Interprofessional Education and Grand Rounds Update

(From the March 2023 issue of MedStat)

2023 Pediatric Otolaryngology Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Presented in person from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Conference Center

Join us for the 2023 Pediatric Otolaryngology Research Symposium, a conference directed to present clinical updates and research discoveries for the otolaryngologic care of children. This one-day meeting will include expert panels, multidisciplinary discussions and strategies to improve quality of care.

Topics include: 

  • Electrocochleography in cochlear implantation 
  • Pediatric hearing and vestibular disease 
  • A gene-corrected autologous airway stem cell therapy to treat cystic fibrosis sinus disease 
  • Frontal sinus trauma

For more information and to register, visit here.

Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference

Friday, April 21, 2023

Presented in person and virtually from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Conference Center

The 40th Annual Dwight A. Powell Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference in conjunction with the 38th Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Nursing Conference will feature topics:

  • Kawasaki disease and Kawasaki-like syndromes
  • The Mpox (monkeypox) conundrum
  • Multidisciplinary discussion panel: COVID-19-induced vasculitis
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases
  • ID nursing narratives

Featuring Nationwide Children’s Hospital alumni and current faculty speakers, including Preeti Jaggi, MD, who will also present at Pediatric Grand Rounds on April 20, 2023.

Register today at our webpage.

13th Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference

Friday, May 5, 2023

Presented in person from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Conference Center

This conference is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, pharmacists, and clinical staff from hospitals, urgent care, primary care, and school facilities with students/patients who have asthma and allergies.

Topics Include:

  • Case-based approach to stepping up and down asthma medication therapy using the 2020 NHLBI-focused updates
  • Biologic therapy: available treatments and patient selection
  • Effect of asthma on mental health
  • Using asthma self-management to empower patients

For more information, visit here.

Neonatal and Fetal Conference: From the Womb and Beyond

Wednesday, May 17 to Friday, May 19, 2023

Presented in person and virtually from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Conference Center

This conference will highlight concepts of continuous quality improvement and safety in fetal and neonatal practice. The rapidly expanding evidence in both specialty areas poses challenges for the health care professional to remain current and to recognize opportunities for change in thought and practice. The goal of the conference is to offer science, methodology, practice initiatives and discussion points for the participant to explore. 

This conference is designed for practitioners, clinicians, and students in neonatology, pediatrics, obstetrics, genetic counseling, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal surgery, pediatric surgery, cardiology and sonography. 

For more information and to register, visit our webpage.

First Annual Pediatric Cardiology Symposium

Friday, June 23, 2023

Presented in person and virtually from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Conference Center 

The first annual Pediatric Cardiology Symposium will address the diagnosis, management, and indications for referral for common pediatric cardiology diagnoses through a combination of lectures, panel discussions, and small group sessions. This symposium is designed to provide general pediatric practitioners with the cardiology knowledge and tools needed for patients with common and not-so-common pediatric cardiology complaints.

Topics include: 

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Dizziness, Syncope, POTS
  • ECG Pearls
  • Family History – when to worry
  • Marfan Syndrome – when to refer

For more information, visit here

Additional Conferences

Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a broad spectrum of learning and training opportunities for medical professionals. To learn more or register for an upcoming conference, visit our webpage.

  • June 9, 2023 13th Annual Bodies in Motion Conference
  • June 13, 2023 CCHEOR Annual Health Equity Summit
  • September 7-9, 2023 2nd World Congress on Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility (PNM) 2023
  • September 21-22, 2023 Robotic Surgery for Pediatric Surgeons: Program Development and Beyond
  • October 20, 2023 Pediatric Dermatology Symposium
  • November 10, 2023 Pediatric Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Conference

Get a Head Start on Your MOC Part 4 Requirements

Submit all application materials no later than October 15, 2023, for new MOC4 QI projects. Submit an attestation form no later than November 12, 2023, for physician credit for existing projects. For more information, search ‘MOC’ on ANCHOR or send an email.

Simulation and Outreach Center 2022 Recap

The mission of Nationwide Children’s Simulation Center is to integrate agile and immersive simulation that leads to the best outcomes in pediatric healthcare. Accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Nationwide Children’s Simulation Program provides opportunities for various medical professionals to practice technical skills, medical judgment and collaborative teamwork.

Sim Center “By the Numbers” 2022 Recap

  • Number of Learners – 6,906 (40% increase from 2021)
  • Learner Hours – 2,400 (26% increase from 2021)
  • Number of Sessions - 840 (45% increase from 2021)

Sim Center Session Evaluations (based on a scale of 1-5, where 1 = strongly disagree and 5 = strongly agree)

  • Improved Clinical Skills: 4.75
  • Likelihood of Changing Practice: 4.56
  • Can Perform Task Better: 4.76

Event and Conference Planning Support

Nationwide Children’s Hospital supports continuing education through the provision of professional conferencing services via the department of Interprofessional Education and Conferences. Depending on the size and scope of your event, our conference and event coordinators provide a full range of services to ensure your event is a success. Send an email for more information.

Professional Conference Service Fees

Interprofessional Education and Conferences provides full-scale professional conferencing services for divisions, sections and departments of Nationwide Children’s. A new conference fee model will be based on the provision of standard services for a flat rate based on length and complexity. A la carte fees are described for additional requested services beyond standard services. The new conference fee model will go into effect for any new conference agreements signed for conferences occurring on or after July 1. Conference agreements previously signed for 2023 or conferences that occur prior to this date will be assessed fees based on the current structure. For more information on the fee structure, search ‘Conferencing’ on ANCHOR.

Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds takes place every Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. A schedule of upcoming and prior recorded sessions is on the Nationwide Children’s Physician Connect app and the hospital Intranet (ANCHOR) calendar. Learn more about Pediatric Grand Rounds here.

Upcoming sessions are listed:



Speaker and Institution/Department

3/9 – Virtual Only

Shared Struggles: Stories from parents to pediatricians

Barry Markovitz, MD, MPH,
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Ann Schrooten, Author and Attorney


The 2023 AAP Clinical Practice Guideline for Childhood Obesity: What is new, old and blue?

Marc Michalsky, MD, MBA
and Ihuoma Eneli, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital


Changing the Landscape of UTI in Children

Emily Stonebrook, MD
and Laura Schwartz, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

3/30 – Virtual Only

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Gunjan Tiyyagura, MD, MHS
Yale University School of Medicine


The Sacred Calling of Caring for Children

Richard Gunderman, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine


Movement Disorder Program

Toni Pearson, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital


Climate Change

Infectious Diseases Conference -
Preeti Jaggi, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Cloud CME and Physician Connect App

To register for educational activities, manage your profile and view your transcript, log in to our webpage. Click the “Help” button if you need assistance getting started or have other questions. You can also download the CloudCME app to view the calendar of education offerings, use your phone to view and listen to on-demand courses like Pediatric Grand Rounds, update your profile and view your evaluations, certificates and transcript. You can find it on the App Store for Apple iOS and Google Play for Android. Use the group code to get started: nationwidechildrens.

Download the Physician Connect app for a wide array of expert pediatric content direct from Nationwide Children’s. The app includes resources, calculators, a provider directory, Nationwide Children’s locations, news and more.

Lounge and Learn

The Medical Staff Office is pleased to welcome you to the upcoming Lounge and Learn sessions on the second Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m. via Webex. If you have questions or would like to receive invites to the sessions, please email Bruce Meyer or Rhonda Burke, or call our office to leave a message at (614) 722-4550.

Upcoming Virtual Sessions: