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.
  • 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
  • May 2015

    May 7: Up in Smoke? Is There a Role for “Medical Marijuana” in Pediatrics?
    Francis Filloux, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology
    Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Describe key differences between the two major cannabinoids, THC and CBD
    • Detail reasons why the use of “medical marijuana” in children requires particular caution and vigilance
    May 14: Ethical Decision-Making in the Setting of Extreme Prematurity
    18th David Green Memorial Lecture
    Mark Mercurio, MD, MA
    Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
    Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics
    Yale School of Medicine
    Chair, Yale – New Haven Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee
    Director, Yale Pediatrics Ethics Program
    • Review current data on mortality and morbidity of extreme prematurity
    • Analyze the inherent weaknesses in data that are commonly cited
    • Evaluate ethical principles related to decision-making in this setting
    May 21: Mentored Program in Pediatric Research
    • Complications of Expectant Management of PPROM – Can They Be Predicted?
      Reetu Malhotra, MS4
    • Patterns of Tacrolimus Use in Hospitalized Patients
      Jamie Anne Prevedel, MS4/MPH
    • Utah Air Pollution: Effect on Pediatric CF Patients
      Stephen Lee, MS4
    May 28: Transforming the Culture of Safety at Primary Children’s Hospital
    Edward B. Clark, MD
    Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor
    Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer
    Primary Children’s Hospital
    Katy Welkie, MBA, RN
    Chief Exective Officer
    Primary Children’s Hospital


    • Describe the process and progress for improving patient safety through the Zero Harm program
    • Discuss how reducing harm is essential to high-value healthcare for children and adults
  • 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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