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Grand Rounds

February 2017

Joint Anesthesia Conference

Grand Rounds Lecture Series

Mondays at 7:00 A.M

Location: Weill Cornell Medical College, Conference Room A-950 (unless otherwise noted)


FEBRUARY 6, 2017

"Quality Patient Safety Update"
Patricia Fogarty Mack, M.D.
Chair, Quality and Patient Safety (Anesthesiology)
Director, Non-Operating Room Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Nicole Hitti, MSN, RN, CCRN
Quality and Patient Safety Administrator
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

"The Global Impact of Cancer" 
Vijaya N.R. Gottumukkala, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.A.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine 
Deputy Chairman & Clinical Director
Director, Cancer Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

FEBRUARY 20, 2017

No Grand Rounds in observance of President's Day

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

"What's New and What's Controversial in Sepsis"
R. Phillip Dellinger, M.D., MCCM

Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Medical Director, Adult Health Institute
Senior Attending, Critical Care Medicine
Cooper University Health Care, Camden, New Jersey


Statement of Need: Advances in this field need to be presented to Weill Cornell faculty and other physicians on a regular basis as one means of promoting state-of-the-art health care for patients.

Target Audience: Weill-Cornell physicians in Anesthesiology, other interested physicians and health care providers, and students.

Course Objectives: Weill Cornell CME Activities are intended to lead to improved patient care and safety.  By the conclusion of this series, physicians should have a better understanding of recent developments in Anesthesiology which in turn should lead to improvements in clinical practice.

Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Weill Cornell Medical College designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Weill Cornell Medical College to adhere to ACGME Essential Areas, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support and content validation in order to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored programs.  All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the audience any potential, apparent, or real conflict of interest related to their contribution to the activity, and any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of any commercial products or devices not yet approved in the United States. All disclosures will be made to attendees prior to each presentation.

WCMC is accessible for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Participants with special needs are requested to contact the Office of CME at 212.746.2631.

Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 746-8563

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Marissa Matarazzo,

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (855) 880-0343