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.” (ted.com)
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.