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.  Contact CME@childrensomaha.org  to request the Zoom details.   

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 CME@childrensomaha.org or 402-955-6070.

Upcoming Presentations

Grand Rounds

January 22, 2021
EPR-4: New Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
Hana Niebur, MD
Children’s Specialty Physicians
Pediatric Allergy Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
UNMC College of Medicine 

Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the new recommendations issued by EPR-4 in the diagnosis and management of asthma
  2. Analyze the change to current diagnostic and treatment guidelines set forth by EPR-4
  3. Judge how to best incorporate EPR-4 into today’s clinical practice

January 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2: A Steep (Learning) Curve
Alice Sato, MD, PhD
Children’s Specialty Physicians
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist,
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
UNMC College of Medicine

Objectives:

  1. Describe the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic so far.
  2. Describe the evolution of knowledge about SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and MIS-C.
  3. Understand the importance of non-pharmaceutical interventions (“pandemic precautions”) in limiting spread of disease.
  4. Understand the advances in vaccine research and role of vaccines in ending the pandemic.

Disclosures: to be collected


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.

Click here, then select Grand Rounds to view library of recordings.

Contact a CME Coordinator at CME@childrensomaha.org with questions.

Past Grand Rounds Videos from 2020

To obtain credit for past presentations or other questions, please contact a CME Coordinator at CME@childrensomaha.org or 402-955-6070.

  • 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
    Objectives:
    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

  • 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
    Objectives:
    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.

  • 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
    Objectives:
    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.

  • 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
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    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

  • 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
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Distinguish burnout from other profiles.
    2. Identify passion and its relationship to burnout.
    3. Formalize strategies to combat burnout.

  • 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
    Chicago
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    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.

  • 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
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Distinguish vascular tumors from malformations.
    2. Describe surgical approaches for vascular anomalies.
    3. Articulate pharmacologic options for treating vascular anomalies.

  • April 24, 2020 - Telehealth and Telemedicine During Time of Public Health Crisis: How We Are Making Something Impossible - Possible at CHMC!

    Donny Suh, MD, MBA
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
    Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Describe telemedicine in NICU with Retinopathy of Prematurity.
    2. Describe how we do eye exams using telehealth.
    3. Describe how we check vision in pediatric patients using telehealthDiscuss new innovation in telehealth eye care.

  • May 2, 2020 - Congenital Cataract: 2020 Clinical Update

    Donny Suh, MD, MBA
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
    Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Define congenital cataract and how it occurs.
    2. Describe the work-up of congenital cataract.
    3. Discuss treatment approaches.

  • May 8, 2020 - Research During Residency Made Accessible

    Kimberly White, MD, MS, HO-III
    Pediatrics Resident
    UNMC-CUMC-Children’s
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Discuss strategies to make research accessible to residents.
    2. Describe research findings related to heavy metals in donor blood.

  • May 15, 2020 - New Sickle Cell Treatment Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology

    James Harper, MD
    Hematology/Oncology
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Outline the creation methodology used in producing the guidelines.
    2. Review the high points of these guidelines.
    3. Note changes from current practice represented by these guidelines.

  • July 31, 2020 - Structural Racism: An Overview

    Christopher M. Whitt, PhD
    Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
    Creighton University
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Outline an understanding of structural/systemic racism in the American Context.
    2. Review how understanding and identifying structural racism can help individuals and organizations advance in strength, stability, and adaptability.
    3. Detail what it means to engage as antiracists and why it is the needing beginning of any journey to eradicate structural/systemic racism.

  • August 7, 2020 - COVID-19: Droplets, Mists, Waves and the Tsunami of Information

    Alice Sato, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Associate Hospital Epidemiologist,
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    View Presentation

    Russell McCulloh, MD
    Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

  • August 14, 2020 - Ethical Access in Research

    Bruce Gordon, MD
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Affairs
    Vice Chancellor for Research
    Executive Chair, Institutional Review Board
    Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation

  • August 21, 2020 - In conjunction with the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium: The Systemic and Single Right Ventricle; Past and Present

    Craig Broberg, MD
    Director, ACHD Program
    Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
    Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
    View Presentation

  • August 28, 2020 - 20th Annual Stephen Chartrand, MD Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Infectious Disease Hyper inflammatory Kawasaki like Syndrome

    Adam Reinhardt, MD
    Pediatric Rheumatologist
    Boys Town National Research Hospital
    View Presentation

  • September 25, 2020 - Pediatric Sepsis Recognition & Treatment

    Bridget M. Norton, MD, MBA
    Chief Quality & Safety Officer
    Interim Director, Cardiac Critical Care
    Director, Extracorporeal Services
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Sidharth Mahapatra, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Kim Peterson, MSN, APRN-PCNS-BC
    Senior Performance Improvement Clinical Projects Manager
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    View Presentation

    Objectives:
    1. Discuss sepsis and the need for emergent clinical intervention.
    2. Recognize signs and symptoms of sepsis.
    3. Identify best practices for the treatment of pediatric sepsis.
    4. Describe organizational efforts to improve the care of our patients.

