Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the May 2018 Issue of MedStat)

Save the Date!

  • Pediatric House Staff Recognition Dinner at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on June 1, 2018
  • 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

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

September 27, 2018
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. 

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 & 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

Remember to complete your online evaluations by visiting



Speaker and Institution/Department


When and How Does Asthma Begin?

(Discovery Auditorium)

Dr. Rob Lemanske, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health


Update on Evaluation and Treatment of Metabolic Bone Disease

Dr. John Mahan and Dr. Sasigarn Bowden, Nationwide Children's Hospital


Cardiovascular Comorbidity in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Dr. Stacy Ardoin, Nationwide Children's Hospital


Golden Hour Care for the Preterm Newborn

Dr. Logan J. Wells, Nationwide Children's Hospital


What the Rural Primary Care Physician is Looking for in a Subspecialist

Dr. Louis Bezold, Nationwide Children's Hospital


Behavioral Feeding Difficulties in Children

Dr. Wendelin Bordo-Hartman and Dr. Robert Dempster, Nationwide Children's Hospital

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 will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 a.m. in WA1020, Discovery Auditorium. Please note: these topics are tentative and subject to change.





Care, Cure, and Prognosis: Framing Expectations around Cancer Treatment

Timothy Pawlik, MD


No Surgical Grand Rounds due to Department of Surgery Faculty Meeting

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

The Next Genderation: Meeting the Clinical Needs of Gender Diverse and Transgender Youth Across Development
Presented by Scott Leibowitz, MD
May 16, 2018
4-5 p.m. in Discovery Auditorium

Upcoming dates:

  • 8/15/2018
  • 12/5/2018

Lounge and Learn

Lounge and Learn is held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Medical Staff Lounge (Bruce Graham Lounge). Please note: Lounge and Learn will be taking a break during the summer months and will resume in the fall.





Update on Trauma

Dr. Jon Groner