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Getting a Second Opinion

Getting a Second Opinion

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When:

  • Wed 24 Apr, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where:

GBLT1, Old Government Bldgs, Lecture Theatre, Stout Street, Wellington, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

Victoria NZ

Doctor/writer Lisa Sanders on the advice patients often hear—especially when a diagnosis is serious or difficult—“get a second opinion”.

Lisa Sanders MD often focuses on the role of second opinions in figuring out the really hard-to-solve medical case studies she features in her New York Times column 'Diagnosis'. The column was the inspiration behind the hit television series 'House MD'.

This year she returns to television in a documentary series for Netflix. The series, also called Diagnosis, will use the most expansive version of a second opinion imaginable—asking the readers of the New York Times to read case histories and key medical records for 10 patients and give their opinion on the diagnosis or next steps in making the diagnosis.

The responses reveal much about what is sought in a second opinion and what they have to offer.

In this public lecture Sanders will look at some of the results from the patients she presented to readers and consider them in light of what is known and expected of second opinions.

Speaker Bio:
Lisa Sanders MD is an internist on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine where she teaches topics related to clinical reasoning and diagnosis to both medical students and residents. Sanders graduated from Yale Medical School and did her residency and chief residency at Yale’s Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program.

In 2002 Sanders created the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine which she continues to write twice a month. Her column was the inspiration for the hit television series House MD and she was an advisor for the show.

These days she is working on a documentary series based on her column to be aired on Netflix in 2019. Lisa is also the author of the New York Times best seller, Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis. Before Sanders came to medical school she was an Emmy award winning producer for CBS News.

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