Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the July 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
Learn more or register for this event.

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:

  • Crafting Focused Messages for a Target Audience
  • Establishing and Growing a Social Media Presence
  • Curating and Sharing Digital Content
  • Creating Original Content with Blog Posts
  • Pediatric Gynecology
  • Managing Gender Dysphoria
  • Tongue Tie
  • Dyslexia Update

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

Stecker Auditorium, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Learn more or register for this free CME.

Dinner and networking at 5:30 p.m.
Program from 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. 

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit or register for this event.


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.

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.

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

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Speaker and Institution/Department


Thyroid, Lumps, What Next?

Dr. Jennifer Aldrink and Dr. Robert Hoffman; Nationwide Children's



Dr. Sean Rose; Nationwide Children's


Imaging and Physician Decision-Making: Insights gained from Decision Science

Dr. Pari Pandharipande; Massachusetts General Hospital


Outcomes of Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries – A True Multidisciplinary Team Effort

Dr. Nathan Rosenberg; Nationwide Children’s Hospital


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


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.

Surgical Grand Rounds

Surgical Grand Rounds are held from 7 to 8 a.m. in WA1020, Discovery Auditorium. Please note: these topics are tentative and subject to change.

  • 7/23/18 – Nurse Research topic with Brenda Ruth and Linda Payne

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

Upcoming dates:

  • 8/15/2018
  • 12/5/2018

Lounge and Learn

Lounge and Learn will be taking a break during the summer months and will resume in the fall.