Continuing Professional Education

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

April 1

Concussions: Putting It All Together
Paul J Gubanich, MD, MPH,
Associate Professor, Division of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s
Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP,
Division Director/Medical Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

  • Discuss the implementation of patient care based on concussion pathophysiology
  • Describe the concept of cognitive rest and how to implement it in the concussed patient
  • Discuss the return to play protocol that is safe for the concussed patient

April 8

A Personal View of the Future of Newborn Screening and Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
Piero Rinaldo, MD, PhD,
T. Denny Sanford Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

  • Recognize the products and impact on newborn screening performance of the Region 4 Stork (R4S) project
  • Acquire familiarity with the spectrum of clinical applications of the post-analytical interpretive tools
  • Describe how collaboration, data sharing, and multivariate pattern recognition software could change pediatric laboratory medicine

April 15

Community Centered Update - An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media: 2013 AAP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline
Rebecca Brady MD,
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, CCHMC
Christopher Peltier, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, CCHMC, Practicing Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates of Mount Carmel, Inc.
Robert Siegel MD, Professor, The Heart Institute, CCHMC
Paul Willging, MD, Professor, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, CCHMC 

  • Identify updated diagnostic criteria for acute otitis media (AOM)
  • Select appropriate management strategies for AOM including observation and antibiotic treatment
  • Differentiate appropriate choices of antibiotic agents for AOM 
  • Examine indications for tympanostomy tube insertion
  • Assess measures for the prevention of AOM 

April 22

Weech Memorial Lecture - Healthcare and Health Outcomes - Are We Advancing Both?
homas F. Boat, MD, Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean, College of Medicine
Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Cincinnati

  • Discuss the important role that children’s hospitals are playing to advance the well-being of individual children with complex and chronic disorders
  • Advocate for activities that more broadly improve child health outcomes
  • Recognize opportunities and barriers that will be encountered in efforts to improve the health of the childhood population

April 29

Ethics in Destination Programs: Hi-tech Interventions and International Patients?
Paul J. Ford, PhD,
Director, NeuroEthics Program, Cleveland Clinic, Director of Education, Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic, Associate Professor, CCF Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU 

  • Identify basic ethical premises of justice and consistency in caring for children
  • Analyze specific ethics problems involving international children, hi-tech interventions, and justice
  • Describe the types of ethical challenges that arise in offering hi-tech services to a world-wide child patient population

May 6

Sports Anterior Knee Pain: Hitting a Home Run without Missing the Bases
Eric Wall, MD,
Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Cincinnati Children’s
Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

  • Identify the causes of chronic insidious onset pediatric anterior knee pain
  • Develop an efficient diagnostic approach to anterior knee pain
  • Discuss appropriate front line treatment including physical therapy, bracing, rest and medication, and know when to consider referral to a sports medicine specialist

May 13

Treating Patients from the Arab Gulf: Cultural and Religious Considerations
Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH,
William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor, Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University

  • Recognize the changing nature of Arab Gulf societies, especially the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that are sending pediatric cases to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Discuss salient cultural and religious factors affecting health behavior and decision-making of Arab Gulf patients and their family members
  • Describe more about the delivery of culturally competent care for Arab Gulf patients, based on overview of selected clinical cases

May 20

Clinico-Pathologic Case Conference
Andrea Gross, MD,
Chief Resident, Cincinnati Children’s
Matthew Carroll, MD, 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

May 27

Can You Hear Me Now? Improving Communication between Inpatient and Outpatient Physicians
Lauren G. Solan, MD,
Hospital Medicine Fellow, NRSA Research Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s

  • Recognize that communication between inpatient physicians and outpatient primary care providers is integral to ensuring a safe transition from hospital to home for patients and their families
  • Describe the lack of structure and existing variability as it relates to communication between inpatient physicians and outpatient primary care providers
  • Identify weak links in communication and areas for improvement between inpatient physicians and outpatient primary care providers