Medical Professional Publications

Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the May 2017 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date!

  • House Staff Dinner — Friday, June 2, 2017
  • Physician Recognition Awards — Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Stecker Auditorium
  • Medical Staff Holiday Social — Saturday, December 2, 2017

Upcoming Conferences and CME

2017 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference: Improving Safety and Quality of Neonatal and Perinatal Care — Current Concepts and Challenges

May 17-19, 2017
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, OH

The 2017 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. You are invited to participate in this learning endeavor, share your thoughts and broaden your ability to support babies, parents and families in the healthcare setting.

Behavioral Health Series – Part 1
Treating Anxiety and Depression in Pediatric Primary Care

May 18, 2017
Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

This interactive workshop will provide pediatricians with an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders including relevant screening and diagnostic tools, medication and psychosocial treatments, and guidelines for when to refer for specialty care. The presentation will include dialogue around common case presentations, and an open question and answer with the panel. The panel, moderated by David A. Axelson, MD, medical director, Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health, will also include; Rebecca A. Baum, MD, chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; and Kristina R. Jiner, MD and Nadine Schwartz, MD, both of Nationwide Children’s Psychiatry and Community Behavioral Health.

2017 Pediatric Feeding Conference: Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan

July 14-15, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus, Ohio

Nationwide Children's Hospital Comprehensive Pediatric Feeding Program is proud to host this conference which examines the interdisciplinary assessment treatment of feeding and swallowing across the lifespan. Multidisciplinary case presentations and panel discussions will highlight breastfeeding challenges, motility, approaches to tube weaning, integrating behavioral strategies into therapy, feeding and swallowing milestones, feeding treatment in children with autism and transitioning treatment for adults. Continuing education credit will be available for occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses and dietitians.

For more information about CME at Nationwide Children’s visit To contact the CME Office email or call (614)355-0650. For more information about Outreach courses, visit or call (614) 355-0669.

Grand Rounds

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

For directions to the above Close to HomeSM Centers, visit

Evaluations are now available online. Use this link to complete your online evaluation:

Date Topic Speaker
5/11/17 Limb Reconstruction Christopher Iobst, MD
5/18/17 Tourette Syndrome Don Gilbert, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Neurology
5/25/17 Ethics Topic Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, CHOP, Department of Medical Ethics
6/1/17 Mitochondrial Disorders Mitchio Hirana, MD, Columbia University


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

May 24, 2017
4 to 5 p.m.
Stecker Auditorium

Topic: “Depression and Diet in Adolescents: new data on relationships between food and mood”
Presented by: Barbara Gracious, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry


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.  Please note: these topics are tentative and subject to change. 

Date Topic Speaker

Pediatric Liver Transplant

Francisco Cigarroa, MD

Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled
Department of Surgery Faculty Meeting


Lounge and Learn


Topic Speaker
5/12/17 Continued Ortho Discussion Amanda Whitaker, MD
5/19/17 Outpatient Psychiatric Care Update Kristina Jiner, MD
5/26/17 Screening for Depression Jeff Bridge, PhD

Lounge and Learn will be on break starting in June and will resume in September. 

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