ACC.16 FIT Forum Recap: Stump the Professor

April 20, 2016 | Michael W. Cullen, MD, FACC

For several years running, the 'Stump the Professor FIT Forum' has provided ACC Annual Scientific Session attendees with a fun, engaging and lively educational opportunity. This year's iteration was no different. Three FITs, Ronnie Ramadan, MD, from Beth Israel Deaconess, Tala K. Al-Talib, MD, from the University of Maryland, and Brandon William Calenda, MD, from Mount Sinai, each presented a unique and perplexing case to our panel of expert "professors," Thomas M. Bashore, MD, FACC, Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC, and Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC. Needless to say, the professors were not completely stumped! They did require some help from the audience, however, to ultimately solve each patient's dilemma. Overall, the FIT cases and expert panelists provided some excellent high-yield learning points in an interactive environment. In addition to the three oral presentations at 'Stump the Professor', 25 FITs presented moderated clinical decision making posters, and scores more displayed traditional posters highlighting decision making questions and diagnostic uncertainties. Make sure to submit your most educational cases to next year's FIT Clinical Decision Making abstract competition. Who knows, perhaps you could be the FIT trying to "Stump the Professor!"

This post was authored by Michael W. Cullen, MD, FACC.