focus on health equity beyond COVID.

For more details and information on this topic, please see our recorded January 2022 session of Building a Culture of Health Equity Monthly Lecture Series: Operationalizing Racial Justice and Health Equity Webinar Series (Microlearning Module): Operationalizing Racial Justice.

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February 14, 2022

Episode 34: Hot Topics Mini-Series: Youth Mental Health Matters

This episode will focus on how the pandemic has impacted the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults. Even before the pandemic began in 2020, there was a lack of mental health services for young people. Half of mental health conditions begin before the age of 14, and three quarters by the age of 24. Across the US, there is a lack of systems in place to identify youths at risk. This episode will address the lack of access, need for action as well as signs and symptoms of mental health issues in young people. The role of community partnerships, the Surgeon General’s call for action and tips to help clinicians, schools and parents support young people will also be discussed.

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January 31, 2022

Episode 33: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Medicine and the Muse

This episode addresses the importance of integrating arts and humanities into the practice of medicine. Clinicians will learn about medical humanities and how it can benefit both the clinician and their patients. The discussion includes the various types of art therapies, including music, painting, writing, communications along with the impact of medical humanities and how it enriches communities. Ideas will be discussed on how to engage in medical humanities and the role of medical humanities in medical education.

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January 17, 2022

Episode 32: Hot Topics Mini-Series: Screening for Prostate Cancer

This episode is part of the Stanford Medicine Prostate Cancer CME Series: Treatment Across the Prostate Cancer Continuum. The goal of the Prostate Cancer Series is to enhance the learners understanding of complex treatment options, the latest diagnostics, current guidelines for testing, types of tests available as well as discussions on other conditions that may cause an elevated PSA. Geared towards primary care clinicians, an in-depth discussion of the various types of prostate cancer and treatment options are provided in this episode.

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January 3, 2022

Episode 31: Pediatric Pulse Mini-Series: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

This episode focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The guest speakers, Dr. Christina Buysse and Dr. Barbara Bentley, are involved in the California ACEs Aware Initiative, which is focused on promoting positive responses to stress for children, families, and care providers. Adverse Childhood Experiences includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as physical and emotional neglect, and some challenges at home caused by a member of the household who may be experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, partner abuse, etc. In the US alone, 60% of adults have reported four or more ACEs. For children, one in three have experienced one ACE and up to 14% have experienced two ACEs. This episode discusses the risk factors for ACEs, negative outcomes associated with ACE’s, current research, universal health screening, trauma treatment and prevention strategies.

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December 20, 2021

Episode 30: COVID-19 Mini-series: The Uncertain Prognosis: Long COVID Stories

This episode provides insight on the impact of Long COVID from the patient’s perspective. Two patients share their stories of living with Long COVID and living with an uncertain diagnosis. Long COVID has been classified as a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19; symptoms can even appear weeks after infection. Long COVID can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if their illness was mild, or if they had no symptoms.

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December 6, 2021

Episode 29: COVID-19 Mini-series - Empowering Physicians to Combat Vaccine Misinformation

This episode focuses on empowering physicians to combat vaccine misinformation. The discussion is led by Jennifer John, a student at Stanford University. She interviews Dr. Atul Nakhasi, Physician & Policy Advisor, LA County Department of Health Services and co-founder of #Thisisourshot, the country’s leading vaccine trust movement by frontline healthcare workers and Renee DiResta, Research Manager, at the Stanford Internet Observatory. The conversation addresses how to build trust with patients to help them overcome the fear and misinformation that has permeated the media since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. The goal is to help patients understand the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines in saving lives and to assure them of vaccine safety and efficacy.

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November 15, 2021

Episode 28: Hot Topics Mini-series - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Dr. Curtis Langlotz, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging at Stanford University, shares his insight about the current state of research in AI and how it is currently used in medicine and where it is going in the future. The discussion will also address how healthcare systems can prepare to take advantage of new AI tools as they are developed. Clinicians are encouraged to learn about AI and how it can help them in their practices.

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November 1, 2021

Episode 27: Pediatric Pulse Mini-Series: What is Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology?

Listen to learn about Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) and how this subspecialty provides care to patients from birth to early adulthood. Discussion includes the benefits of PAG, the role of a PAG specialist, and best practices for clinical practice. Tips and take away points are also provided as well as in-depth areas of care provided to this patient population.

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October 18, 2021

Episode 26: COVID-19 Mini-series: Long COVID – facts, misconceptions and the unknown

This episode provides up to date insight on Long COVID. Long COVID is a condition wherein people continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms for longer than usual after initially contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Long COVID can be quite devastating to patients - the symptoms are very complex and may include multiple organs and systems simultaneously. This episode highlights the symptoms of Long COVID and will provide insights into emerging research, the number of individuals at risk for Long COVID and strategies to use when talking with patients about their post-COVID symptoms.

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