Chalk Talks

Cardiology
    Learn about the most common ventilator modes and how to differentiate between them and the basics of assessing a patient's oxygenation, ventilation, and respiratory mechanics.
    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)
    Evaluate a patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) with rapid ventricular rate (RVR) and develop a framework for management of heart rate control.
    A 40-50 minute case-based chalk talk on how to risk stratify chest pain and determine the most appropriate stress test and medical management.
    A chalk talk on the categories of shock (hemodynamic profile, evaluation and management) and commonly used vasopressors/inotropes.
    A 30-40 minute chalk talk on a systematic approach to diagnosis and acute management of wide complex tachycardias
    A 30-40 minute interactive chalk talk on a systematic approach to differentiating the etiology of supraventricular tachycardia based on a few key features.
Endocrinology
    Screen and diagnose patients with type 2 DM. Identify and screen for vascular complications. Prescribe a treatment plan based on comorbidities.
    Use cases to apply a clinical framework of diagnosis, secondary work-up, initial managment, and subsequent follow-up of osteoporosis (45 min).
    A chalk talk on the pathophysiology of primary, secondary and tertiary adrenal insufficiency; causes; and treatments for adrenal insufficiency.
Gastroenterology
    Differentiate acute liver failure (ALF) from acute liver injury. Develop a basic differential and initial evaluation for ALF. Recognize common complications of ALF.
    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
    Identify common types of checkpoint inhibitors and their indications then use the NCCN guidelines to address common side effects. (20 min)
    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.
Immunology
    Identify common types of checkpoint inhibitors and their indications then use the NCCN guidelines to address common side effects. (20 min)
Infectious Disease
    Broad overview of the microbiology and empiric treatment regimens of common infections managed in the inpatient setting (pneumonia, UTIs, intraabdominal infections, SSTIs).
    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.
    Interactive chalk talk defining the spectrum and key features to commonly used inpatient antibiotics.
Nephrology
    Learn how to evaluate and manage acute hyperkalemia in the hospital. Review ECG changes, temporizing measures, and medications to eliminate potassium.
    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
Oncology
    Identify common types of checkpoint inhibitors and their indications then use the NCCN guidelines to address common side effects. (20 min)
Primary Care
Pulmonology
    Learn about the most common ventilator modes and how to differentiate between them and the basics of assessing a patient's oxygenation, ventilation, and respiratory mechanics.
    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.
Women's Health
    Using a structured framework, define and differentiate the common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) through a case-based chalk talk.
    Learn about how to counsel patients about contraception and how to choose a contraception method based on patient goals and comorbidities.
    Use cases to apply a clinical framework of diagnosis, secondary work-up, initial managment, and subsequent follow-up of osteoporosis (45 min).