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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

Upcoming Presentations

Friday, March 24
Loyd Schultz, MD Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Surgery
The evolving role of minimally invasive surgery in pediatric oncology
Andrew Davidoff, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Endowed Chair in Surgical Research


  1. Provide an overview of pediatric surgical oncology
  2. Describe the use of minimally invasive surgery
  3. Introduce new surgical adjuvants

Friday, March 31
Details forthcoming

Friday, April 7
No Grand Rounds

Friday, April 14
Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership That Begin with Residency: Some “First” Impressions
Lewis R. First, MD, MS
Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Chief of Pediatrics
University of Vermont Children’s Hospital
Editor-in-Chief, Pediatrics


  1. Recognize what humanistic leadership in pediatrics is and is not
  2. Evaluate what attributes are needed and what are not to lead successfully
  3. Acquire some principles and practices that being in residency and continue onward to enable you to lead humanistically.

Friday, April 21
Food Allergies and Eosinophilic Esophagitis* (No CME or ABP MOC credit available)
Glenn Furuta, MD
Director of Research, Digestive Health Institute and Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
LaCache Endowed Chair for GI Allergic and Immunologic Diseases
Children’s Hospital Colorado


  1. Recognize clinical features, diagnostic criteria, and treatment algorithms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE) and celiac disease.

Friday, April 28
Links between DNA methylation and genome organization – implications for fetal alcohol syndrome
Christopher Cummings, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetic Medicine
UNMC College of Medicine


  1. Define the effects of environmental exposures on DNA methylation
  2. Discuss the mechanisms of genome organization within the nucleus
  3. Describe the effects of ethanol on the epigenome and potential implications for patients with fetal alcohol syndrome

CME Credit for Grand Rounds Presentations

Grand Rounds CME credit is available and approved for programs presented within one year of the current date.
Click here to view library of recordings.

Contact a CME Coordinator at [email protected] with questions.

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 [email protected]


Contact a CME Coordinator at [email protected] with questions about Grand Rounds or Trauma Grand Rounds.


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