Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the April 2018 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date

  • Pediatric House Staff Recognition Dinner at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on June 1, 2018

  • Physician Recognition Awards at Stecker Auditorium on September 26, 2018

  • Medical Staff Holiday Social at The Columbus Athenaeum on December 1, 2018

Highlights of Upcoming Conferences

36th Annual Dwight A. Powell Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference

In conjunction with the

34th Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Nursing Conference

April 27, 2018
The Fawcett Event Center at The Ohio State University
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Designed for physicians, nurses and other pediatric care providers, this conference will address current trends, diagnostic testing and treatment advances to improve the management of various infectious diseases. Content includes diagnostic information and therapeutic options for a number of common and emerging infectious disease conditions frequently encountered by pediatric medical professionals.

Our nationally recognized speaker, Sarah Long, MD, will present: “Vaccine Policy 2017, Top Ten Articles in Pediatric ID for the Practitioner.”

9th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference

May 11, 2018
Nationwide Hotel and Conference100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH
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Join us for the 9th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference highlighting emerging information and practical advice regarding asthma management for providers of asthma patients across all levels of care. We are proud to host nationally renowned visiting faculty members from institutions across the country as well as experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. Our keynote speaker, Rob Lemanske, Jr., professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and associate dean for Clinical & Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present “Causes, Natural History & Possibilities for Prevention of Asthma.”

2018 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference

May 15, 2018 – Symposia
May 16-17, 2018 - Main Conference
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 
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The 2018 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.

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

Pediatric Grand Rounds lectures are provided every Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the main hospital in Stecker Auditorium.

They can also be seen in the following locations: Dublin Close To Home Center, Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, East Columbus Close To HomeCenter, Lewis Center Close To Home Center, Livingston Ambulatory Center, Marysville Close To Home Center and Westerville Close To Home Center. For directions, visit

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Download our Grand Rounds Schedule from April through June. 

Date Topic Speakerand Institution/Department
4/12 TBD Dr. Donna Ferriero, Grant Morrow Lectureship
4/19 Pediatric Harm Identification: How Do We Find Safety Events? Dr. David Stockwell, Children's National Health System
4/26 Critical Care Topic Dr. Chrstopher Montgomery, Critical Care Medicine
5/3 Contemporary Review fo Connective Tissue Disorders Dr. Jeanne James, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
5/10 When and How Does Asthma Begin? (Discovery Auditorium) Dr. Rob Lemanske, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health
5/17 Update on Evaluation and Treatment of Metabolic Bone Disease Dr. John Mahan and Dr. Sasigarn Bowden, Nationwide Children's Hospital
5/24 Cardiovascular Comorbidity in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders Dr. Stacy Ardoin, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Did you miss a grand rounds lecture? View past lectures, with the option of earning CME credit, at

Category 1 CME Credit Note: After a grand rounds lecture is featured live it will take approximately three weeks to post before you can view and test for credit.

Surgical Grand Rounds

Surgical Grand Rounds will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 a.m. in WA1020, Discovery Auditorium. Please note: these topics are tentative and subject to change. 

Date Speaker Topic
Frederick A. Boop, MD
Professor & J.T.Robertson Chair, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Semmes Murphey Clinic
Awake Craniotomy, Isn't it time we put it to sleep?

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

The Next Genderation: Meeting the Clinical Needs of Gender Diverse and Transgender Youth Across Development 
Presented by Scott Leibowitz, MD

May 16, 2018
4-5 p.m.
Discovery Auditorium

Future dates:

  • 8/15/2018
  • 12/5/2018

Lounge and Learn

Lounge and Learn will be held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Medical Staff Lounge (Bruce Graham Lounge). Please note that these sessions will no longer be streamed on the 1st Friday of the month. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date Topic Speaker
4/20 Outcomes of CF & Treatment of Adults Dr. Karen McCoy
5/4 Screening for Depression Dr. Kelly Kelleher