• 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.


    April 7

    Compassionate Confrontations: Integrating Hopes, Emotions, & Duties When Confronting Serious Illness
    Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH,
    Attending Physician and Director of Research, the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, and Director of Medical Ethics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    • Describe psychological models of hope and regoaling
    • Describe the variation in how parents of children with serious illness perceive their duties
    • Apply insights from these models and concepts to clinical practice

    April 14

    Keeping Ebola at Bay: Protecting Health Care Workers at the Medical Monrovia Unit in Liberia
    Bruce Bernard, MD, MPH,
    Chief Medical Officer, Health Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    • Describe the signs, symptoms, and clinical course of Ebola hemorrhagic fever
    • Describe the pathophysiology of the Ebola virus and describe why  it is so deadly
    • Give at least 5 reasons why the 2014 Ebola outbreak was so deadly in West Africa and why the US Public Health Service set up the Medical Monrovia Unit in Monrovia, Liberia to treat Ebola stricken health care workers

    April 21

    Visibility and Vulnerability:  Supporting Trans* Youth
    Lee Ann Conard, RPh, DO, MPH,
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Review Trans* terminology, prevalence and epidemiology data
    • Discuss the assessment of a Trans* patient
    • Create a welcoming environment for Trans* patients

    April 28

    Screening, Identification, and Treatment of Depressed Mothers
    Robert T. Ammerman, PhD,
    Professor of Pediatrics and CCRF Endowed Chair, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Discuss the impact of maternal depression on child health and development
    • Identify the properties and utility of the most frequently used depression screens in primary care and related settings
    • Describe the components and outcomes of an innovative approach to identify and treat depressed mothers participating in an early childhood prevention program

    May 5

    Research Discovery 2015
    Margaret Hostetter, MD,
    B. K. Rachford Professor, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, Cincinnati Children's

    • Discuss the impact of the LUNG OMICS project
    • Describe the goals of the Center of Pediatric Genomics
    • Recognize the import of learning networks like PedsNet


    May 12

    Advancing Children’s Health Through Public Policy
    Jim Kaufman,
    Vice President, Children’s Hospital Association, Cincinnati Children’s
    Melissa Saladonis, Assistant Vice President Government Relations, Cincinnati Children’s 

    • Recognize the complex policy and political environments that are effecting children’s healthcare
    • Describe  how Medicaid, CHIP, and Ace Kids Act are critical to child health care
    • Discuss the Ohio state budget and how it impacts child health policy in Ohio
    • Describe the Ohio healthcare reform policy as implemented through the federal SIM grant

    May 19

    Genomics for the Cincinnati Children’s Pediatric Clinician
    John Harley, MD,
    Professor, Division Director, Division & Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology, Cincinnati Children’s 

    • Describe the technical capacity and limitations of modern genomics
    • List some of the strategies for discovering important genomic insights for poorly understood clinical conditions
    • Discuss some of the applications of and infrastructure for genomic medicine at Cincinnati Children’s

    May 26

    Clinico-Pathologic Case Conference
    Brandy Blackwell, MD,
    Chief Resident, Cincinnati Children’s
    Charles Varnell, Jr., Chief Resident, Cincinnati Children’s

    • Describe a complex medical/case within limitations of a resource limited clinical setting
    • Develop a broad differential to include uncommon presentation of a common disease or a common presentation of an uncommon disease
      • 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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