The November meeting of COORS started the day with a discussion of the role we could play as healthcare providers in a disaster. The potential of a large earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is likely in the next 50 years. We then dove in to a series of freshly published scientific papers.
The most prominent was the paper stating that processed meat was associated with cancer. Although embraced by the World Health Organization, on examination we could see that the studies were very weak. A series of papers on obesity, cancer, and fructose were examined. The fructose/uricase paper from Scientific American was particularly interesting. The TP53 paper regarding cancer resistance was notable for several reasons, not the least of which is that the protein is intrinsically disordered. John Sundell gave us a short report on air abrasion. After the break we dove head long into adrenergic receptors with a focus on beta receptors and their blockers. There is so much to know we will revisit this topic. The side effects and off label uses are important to understand. The morning finished with a review of sedation safety and efficacy.
I spoke at Northwest Gnathology Study Club, the sister club of COORS, in the afternoon. They were invited to participate in the Tanaka program and the Cannabis symposium. The program there was sedation, anesthesia, and safety.
Next month, more fresh science, more pharmacology, and more provocative short topics.