Medical Professional Publications

Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the February 2017 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date!

  • Physician Recognition Awards — Wed., September 27, 2017 in Stecker Auditorium
  • Medical Staff Holiday Social — Sat., December 2, 2017

Upcoming Conferences and CME

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.

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

April 28, 2017
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 keynote speaker, Dr. Gary S. Marshall, a pediatric ID specialist in Louisville, Kentucky and affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area including Jewish Hospital and Kosair Children's Hospital, 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 Pediatric Asthma Conference

May 4-5, 2017
Nationwide Conference Center

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 the health care setting. Keynote speaker Chitra Dinakar, MD, Gies Foundation Faculty Scholar Clinical Professor of Medicine Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, 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.

2017 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference

May 17-19, 2017
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center

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 & Lounge and Learn

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

Date Topic Speaker
2/16/17 TBD  

Musing on the Origin of Atopic Disease

Mitchell Grayson, MD
3/2/17 Hematology/Oncology Clinic

Uri Tabori, MD


Kawasaki Disease

Preeti Jaggi, MD
John Kovalchin, MD

3/16/17 Screening Adolescents for STIs in the ED Jennifer Reed, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Emergency Medicine
3/23/17 Cardiology Topic Aimee Armstrong, MD
3/30/17 Celiac Disease Ivor Hill, MD


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



Kamran Badizadegan, MD

Seth Alpert, MD, Craig Seeman and Tony Heffner


Mentorship: A Key to Planning and Sustaining Your Surgical Career

Donna Caniano, MD


Lounge and Learn

Date Topic Speaker
2/17/17 Updates on Pathology Kamran Badizadegan, MD
2/24/17 Updates on Hospitalist Ryan S. Bode, MD
3/3/17 TBD Dr. Ashley Smith
3/10/17 Update on Cystic Fibrosis in Adults Karen S. McCoy, MD

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