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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
2017/02/10 CANCELLED; will be rescheduled
John A. Haggstrom, MD Distinguished Lecture in Pediatric Radiology
Fetal MRI in 2017: Technique and Applications

Judy A. Estroff, MD
Chief, Fetal-Neonatal Imaging
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
2017/02/17 What to do About Abuse
Suzanne B. Haney, MD, FAAP
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Children’s Specialty Physicians
Medical Director, Children’s Advocacy Team
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Medical Director, Project Harmony

1. Definition of abuse neglect and reporting requirements.
2. Structure of CPS case investigations.
3. Role of medical professionals in CPS investigations.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/02/24 Ferritin in Pediatric Infections
Arwa Nasir, MBBS, MSc. MPH
President, Nebraska Chapter AAP
Division Chief of General Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Nebraska Medical Center
1. Discuss the role of serum ferritin as a marker of infection.
2. Discuss the role of iron metabolism in innate immunity.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/03/03 Distinguished Lecture
Impact of Preprocedural Fasting on Outcomes of Sedation for Children

Mark G. Roback, MD
Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School                        

1. Compare risk of pulmonary aspiration associated with general anesthesia vs. procedural sedation outside the operating room.
1. Review the literature on the impact of preprocedural fasting on outcomes of sedation.
3. Discuss strategies for preprocedural risk stratification of “unfasted” children who require sedation for emergency procedures.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/03/10 Schulz Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Surgery
Best Way to Predict the Future to INVENT it
Thomas M. Krummel, M.D.
Emile Holman Professor
Co-Director, Stanford Biodesign Program
Director, Surgical Innovation Program
Stanford University School of Medicine
Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Professor, By Courtesy, of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bioengineering
1.  Recount early days at Stanford, Xerox PARC and their influence on Silicon Valley, the world…and me.
2.  Use lessons of those early days as paradigm for “Inventing the Future” in Surgery.
3.  Extract lessons from real world examples of “Inventing the Future.”
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.