Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the January 2019 Issue of MedStat)

Highlights of Upcoming Conferences

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.

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 “Vaccine Policy 2019: Between Rocks and Hard Places” 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
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.

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.

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

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



Speaker and Institution/Department

1/10 Pediatric Topic
Michael Silverstein, MD; Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine
1/17 Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes
Naomi Kertesz, MD and Anastasia Fischer, MD; Nationwide Children’s
1/24  Neonatology Topic
John A. F. Zupancic, MD; Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2/7 When Teeth go Bump in the Night
Janice Townsend, MD; Nationwide Children’s
2/14  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

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.

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.




 1/18 What/When to order Genetic Testing
Dr. Kim McBride
 12/21 PFK and Your Practice
Dr. Sean Gleeson