Current Topics


1. January 5, 2012 – When to start anti-retroviral therapy in patients infected with HIV – including those with TB? Dr.

Charles van der Horst

2. January 26, 2012 – Treatment of depression in the cognitively impaired: does it work?  Dr. Kizer

3. February 2, 2012 – Screening for Hepatoma in chronic liver disease: cost effective?  Dr. Paul Hayashi

4. February 16, 2012 – Should the HPV vaccine be mandated for school enrollment in the same manner as dT, pertussis,

etc?  Dr. Peter Leon

5. March 1, 2012 - Screening for lung cancer: what is the current evidence? Dr. Thomas Stinchcombe

6. March 22, 2012 – The Medicare Advisory Board and new physician payment guidelines. Are physician’s fees the cause for

increasing Medicare expenditures? Will austerity measures decrease the physician pool?  Dr. Erin Fraher

7. April 5, 2012 – Systolic heart failure- is there a role for inotropic therapy? From digoxin to omecamtiv. Dr. Kirk Adams

8. April 19, 2012 - Screening for cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus: cost effective?  Dr. Nick Shaheen

9. May 3, 2012 – Student Research Presentations  Drs. Thomas, Sparling and Kizer