Medical Professional Publications

Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the April 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
Registration Now Open!

Practice Fitness Part 3
Meeting the Practice Challenges of Health Care Consumerism: A New Hope

April 27, 2017
Nationwide Children's Hospital

The health care industry is experiencing dynamic change. What are the challenges medical practices face in order to provide the high level of quality, convenience and customer service that patients and families have come to expect from their medical homes? How do we collaborate with key stakeholders to deliver outstanding care? How do we ensure that we are “Primary Care Providers of Choice”? Join us as Lauri Miro, MBA, RN, PCMH CCE, Vice President, Consulting Services, The Halley Consulting Group, Inc., explores the responses to these questions in the third of this 3-part interactive series designed to help your practice navigate the evolving health care landscape. Download (PDF) the brochure.


35th Annual Dwight A. Powell Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference and
33rd Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Nursing Conference

April 28, 2017
Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Two conferences medical professionals have relied on for more than three decades have combined to provide a wealth of information as experts share on a variety of topics. Nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Gary S. Marshall is professor of Pediatrics and chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Marshall will present on the roots of vaccine hesitancy and adolescent immunization. A variety of topics including a Red Book update, advances in the diagnosis of infectious disease and more will be covered throughout the day with breakout sessions in the afternoon catered to the nursing and the physician audience members.

8th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference

May 4-5, 2017
Nationwide Conference Center, Lewis Center, OH

This two-day conference will engage community and health care providers of asthma patients in an effort to improve asthma outcomes. Providers are invited to participate in this learning endeavor, share thoughts, and broaden the ability to support children, parents, and families affected by asthma in the school, community, and health care setting. The keynote speaker is Chitra Dinakar, MD, who is a Gies Foundation Faculty Scholar and a clinical professor of Medicine for the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. Dr. Dinakar will share her expertise concerning the management of asthma in the yellow zone. Other prestigious presenters will discuss triggers, food allergies, asthma in athletes, the transitioning of teens with asthma to independence and much more.

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

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

This 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 consist of a didactic and interactive case presentation and an open question and answer 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.

Mark you calendars!

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
Download (PDF) the brochure.

2017 Pediatric Feeding Conference: Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan

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


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
4/20/17 Health Promotion for People with Type 1 Diabetes: Care vs. Cure Jake Kushner, MD, Baylor University, Endocrinology
4/27/17 Value Based Care Ryan Bode, MD
5/4/17 QI Topic Derek Wheeler, MD
5/11/17 Limb Reconstruction Christopher Iobst, MD
5/18/17 Tourette Syndrome Don Gilver, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Neurology
5/25/17 Ethics Topic Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, CHOP, Department of Medical Ethics


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.

Date Topic Speaker

Transitional Care: A Urologist's Viewpoint 
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Douglas, Husmann, MD

Pediatric Liver Transplant

Francisco Cigarroa, MD

Lounge and Learn

Date Topic Speaker
4/14/17 Advances in Care of SMA Patients Dr. Richard Shell
4/21/17 Amblyopia Dr. Rachel Reem
4/28/17 Medical Marijuana Dr. Anup Patel
5/5/17 Genomics as it Relates to Primary Care Elaine Mardis
5/12/17 Continued Ortho Discussion Dr. Amanda Whitaker

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