Master Classes

Updated 09/17/2017

2017 MASTER CLASS LIST

Please read the details  below.

Doris Christiansen 2015

Master Class Registration

Please  familiarize yourself with the opportunities available.  Each master class will have between 20 and 30 participants.  Each participant will have the option to choose 4 different master classes.  Participants must attend  all four master classes in order to receive a certificate of attendance.

The registration and selection of master classes will take place on Friday evening at the conference site.  For each master class there will be a station where participant may register for a specific class.  Selection of master classes will be on a first come basis until the class roster is filled.

Plenary Sessions

  • Vinod Shah – What is wrong with the way we work?  A Biblical theology of work that can transform the world.
  • Ifeanyi Onah – The non-paying patient: a rational perspective
  • Prathap Tharyan, Director of Cochrane Review South Asia —  Research, Faith and Ethics in Health Care: Incompatible or Inseparable?

List of Master Classes for 2017

Christian Bell  – “Compassionate care—-caring for the whole man” – This is a topic that is not being taught in most medical schools. This presentation will prepare medical professionals for a better relationship with their patients

Shari Falkenheimer – “Religion, Spirituality and Medicine: The Impacts of Whole Person Care.” –  This session will briefly discuss whole person medicine and whole person teaching and will present the results of a qualitative study to answer 3 questions: 1) what do those trains say they valued about the training, 2) how have they used it in their professional life, and 3) what impacts has it had in their setting.

Roger JensenChest X-Ray Interpretation, a Systematic Approach to Anatomy and Pathology – This will be an interactive master class teaching how to apply basic anatomy to the evaluation of chest x-rays in order to discover pathologic conditions.

 

June Johnson – “Living with a Colostomy” – Through photos, a take home handout and discussion we will cover what a colostomy is, what life changes there are for the patient, usual complications and the different equipment related to having an ostomy. There will even be time for ‘hands on’ practice in applying a colostomy pouc

Lucy James – TBD

Ruslana Kharkovenko – Public Health and the Motivation to Serve” – In this master class we will discuss what are the main challenges of public health particularly in organizing services for those dealing with serious illnesses. What should be our motivation and purpose in developing services in the public sphere to both prevent and assist in dealing with major health issues in societyWiley Smith – Sleep Disorders: More Than Just Dreams” – We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and for good reasons. Once poorly understood, sleep is now known to have very important neurological and physiological purposes. Patients whose sleep is disturbed are at higher risk of hypertension, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and accidents. Sleep disturbances include difficulty in initiating sleep and maintaining sleep. A very common cause of poor quality of sleep is obstructive sleep apnea, defined as pauses of breathing lasting 10 or more seconds producing oxygen desaturation and occurring 5 or more times per hour. Treatment of sleep disorders involves patient education about sleep hygiene, medications, and in the case of sleep apnea, mechanical ventilation support.

Magnus Landgren – “Epilepsy: etiology, semiology and treatment from a pediatric neurologist´s perspective” Dramatic presentation of seizures and what mimicks seizures, with discussion and demonstration of neurological examination as well as treatment of epileptic disorders.

Lars Ljungström  – Viral respiratory Infections are underdiagnosed in patients with suspected sepsis” – This master class will show how under-diagnosed major viral infections are in this group of patients, the role of mixed viral and bacterial infections, the risk for nosocomial spread and the value of bacterial respiratory culture from the nasopharynx.  Information presented will be based on an article published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Martin and Pat Leiper – “Bad News is Bad News But You Can Share It Well” – Breaking bad news is never easy and many doctors avoid it.  Through role play this interactive workshop will demonstrate kind, truthful and empathic behaviours that can support the patient and family. It will offer strategies to help the doctor organise their thoughts and ways of responding to difficult physical, emotional and spiritual questions.

Ifeanyi Onah – “Management of Acute Injuries to the Hand” – In this master class assessment and management of injuries to the hand will be discussed. Examination technique of the hand will be demonstrated.

