Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the August 2018 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date!

  • 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:

2018 Pediatric Pearls Conference: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Improve Health Outcomes

August 30, 2018
Stecker Auditorium | Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Questions? Call (614) 355-0676.

Keynote Presentation: Anti-Vax Social Media Attacks

  • Todd Wolynn MD, MMM, IBCLC, President and CEO, Kids Plus Pediatrics, Executive Director, Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chad Hermann, MA, PhD ABD, Communications Director, Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, PA

Additional Topics:

  • Pediatric Gynecology
  • Managing Gender Dysphoria
  • Tongue Tie
  • Dyslexia Update

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Screening, Assessment and Referral for Substance Abuse in the Primary Care Setting

September 27, 2018
Stecker Auditorium | Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Dinner and networking at 5:30 p.m.
Program 6-8 p.m.

This free session will review the current trends in the research on adolescent substance abuse and addiction, specifically focusing on identifying common drugs of abuse and evidenced-based screening tools developed for primary care settings. Levels of care, recommendations for referral, and care management will also be discussed.

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The Central Ohio Pediatric Society and Practice Fitness Primary Care Series Presents Flourishing at Work: Mindful Lessons for Clinicians and Leaders

October 30, 2018
La Navona, 154 N Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Social hour at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 6:45 p.m.
Program begins at 7 p.m.

Featuring national speaker and best-selling author of Attending, Dr. Ronald Epstein

Mindful practice refers to a quality of mind, during every day practice, in which clinicians can better know themselves, be more attentive, curious, flexible and present in the service of improving the quality of care they provide, responding to stress with creativity and resilience, and enhancing their own sense of connection with their work. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Children’s Practicing Pediatricians, Partners For Kids and The Central Ohio Pediatric Society (COPS) are excited to present this interactive session with Dr. Epstein who will propose ways of becoming more mindful at work and institutional cultures that promote mindfulness.

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Third Annual Pediatric Home Care Conference

November 2, 2018
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center | Columbus, Ohio

This conference is designed for home care nurses, (RNs, CPNs, APNs, LPNs), social workers; hospice and palliative care providers; occupational, physical and speech therapists; discharge planners; care coordinators; and home health administrators. CEs will be provided for nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and social work.

Topics covered will include

  • How to stay motivated
  • Challenges of pediatric DME and toy adaptation
  • Best practices for occupational, physical and speech therapies
  • New standards for home infusions and home health
  • Implementation of a falls risk assessment
  • Publishing best outcomes and caring for the emerging adults with autism
  • Simulation lab component concerning central line and trach skills

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7th Annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Conference

November 9, 2018
OCLC Conference Center, 6600 Kilgour Pl., Dublin, Ohio 43017

Questions? Contact Kelly Hallberg at (614) 355-0676.

Featuring the 2018 Rohyan’s Visiting Professor Keynote Presentation: “Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes” by Anastasia Fischer, MD, FACSM and Naomi Kertesz, MD

This conference is designed for physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and nurses who treat pediatric patients with sports medicine injuries and orthopedic problems.

Topics include:

  • Opioid Safety in Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Gait Abnormalities
  • Adaptive Sports Medicine
  • Golfing Injuries
  • Exercise Prescriptions
  • Surgical Issues of the Elbow in Young Athletes
  • Importance of Vitamin D in Bone Health
  • Sports Supplements
  • Concussion Rehab & Return to Play

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nationwide Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Part 2 (ABP)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 7 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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.

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Grand Rounds and Lounge and Learn

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

Attended a past Grand Rounds? Complete your online evaluation.



Speaker and Institution/Department


Medical Cannabis, seizures and treatments

Dr. Anup Patel; Nationwide Children's


Bad Advice: Or why celebrities, politicians and activists aren’t your best source of health advice.

Dr. Paul Offit; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Anti-Vax Social Media Attacks

Dr. Todd Wolynn and Dr. Chad Hermann; Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh


Situational Awareness – Improving Care on the Inpatient Ward

Dr. Ryan Bode; Nationwide Children's


The Challenges of speech impediment from the other side

Mr. D. Hugh Gillard; Author and Keynote Speaker for The Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Symposium


Recent Advances in the Management of Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis

Dr. Aliye Uc; University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

9/27 Endometriosis in the Adolescent and Young Adult: Improving Outcomes through Multi-disciplinary Care
Dr. Leslie Appiah; Nationwide Children’s

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 and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

August 15, 2018

Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children's Hospital

4-5 p.m.

Speaker: Linda James Myers, PhD, The Ohio State University

Topic: Achieving Sustainable Well Being: Optimal Conceptual Theory’s Approach to Rectifying Unconscious Bias and Its Impact

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.





When do you do an entire evaluation for concussions & what is included?

TBD - Sports Med Physician


When to do a renal ultrasound after birth for suspected defects found on prenatal ultrasound

Dr. Daryl McLeod, Urology


CPP: Present & Future

Frank Combs, CPP

Don’t Miss Out on 2018 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Credit

New MOC Projects: To get a new project approved for MOC Part 4 in 2018, you must submit all application materials no later than 10/26/2018.

Physician Credit for MOC: To get Part 4 credit for participating in an NCH-approved MOC project in 2018, you must submit an attestation form no later than 11/21/2018.

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