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Special Institutional Conferences

Dr. Harold Alper Humanitarian Keynote Address and Awards

Date:  May 5, 2023
Time:  8 - 10 am ET
Where:  Erlanger Probasco Auditorium (with Zoom Option
Speaker and Nominee Information for the 2023 16th Annual event.


Special Multi-Disciplinary Institutional Grand Rounds

A special Multi-Disciplinary Institutional Grand Rounds was arranged by Scott Steinmann, MD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education - Surgical Education, for Wed, September 7, 2022 from 7 - 8 am ET.  This session was moderated by Dr. Steinmann, and was conducted virtually via Zoom.

Format:  "TED" Talks (15-20 minutes for each speaker) with three speakers:

  • Speaker #1:  Peter Rose, MD, Faculty, Mayo Clinic
    Topic:  "Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal Metastases"
  • Speaker #2:  Larry Schlabach, MD, Faculty, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, Department of Medicine
    Topic:  "Oncology Assessment"
  • Speaker #3:  Stephen Broski, MD, Faculty, May Clinic
    Topic:  "PET Scan:  Pearls and Pitfalls"

All Faculty, Residents, and Fellows were invited to join the Zoom.  

A private link to the recrding was provided via email following the live Zoom.


Combined Grand Rounds

During 2021, our campus provided quarterly Combined Grand Rounds presentations, led by Dr. Alan Kohrt, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development.  We shifted to a Faculty Development Series that began May 2022.  Below are the Combined Grand Rounds sessions presented during 2020 and 2022:

Past Combined Grand Rounds.

Wednesday,  October 20, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET)
Topic: Driving Quality and Safety through High Reliability Practices
Speaker: Adam Campbell, PhD, Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality (Erlanger Health System)
Link to Dr. Campbell's slides in pdf format:  Driving Quality Improvement and Safety Using High-Reliable Management Systems

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET)
Topic: COVID Update 
Speakers: Jay Sizemore, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and Charles Woods, MD, Professor and Chair, Pediatrics, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
Link to the recording on our UTCOMC YouTube Channel: COVID-19 Update (CGR Presentation 7-21-2021)
Link to Dr. Sizemore's slides in pdf format:  COVID-19 Update by Jay Sizemore, MD, MSPH (7-21-2021)
Link to Dr. Woods' slides in pdf format:  Coronavirus Update by Charles Woods, MD, MS (7-21-2021)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: Our Lens for Addressing Health Equity and Why it Matters
Speaker: Katherlyn Geter, BS

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: "Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery: A Personal Story"
Speaker: Stephen Loyd, MD, Medical Director, Cedar Recovery, JourneyPure at the River, and The Next Door
View a recording of Dr. Loyd's presentation.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: "Moral Determinants of Health"
Speaker: Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).    
Also, from 8:00 - 9:00 am ET, we will host a community panel discussion with Dr. Berwick, moderated by Rae Bond, Executive Director for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, and Chair of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County COVID Task Force.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (7:00 - 8:00 am ET) - Topic: "Hamilton County Department of Health, UT Erlanger Healthcare Disparities Work Group, and UT Erlanger Hypertension Task Force Update"
Speakers: Steven Cooper, MD, Mark Erickson, MD, Stephen Adams, MD, and Julia McKay, LPN  

CME Credit:

AMA Credit: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accreditation: The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

May 1, 2023