Timothy Thomsen, MD, to present Surgery Grand Rounds on Feb. 16

  • Friday, February 09, 2018
  • Education

On Friday, February 16 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Timothy Thomsen, MD, director of the Palliative Care Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, will present a talk entitled "Don’t Be the Last to Know! If Someone Suggests a Palliative Care Consultation, Say Yes” at the UND Medical Education Center Auditorium in Fargo, N.D.

The objectives of Dr. Thomsen's talk are to help listeners:

  1. Understand the importance of recognizing patients who are poor surgical candidates.
  2. Recognize the benefits of palliative care involvement in the care of “Anticipated Poor Outcome” surgical patients.
  3. Imagine a surgical practice focused on shared decision making to ensure congruence of the surgeon’s expectations with those of the patient/family.
  4. Recognize “special cause variation” in surgical patients and its impact on determining a “best case-worst case” prognostic assessment.

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via video conference to many sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. Please contact Tonya Murphy at 701.777.5945 or at tonya.murphy@med.und.edu if you would like information on how to attend or view the presentation.

All are welcome to attend.