- December 13, 2017
Yale University – Mayo Clinic CERSI
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Victor M. Montori, MD
Professor of Medicine
About the Presentation
The care of patients with chronic conditions presents a challenge to the practice of medicine. In these cases, identifying the necessary evidence and translating it to improve patient care can be difficult. The questions facing patients and clinicians – such as what is best for me and for my family? – cannot be answered with confidence because of uncertainty about the relative impact of available interventions, uncertainty about what patients value in their life and for their care, and uncertainty about the impact of care on their lives and vice versa. Clinical science has responded with two innovations: shared decision making and minimally disruptive medicine. In this lecture, Dr. Montori presented on what is and what is not shared decision making, what kind of evidence is required to support patients and clinicians, and what challenges are associated with providing minimally disruptive care, particularly for complex patients with multiple chronic conditions.
About the Presenter
Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 590 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in clinical medicine worldwide in the last decade. Previously a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, he is now a Senior Advisor in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency. He also serves in the Editorial Advisory Board for the BMJ, and as Director of Late Stage Translational Research at the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making, and developer of the concept of minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is founder and chair of the board of The Patient Revolution, a nonprofit focused on advancing careful and kind care for all. He is the author of Why We Revolt–A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.
Please contact Amal Manseur at Amal.Manseur@fda.hhs.gov.