Pediatric Grand Rounds

One way Children’s Hospital & Medical Center offers continuing professional education opportunities for physicians, students, residents, and other medical professionals is through pediatric Grand Rounds — weekly presentations on various issues in pediatric care, such as research reviews, case studies, or recent advances in treating a particular illness.

Pediatric Grand Rounds is presented live each Friday from 8-9 a.m. central time.  All presentations will be offered by Zoom until further notice.  In-person viewing is closed.  Recordings of past presentations and options for online credit will be posted no later than May 2020 as part of a planned system upgrade.

Please note: scheduling for Grand Rounds typically books up 6-9 months in advance.  Details are published when CME has been approved.  For available future dates, obtaining credit for past presentations or other questions, please contact a CME Coordinator at or 402-955-6070.

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Upcoming Presentations

Grand Rounds


Friday, March 20, 2020
Loyd Schulz, MD Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Surgery
Vascular Anomalies: Tumors and Malformations
Steven J. Fishman, MD
Chief, Department of Surgery
Stuart and Jane Weitzman Family Chair in Surgery
Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

1. Distinguish vascular tumors from malformations.
2. Describe surgical approaches for vascular anomalies.
3. Articulate pharmacologic options for treating vascular anomalies.

Friday, March 27, 2020: no Grand Rounds scheduled

Friday, April 3, 2020: no Grand Rounds scheduled

Friday, April 10: no Grand Rounds scheduled

Friday, April 17: no Grand Rounds scheduled

Friday, April 24: details forthcoming





CME Credit for Grand Rounds Presentations

Grand Rounds CME credit is available and approved for programs presented within one year of the current date. Qualifying presentations are noted with a “CME Credit” icon.

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Contact a CME Coordinator at or 402-955-6070 with questions.

  • Contemporary Management of Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

    Presented: Friday, January 25, 2019
    John H. Makari, MD
    Section Chief, Pediatric Urology
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor of Surgery (Urologic Surgery)
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Length: 53 minutes
    1. Identify diagnoses that place patients at risk for neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
    2. Describe the management goals of neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
    3. Discuss the medical and surgical treatment options for neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

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

  • Geospatial variation in the incidence of childhood cancer in Nebraska, and future implications

    Presented: Friday, February 1, 2019
    Don Coulter, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Length: 59 minutes
    1. Review available data defining the incidence of pediatric cancer in Nebraska.
    2. Identify geographic variation of pediatric cancer incidence within Nebraska and discuss the geographic burden of care for families of children with chronic disease.
    3. Review the methodology of geographic information system mapping as a possible modality to better understand the epidemiology of other childhood diseases.

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

  • Pediatric Dermatology: Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Presented: Friday, February 15, 2019
    Ashley Wysong MD, MS
    Chair, Department of Dermatology
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    1. Identify common conditions and treatment options in pediatric dermatology.
    2. Describe recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and potential complications of this condition.
    3. Explore surgical and medical treatment options for high-risk SCC in RDEB.

  • Begin the Journey: Find our True North and Build our Future Together

    Presented: Friday, March 8, 2019

    Anna Spagnoli, MD
    Senior Vice President, Pediatric Services
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    Carol Remmer Angle, M.D., Presidential Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Executive Director, Child Health Research Institute
    Professor of Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    1. Discuss the visions and goals for the Department of Pediatrics.
    2. Describe the visions and goals for the Child Health Research Institute.
    3. Discuss the integration process of clinical, research, education and service at Children’s.

  • Medical Providers Role in Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

    Presented: Friday, March 15, 2019
    Cassandra Wehling, MD, HO-IV
    Medicine-Pediatrics Resident
    UNMC-CUMC-CHMC Joint Pediatric Residency Program
    View Presentation
    1. Define human trafficking and how it relates to health care.
    2. Identify victims in their daily practice.
    3. Identify resources and next steps for health care providers once a victim is identified.

  • Trust Me, I’m a (Certified) Doctor: Innovations and Improvements in Maintenance of Certification

    Presented: Friday, March 22, 2019
    Marshall L. Land, Jr., MD
    R.J. McKay, Jr., MD Green and Gold Professor of Pediatrics University of Vermont
    American Board of Pediatrics, Advisor for Diplomate Outreach and Strategic Planning
    View Presentation
    1. Describe a brief history of the evolution of ABP certification.
    2. Discuss innovations and improvements in the MOC process (credit for CME activities, 10 year test will be replaced, credit for work already being done in the workplace, new fee options).
    3. Offer feedback and solicit ideas from Nebraska AAP members.

