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Grand Rounds – Zev Makamura, MD “Journal Club: Effect of the Serious Illness Care Program in Outpatient Oncology”

April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Wednesdays at 8am, Patient Family Resource Center Conference Room (Ground Floor, North Carolina Cancer Hospital)

Hosted by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) and the UNC Palliative Care Program.

Presenter: Zev Nakamura, MD

Title: Journal Club: Effect of the Serious Illness Care Program in Outpatient Oncology

Bio: Dr. Nakamura is a psychiatrist and clinical researcher with advanced training in psycho-oncology and a career focus to improve cognitive outcomes in patients with cancer. Specifically, he is interested in attenuating cognitive decline experienced by patients during cancer treatment. His goal for this line of research is to rigorously evaluate objectively measured and patient-reported outcomes of cognition, understand of how other psychosocial and biological variables impact cognition, and test pharmacological interventions to prevent or treat the cognitive consequences of cancer and cancer care. He has recently been awarded the K12 BIRCWH award to investigate the use of memantine to mitigate cognitive decline in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. Related to his interest in cognitive outcomes in cancer patients, he is also the lead investigator on a randomized controlled trial, currently underway, investigating the use of high dose intravenous thiamine for prevention of delirium during hospitalization for bone marrow transplantation.

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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists.  Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements.  (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions.  UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD).  The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


April 10, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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