Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the August 2019 Issue of MedStat)

Highlights of Upcoming Conferences

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NICER Immuno-Hematology Symposium: The Goldilocks Effect of STAT3 and Other Stories

September 6, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center, Columbus, OH

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

This conference is designed for physicians, trainees, nurses and researchers in the fields of primary care, hematology, immunology, BMT, rheumatology, infectious diseases, genetics and endocrinology. Read the full brochure here.

Keynote speakers will discuss disorders of STAT3, yin and yang of gain or loss of function and other hot topics.

  • Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 
  • Alexandra Freeman, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD  
  • Stuart Tangye, PhD, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia 

Topics covered will include:

  • Disorders of STAT3 implicated in immune system function and autoimmunity
  • Top Registrant Selected Hot Topics including:
    • Immune Mediated Cytopenias – a sign of PIDD or not?
    • Malignancy in PIDDs – who, what, where, why and how should we screen and treat?
    • The Ying/Yang of Inborn Errors of Immunity: what is the spectrum of LOF and GOF in PIDDs?
    COPS Dinner and Practice Fitness Primary Care Series

    September 18, 2019

    6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    $25 members and $35 guests

    La Navona, Gahanna, OH

    Get more information or register here.

    Anne R. Edwards, MD FAAP, senior vice president, Primary Care & Subspecialty Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics will be the featured speaker. Dr. Edwards comes from Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she practiced general pediatrics and served as chair of pediatrics and co-chair of children's health initiatives at Health Partners, the largest consumer directed nonprofit organization in the United States. Her presentation, Practice Transformation, will focus on the impact of today's rapidly changing healthcare system on pediatric practice

    2019 Pediatric Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Conference

    November 22, 2019

    OCLC Conference Center, 6600 Kilgour Pl., Dublin, OH

    Register now! Early bird rates in effect until August 30.

    For more information and to register, visit us online or call (614) 355-0650.

    Featuring afternoon tracks in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Topics will include:

    • Benefits & Risks of Organized Sports
    • Sports Performance & Injury Prevention
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Orthopedic Conditions of the Hip
    • Golf Medicine
    • Genetic Testing in Young Athletes
    • Nutrition for Athletes with Special Dietary Needs
    • Medical Illness in Sports
    • Treating Hypermobility
    • High Level Soccer Specific Rehabilitation

    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:

    • September - TBD
    • 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

    8/1 The Advocacy and Science Behind Epilepsy Tracy-Dixon Salazar, MD; LGS Foundation
    8/8  Safety II - A New Paradigm for Improving Patient Safety Tom Bartman, MD; Tensing Maa, MD; Jenna Merandi, PharmD; Stacy Kuehn; Nationwide Children’s
    8/15 Working with Families of Children with Disabilities Richard Grossberg, MD; UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
    8/22 Acetaminophen Toxicity and New Acetyl cysteine Regimen Hannah Hays, MD; Nationwide Children’s
    8/29 Research-Informed Advocacy for the Pediatrician Tracy Wilkinson, MD, MPH; Indiana University School of Medicine
    9/5 Recognizing Infantile Spasms: A Guide to Pediatricians John Mytinger, MD; Nationwide Children’s
    9/12 GYN Complications Associated with Colorectal Disorders Geri Hewitt, MD; Nationwide Children’s
    9/26 Longitudinal Study of Obesity in Children and CV Complications Jennifer Li, MD; Duke University

    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

    Wednesday, August 28 from 4-5 p.m.
    Discovery Auditorium
    (Broadcasting to LAC 1A, Dublin CTH, East CTH, 185 & 187 W. Schrock Rd.)
    Topic: Pediatric Psychosis Plus
    Presenter: Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD

    Upcoming Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

    • 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.




    9/6 Current Treatment of Phototherapy Dr. Jonathan Slaughter
    9/20 Care & f/u of Hip Dysplasia Dr. Kevin Klingele

    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