Jim Peipon – “Autism Spectrum Disorders:  There is a little autism in all of us.” – What was once thought to be a rare disorder now has a prevalence of 1in 68 individuals.  There are now treatments which can ameliorate or lessen but not eliminate some of the characteristics of autism.  In this master class you will learn how to screen for and diagnose autism spectrum disorders and what are the goals of treatment.

Nikolai Panchenko – “The Holistic Approach in the Lowering of Cardiovascular Risk” – The death rate from cardiovascular diseases occupies 1st or 2nd place in many countries, especially it touches the persons of middle age. To lower cardiovascular risk various means are used such as diet (limiting cholesterol), behavior (physical activity, abandonment of smoking), control of coronary artery stenosis. All these factors are undoubtedly important, but actually there is no attention to the psychological aspects, particularly the spiritual aspects.    Participants will learn how to use computer screening to estimate the psychological/spiritual state of  the patient to determine possible cardiovascular risk.  Analysis can be done  by  the healthcare professional and the patient independently resulting in recommendations for nurses and other health care professionals to assist the patient in improving their long term outlook.   This methodology provides an integrated (holistic) estimation of the state of person, allowing both patient and nurse to pay attention to heartfelt and spiritual aspects of personality in future cardiovascular risk prevention.   This method can be used with any other aim for the  rapid determination of the emotional state of person and how it may influence a patient’s physical state.       Participants will learn how to use computer screening to estimate the psychological/spiritual state of  the patient to determine possible cardiovascular risk.  Analysis can be done  by  the healthcare professional and the patient independently resulting in recommendations for nurses and other health care professionals to assist the patient in improving their long term outlook.   This methodology provides an integrated (holistic) estimation of the state of person, allowing both patient and nurse to pay attention to heartfelt and spiritual aspects of personality in future cardiovascular risk prevention.   This method can be used with any other aim for the  rapid determination of the emotional state of person and how it may influence a patient’s physical state

Vinod Shah – Scientific evidence about how to study and learn most effectively” – Dr. Shah in this master class will summarize the current concepts of the principles of learning.  The medical field is rapidly changing and exploding with new information.  How do we keep up and learn with all the changes.  The principles to be taught include: Pre-learning, receiving information (“mind mapping”), focal and diffuse thinking,  finding meaning and chunking,  converting shor term memory to long term memory by chunking and recalling, chunking up and down for better understanding and helping memory,  the role of sleep and exercise in learning, critical thinking Socratic style, evaluate-active recall,grouplearning and co-operative learning, avoiding procrastination (Pomodoro technique).

John Sexton – Management of Abcesses” –  The surgical management of abscesses will be taught.  Participants will learn how to  anesthetize, drain and pack them.

Michael Soderling – Looking for Solutions to Global Health Challenges.”   – In this master class Dr. Soderling, the director of the Center for Health in Mission will lead a discussion with participants regarding what are the major heath challenges around the world and what are the possible solutions.

Prathap Tharyan  – “How to Find and Use Reliable Evidence to Inform Health Decisions”  – From the Director of  Cochrane Review South Asia, participants will learn what constitutes reliable evidence that can help clinicians to make decisions about the management of individual patients and that can improve their health outcomes. – By the end of this masterclass, participants will be able to 1. Understand the importance of different research designs in providing reliable answers to different kinds of questions regarding health conditions and health interventions. 2. Understand the role of confounders and bias and chance in providing unreliable answers in research and the methods that can be used to minimize their effects while designing research studies and in interpreting their results 3. Understand the difference between results that are statistically important (rule out the effects of chance) and results that are of importance to clinical care. 4. Understand the importance of finding and using evidence from all relevant studies on the same topic in a systematic manner and attempting to synthesize their results to arrive at reliable answers. 5. Understand how the results of research can be evaluated with regard to their clinical usefulness as well as to how much confidence we can place in these results. 6. Appreciate that science and ethics as inseparable in research and in clinical care.

Nancy Westpetal – “Pain in the joints:  The reason they come.” – How to evaluate the painful shoulder and knee.  We will be reviewing the musculoskeletal exam of the shoulder and knee and learning proper technique for doing joint injections.