Thursday, 15 March 2007

Dr Aoki

Yesterday, Dr Aoki visited our Institution to be put through his paces on a great case.

The conference went on for 2 and a half hours and I was able to follow most of what was said in Japanese, and even Dr Aoki's jokes !!

It was great to see Dr Aoki's energy for Infectious Diseases and how he broke the case down into its small pieces to come up with a differential diagnosis containing the right answer !!

It reminded me of Dr Tierney's visit last year, although Makoto-san tells better jokes !

The first year doctors have definitely improved in their way of thinking through cases and were easily able to provide answers on how to work up a complex infectious case.

Dr Aoki went through organ systems then specific abnormalities of those systems by using 'VINDICATE' as a medical sieve.

Following the great conference, we went for a meal and ate some great 'Tsubame' locally.

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