High-Value Cancer Screening

September 13, 2019
10 am - 12 pm
Parnassus Campus Room N-225

On Friday September 13 from 10am to noon in N-225 (Parnassus), the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value and the UCSF School of Medicine, will be sponsoring a panel session entitled “High-Value Cancer Screening”. The panel synthesizes concepts for current second-year trainees in the SOM: epidemiology, cancer screening, life stages and high-value care.

Our invited guests will be Dr. Doug Owens (Stanford Professor and current Chairperson of the US Preventive Services Task Force), Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo (UCSF Professor and former Chairperson of the US Preventive Services Task Force) and Dr. Michael Potter (UCSF Professor and Director of the Bay Area Collaborative Research Network). 

We will discuss the process used by the USPSTF in making cancer screening recommendations, the application of these recommendations and the expectations for shared decision making with patients.* 

Please join us for this inaugural educational event of the CHV for 2019-2020, and stay tuned for other events we will sponsor as part of the High-Value Care Seminar (OB/GYN 170.13) scheduled for Winter Quarter. 

As always, do let me know if you have any comments/questions/ideas to enhance the training mission of the CHV.

*Articles for discussion: 
- Aschwanden C. Why I’m opting out of mammography. JAMA Intern Med. 2015
- Bartol T. Unintended influence: when our words mean more than we think. JAMA Intern Med. 2015