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Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care Grand Rounds

The UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care hosts a monthly Grand Rounds. This series takes place every first Tuesday of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

GOAL: To provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence, and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.


  • Employ geriatric medicine, gerontology, and palliative care principles for maximizing patient health and enhancing patient care.
  • Discuss current assessments, management techniques, and treatment recommendations available for different geriatric conditions and for those with serious illness at any stage of disease.
  • Identify patient-centered and system-wide strategies designed to improve quality of care and reduce iatrogenic events.
  • Distinguish differences in care guidelines for older vs younger patients.
  • Recognize the role of social determinants of health and how they can impact care and decision-making. 



November 2, 2021


Dr. Alison Potok


What's the Difference? Clinical Information Beyond Kidney Function in the Difference Between eGFR By Cystatin C vs. By Creatinine

*Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our Grand Rounds to an entirely virtual webinar format. Please contact for log-in information.  



October 5, 2021 

  September 7, 2021

      August 3, 2021  

                                June 2, 2021                                       


Dr. Charles von Gunten

                                       Dr. Linda Hill

                                     Dr. Biren Kamdar & Paola   Alicea 

 Dr. Herbert Rosenbaum   & Dr. Deborah Lee                                                                                                 Dr. Yuichiro Sato


Giving Feedback to Physicians; Experience in an Integrated Non-Profit Community Health System

Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness

Minding Mentation: Improving Delirium Detection in the ICU                                                          Medical Humanities in Geriatrics: The Art (and Heart) Behind Caring for Older Adults                                                    Geriatrics Programs in our Country: A Brief Look and Future Prospects


CME Accredited: The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (report up to 1 hour of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

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November 2, 2021      12-1 PM

What's the Difference? Clinical Information Beyond Kidney Function in the Difference Between eGFR By Cystatin C vs. By Creatinine

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Dr. Alison Potok pursued her medical education in Paris, France where she grew up at the Université Paris V, she completed a primary care residency in France in May 2012. In 2010, she spent five months doing an observership at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor within the Geriatric Department and had the opportunity to work with Dr. Neil Alexander on a research project on gait impairment and dual tasking amongst the elderly. This was her very first exposure to research and it motivated her to permanently move to the US to continue her education and training. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine within the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, PA. Following this, she decided to pursue a Nephrology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, where she is now an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine.