Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences

(From the November 2018 Issue of MedStat)

Highlights of Upcoming Conferences

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
2019 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference

May 14, 2019 – SPECIAL EVENT

May 15-16, 2019 – Main Conference

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH  

Learn more information and register. Questions? Call (614) 355-0650.  

The 2019 Neonatal/Perinatal Conference will offer a kick-off special event day that will cover a wide range of legal topics including:

  • The anatomy of a lawsuit
  • Mock deposition
  • Documentation dos and don’ts
  • Communications concerning prevention strategies with families and for second victim phenomena with support strategies that all health care professionals can utilize in their day-to-day interactions with each other and with patients and families.  

The main 2-day conference will follow with comprehensive presentations covering evidence-based practices and quality improvement and safety.

Communicating Medicine: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Healthcare

June 14, 2019

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Stecker Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio  

Learn more information and register. Questions? Call (614) 355-0650.  

Unsure why or how health care professionals should be involved with social media? Then you won’t want to miss this conference. Topics covered will inform health care providers how they can use social media to grow their practice, improve their patient relationships and address situations where social media can be used to place them in a negative light. Attendees will participate in hands-on workshops in order to become more skilled in utilizing social media as part of their professional practice.

2019 Clinical and Scientific Advances in Urinary Tract Infections Conference

Integrating the Bench and the Bedside Perspectives in the Management of UTI

June 28-30, 2019 Hyatt Regency Columbus 350 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215  

Learn more information and register. Questions? Call (614) 355-0650.

Accepting abstracts starting January 1 with trainee speaking opportunities available!

Keynote Speakers:

  • Matthew Mulvey, PhD, University of Utah
  • Mark Schembri, BSc, PhD, University of Queensland
  • Barbara Trautner, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • David Hunstad, MD, Washington University in St. Louis


  • Diagnosis of UTI - Epidemiology, New Technologies in Rapid Diagnostics, Bioinformatics
  • Plasticity of Bacteria - Antimicrobial Stewardship, Alternative Treatments
  • Impact of Microbiome on UTI
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Casualties of UTI - Inflammation, Scarring, Sepsis, Pregnancy Outcomes, Oncogenesis
  • Panel Discussion with Case Presentations

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

11/22 No Grand Rounds  
11/29 Updates in pediatric obesity: Medical and surgical implications Drs. Marc Michalsky and Ihuoma Eneli, Nationwide Children’s
12/6  Update on Bronchial Pulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Dr. Edward Shepherd, Nationwide Children's Hospital
12/20 & 12/27 No Grand Rounds  

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.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Grand Rounds

December 5, 2018
Discovery Auditorium, Nationwide Children's Hospital
4-5 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.




 12/7 Protocols for Possible Penicillin Sensitivities Margaret Redmond, MD
 12/21 Update on Gene Therapy Trials Kevin Flanigan, MD