  • My Patient is Dying: Patient Centered and Self Care for Medical Providers

    Presented: Friday, April 26, 2019
    Loyd Schultz, MD Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Surgery
    Mary E. Fallat, MD
    Hirikati S. Nagaraj Professor
    Division Director, Pediatric Surgery
    University of Louisville
    Norton Children’s Hospital
    Louisville, KY
    1. Gain confidence in the ability to provide compassionate death notification for families in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
    2. Recognize the need to reassess care that may be non-beneficial in critically ill or injured patients.
    3. Identify and prevent secondary trauma in themselves, which contributes to provider disability after giving or experiencing bad news.

  • Opioid Crisis and Non-Medical Use of Opiates in Children

    Presented: May, 3, 2019
    Distinguished Lecture
    Myron Yaster, MD
    Children’s Hospital Colorado
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.
    View Presentation
    1. Describe a process of discovery and quality improvement in the delivery of medical care.
    2. Describe how we went from the undertreatment of pain to an epidemic of opioid abuse.
    3. Outline future directions.

  • Vitamin status in mother-infant dyads and adverse neonatal outcomes AND navigating research as a resident

    Presented: May 10, 2019
    David Brooks, MD, HO-III
    UNMC-Creighton-Children’s Joint Pediatrics Residency Program
    View Presentation
    1. Define the role of vitamins in neonatal development.
    2. Describe the relationship between maternal vitamin deficiencies and neonatal morbidity.
    3. Identify research opportunities available to the resident physician.

  • Lessons Learned from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study

    Presented: May, 17, 2019
    Distinguished Lecture
    Bradley A Warady, MD
    Director, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
    View Presentation
    1. List the most common causes of CKD in Children.
    2. Calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate in children.
    3. Describe comorbidities experienced by children with CKD.

  • The Value of Global Health Experiences in Medical Education

    Presented: May, 31, 2019
    Arwa Nasir, MD, MPH
    Children’s Physicians
    Division Chief of General Pediatrics
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Sophia Schneider, M4
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Natalie Wichelt, M4
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation

    1. Discuss the role of global health experiences in medical education.
    2. Describe some of the challenges of global health experiences.
    3. Discuss lessons learned from a global health experience.

  • Distinguished Lecture: Orlando Health Response to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

    Presented: June 7, 2019
    Chadwick P. Smith, MD
    Director, Surgical Critical
    Orlando Health

    Eric R. Alberts, CEM
    Care Corporate Manager, Emergency Preparedness
    Orlando Health

    1. Elucidate challenges in active shooter mass casualty.
    2. Explain the impact of the incident on hospital operations.
    3. Describe the fast-paced nature of incidents and the importance of communications.
    4. List the primary challenges identified by hospital staff during and immediately following the incident.

  • Stress, Burnout and Depression: Challenges to Wellness

    Presented: June 14, 2019
    Distinguished Lecture
    Carol A. Bernstein, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Department of Psychiatry
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Past President, American Psychiatric Associations
    View Presentation
    1. Identify key factors contributing to stress, burnout, wellness and resilience among trainees and faculty.
    2. Describe the complex inter-relationships between burnout, depression and resilience and how these factors may interact with each other as a result of pressures in the academic medical center.
    3. Identify different approaches to the problem both at the individual and systemic levels.

  • House-wide Multidisciplinary Case Review

    Presented: June 21, 2019
    Jay Snow, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Hospitalist
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    The purpose of the House-wide Multidisciplinary Case Review Conference is to provide a safe venue for medical providers to identify areas of improvement, and promote professionalism, ethical integrity and transparency in assessing and improving patient care.


    1. Review pertinent details of a patient case, including history of illness, clinical impressions, and diagnosis.
    2. Analyze relevant literature.
    3. Discuss factors which contributed to success and opportunities for improvement.

