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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
2017/04/21 Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with Paindora: The Third Annual Pain Conference
To Sleep, Perchance to Degenerate: Anesthesia, Neurotoxicity, & the Pediatric Brain
Steven Hays, MD
Director, Pediatric Pain Services
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN

1. Review recent animal data indicating significant neuropathology and behavioral abnormalities following anesthetic exposure in developmentally vulnerable subjects.
2. Discuss available human data describing associations between anesthetic exposure in infants and young children and subsequent developmental disability.
3.Consider relevance of animal data to usual human anesthetic exposure, avenues for ongoing research, and reasonable guidelines for clinical practice.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.
2017/04/28 Improving Diagnosis of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections in Children
Gwenn L. Skar, MD
Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Disease
UNMC College of Medicine
1. Describe a path to developing a research questions and designing a research study.
2. Establish the need for additional strategies for CSF shunt infection.
3. Demonstrate that CSF chemokines and cytokines can distinguish between CONS infection and postsurgical trauma in a rat model of CSF shunt infection.

Presenter has disclosed no actual or potential conflict of interest related to this educational activity.

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.