• 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.


      September 1

      Should We All Go Gluten-Free?
      William Balistreri, MD,
      Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s
      Daniel Mallon, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Associate Program Director for Student and Resident Education, Cincinnati Children’s

      • Review the spectrum of Gluten-related disorders (Celiac disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Wheat allergy)
      • Recognize the increased incidence and under diagnosis of celiac disease and ?  over diagnosis of Gluten Sensitivity.
      • Describe the typical and atypical presentations of celiac disease and Gluten Sensitivity
      • Recognize the diagnostic approach and appropriate management of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders

      September 8

      The Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders: Integrating Genomics into the Evaluation and Research of Patients with Short Stature
      Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc,
      Program Director and Director of Translational Research, Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorder, Division of Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children’s

      • Recognize of the genetic etiologies of severe growth disorders
      • Discuss the use of genetic and genomic testing in patients with growth disorders including the use of whole exome sequencing
      • Describe how genomic technologies are integrated with translational lab investigation to identify novel genetic etiologies of growth disorders

      September 15

      Neonatal Pain – Translating Biomedical Advances into Improved Measurement and Treatment
      Maria Fitzgerald, BA, PhD, FMedSci, FRCA,
      UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, University College London, UK

      • Describe how nociceptive and pain pathways in the infant nervous system differ from those in adults
      • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of current infant pain assessment tools and the potential of novel neurophysiological methods to measure pain activity in the infant brain
      • Recognize that infant pain can have consequences that last beyond the original injury and that there is increasing evidence of life-long effects of infant pain

      September 22

      Cleanliness:  Fact, Fiction, and Fetish
      Michael Katz, MD,
      Senior Advisor, Transdisciplinary Research, March of Dimes Foundation, Carpentier Professor, emeritus of Pediatrics and Professor, emeritus of Public Health, Columbia University

      • Describe cultural, environmental, and evolutionary stimuli behind our apparent habits
      • Review scientific literature of relevance in situations based on vaguely defined antecedents
      • Recognize that some important behaviors have not been studied with sufficient intensity

      September 29

      Ethical Issues in Caring for Young Adults in a Children’s Hospital
      John Lantos, MD,
      Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri- Kansas City

      • Recognize the historical trends that led to the increased survival into adulthood for many childhood conditions
      • Analyze the tradeoffs between the interests of the young adult and organizational considerations in deciding upon an appropriate venue for care
      • Recognize ways to balance individual rights and organizational necessities

      October 6

      Global Health at Children’s:  Origins, Development, and Goals
      Mark C. Steinhoff, MD,
      Director, Global Health Center, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s

      • Recognize the changes in the concept of “Global Health” over the years
      • Describe the range of global activities currently undertaken by Cincinnati Children’s
      • Discuss the influence of Cincinnati Children’s on the health of children around the world

      October 16 (Please note: This is on a Friday)

      See One, Be One, Teach One: What We Learn and Don't Learn from Love and Loss
      Perri Klass, MD,
      Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics, Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University; National Medical Director, Reach Out and Read

      • Discuss the different perspectives that physicians, patients, and family members bring to clinical encounters, and the ways those perspectives shape medical narratives
      • Analyze physician narratives of experiencing health care from the patient point of view and the effect on caregivers empathy and communication skills
      • Incorporate patient and family perspectives into clinical conversations and teaching

      October 20

      Ghory Lecture - Critical Concepts of Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions
      Kara N. Shah, MD, PhD,
      Medical Director, Division of Dermatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
      Kimberly A. Risma, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

      • Define the basic immunologic principles of key drug hypersensitivity reactions that involve cutaneous manifestations
      • Describe the key historical and clinical features of the following drug hypersensitivity reactions: exanthematous drug reactions, urticarial hypersensitivity reactions, Drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, Stevens Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis
      • Provide a rationale for the evaluation and treatment of a child with a rash in the context of a suspected drug hypersensitivity reaction

      October 27

      Steve Miller, MD, and Rich Sarkin MD, MEd Annual Humanism in Medicine Lecture
      Professionalism and Humanism:  The Yin and Yang within Us

      Steve Ludwig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

      • Define professional humanism
      • Describe how these concepts effect patient care and patient communication
      • Recognize the rule of narrative routine in enhancing our patient care competency 
                  • 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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