Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the February 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.

When Breakfast Tastes Like Failure: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Adolescent Eating Disorders

Dinner and networking at 5:30 p.m. | Program 6-8:00 p.m.

March 7, 2019

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Stecker Auditorium

Livestreaming to:

  • Genesis, Zanesville, OH
  • Marysville Close To Home Center
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
  • Westerville Close To Home Center

Get more information and register. Call (614) 355-0650 with questions.

In this free interactive session, the criteria and diagnosis of eating disorders as well as considerations for assessing medical stability and referral will be reviewed. We’ll have presentations from a robust, interdisciplinary panel including the patient and family perspective, all available for question and answer interactions with participants.

Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

March 23rd, 2019

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Education Room ED131

Learn more and register. Questions? Call (614) 722-6061.

Join us in battling the opioid epidemic! This free 8-hour course will allow you to become a certified Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) waivered DATA 2000 provider and able to prescribe buprenorphine for patients who have an addiction to opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids. Our presenters are Dr. Andrea Bonny and Dr. Steven C. Matson from the Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference

37th Annual Dwight A. Powell Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference in conjunction with 35th Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Nursing Conference

April 12, 2019

The Fawcett Event Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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

Nationally recognized speaker Dr. Sarah S. Long, a professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, will be presenting “BOLO (Be on the Lookout): New Insights into Infectious Diseases” and “The Year’s Top ID Articles for the Practitioner.”

A selection of this year’s topics include:

  • Spectrum of Streptococcus pyogenes infections
  • Kingella kingae infections
  • A primer of the respiratory viruses
  • Nursing narratives
  • Disseminated MRSA – A Transdisciplinary Discussion
Download (PDF) the conference brochure.
2nd Early Childhood Wellness and Nutrition Symposium

Managing Extremes of Weight and Nutritional Deficiencies in Young Children: What is the Role of Multisector Integration?

April 18, 2019

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Stecker Auditorium

Get more information or register. Call (614) 355-0650 with questions.

Topics will include:

  • State of the art evidence on health conditions related to extremes of weight (under and overnutrition) among young children.
  • Management of health conditions related to extremes of weight (under and overnutrition) among young children within the context of multi sector integration.
  • Opportunities for multisector networking and collaboration for attendees who work with young children and their families.

Download (PDF) more information. 

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:

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 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

2/14 A Pirate’s Life for Me: Love, Vulnerability, and Leadership Richard Kirschner, MD; Nationwide Children's
2/21 Because All We Have is Each Other: Why All Pediatricians Need to be Effective Advocates for Kids Benn Hoffman, MD; Oregon Health Sciences University, Doerenbecher Children’s Hospital
2/28 Update on BPD Bronchial Pulmonary Dysplasia Edward Shepherd, MD; Nationwide Children’s
3/7 Child Abuse Christopher S. Greeley, MD; Texas Children’s Hospital Public Health Pediatrics
3/14 Cardiomyopathy associated with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy Linda Cripe, MD; Nationwide Children’s
3/21 Stroke Melissa Chung, MD; Nationwide Children’s
3/28 Screening Families for Social Determinants of Health Arvin Garg, MD; School of Medicine Boston University General Pediatrics

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

February 20, 2019

4 to 5 p.m.

Discovery Auditorium (Broadcasting to LAC 1A, Dublin CTH, East CTH, 185 & 187 W. Schrock Rd.)

Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Elementary and Middle School-Aged Children: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?

Presenter: Arielle Sheftall, Ph.D.

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.




2/15 Current Recommendations on Circumcision Dr. Jayanthi/Designee
3/1 School Asthma Program Dr. Beth Allen
3/15 How to Handle Behaviors that Mimic Seizures Dr. Anup Patel/Designee