Plenary – Clinical Problem Solving in Action

Wednesday, October 11
1.0 CME credit

This entertaining and provocative session will present leaders in clinical reasoning as they solve a case with data gradually given to them in real-time, engaging each other and the audience members in the process. The presenters will identify and highlight the methods and reasoning used in solving the case as well as approaches that can be put into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participate in problem solving by a variety of expert approaches to diagnostic reasoning;
  • Describe common approaches for avoiding diagnostic errors when solving cases;
  • Identify methods for teaching clinical reasoning through solving cases.
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    Stephanie Sherman, MD

    Stephanie Sherman, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX

    Dr. Sherman is an academic hospitalist and internal medicine residency associate program director at Baylor College of Medicine, where she sees patients and works with learners at Houston's VA and county hospitals. She is also the Editor of Images in Clinical Medicine for the New England Journal of Medicine and a contributor to the Clinical Problem Solvers.

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    Ann Marie Kumfer, MD

    Ann Marie Kumfer, MD

    Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine
    UNC School of Medicine
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Ann Marie Kumfer is an academic hospitalist at UNC where she also completed her residency. She enjoys teaching on the wards and leading clinical reasoning sessions with residents and colleagues. She also enjoys listening, and occasionally participating, in medical podcasts. She considers herself a student and life-longer learner of medicine and diagnostic reasoning, rather than an expert.  She always happy to share her reasoning and vulnerabilities to encourage others to do the same. In her spare time, you will find her training for a race, hanging out with her husband and dog, planning an adventure, or watching British comedy TV shows.

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    Harry Hoar

    Harry Hoar, MD

    Internal Medicine & Pediatric Hospitalist
    Baystate Health
    Springfield, MA

    Dr. Harry Hoar is an Internal Medicine and Pediatric Hospitalist, Medical Director of Quality Assurance, and Director of Clinical Reasoning Education at Baystate Medical Center- UMass Chan Medical School.  He created the Clinical Reasoning Academy, a novel interprofessional education series that brings together providers, nurses, other medical professionals, patient advocates, and patients to improve diagnostic quality and safety culture at Baystate.  He is a long-time member of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and co-chair of the SIDM 2023 conference.