Sunday, November 2, 2008: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
McCormick Place West
Panel: Presidents Panel: Bringing the Future Into Focus - How Research is Changing Our Practice
Objective(s): Plastic Surgery is recognized as a specialty with a rich tradition for innovation and research. These two tenets provide the foundation for advancing modern medical practice and changing patient care. The adoption of evidence-based medicine is increasing physician reliance on quality-data from well designed, clinically relevant studies to make important treatment decisions; however, the need for more and rapid outcomes research is often influenced by complex regulatory, legal, financial considerations. This panel will explore how: Research in plastic surgery translates at the practice level Evidence-based medicine impacts the practice of plastic surgery Research and innovation in plastic surgery compare to other specialties Federal agencies, the legal system, and finances impact the advancement of research leading to clinical practice Plastic surgery can maintain its position as a leader in research and innovation
Panelists:Amy Alderman, MD
Richard Gliklich, MD
Andrea Pusic, MD
Joseph M. Rosen, MD
James M. Stuzin, MD
Moderators:Richard A. D'Amico, MD
Linda G. Phillips, MD

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