Medical Professional Publications

Grand Rounds, Courses and Conferences

(From the April 2014 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date!

  • House Staff Recognition Dinner — Fri, June 6, 2014
  • Career Contribution Awards — Wed, October 1, 2014
  • Medical Staff Holiday Social — Sat, December 6, 2014

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds presentations are provided Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. in Stecker Auditorium on the Nationwide Children’s main campus. They are teleconferenced 8 to 9 a.m. at Dublin, Westerville and East Broad Close to HomeSM Centers, as well as Genesis Healthcare (Zanesville), Adena Health System (Chillicothe) and Madison County Hospital (London).

Date Topic Speaker
4/10 Facial Beauty: Timeless or Transient Social Perception Peter Spalding, DDS
4/17 Irritability and Anger David Axelson, MD
4/24 Unfolding the Myths and Mystery of Chronic Pain among Children Anjana Kundu, MD
5/1 Anorectal Malformations, Hirschsprung Disease and Fecal Incontinence for the Pediatrician Marc Levitt, MD
5/8 Understanding Errors in Clinical Reasoning Jamie Fox, MD, Duke University
5/15 TBD Critical Care/VP
5/22 Palliative Care Topic TBD Joanne Wolfe, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital

Surgical Grand Rounds

Surgical Grand Rounds will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 a.m. in the Research II Auditorium.

Date Topic Speaker
4/23 Showcase of Combined Surgery/Anesthesia Research Collaborations Aymen Naguib, MD
Kris Jatana, MD
Brian Schloss, MD
Tarun Bhalla, MD
David Martin, MD
Christopher McKee, MD
Vidya Raman, MD

Plastic Surgery Topic

Undertriage of Major Trauma Patients in U.S. EDs and Increased Mortality Risk

Adriane Baylis, PhD

Huiyun Xiang, PhD

Lounge and Learn

Presentations are provided each Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Bruce Graham Medical Staff Lounge in the Ross Hall for Category 2 Credits.

Date Topic Speaker
4/11 AVS Summary Jamie R. Macklin, MD
4/18 Child Advocacy Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD
4/25 Acupuncture Anjana Kundu, MD
5/2 Congenital CMV Testing/Treatment W. Garrett Hunt, MD
5/9 Dermatology Joy Mosser-Goldfarb, MD
5/16 Complex Care Garey H. Noritz, MD


Visit Courses and Conferences for a full listing of courses and conferences or to register. For information on additional CME opportunities or credits, or to register for one of the conferences visit Nationwide Children's CME-on-Demand or contact the CME Office at (614) 355-0650.

2014 Midwest Regional Toxicology Symposium
April 16, 2014, 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Stecker Auditorium

Hosted by The Central Ohio Poison Center, topics for this conference include hyperkalemia, controversies in management of toxicology patients, meta-review of evidence and outcomes - dialysis as a treatment in toxicology, the influence of dietary selenium on mercury toxicity, snake bite in the Civil War, designer drugs in the US and substance abuse in the elderly. To register, call (614) 355-0676 or visit, keyword search: Toxicology or Poison Center.

Changing the Genome: For Better or Worse
April 17, 2014
333 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH

The moral, ethical and religious implications of gene therapy will be explored by Britton D. Rink, MD, Nationwide Children’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics; Ellen Deason, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; and Donald Hubin, The Ohio State University Department of Philosophy. The panel will be moderated by former WOSU Open Line host Fred Andrle. The event is free but registration is required at

WVU Department of Pediatrics Pediatric Kidney, Rheumatology, and Vaccine Seminar
April 25-26, 2014
Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

Nationwide Children’s physicians Dennis J. Cunningham, MD, Infectious Diseases, and Charles H. Spencer, MD, chief of Rheumatology are speaking at this interactive conference for pediatricians, family medicine practitioners, emergency medicine practitioners, internal medicine practitioners, nurses, social workers and other allied health care workers. It is designed to educate various practitioners on the wonders of the kidney, breakthroughs in rheumatology and the necessity of vaccines in childhood in preventing diseases. No registration cost for trainees! For more information, contact Serena Silvaggio at or call (304) 293-6947.

5th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference:  Impacting the Community
May 1-2, 2014
Hilton Columbus at Easton

We are proud to host nationally renowned visiting faculty members from institutions across the country as well as experts from both Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University.

The keynote speaker on May 2 will be Fernando D. Martinez, MD, from the University of Arizona Medical Center. Dr. Martinez is a researcher and clinician with major projects that study the natural history of childhood asthma, and the role of genetic, physiological, immunological and environmental factors as determinants of the risk for asthma in early life.

Day one will be a half-day School Health Focused Session directed towards school health professionals for education and practical management of asthma in the school setting.

Day two is the General Session designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric pulmonologists/allergists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and clinical staff from hospital, urgent care and primary care facilities with pediatric asthma patients. Topics include early onset wheezing; viral infections and asthma; inner city asthma; adolescents and asthma; and hot topics in asthma.

For more information, call (614) 355-0676 or visit, keyword search: Asthma.

2014 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference — Improving the Quality and Safety of Perinatal and Neonatal Care: Current Concepts and Challenges
Pre-Conference: May 14, 2014
Main Conference: May 15-16, 2014
Embassy Suites Dublin

The 2014 Neonatal Conference will highlight concepts of continuous quality improvement and safety in the perinatal and neonatal areas of practice. The rapidly expanding evidence in both specialties poses challenges for the professional to remain current and to recognize opportunities for change in thought and practice. The goal of the conference is to offer science, methodology, practice initiatives and discussion points for the participant to explore. This conference is specifically designed to meet the needs of the perinatal and neonatal interdisciplinary healthcare team. For more information, call (614) 355-0676 or visit, keyword search: Neonatal.

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