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A podcast on medicine, oncology, & health policy.
Host: Vinay Prasad, MD MPH from University of California, San Francisco.
Tweet your feedback to @Plenary_Session or e-mail plenarysessionpodcast@gmail.com.

Plenary Session Vinay Prasad, MD MPH

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    • 4.9 • 335 Ratings

A podcast on medicine, oncology, & health policy.
Host: Vinay Prasad, MD MPH from University of California, San Francisco.
Tweet your feedback to @Plenary_Session or e-mail plenarysessionpodcast@gmail.com.

    3.22 New Podcast, Opening Schools with Dr. Vladimir Kogan, Virtual Learning with Dr. Carycruz Bueno

    3.22 New Podcast, Opening Schools with Dr. Vladimir Kogan, Virtual Learning with Dr. Carycruz Bueno

    Our first guests this week are Drs. Adam Cifu and Scott Stern and are on to discuss their new podcast Symptom to Diagnosis -- based on their book of the same name -- about clinical reasoning. Next we bring back political scientist Dr. Vlad Kogan (from episode 3.13) to discuss the need to re-open schools in the context of rising COVID-19 cases and a changing political landscape. Finally we interview Dr. Carycruz Bueno on her critical research into the harms of fully virtual schooling.

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    • 3 hr 6 min
    3.21 Affirmative Action with Leah Litman, Cost Implications with Dr. DeMartino, & Dr. John Mandrola

    3.21 Affirmative Action with Leah Litman, Cost Implications with Dr. DeMartino, & Dr. John Mandrola

    First up this week we interview constitutional law scholar Leah Litman, an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, on Dr. Norman Wang and the intricacies of the laws on affirmative action. Next, we talk with Dr. Patrick DeMartino, a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow at Oregon Health & Science University, on his new paper out now in JAMA Internal Medicine: "Potential Cost Implications for All US Food and Drug Administration Oncology Drug Approvals in 2018". Finally, we sit down with Dr. John Mandrola for an in-depth discussion on the intersection of medicine, politics, and advocacy.

    Cost Implications: doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5921

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    • 3 hr 4 min
    3.20 Public Health Messaging, COVID-19 in the U.S. Northeast, Journal Club with a Fellow

    3.20 Public Health Messaging, COVID-19 in the U.S. Northeast, Journal Club with a Fellow

    We have a multitude of interviews for you this week. We start by interviewing Dr. Julia Marcus of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute on messaging around public health interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue talking about COVID-19 with Anne Sosin and Dr. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, both of Dartmouth College. They join us on the podcast to discuss how the Northeast region of the United States has uniquely handled COVID-19. Finally, we bring back the Journal Club with a Fellow segment and interview Dr. David Russler-Germain of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on a new paper out now in The Lancet on CAR T-cell therapy in DLBCL: TRANSCEND NHL 001.

    TRANSCEND NHL 001: doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31366-0

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    • 3 hr 2 min
    3.19 COVID-19 and the AIDS Pandemics with Dr. Monica Gandhi & Classical Hematology Chat

    3.19 COVID-19 and the AIDS Pandemics with Dr. Monica Gandhi & Classical Hematology Chat

    We talk this week with Dr. Monica Gandhi, Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital, and medical director of the HIV Clinic at SFGH. Speaking from decades of experience treating HIV/AIDS patients, she gives us her take on the public health policies enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We then conclude this week's episode with a Classical Hematology Chat with Dr. Sven Olson of Oregon Health & Science University.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    3.18 Social Media and News with Dr. Benjamin Mazer & Caplacizumab for TTP with Dr. Tem Bendapudi

    3.18 Social Media and News with Dr. Benjamin Mazer & Caplacizumab for TTP with Dr. Tem Bendapudi

    This week we have two fantastic interviews for you: The first is with Dr. Ben Mazer on the interplay between social media and news; the second is with Dr. Tem Bendapudi on whether Caplacizumab should be the standard of care for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

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    • 2 hr 10 min
    3.17 COVID-19 and Schools in Norway with Dr. Atle Fretheim & Cancer Biology with Dr. Anthony Letai

    3.17 COVID-19 and Schools in Norway with Dr. Atle Fretheim & Cancer Biology with Dr. Anthony Letai

    This week we sit down virtually with Dr. Atle Fretheim, Research Director of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, to talk about how Norway has responded to the COVID-19 crisis - specifically, how they've handled it when it comes to public schools. We also have an interview with Dr. Anthony "Tony" Letai of the Dana Farber Cancer Center on cancer biology.

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    • 2 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

Cbg2323 ,

Great Podcast

Have listened to this podcast since it’s inception. Amazing host Vinay Prasad brings an important voice to understanding the value of medical therapeutics with a focus on oncology. Vinay always brings thoughtful and incisive analyses of medical studies, questioning inappropriate comparators, outcomes that don’t translate into meaningful benefits for patients, faulty analytical strategies, and incorrect interpretation of results.

Likewise, his guests are terrific, and the interviews are always engaging. The recent focus on Covid19 has been great- although I don’t always agree with Vinay or his hosts, I respect their opinions and questioning the lack of adequate evidence for mainstream covid19 recommendations.

Finally, Vinay has a great sense of humor, which makes the podcast even more enjoyable.

lacaba ,

Suggestion

Patreon backer here.
How about in details of podcast putting the time each segment starts, so we can jump ahead?

Sp999999 ,

Very educational

I decided to give Dr. Prasad’s podcast despite disagreeing with him regarding the need to debunk pseudoscience online.

His critique of the medical literature is extensive and he presents it in a way that’s understandable even to someone who is not a heme/onc physician (after googling some acronyms). I respect his continued efforts to expose bad science and improve patient care.

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