Chalk Talks

Cardiology
Endocrinology
    A chalk talk on the pathophysiology of primary, secondary and tertiary adrenal insufficiency; causes; and treatments for adrenal insufficiency.
Gastroenterology
    Differentiate between nonsevere, severe, fulminant, and recurrent C. diff infection and learn how these classifications affect management.
    Differentiate hepatorenal syndrome from other causes of AKI, identify initial treatments and apply the framework through a series of brief cases. (40-50min
    Chalk Talk (45 min) on the management of common complications of decompensated cirrhosis (e.g. ascites, SBP, variceal bleed, HRS, etc.)
Hematology
    Develop a framework for both underproduction and overproduction anemia, then reinforce the framework through short clinical cases (60 min).
    A 45-minute case-based chalk talk on the diagnosis and initial management of DVTs and PEs.
Infectious Disease
Nephrology
    Differentiate hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency. Learn the general principles of management and the mechanism of action of most common antihypertnesives used in treatment.
    Identify the most appropriate first-line agent for patients with chronic hypertension and determine when to consider a secondary cause. (45 min)
    Develop an approach to identifying acid-base disorders and practice the interpretation of ABGs through a series of cases (45 minutes).
    Differentiate hepatorenal syndrome from other causes of AKI, identify initial treatments and apply the framework through a series of brief cases. (40-50min
    Learn about the 3 lab approach to diagnosis for hyponatremia.
    Learn about the evaluation and differential for AKI in a patient with renal transplant and how it differs from your typical evaluation of AKI.
    Develop a framework for differentiating the cause (pre/intra/post-renal) of acute kidney injury (AKI)
Neurology
    Use a four-step bedside approach to differentiate between benign and central causes of dizziness. (45 minutes)
    Chalk Talk (45) minutes addressing the hyperacute management of ischemic CVAs, diagnostic work-up within the first couple of days and the near and long term management following an ischemic
Primary Care
    Case-based application of highest value COPD chronic therapies and evidence-based outpatient management of COPD exacerbations. (45 minutes)
    Identify the most appropriate first-line agent for patients with chronic hypertension and determine when to consider a secondary cause. (45 min)
Pulmonology
    Case-based application of highest value COPD chronic therapies and evidence-based outpatient management of COPD exacerbations. (45 minutes)
    Evaluate and manage a patient with CAP - determine severity and site of management, identify risk factors for resistant pathogens and adjust empiric antibiotics based on risk factors.
    Develop an approach to identifying acid-base disorders and practice the interpretation of ABGs through a series of cases (45 minutes).
    Evaluate a patient with a pleural effusion. Differentiate between transudative and exudative effusions using Light's criteria. Learn to interpret the cell count and specialized testing to further narrow your differential. Differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated parapneumonic effusions and how this impacts management.
    Learn about how to treat inpatient hypoxemia with different oxygen delivery systems.
    Learn a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis and evaluation of acute dyspnea in a hospitalized patient. Learn about the different causes of hypoxemia in the hospital and how to differentiate between them.
    A 45-minute case-based chalk talk on the diagnosis and initial management of DVTs and PEs.
Transplant Medicine
    Learn about the principles of balancing immunosuppression, the differences between induction and maintenance immunosuppression and how this impacts common complications seen after transplant.