Medical Professional Publications

Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the October 2014 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date for these Medical Staff Events!

  • Medical Staff Holiday Social — Sat, December 6, 2014
  • House Staff Recognition Dinner — Fri, June 5, 2015

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
10/16 Updates on Transcatheter Heart Valves for Congenital Heart Disease John Cheatham, MD
10/23 QI Topic Richard McClead, MD
10/30 Reproductive Coercion, Partner Violence and Reproductive Health Ohio Valley Society for Adolescent Medicine (OVSAHM) Conference — Elizabeth Miller, MD, Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
11/6 GI Topic McClung Memorial Lecture — Glen Furuta, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado

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

Neurosurgery Topic

Plastic Surgery Research Topic

Jeffrey Leonard, MD

Canice Crerand, PhD


Bariatric Surgery Topic

Pediatric Surgery Research Topic

Marc Michalsky, MD

David Brigstock, 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
10/17 Food Allergies Testing and Treatment Peter J. Mustillo, MD
10/24 Anorectal Treatments Marc. A. Levitt, MD
10/31 Pharmacy Hospital Services/New Rules/Regs Pharmacy Board Chet Kaczor, PharmD, MBA


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.

Palliative Care in the United States and Abroad: Learning from each other
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Nationwide Children's, Research Building II, WA 1020

This conference seeks to begin a conversation within Ohio and surrounding regional palliative care practitioners that addresses the fundamental struggle to do more with less, both here in the U.S. and abroad. It is intended that through this conference, both adult and pediatric palliative care practitioners will learn about the current state of practicing abroad, what palliative care resources exist, how they may contribute to the education of international healthcare workers, and how they can use strategies from these healthcare workers to care at the end of life despite increasing financial stressors. For more information or to register, please call (614) 355-0676 or visit

Ohio Valley Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine Conference
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8 am – 4:15 pm
Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The keynote speaker of this conference is Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, whose topic will be “Harm Reduction in Adolescents.” The goal of this conference is to discuss the concept of harm reduction as it pertains to adolescent health care. Throughout this conference, learners will be able to describe strategies in which harm reduction can be used to decrease interpersonal violence and utilize harm reduction to address the potential risks associated with normative and detrimental adolescent behaviors. The intended audience is primary care physicians, adolescent medicine physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists and substance abuse professionals. For more information, or to register, please call (614) 355-0676 or visit

Pediatric Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Conference
Friday, November 14, 2014, 8 am – 4:45 pm
Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

This conference now features three afternoon tracks: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Participants should be able to:

  1. Accurately diagnose various causes of gait abnormalities in the child
  2. Manage acute fractures in the pediatric patient by following updated guidelines
  3. Understand various causes of shin pain in young athletes in order to diagnose and treat these conditions
  4. Identify red flags in the limping child and know when to refer for further evaluation
  5. Recognize the difference between cervical spine injuries and stingers.
  6. Understand how exercise can be utilized to promote a healthier lifestyle.

For more information, or to register, please call (614) 355-0676 or visit

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