The 2014–2015 Pediatric Grand Rounds Series information is below.






  • Watch Live for Credit

    Primary Children’s Hospital offers credit for watching Pediatric Grand Rounds live from any computer.

    To Claim Credit
    To receive one hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for viewing the live broadcast, please fill out the certification form attached to this document and email or fax it to the Primary Children’s Hospital CME Office by 5 pm on the day of the broadcast. Pediatric Grand Rounds is normally held every Thursday from 8-9 am. Due to requirements of the ACCME for enduring materials, we will not give credit for watching archived broadcasts of Pediatric Grand Rounds.
    While Primary Children’s strives to provide the best product possible through our videostreaming and teleconference options, the limitations of equipment, software, bandwidth, and presenter slides all bear a factor in the quality of the production. The Pediatric Grand Rounds presentations should not be compared to television or high-definition broadcasts.
  • February 2015

    February 5: Collaborative Care in Child Psychiatry: The Emergence of Child Psychiatry Access Programs
    Barry D. Sarvet, MD
    Psychiatry Department
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division
    Vice-Chair, Psychiatry Department
    Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Baystate Medical Center
    Associate Clinical Professor
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    • Describe the rationale for collaborative child psychiatry practice in addressing mental health needs of children in the primary care setting
    • Discuss the design, implementation, performance, and outcomes associated with the MA Child Psychiatry Access Project
    • Review comparative data relating to variations in design, characteristics, and performance of child psychiatry access programs across the US and consider implications for future development
    February 12: Health Care Transition: Lessons from the Field
    Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD
    Associate Professor and Director
    Pediatric ESKD Program
    University of North Carolina Kidney Center
    • Define the Health Care Transition Preparation (HCTP)
    • Discuss challenges to the provision of HCTP services, available tools/models of practice, program evaluation/outcome data and the International HCTP
    February 19: Achondroplasia: A Model of Long Term Clinic Based Research
    The 6th Annual American Journal of Medical Genetics Lecture
    Richard M. Pauli, MD, PhD
    Professor, Pediatrics
    Director, Midwest Regional Bone Dysplasia Clinic
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Describe the distinction between clinical research and clinic-based research
    • Identify 3 major concerns in the natural history of achondroplasia during childhood
    • Distinguish the primary cause and pathogenesis of sudden unexpected death in infants with achondroplasia
    February 26: Standardized Screening for Child Physical Abuse
    Daniel M. Lindberg, MD
    Visiting Associate Professor
    Emergency Medicine
    University of Colorado Hospital


    • Review the injuries that are most concerning for child physical abuse
    • Articulate the screening tests with the highest yield for occult injury detection
  • March 2015

    March 5: The Intersect between Primary Care and Specialty Care for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Utah

    Deborah A. Bilder, MD
    Director of Utah Registry of Autism and  Developmental Disabilities’ (URADD) Co-Principal Investigator of Utah Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (UT-UADDM)


    • Discuss ASD in Utah (rates, risk factors, collaborations among agencies)
    • Describe treatments that improve outcomes in children with ASD
    • Discuss the implementation of a specialty care — primary care partnership approach to optimizing access to resources for children with ASD in Utah
    March 12: Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in the Era of Biologics

    John F. Bohnsack, MD
    Vice-Chair of Clinical Enterprise, Department of Pediatrics
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Discuss the mechanism of actions of biologics currently approved to treat JIA
    • Describe the rationale for the use of different biologics for the most common forms of JIA (oligoarticular  and poly articular) and the most severe form of JIA (systemic JIA)
    • Identify the risks associated with the use of biologics to treat JIA
    March 19: The Development of Surgery for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
    4th Annual John Hawkins Memorial Lecture
    Thomas L. Spray, MD
    Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Alice Langdon Warner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Describe the development of palliative surgery for HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome).
    • List current expectations for patients with HLHS-survival, late complications, future areas for investigation.
    March 26: Education in the Era of Competency and Entrustment

    The Chief Residents’ Choice Lecture

    James F. Bale, Jr. MD
    Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Explain the core competencies
    • Describe entrustable professional activities
    • Contrast time-based and competency-based medical education
  • April 2015

    April 2: Assessment and Management of Agitation for the Medically Ill Hospitalized Child

    Kyle M. Smith, MD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Review common diagnostic approaches and medication interventions for agitation in the hospital setting
    • Discuss results of a recent survey identifying how various providers at Primary Children’s Hospital address agitation in medically ill children
    April 9: The Importance of Child Advocacy
    24th Gillian Abbotts Memorial Lecture
    Beth Harvey MD, FAAP
    Medical Director
    South Sound Pediatrics
    Olympia, Washington
    Tom Metcalf, MD, FAAP,
    General Pediatrician, Retired
    Claudia Fruin, MD, FAAP
    Utah AAP Past President
    Founder, Bulletproof Kids


    • Discuss how to gain advocacy experience and skills to help patients and families during and after residency training
    • Describe how to connect to local resources and mentors to assist in advocating for children
    April 16: Hospital Wide Interventions to Decrease Child Tobacco Smoke Exposure

    Kevin E. Nelson, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Pediatric Hospitalist, Primary Children’s Hospital and Primary Children’s at Riverton Hospital


    • Examine the impact of tobacco smoke exposure and e-cigarettes on child health outcomes
    • Discuss the value of pediatric hospitalizations as opportunities for evidence-based smoking cessation interventions
    April 23: The Tragic Trifecta of Pediatric Kidney Donation
    Intermountain Donor Service Lecture
    Richard Perez, MD
    Transplant Center Medical Director
    University of California, Davis, Medical Center
    • Define the “tragic trifecta” of pediatric donation in the very small deceased donor related to organ procurement, discard and transplantation rates
    • Review of the specific challenges associated with the transplantation of kidneys from very small pediatric donors
    April 30: Vesicoureteral Reflux and Recommendations for UTI Prophylaxis
    M. Chad Wallis, MD, FACS
    Pediatric Urology
    Associate Professor, Surgery
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Describe imaging guidelines for children after a febrile urinary tract infection
    • Identify indications for UTI prophylaxis in children
  • Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Primary Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Primary Children's Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit

    Primary Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Unless otherwise indicated, neither Pediatric Education Services nor the presenters at Pediatric Grand Rounds have any relationship with commercial products or services discussed.

    Jointly sponsored by Pediatric Education Services at Primary Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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