The 2013–2014 Pediatric Grand Rounds Series is information 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.
  • April 2014

    April 3: Chronic Fatigue in Adolescents

    Philip R. Fischer, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota


    • Recognize that fatigue is common and multifactorial in adolescents
    • Be able to adequately evaluate a tired teenager
    • Identify how to treat chronic fatigue during adolescence
    April 10: Simulation in Healthcare - What is the Evidence for Efficacy?

    Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH
    Professor, Pediatrics
    Associate Dean of Simulation Education
    Val G. Hemming National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center
    Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, Maryland


    • List the four most common methods of simulation in healthcare
    • Analyze the evidence for the use of standardized patients
    • Describe one line of evidence from mannequin or task trainer simulation
    • Analyze the evidence for efficacy of procedure boot camps
    April 17: Misinformation, Patient-Provider Communication, and Other Lessons from the Vaccine Wars
    Seth Mnookin, PHD
    Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Science, MIT
    Assistant Professor, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT
    Cambridge, Massachusetts


    • Discuss the roots of patient anxiety in the medical encounter
    • Recognize "anti-science" movements and the spread of the misinformation
    • Address the importance of evidence-backed communication strategies in patient-provider encounters
    April 24: Vaccine Therapy for Childhood Gliomas: Observations, Challenges, and Future Directions
    Ian F. Pollack, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Walter Dandy Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs,
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    Co-Director, UPCI Brain Tumor Program
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Summarize the potential role of vaccine therapy as a novel therapeutic modality for high risk childhood gliomas
    • Discuss clinical and immunological responses to peptide vaccine based immunotherapy
    • Illustrate challenges in distinguishing tumor progression from pseudoprogression
  • May 2014

    May 1: Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
    Chee Chun Tan, MD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Identify epidemiology, factors and presenting complaints of OSA in children
    • Describe pathophysiology and morbidities of pediatric OSA
    May 8: Pediatric Heart Failure: Are We Getting Any Closer to Heart Success?
    The John Hawkins Memorial Lecture
    Robert E. Shaddy, MD
    Jennifer Terker Professor of Pediatrics
    Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
    Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Describe the current optimal medical management guidelines for chronic heart failure
    • Identify the differences in the evidence base between adults and children for the management of heart failure

    May 15: Diagnosis and Management of Carbohydrate-Induced Diarrhea

    John Pohl, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Explain the pathophysiology of carbohydrate-induced diarrhea
    • Provide individualized and appropriate management to meet specific patient needs
    • Educate patients and parents on etiology and physiologic consequences as well as the importance of dietary modifications
    May 22: Mentored Program in Pediatric Research
    Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents
    Patrick A. Bell, MS4
    Nutrition and Dosage of Pentobarbital Alters Apoptosis and Proliferation in the Brain of Chronically Ventilated Preterm Lambs
    Jeremy Michael Alvord, MS4
    The Impact of Tobacco Smoke and Obesity on Child Asthma
    Andrew Jones, MS4
    Improving the Efficiency of the Electronic Medical Record for Physicians
    Matthew W. Sorensen, MS4
    Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
    Meghan May Cirulis, MS4
    May 29: Sports-Related Concussion and Return to Play
    Colby Hansen, MD
    Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    William M. McDonnell, MD, JD
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Joyce V. Soprano, MD
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    CME Medical Director
    Primary Children’s Hospital


    • Review the Utah concussion law and it’s implications for clinical care of young athletes
    • Develop management strategies for young athletes with sports-related concussion
  • 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 sponsorship 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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