Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the April 2019 Issue of MedStat)

Highlights of Upcoming Conferences

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.

The State of Telemedicine in Ohio − Why Your Practice Needs to be Prepared

Practice Fitness Series

May 9, 2019
Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Livestreaming to: Adena Health System, Genesis – Zanesville, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, St. Rita’s Hospital – Lima and Ohio University – Athens

Dinner and Networking 5:30 p.m.
Program 6-8 p.m.

Get more information and register for this FREE event. Questions? Call (614) 355-0650.

Telemedicine visits are increasing, with over 200,000 visits occurring in 2017, which represents a 260 percent average compound growth rate in the past two years. Our free, interactive CME will cover changes in Ohio regarding telemedicine including new insurance benefits and how to prepare your practice for these changes. Our panel of speakers includes:

  • Aly DeAngelo, Health Economics and Policy Team, Ohio Hospital Association
  • Dr. Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, Associate Medical Director, Partners for Kids
  • Dr. Donald Wharton, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Michelle Mathieu, Vice President of Network Management for Ohio and Kentucky, Aetna Insurance Company
  • John Jesser, President, Live Health Online, Anthem Insurance Company

Download (PDF) the Save the Date postcard.

10th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference

May 9-10, 2019

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Get more information or register. Questions? Call (614) 355-0650.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS – Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine


  • New Food Allergy Symposium on Day One
  • Topics Related to the New Asthma Guidelines
  • Hands-On Interactive Asthma Simulation session
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction session

Intended Audience: Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Pharmacists and Clinical Staff from hospital, urgent care, primary care, and school facilities with students/patients who have asthma and food allergies

Download the conference brochure.

2019 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference

May 14, 2019 – Special Event
May 15-16, 2019 – Main Conference

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH

Get more information or register. Questions? Call (614) 355-0650.

The 2019 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference will offer a kick-off special event day that will cover a wide range of legal topics.

Topics include

  • The anatomy of a lawsuit
  • A mock deposition
  • Documentation dos and don’ts
  • Communications concerning prevention strategies with families and for second victim phenomena with support strategies that all health care professionals can utilize in their day to day interactions with each other and with patients and families.

The main two-day conference will follow with comprehensive presentations covering evidence-based practices and quality improvement and safety.

Download the conference brochure.

Behavioral Health Webinar Series for Primary Care Providers

The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support at-risk patients. Webinars will take place in 2019 on the following days:

Sheldon Cooper’s in my office, now what? Anxiety and OCD in clinical practice
Presented by: Heather Yardley, PhD
Thursday, April 18, 2019 

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

Up-to-date information can be found online. For more information or to receive email updates, contact

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 at the following locations: Dublin Close To Home Center, Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, East Columbus Close To Home Center, Lewis Center Close To Home Center, Livingston Ambulatory Center, Marysville Close To Home Center and Westerville Close To Home Center. For directions to Close To Home Centers, visit



Speaker and Institution/Department

4/11 Social Media David Stukus, MD, and Michael Patrick, MD; Nationwide Children's 
4/18 Engaging the Village: Multisector Integration to Promote Weight Wellness in Children Jaclyn Albin, MD; UT Southwestern Medical Center
4/25 Euthanasia: A Clinical and Ethical Update Ashley Fernandes, MD; Nationwide Children's
5/2 Neuro-Inflammatory Disorders: When to suspect and how to diagnose Heather Van Mater, MD, Duke Health
5/9 Growth Hormone: Beyond Growth Rohan Henry, MD, Nationwide Children's
5/16 Ethics/Palliative Care Topic Lucia Wocial, RN, PhD, Indiana university Health
5/23 How to Manage Chronic Pain in Children Laura Schanberg, MD, Duke University
5/30 Constipation in Children with Autism Kent Williams, MD, Nationwide Children’s

Download (PDF) the April through June schedule. 

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.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

Upcoming Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

  • May 15; 4 to 5 p.m.
  • August 28; 4 to 5 p.m.
  • November 20; 4 to 5 p.m.

Lounge and Learn

Lounge and Learn will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Medical Staff Lounge (Bruce Graham Lounge) – RH1031.




4/19 Communication to PCP's Dr. Marc Leder or Dr. Luci Berg
5/3 Community Practices and Nationwide Children’s Darrell Mosby
5/17 Retirement & View of Columbus Dr. Steve Allen

Don’t Miss Out on 2019 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Credit

New MOC Projects: To get a new project approved for MOC Part 4 in 2019, you must submit all application materials no later than 10/25/2019.

Physician Credit for MOC: To get Part 4 credit for participating in an NCH-approved MOC project in 2019, you must submit an attestation form no later than 11/15/19.

For more information and forms, please see the ANCHOR MOC Page.

Send applications, attestation forms and questions to:
Andrea Renner, QIE/MOC Coordinator
(614) 722-4969