• 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.


    December 2

    Chronic Migraine in Adolescents: Coping with New Strategies and Moving on to the Future
    Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS,
    Endowed Chair of Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's
    Scott W. Powers, PhD, ABPP, FAHS, CCRF, Endowed Chair, Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's

    • Discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and goals for chronic migraine in pediatric, adolescents and young adults
    • Describe the use and results of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in treatment of adolescents with chronic migraine
    • Discuss future developments and the role of comparative effectiveness in the adolescents with chronic migraine

    December 9

    E-cigarettes: The Good the Bad and the Ugly ( ACKNOWLEDGMENT - Julius B. Richmond Center AAP/FAMRI Visiting Lectureship; funding provided by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI))
    Gary Wheeler, MD,
    Medical Director, Infectious Disease Branch, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program Branch Arkansas Department of Health

    • Define and describe e-cigarettes and their current epidemiology
    • Describe the potential benefits and harms of e-cigarettes particularly for children
    • Discuss the role of e-cigarettes in the larger context of tobacco promotion and public health and the role of providers of children's health care in tobacco control

    December 16

    Medical & Surgical Management of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What do the Guidelines Say?
    Stacey Ishman, MD, MPH,
    Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center, Associate Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology & Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's

    • Compare the guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for sleep study in children with sleep disordered breathing
    • Describe medical modalities used to manage pediatric OSA, including pharmacotherapy, weight loss and dental appliances
    • Determine the relative effectiveness of common surgeries such as adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy for pediatric OSA

    December 23

    NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS

    December 30

    NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS

    January 6

    Beyond the Shark Tank: Innovation CCHMC-Style
    Punam Malik, MD,
    Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Gene and Cell Therapy, Director, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, Director, Translational Trials Development and Support Laboratory
    Program Leader, Hematology and Gene Therapy Program
    Hector Wong, MD, Director, Critical Care Medicine, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
    Tracy Glauser, MD , Associate Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Co-Director, Genetic Pharmacology Service; Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
    John Rice, Triathlon Medical Ventures
    Mike Venerable, CincyTech

    • Describe the process of innovation for a) a diagnostic test for the appropriate drug therapy, b) a prognostic test for sepsis, and c) a genetically based intervention for sickle cell disease
    • Recognize how venture capitalists judge clinical impact,  market size, commercialization potential, and competitors
    • Recognize how to improve their proposals for funding by the Innovation Fund

    January 13

    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update: Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
    Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD,
    Attending Physician, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Cincinnati Children's

    • Utilize knowledge of developmental pharmacology to inform choice of antidepressants in pediatric patients with depressive and anxiety disorders
    • Describe the side effect profile of antidepressants in children and adolescent
    • Summarize current data related to risk of suicidality in children and adolescents treated with antidepressant
    • Describe the current evidence for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) in youth with anxiety and depressive disorder

    January 20

    The Constipation Challenge: Empowering Primary Care Management of Constipation with an Asynchronous Online Learning Game
    Daniel Mallon, MD,
    Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Associate Program Director for Student and Resident Education, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    • Review challenges and trends in optimal referral utilization
    • Show the impact of a QI program to improve primary-specialty care collaboration and referral utilization
    • Recognize the potential of a spaced-interval asynchronous learning tool to reinforce education

    January 27

    Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type:  Evolving Perspectives on a Poorly Understood Problem
    Derek E. Neilson, MD,
    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's

    • Recognize clinical phenotypes and problems associated with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT)
    • Estimate the number of patients with EDS-HT likely to be seen in one's own scope of medical practice
    • Implement initial treatment strategies for patients with EDS-HT
  • 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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