EM2104D "Can we Stop the Tsunami of Common, Chronic Disease in the Post-Pandemic Era?" (IM GR-041621)

The purpose of this lecture is to review the burden and forecast for chronic disease in the US and to offer insight into interventions that can change the trajectory. Current trends show significant reduction in life expectancy for the US as a whole, with enormous and growing disparities driven by social determinants. Interventions include improved information and digital infrastructure, accountability for quality at the population level and use of integrated measures of individual and population outcomes to iterate towards a systematic improvement in outcomes and a reduction in disparities.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the role of social determinants in health outcomes.
  • Describe an approach to geospatial-temporal display of health data.
  • Define key elements of virtual care applied to care of chronic disease.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Robert Califf, M.D., MACC
Keynote Speaker for the 6th Annual Seldin Symposium
Head of Clinical Policy and Strategy for Verily and Google Health
Adjunct Professor, Duke University and Stanford University
I.G. Bromberg Memorial Visiting Professorship

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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