  • Sports Related Concussions: Diagnosis, Management & Return to Activity

    Presented: July 19, 2019
    Natalie Ronshaugen, MD
    Sports Medicine
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    1. Discuss evidence based testing methods for concussion evaluation in primary care.
    2. Identify the appropriate time frame for youth concussion recovery and the factors that indicate a prolonged symptom disorder.
    3. Identify the parameters of the NE Concussion Awareness Act; legal logistics for return to play/return to learn following a concussion.

  • Gene Therapy in Neuromuscular Diseases

    Presented: July 26, 2019
    Geetanjali Rathore, MD
    Interim Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    1. Discuss overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
    2. Review the genetic components of SMA.
    3. Describe the latest therapies for SMA and their impact on the pediatric population.

  • Sickle Cell Update

    Presented: August 2, 2019
    James Harper, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    1. Review sickle cell physiology at the cellular, endothelial, and inflammatory systems levels.
    2. Update evolving data on the common sites of accumulative damage caused by sickle cell.
    3. Describe strategies to limit damage done.
    4. Discuss issues for the successful transition to adult care.

  • The perplexity of vascular anomalies unraveled and repackaged

    Presented: August 9, 2019
    Joe Stavas MD, MPH
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Chair, Dept of Radiology
    Creighton University
    View Presentation
    1. Describe the historical timeline for vascular anomalies discovery.
    2. Classify the various types of vascular malformations.
    3. Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for malformation management.

  • Building a Research Portfolio

    Presented: August, 16, 2019
    Chris Maloney, MD, PhD
    Chief Medical Officer
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    1. Develop a methodology to create a research roadmap.
    2. Connect with teams to identify research direction.
    3. Identify resources in our research community for success.

  • Visionmobile: Taking the Road Less Traveled

    Presented: August 23, 2019
    Colby Fletcher, OD
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    View Presentation
    1. Describe the impact of vision on learning.
    2. Define the access to eye care gap in Omaha.
    3. Illustrate how an eye exam and vision screening are different.

  • Health Literacy for Clinicians

    Quan P. Ly, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
    Division of Surgical Oncology
    UNMC College of Medicine

    1. Identify patients with low health literacy.
    2. Name at least 3 tools that can be used to overcome low health literacy.
    3. Describe the impact of health literacy on patient-physician communication.
    View Presentation

  • In Bed Together – Behavioral and Medical Sleep Program

    Matthew Dennis, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Brett Kuhn, PhD
    Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic
    Children’s Hospital& Medical Center
    Professor, Psychology
    UNMC Monroe Meyer Institute

    Casey Burg, MD
    Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology/Allergy/Sleep Medicine
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    1. Identify criteria for ordering pediatric sleep studies.
    2. Outline diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, narcolepsy and periodic limb movement disorders.
    3. Describe evaluation and intervention for behavioral sleep problems such as insomnia, circadian rhythm and parasomnia abnormalities.
    View Presentation

  • Hand Hygiene: The Automated Advantage

    Kari Simonsen, MD
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Hospital Epidemiologist
    Children’s  Hospital & Medical Center
    Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics,
    UNMC College of Medicine

    1.       Describe automated hand hygiene monitoring systems and compare with observation based systems
    2.       Define advantages and disadvantages of automation for hand hygiene monitoring
    3.       Explain patient engagement elements of Children’s Hospital hand hygiene monitoring program
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  • The changing medical landscape of Trisomy 13 and 18: Improving decision making

    Annual Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
    Annie Janvier, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Ethics
    University of Montreal

    1. Describe the evolution of decision making for trisomy 13 and 18.
    2. Contrast the perspectives of healthcare providers and parents.
    3. Examine how to better communicate with parents of children with trisomy 13 and 18.
    View Presentation

  • Safety and efficacy of complementary therapies in children and adolescents

    In conjunction with the NE chapter AAP fall meeting
    Cora Breuner, MD, MPH
    Division of Adolescent Medicine
    Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Professor, Pediatrics
    University of Washington School of Medicine.

    1. Evaluate the use of complementary therapies in children and adolescents, including herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, manipulation and chiropractic therapies.
    View Presentation

  • Why Teamwork Matters in Patient Care at Children's: What I Have Learned During My Career in Medicine

    Donny Suh, MD
    Interim Surgeon-in-Chief
    Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Science & Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine


    1. Describe the value of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
    2. Discuss the importance of teamwork in patient care and its impact on patient outcomes.
    3. Describe why communication matters in healthcare and strategies for improving communication.

