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Grand Rounds

Continuing Medical Education is a high priority for those who work in the health care profession. One format used by Children's Hospital & Medical Center for educating physicians, students, residents and other medical professionals is Grand Rounds. Pediatric Grand Rounds are presented live each Friday from 8-9 a.m. at Children’s in the Glow auditorium on the 3rd floor. These programs are made available to view via our internet link. CME credit is approved for one year from the date of the presentation. Archived presentations may be viewed for content, but credit is not offered.

CME Credit

Grand Rounds CME credit is available and approved for programs presented within one year of today's date. To apply for CME credit for 2016 presentations, please click on the specific presentation's "CME Credit" icon. For qualifying 2016 presentations, please click on the large "CME Credit" icon at the top of the 2016 Presentations page.

Contact CME Coordinator Sara Olsen at or (402) 955-6070 with questions.

Date Title of Presentation
2017/03/17 Distinguished Lecture
Update on the Clinical Laboratory and Partnering for Better Utilization
David L. Smalley, Ph., MSS, MHA
President, AEL
1.  Discuss update opportunities for the Clinical Laboratory.
2.  Provide examples of improved services.
3.  Outline the changes in utilization management opportunities.            

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/03/24 Residents’ Choice Distinguished Lecture
Breaking the Stigma: A Physician's Road to Recovery and Self-Care

Adam Bartlett Hill, MD
Associate Residency Director
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Palliative Care
Riley Hospital for Children

1. Learn tools for physician self-care.
2. Break the stigma of mental health conditions in our profession.
3. Open up lines of communication in our fields about mental health conditions.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/03/31 Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with New Frontiers in Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Care Conference
Seeking New Therapies for Neonatal Lung Diseases

Judy L. Aschner, MD
Michael I. Cohen Professor and University Chair of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-In-Chief, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY

1. Review transitional circulatory physiology
2. Review the clinical assessment of infants with suspected pulmonary hypertension
3. Evaluate our current approach to therapy
4. Explore the translational potential of novel therapies under investigation

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity
2017/04/07 Heartland Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Conference
Details forthcoming
2017/04/14 Distinguished Lecture
Precision Physiology Approach to Transfusion Decision Making

Allan Doctor, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Biochemistry& Molecular Biophysics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
1. Describe the physiologic differences between stored (for transfusion) and native red blood cells.
2. Discuss approaches to evaluate/manage anemia tolerance in individual patients.
3. Discuss approaches to sequence (with other therapies) and titrate (amount) transfusion in the ICU setting.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/04/21 Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with Paindora: The Third Annual Pain Conference
Adjuvant Analgesics in Pediatric Perioperative Practice
Steven Hays, MD
Director, Pediatric Pain Services
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN

1. Review newer formulations of conventional analgesic agents available for use in children.
2. Explore recent applications of adjunctive analgesic agents to pediatric perioperative practice.
3. Discuss potential role these formulations and applications may play in pediatric pain management.

For additional Grand Rounds opportunities, see our Trauma Grand Rounds page.

Children's Hospital & Medical Center is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Children's Hospital & Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category I CreditTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.