MEN 2019: 16th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Monthly Work-In-Progress Session
Sofia C. Zambrano, PhD
Psychologist & Postdoctoral Researcher
University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
Title: “Talking about death and caring for dying patients: A qualitative perspective on physicians’ and surgeons’ experiences and needs.”
Sofia C. Zambrano is a Colombian psychologist and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide in Australia. Sofia obtained her PhD from The University of Adelaide, Australia and her dissertation on how physicians experience the death of their patients was awarded the Dean’s commendation for Research Excellence. Her main research interests lie in understanding the psychological impact that communicating about death and dying has on healthcare professionals, patients, and families. She is the principal investigator of an international project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation that aims to understand how and when physicians decide to communicate with patients and their significant others about the end of life. Together with her Australian husband, she spends her free time in either the Swiss mountains or at opposite ends of the earth, where their friends and family are.
Monthly Work-In-Progress Session
Anne Fernandez, PhD
Department of Psychiatry Addiction Center
Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
University of Michigan
Title: Alcohol-related Clinical Practices in Surgical Healthcare: Qualitative findings from patients and healthcare providers.
Dr. Anne Fernandez, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on surgical optimization for patients with alcohol use disorders, including brief motivational interventions in healthcare settings. The goal of this work is to improve surgical outcomes through early pre-operative intervention that addresses addiction and other behavioral health risk factors. She currently has a career development grant funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Fernandez is a faculty member of the UM Department of Psychiatry Addiction Center and the UM Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Nikki H. Williams
Institutional Official, Senior Research Process Manager
School of Medicine Research Management Group
Title: “Simplifying the Proposal Process”
SPEAKER: Bruce Ling, MD
Assistant Professor (Research) of Surgery
Title: “Decoding Multi-Omics Based Big Data with BI/AI Solutions in Health Care”
Work In Progress Session
James Korndorffer, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, General Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Title: “Establishing Performance Benchmarks of Practicing Surgeons Using Simulator-based Assessments and Demonstrating their Relationship to Clinical Performance and Patient Outcomes”
Due to the ASC Congress, the Work In Progress Session has been cancelled.
Sue Fu, MD
General Surgery Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Surgery, Stanford University
Title: “Understanding Out-of-Pocket Costs Associated With a New Cancer Diagnosis Among Privately Insured Patients”