• Grand Rounds

    Cincinnati Children’s offers a number of Grand Rounds to help improve patient care through professional education. In addition to the live presentations, many of these are captured via video for viewing at a later date through laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Continuing education credit is available for most presentations.

  • Upcoming Events

    Pediatric Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday in the Sabin Auditorium from 8-9 a.m.

    June 2

    Using Systems Biology and Big Data to Improve Understanding and Treatment of Disease
    Bruce Aronow, MD,
    Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati; Divisions of Biomedical Informatics, Developmental Biology, and Department of Computer Science.

    • Discuss the types of functional associations that genes can have with diseases
    • Discuss the differences between diseases and phenotypes
    • Utilize a database to search for diseases and clinical conditions associated with genetic abnormalities and create associated reports
    • Use gene associations to recognize the biological pathways and cellular processes associated with diseases and phenotypes

    June 9

    Tecklenburg Family Annual Pediatric Literacy Lectureship:  Effective Literacy Promotion for Young Children
    Laura Justice, PhD,
    EHE Distinguished Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

    • Discuss the impact of young children’s literacy and language skills on their future reading achievement
    • Identify the most frequently applied approaches for improving young children’s literacy and language skills, as well as observed effects
    • Describe the role of pediatricians and other service providers in literacy promotion for young children

    June 16

    An Academic Career:  What I Have Learned Along the Way
    Sandra Degen, PhD,
    Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Professor of Pediatrics, Dept of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati

    • Reflect upon their careers and identify approaches that have or have not been successful
    • Identify mentors who will promote various aspects of one’s career

    June 23

    Empowering Children’s Voices to Promote Broader Community Health
    Melinda Butsch-Kovacic, MPH, PhD,
    Associate Professor, Divisions of Asthma Research and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,  Departments of Pediatrics and Environmental Health, College of Medicine; Associate Dean of Research (interim), College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

    • Discuss community-based participatory research in health promotion efforts
    • Discuss the use of systems approaches to encourage broader positive community change in impoverished neighborhoods and reduce health disparities
    • Define citizen science and discuss lessons and resources to enable and evaluate citizen science

    June 30

    Sibling Legacy:  Stories about and Connections with Siblings Never Known
    Marcy Cameron-Meyer, PhD, MSW, LISW-S,
    Fetal Care & Starshine Hospice Bereavement Care Coordinator

    • Describe long-term memory work in families who lost a child from the perspective of the siblings who were born following the loss
    • Categorize the different meanings held for these siblings about the loss, their reactions to the loss, and the influence of the loss on their identities
    • Consider implications for practice with families who have lost a child

    July 7

    The Practical Side of Psychology in the Arab Gulf States: Beyond Language
    Raymond Hamden, PhD,
    Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Human Relations Institute and Clinics, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    • Recognize how Arab Gulf family dynamics, especially the extended family, play an influential role in prevailing community life, interpersonal relationships, and influence of cognition, emotions, and behavior with medical professionals
    • Discuss evidence-based information on the practical implications of knowledge about the Arab Middle Eastern culture, embracing the diverse habits of the Arab Gulf consumers in mental health
    • Describe a communication model and language differences to enhance understanding and cooperation between the patient and family, and health care providers


    July 14

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: Monitor Alarms and Alarm Fatigue
    Amanda C. Schondelmeyer, MD, MSc,
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics
    Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc, Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

    • Describe alarm fatigue and its implication on patient safety
    • Discuss recent literature about safely reducing alarms in hospitals
    • Describe current work and future directions for better use of physiologic monitors


    July 21

    Patient and Family-centered I-PASS:  A Bundled Communication Intervention to Improve Patient Safety and the Patient and Family Experience
    Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH,
    Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Nancy D. Spector, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Section of General Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

    • Describe the original I-PASS Handoff Study and the impact on patient safety
    • Explain the importance of understanding the concepts of family centeredness and health literacy in conducting family centered rounds
    • Describe the elements of the logic model that drove the development of the curriculum for the bundled communication intervention
    • Articulate the ways family centered rounds are restructured as part of the bundled communication intervention
    • List the key patient, family, and provider outcomes to be measured in the study


    July 28

    Pediatricians as Effective Advocates
    Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP,
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Advocacy Co-Chair Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    • Define advocacy
    • Identify advocacy opportunities within your institution, community, state or nationally
    • Describe the legislative process and the opportunities throughout the process where you can use your voice to advocate on behalf of issues you care about
          • Online Courses

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            Pediatric Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

            1. Utilize multidisciplinary approach to the management of complex patients in their practice
            2. Discuss the diagnostic approach and treatment of variety of pediatric diseases
            3. Discuss research regarding a variety of pediatric diseases, particularly those seen in Cincinnati. 