    View Presentation

  • Advanced Heart Failure in Neuromuscular and Oncology Disease in the Pediatric Patient

    Jean A. Ballweg, MD
    Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine


    1. Identify populations at risk for advanced heart failure.
    2. Identify therapies that are available for oncology and neuromuscular patients with advanced heart failure.
    3. Identify the outcomes for patients with oncological and neuromuscular disease who develop advanced heart failure.

  • Prolonged and Recurrent Fevers in Children

    Steven Chartrand, MD Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Gary S. Marshall, MD
    Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Louisville


    1. Design a diagnostic plan for children with unexplained fever.
    2. Differentiate intermittent febrile illnesses and periodic fevers.
    3. Manage patients with PFAPA syndrome.

    View Presentation

  • The Elephant in the Room: Sudden Cardiac Death with Exercise in Young Patients with Heart Disease

    Mark E Alexander, MD, FHRS
    Co-Director, Exercise Physiology
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


    1. Identify concepts of perceived risk, actual risk and opportunity cost for established pediatric heart disease.
    2. Discuss how much exercise changes risk of cardiac events.
    3. Describe a model of moving from cohort data and “guidelines” to partnership and personal decision making for exercise in these patients.

    View Presentation

  • What's new in AKI (Acute Kidney Injury)

    Melissa Muff-Luett, MD
    Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine


    1. Define pediatric acute kidney injury.
    2. Discuss treatment of AKI.
    3. Discuss new advancements in AKI.

    View Presentation

  • Becoming Upstanders as Healthcare Leaders

    Jasmine R Marcelin, MD
    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
    UNMC College of Medicine


    1. Define Implicit Bias and how it impacts healthcare professionals and delivery of care to patients.
    2. Apply the active bystander approach to counter implicit bias in difficult situations.
    3. Identify steps to mitigating implicit bias in healthcare and leadership.

    Friday, January 24, 2020
    Casts and Cast Complications in pediatric patients
    Matthew Halanski, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Division Chief, Orthopedic Surgery
    Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation


    1. Discuss how to assess an orthopedic injury and effectively communicate findings
    2. Recognize risks associated with cast immobilization and strategies to mitigate them
    3. Learn proper casting and splinting techniques

    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Serving Children with Disabilities in Omaha and Around the World
    Hope Voto, MD
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Asst. Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation


    1. Define the specialty of PM&R and the subspecialty of Pediatric PM&R.
    2. Specify 3 ways that Peds PM&R can manage spasticity.
    3. Define what OMT stands for and how this modality is utilized for pain management in the inpatient setting and outpatient clinical space.

    Friday, February 7, 2020

    Coronaviruses: An Introduction
    Alice I. Sato, MD, PhD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Associate Hospital Epidemiologist,
    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation

    1. Describe coronavirus biology, including modes of transmission.
    2. Discuss what is known so far regarding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (2019-novel coronavirus).
    3. Review Children’s protocols for travel screening, isolation and what to do with suspected cases.


    Friday, February 14, 2020
    Advances in Peanut Allergy Treatment
    Joel Van De Graaff, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pulmonology, Allergy, Asthma
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine                                                      


    1. Recognize prevalence, pathology and natural history of peanut allergy
    2. Discuss current treatment options in peanut allergy
    3. Describe new treatment modalities in food allergy

    Friday, February 21, 2020
    When Passion Leads to Burnout
    Mohanad Shukry MD, PhD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
    Vice Chair, Pediatric Anesthesiology
    Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
    UNMC College of Medicine


    1. Distinguish burnout from other profiles.
    2. Identify passion and its relationship to burnout.
    3. Formalize strategies to combat burnout.

    Friday, March 6, 2020
    Recognition and Prevention of Caregiver Burnout
    Clifton Clarke, MD, MBA, FACP, FCCP
    VP and Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

    1. Define clinician burnout and its association with depression.
    2. Discuss the scope of the problem, its prevalence and impact on subgroups of clinicians, the causes, signs, symptoms and consequences of burnout.
    3. Describe the individual and organizational factors can impact the prevention and treatment of physician burnout and the ultimate promotion of physician wellness.


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