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Medicine Grand Rounds: Harold C. Sox, MD

"The Rationalization of Policies for Clinical Care: Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines"

Friday, July 7, 2017
8:00am – 9:00am
DHMC- Auditorium E
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences

Medicine Grand Rounds, Friday, July 7, 2017 

The Rationalization of Policies for Clinical Care: Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

Harold C. Sox, MD

Director of Peer Review and Scientific Publication

 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Professor of Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute, Active Emeritus  

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Co-sponsored by the Section of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Medicine

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe six advances that have helped us to rationalize clinical practice

2. Review the evidence for current US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for screening for              prostate cancer and colorectal cancer

3. Explain threats to the trustworthiness of practice guidelines.

Harold Sox graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. After internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital, he spent fifteen years on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine, where he practiced internal medicine and did research on medical decision-making.  Later, he chaired the Department of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and was the editor of Annals of Internal Medicine. He is now Professor of Medicine, Active Emeritus, at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a full-time employee at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) where he is Director of Portfolio Development and a Program Officer in the Comparative Effectiveness Program.

Dr. Sox’s background includes research on decision-making and chairing practice guideline panels for the American College of Physicians, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. He chaired the Institute of Medicine committee to set national priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research and three other IOM study committees.  He served as president of the American College of Physicians and is a member of the JAMA Editorial Board.  He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1993.

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