            Pediatric Grand Rounds can be viewed weekly in the Sabin Auditorium or via satellite broadcast at off-campus sites located at:

            Sample topics include:

            • Ethics in Destination Programs: Hi-tech Interventions and International Patients
            • A Personal View of the Future of Newborn Screening and Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
            • Concussions: Putting It All Together 

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

            A monthly one-hour program presented by the Center for Professional Excellence/Education, the Nursing Education Council and the Cincinnati Children's Patient Services Division. Nursing Grand Rounds highlights current topics of interest to pediatric nurses and is offered as a live event the 2nd Wednesday of Every Month at our Main Campus location. It is also available as an online Independent Study program that is open to the public and accessible for one year from the live date of the program. Our category "A" Law programs are accessible online for two years.

            Sample topics include:

            • Shaken baby syndrome
            • Emergency Management Tracheostomy Tube
            • Implementing Evidence-Based Care Recommendations
            • The APRN: Your Partner in Health

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For more information please email The Center for Professional Excellence/Education cpe-ce@cchmc.org

            These grand rounds occur on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9 am.

            Child Neurology Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

            1. Discuss work-up and management of specific neurological diseases effecting children
            2. Assess the clinical efficacy of medications and other types of therapy used in the disorders
            3. Improve patient compliance as well as outcome due to the increased knowledge of the physician.

            Sample topics include:

            • Chronic migraines
            • Autism
            • Sleep Disorders
            • Epilepsy  

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

            Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

            1. Discuss evidence based approaches in the clinical treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders
            2. Identify children at risk for psychiatric disorders enabling earlier treatment and/or prevention
            3. Discuss research in basic science, clinical treatment, health care delivery and prevention. 

            Sample topics include:

            • Behavior problems
            • Pediatric depression
            • Violence in schools
            • Sexual abuse

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

            The presentation is part of a live educational event. Participants can attend the session on campus, watch it over the internet using streaming video the day of the live event or watch a recording. The recording will be available approximately 48 hours after the live event.

            Sample topics include:

            • Using evidence to improve pediatric care
            • Best practices in scholarly publishing

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For more information please email The Center for Professional Excellence/Education cpe-ce@cchmc.org

            The goal of Health Unit Coordinator Grand Rounds is to enhance HUCs’ knowledge related to their role and practice, and to provide continuing education and professional development opportunities to ensure continued growth and in the field of Health Unit Coordinating and Health Care.

            Sample topics include:

            • Effective Communication for a Healthy Work Environment
            • Career Pathways
            • Cultural Competency: What Does This Mean to Me?

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For more information please email The Center for Professional Excellence/Education cpe-ce@cchmc.org

            Neonatology Grand Rounds Series Objectives:

            1. Discuss the pathophysiology of common diseases in newborn infants
            2. Describe the diagnostic approach used to identify and determine the severity of these illnesses
            3. Discuss the treatment strategies used for these disease and the medical evidence supporting their use.

            Sample topics include:

            • Metabolomics in Neonatology
            • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
            • SIDS and Safe Sleep

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

            The American College of Surgeons has a designation process to identify and train qualified staff in adult centers to be qualified to treat pediatric patients. These Level 2 facilities and non-designated community hospitals need pediatric continuing trauma education facilitate by a Level 1 facility and board certified trauma physician to help maintain knowledge and practice resuscitation skills.

            Sample topics include:

            • Massive Blood Transfusion Protocol
            • Trauma Resuscitation
            • Orthopedic Injury: Neurologic Deficits

            View a list of online presentations or search by topic.

            Contact Us

            For further information regarding this educational activity please contact the CME office at 513-636-6732 or at cme@cchmc.org

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