Cases & Conundrums

Doctors having a conversation

Cases & Conundrums (C&C) consists of an educational activity to achieve practice improvement in the realms of medical knowledge, clinical competence and clinical performance. These bi-weekly conferences afford hospitalists the opportunity to discuss and review the latest evidence regarding the approach to clinical conundrums.

Hospitalists are encouraged to bring active cases, which require real time clinical decision-making, focusing on case-based clinical uncertainty (e.g., diagnostic, therapeutic, prognostic, communication or ethical challenges). These sessions involve group discussion, innovative use of IT for knowledge, and literature reviews with the assistance of a clinical librarian. This conference is open to anyone who attends on the Moffitt (DHM Hospitalists, DHM Fellows, DGIM Attendings).

If you know in advance that you have a case to present, please notify Maggie Jones at [email protected] or Peter Barish at [email protected].


  • To achieve practice improvement in the realms of medical knowledge, clinical competence and clinical performance through the discussion of patient care and clinical reasoning
  • To foster individual learning through group discussion
  • To provide individual clinicians with peer mentorship in a clinical realm
  • To create a safe environment for sharing uncertainty in approaching complex clinical scenarios, focusing on ethical and clinical conundrums


Where and When: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, from noon-1p in M1296. The minutes for each conference - including attachments, key references and information from literature searches can be accessed through UCSF wiki: This website is only accessible by DHM members and other UCSF staff. Please log in with your MyAccess login and password. For MyAccess questions, contact the IT Service Desk or 415-514-4100.

Dial-in Option: Contact Michelle Cai at [email protected].

Additional Perks: CME credits and lunch provided.

Questions: Please contact Maggie Jones at [email protected] or Peter Barish at [email protected].

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Relationship Disclosure
Drs. Jones and Barish have disclosed that he (or spouse/partner) does not have a personal financial relationship in the last 12 months with the manufacturer of products or services discussed in this presentation.