Protecting Sight #155: 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview. Another day filled with #ProtectingSight & #MembersMoveMedicine. A closing session conversation between Stephen McLeod MD and Malcolm Gladwell. #AAO2020 #AMA2020.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. My daily goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery. I also plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, short story or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – J. Marshall Shepherd: 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview. “What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know — and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.” (

We are surrounded by biases. An excellent talk to help refine our belief system.

2. Day #3. #AAO2020 – The third day at #AAO2020 was again filled with educational sessions! The best part of the meeting is the ability to watch all the sessions on-demand. So often at the annual meeting, competing educational sessions, committee meetings, or impromptu reunions compete for limited time. I plan to explore the On-Demand content in the coming months. 700+ hours of learning. Stay tuned.

3. The AAO 2020 closing session featured an extraordinary & insightful conversation between Ophthalmology Journal Editor-In-Chief & UCSF Ophthalmology Chair Stephen McLeod and his cousin Malcolm Gladwell. I can only imagine what Thanksgiving dinners are like among extended families!

4. AMA Interim Meeting 2020 (I-20) – In-between the #AAO2020 meeting, I also monitored numerous AMA reference committees. Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to helping move medicine forward.

Speakers do read submitted questions!
Appreciate the shout-out from ophthalmology super star Ike Ahmed MD

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