  • October 2, 2020 - Investigator Responsibilities

    Teri Mauch, MD, PhD
    Division Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Define the role of the primary investigator.
    2. Discuss the roles of other members on the team.
    3. Discuss documentation requirements, including adverse events and noncompliance.

  • October 9, 2020 - Brain Death: Fundamental Principles and Growing Ethical Challenges

    Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD
    Director of the Health Law Institute
    Professor of Law
    Mitchell Hamline School of Law
    St. Paul, Minn.
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Identify arguments for and against obtaining parental consent before performing apnea or other brain death testing.
    2. Explain how accepted medical criteria for diagnosing brain death fail to satisfy legal standards in the Nebraska Uniform Determination of Death Act.
    3. Develop strategies for negotiating conflict when clinicians and families disagree.
    4. Explain how religious beliefs impact (or should impact) decisions regarding brain death.

  • October 16, 2020 - How to manage the increasing access to cannabis/CBD in underage populations

    Matthew Garlinghouse, PhD
    Clinical Neuropsychologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
    Division of Neuropsychology
    Department of Neurological Sciences
    UNMC
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
    1. Discuss how to assess cannabis use in adolescents.
    2. Review the difference between CBD and marijuana.
    3. Discuss relevant physiological and cognitive changes associated with age of onset of cannabis use.

  • October 23, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 acute infection and MIS-C: current cardiac knowledge

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

    Russell McCulloh, MD
    Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation

    Objectives:
    1. Define how the cardiac function and coronary arteries can be effected by SARS-CoV-2 both in the acute infectious setting and with the post inflammatory syndrome in pediatrics.
    2. Define the current evaluation practices and treatment for cardiac involvement.
    3. Define current on-going research regarding SARS-CoV-2 for cardiac involvement here at CHMC and UNMC

  • October 30, 2020 - Nebraska Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting

    Pediatric Environmental Health (1.0 CME; this session will be in Grand Rounds slot)
    Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH
    General Pediatrician
    Director of Region 7 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
    Medical Director of Environmental Health
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine
    Objectives
    1. Define pediatric environmental health and better understand why children are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards
    2. Identify environmental hazards their patients may encounter in their communities
    3. Address common pediatric environmental health concerns for their patients

  • November 13, 2020 - Obesity Epidemic & Lifestyle, Nutrition Solutions

    Holly Dingman, MS, RD
    Manager
    Center for the Child and Community
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

    Sandra Allbery, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Radiology
    Associate Professor, Radiology
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Adam Putschoegl, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Cardiology
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Susan Fellman, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Urgent Care
    View Presentation

    Objectives
      1. Describe the obesity epidemic.
      2. Discuss multisystem complications of obesity.
      3. Identify ways to implement lifestyle and nutritional solutions for the obesity epidemic.

  • November 20, 2020 - Pediatric Cancer Survivorship

    Melissa Acquazzino, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Pediatric Oncology
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation

Past Grand Rounds Videos from 2019

To obtain credit for past presentations or other questions, please contact a CME Coordinator at CME@childrensomaha.org or 402-955-6070.


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

    Presented: July 19, 2019
    Presenter
    Natalie Ronshaugen, MD
    Sports Medicine
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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
    Presenter
    Geetanjali Rathore, MD
    Interim Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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
    Presenter
    James Harper, MD
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Hematology/Oncology
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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
    Presenter
    Joe Stavas MD, MPH
    Radiology
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Chair, Dept of Radiology
    Creighton University
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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
    Presenter
    Chris Maloney, MD, PhD
    Chief Medical Officer
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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
    Presenter
    Colby Fletcher, OD
    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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

    Presented: September 6, 2019
    Quan P. Ly, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
    Division of Surgical Oncology
    UNMC College of Medicine
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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.

  • In Bed Together – Behavioral and Medical Sleep Program

    Presented: September 20, 2019
    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
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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.

  • Hand Hygiene: The Automated Advantage

    Presented: September 20, 2019
    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
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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

  • The changing medical landscape of Trisomy 13 and 18: Improving decision making


    Presented: October 4, 2019
    Annual Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
    Annie Janvier, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Ethics
    University of Montreal
    View Presentation
    Objectives:
        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.

  • Safety and efficacy of complementary therapies in children and adolescents


    10/11/19
    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.

    Objective:
    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


    10/18/19
    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

    Objectives:

        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

    10/25/19
    Jean A. Ballweg, MD
    Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Objectives:

        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


    11/1/19
    Steven Chartrand, MD Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Gary S. Marshall, MD
    Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Louisville

    Objectives:

        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

    11/8/19
    Mark E Alexander, MD, FHRS
    Co-Director, Exercise Physiology
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Objectives:

        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)

    11/15/19
    Melissa Muff-Luett, MD
    Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis
    Children’s Specialty Physicians
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    UNMC College of Medicine

    Objectives:

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

    View Presentation


Trauma Grand Rounds

Discuss current issues in the treatment and management of pediatric trauma patients.
Check out Trauma Grand Rounds

Questions or comments on Trauma Grand Rounds, please email trauma@childrensomaha.org

Contact

Contact a CME Coordinator at CME@childrensomaha.org or 402-955-6070 with questions about Grand Rounds or Trauma Grand Rounds.

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