Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the March 2019 Issue of MedStat)

Highlights of Upcoming Conferences

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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.

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10th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference

May 9-10, 2019

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, OH 43035

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

Keynote Speakers:

  • Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS – Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine


  • New Food Allergy Symposium on Day One
  • Topics Related to the New Asthma Guidelines
  • Hands-On Interactive Asthma Simulation session
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction session

Intended Audience: Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Pharmacists and Clinical Staff from hospital, urgent care, primary care, and school facilities with students/patients who have asthma and food allergies

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:

  • Thursday, April 18, 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

Collaborative Care: Management of Ear Disorders for Optimal Patient Outcomes

March 30, 2019

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hyatt Regency, Franklin Ballroom; 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Click here to register.

The Ohio Academy of Audiology, in partnership with the American Academy of Audiology, is offering a free three-hour inter-professional education event as a part of the 31st Annual Conference of the American Academy of Audiology. The purpose of this event is to provide an overview of hearing and balance disorders across the lifespan, discuss the co-morbidity of these disorders with other medical conditions, and examine the role of inter-professional care in effectively managing these disorders. Speakers include Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Prashant S. Malhotra, MD, FAAP.

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

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
 4/4 Information, Innovation & Improvement: Leveraging Technology, Candid Conversations, and Better Questions to Optimize Quality and Safety Eric A. Williams, MD; Texas Children’s Hospital
 4/11 Social Media David Stukus, MD, and Michael Patrick, MD; Nationwide Children's 
 4/18 Engaging the Village: Multisector Integration to Promote Weight Wellness in Children Jaclyn Albin, MD; UT Southwestern Medical Center
 4/25 Euthanasia: A Clinical and Ethical Update Ashley Fernandes, MD; Nationwide Children's

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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

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.




3/15 How to Handle Behaviors that Mimic Seizures Dr. Anup Patel/Designee
 4/5 Review of Recent Literature Dr. Alex Kemper
 4/19 Communication to PCP's Dr. Marc Leder or Dr. Luci Berg
 5/3 Community Practices and Nationwide Children’s Darrell Mosby
 5/17 Retirement & View of Columbus Dr. Steve Allen