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.
  • October 2014

    October 2: How Primary Children's Hospital Will Succeed in the New Healthcare Environment: Our Five Year Strategic Plan

    Erin Donnelly, MHA
    Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development
    Primary Children's Hospital


    • Familiarize the audience with the major environmental factors and trends affecting the "business" of pediatrics and children's hospitals (locally, nationally and in the Intermountain West)
    • Provide detail on the six key strategies Primary Children's is undertaking to remain a thriving community asset, now and for decades to come
    October 9: Critical Congenital Heart Defects Screening
    Nelangi Pinto, MD
    Associate Professor
    Fetal Echocardiography
    Pediatric Cardiology
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Harper Randall, MD, FAAP
    Medical Director
    Division of Health and Family Preparedness
    • Describe the rationale for screening for critical congenital heart disease
    • Identify the critical congenital heart disease screening protocol and know what to do when a newborn fails the screening
    October 16: Global Health Projects

    Presented by Pediatric Residents


    • Describe educational and research opportunities for UU residents during global rotations
    • Present projects completed by residents
    • Discuss the future of Global Health education at the University of Utah
    October 23: Where's the Evidence That Religious/Spiritual Care Makes Any Real Difference to Patients and Families?
    David Pascoe, MA
    Primary Children's Hospital
    • Review evidence that demonstrates attention to patients' R/S needs is associated with better health outcomes and greater patient satisfaction
    • Learn simple ways for caregivers to discover the importance of patients' R/S needs to their medical plan of care
    October 30: Effective Data Integration for Retail Health Clinics and the Impact on Patient Access
    James Murray, MS
    Vice President, Information Technology
    MinuteClinic at CVS Caremark
    • Describe the retail health clinic model/history and  the clinical collaborations in place between MinuteClinic and integrated delivery networks across the county
    • Illustrate the value of data integration in the retail health setting and the impact on patient care in the areas of value, access, and patient engagement
  • November 2014

    November 6: Children: The Overlooked Casualties of the War in Afghanistan
    Stephen J. Fenton, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor, Surgery
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Recognize the perils faced by Afghan children during the war in Afghanistan
    • Identify injuries that can be sustained by children in a combat zone
    November 13: Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: Current Approaches to Evaluation and Management
    Dr. Marv and Beth Rallison Lectureship in Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Steven G. Waguespack, MD
    Professor, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
    Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care
    Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Review the thyroid physical examination
    • Explain the evaluation of pediatric thyroid neoplasia
    • Review current management strategies of pediatric thyroid carcinoma
    November 20: Internet Safety: A Physical and Mental Health Issue
    Sariah Donnahoo, MSW, CSW
    Education Specialist  Investigations
    • Describe the latest information regarding the multitude of ways children can and are accessing media and information
    • Evaluate how exposure to certain material or social interactions via technology
    November 27: Canceled
    Pediatric Grand Rounds is canceled in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • December 2014

    December 4: Family Socio-Economic Status and Children’s Health: Recent Evidence on Causal Links

    Emilia Simeonova, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business
    Baltimore, Maryland


    • Recognize existing evidence from how family economic background affects children’s health and long-term well-being.
    • Summarize a broad overview of cutting edge experimental and quasi-experimental studies demonstrating a causal relationship behind the wealth-health gradient
    • Discuss research that shows how environmental socioeconomic shocks and long-term health
    December 11: Statins and Dyslipidemia of Obesity

    Nicole L. Mihalopoulos, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    Division of Adolescent Medicine
    University of Utah School of Medicine

    Richard V. “Chuck” Williams, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology
    University of Utah School of Medicine

    Adam L. Ware, MD
    Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Identify adolescents 12-17 years old with dyslipidemia of obesity
    • Evaluate the risks and benefits of treatment with a statin
    December 18: Pediatric CNS Infections and Inflammatory Disorders: Imaging and Management
    James F. Bale, Jr. MD
    Vice Chair, Education, Department of Pediatrics
    Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Gary L. Hedlund, DO
    Pediatric Neuroradiologist
    Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging
    Primary Children’s Hospital
    Adjunct Professor, Radiology
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Learn the clinical features and management of selected infectious and inflammatory CNS disorders
    • Describe the imaging strategies available to evaluate pediatric patients with infections or inflammatory disorders of the CNS
    December 25: Canceled
    Pediatric Grand Rounds is canceled in observance of Christmas.
    January 1, 2015: Canceled
    Pediatric Grand Rounds is canceled in observance of New Year’s Day.
  • 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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