Medical Professional Publications

Grand Rounds, Courses and Conferences

(From the January 2014 Issue of MedStat)

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  • House Staff Recognition Dinner — Fri, June 6, 2014
  • Career Contribution Awards — Wed, October 1, 2014
  • Medical Staff Holiday Social — Sat, December 6, 2014

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds presentations are provided Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. in Stecker Auditorium on the Nationwide Children’s main campus. They are teleconferenced 8 to 9 a.m. at Dublin, Westerville and East Broad Close to HomeSM Centers, as well as Genesis Healthcare (Zanesville), Adena Health System (Chillicothe) and Madison County Hospital (London).

For directions to the above Close to HomeSM Centers, visit

Date Topic Speaker
2/13 Critical Care Topic TBD Doug Willson, MD, Medical College of Virginia
2/20 Topic TBD Timothy Cripe, MD
2/27 Neurology Topic TBD Tracy Glauser, MD, CCHMC
3/6 Infantile Colitis William MacLean, MD
3/13 TBD TBD
3/20 Early Diagnosis in Pediatric Rheumatic Disease—the Difference Between Good Outcomes and Mediocre Outcomes Charles Spencer, MD
3/27 Quality of Life Improvement from Camp Involvement Barbara Galantowicz, MD, Flying Horse Farms

Surgical Grand Rounds

Surgical Grand Rounds will be held every 4th Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 a.m. in the Research II Auditorium.

2/26 Surgery Grand Rounds Cancelled Department of Surgery Faculty Meeting
3/19 Pediatrics Talk J. Philip Saul, MD
4/23 Combined Surgery and Anesthesia Grand Rounds Anesthesia Presenter
Surgery Presenter

Lounge and Learn

Presentations are provided each Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Bruce Graham Medical Staff Lounge in the Ross Hall for Category 2 Credits.

2/21 Geographic Locations Patty McClimon
2/28 Update on Motility Problems and Treatments Carlo DiLorenzo, MD

Courses and Conferences

Pediatric Leukemia in the Modern Age: New Directions for the Future
March 10, 2014
Nationwide Children's Hospital

The goal of the symposium is to assemble well recognized experts as a method to facilitate institutional conversation and collaboration between clinicians and researchers focused on improving the care of children with Leukemia. The symposium will address a broad-range of topics, but focus on discussion of novel therapies and advances in methods of disease evaluation. For more information or to register at no charge, call (614) 355-0676 or visit, keyword search: Leukemia.

2014 Neuroscience Nursing Conference
March 14, 2014
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The keynote speaker of this conference is Linda Littlejohns, RN, MSN, CNRN, FAAN, the immediate past president of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Topics include neuroanatomy in clinical practice, advances in neuroradiology, advances in management of hydrocephalus, update on newer anticonvulsants, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and psychogenic non epileptic seizures. This conference is designed for pediatric neuroscience nurses and other health care professionals who care for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery patients. For more information, call (614) 355-0676 or visit, keyword search: Neuroscience Nursing.

Pediatric Pearls/GI Pearls
March 27, 2014
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

This very informative conference is designed to meet the diverse educational needs of physicians and nurse practitioners providing primary care to infants, children and adolescents. This year’s format will focus on general pediatric topics in the morning and gastroenterology topics in the afternoon. Participants can opt for morning, afternoon or full day attendance. Topics for this year include quality of life improvement from camp involvement, eating disorders, concussions and impact of new Ohio law, burns, fractures, substance abuse, celiac disease update, constipation, abdominal pain, reflux in infancy and IBD. For more information, call (614) 355-0676 or visit

WVU Department of Pediatrics Pediatric Kidney, Rheumatology, and Vaccine Seminar
April 25-26, 2014
Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

Nationwide Children’s physicians Dennis J. Cunningham, MD, Infectious Diseases, and Charles H. Spencer, MD, chief of Rheumatology, are speaking at this interactive conference for pediatricians, family medicine practitioners, emergency medicine practitioners, internal medicine practitioners, nurses, social workers and other allied health care workers. It is designed to educate various practitioners on the wonders of the kidney, breakthroughs in rheumatology and the necessity of vaccines in childhood in preventing diseases. No registration cost for trainees! For more information, contact Serena Silvaggio at or call (304) 293-6947.

Course Listings and Registration

Visit Courses and Conferences for a full listing of courses and conferences or to register. New courses focusing on regional pediatricians have been added to the CME web page. For information on these courses and other CME opportunities or credits, or to register for one of the conferences visit Nationwide Children's CME-on-Demand or contact the CME Office at (614) 355-0650.

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