We are excited to announce that Dr. Atul Gawande of Harvard University will be concluding our Fall PSMG Grand Rounds & kicking off our Implementation Science Series for the new year with the topic: "The problem of scale: Lessons from variation in the implementation of the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist"
Become a member of PSMG as detailed below to join the Blue Jeans meeting, or join us for our viewing party at our offices at Northwestern University in the Rubloff Building in the Navy Pier conference Room. Attendance for the Blue Jeans meeting is capped at 100, so be sure to join early!
Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Management, Harvard University
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
General and Endocrine Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Ariadne Labs
Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Columnist, The New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Atul Gawande and his colleagues have focused their research on problems at the intersection of surgery and public health.
Much of their work has examined error in surgery, establishing its frequency and seriousness and revealing underlying mechanisms. Ongoing work ranges from observation research on performance and safety in the operating room to studies of medical malpractice claims to the development of technologies to prevent surgeons from inadvertently leaving sponges or instruments in patients. A newer area of research concerns the current state of care in developing countries for illness requiring surgery or other high technology interventions.
In addition, Dr. Gawande writes the Notes of a Surgeon column for the New England Journal of Medicine and has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 1998.
Ce-PIM‘s Prevention Science and Methodology Group (PSMG) is a virtual network of more than 480 empirical researchers and methodologists aimed to advance the field of prevention science and support the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. The PSMG grand rounds are now conducted virtually over the internet, allowing the members to view, question, and comment live from their own computer with leading scientists and methodologists at no cost. Access to live presentations is restricted to PSMG members. However, PSMG presentations are recorded and will be publicly accessible on our website two weeks after the presentation date on the archive page.
The PSMG will host sessions devoted specifically to HIV Prevention (chaired by Nanette Benbow and Gregory Phillips) as well as Implementation Science (chaired by J D Smith), Agent-Based Modeling (chaired by Wouter Vermeer), and Innovations in Research Designs (chaired by Booil Jo).