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.
  • 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 2015

    January 1: Canceled

    Pediatric Grand Rounds is canceled in observance of New Year’s Day.

    January. 8: Pediatric Pathology Grand Rounds Pathologist and Surgeon: Partners in the Diagnosis and Management of Hirschsprung’s Disease
    First Annual Lecture on Pathologic Basis of Pediatric Diseases
    Raj P. Kapur, MD, PhD
    Professor, Pathology
    University of Washington
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Seattle, Washington
    • Define and clarify expectations of the surgical pathologist and surgeon when caring for a patient with
      Hirschsprung’s disease
    • Illustrate typical and atypical anatomic features of Hirschsprung’s disease and management principles likely to reduce adverse outcome
    January 15: Children and Outdoor Air Pollution: 21st Century Canaries in the Coal Mine?

    Michelle G. Hofmann, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    Division of Inpatient Medicine
    University of Utah School of Medicine


    • Examine the unique sensitivities of children to outdoor air pollution
    • Assess the framework for regulating outdoor air pollution within the context of children’s health
    • Formulate a local perspective on outdoor air pollution in Utah and children’s health
    January 22: Ebola, EV-68, Chikungunya and the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Andrew T. Pavia MD, FAAP, FIDSA
    George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology Program
    Primary Children’s Hospital
    • Discuss Ebola, EV-68, Chikungunya and the challenge of emerging infectious diseases
    • Describe the scope and features of recent emerging infections
    • Identify the drivers of disease emergence
    January 29: Surgical Management of Neuroblastoma
    The 14th Annual Dale Johnson Honorary Lecture
    Michael P. La Quaglia, MD, FACS, FRCS
    Chief, Pediatric Surgical Service
    Joseph H. Burchenal Chair in Pediatrics
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York

    • Discuss the relationship between staging and risk in neuroblastoma with application to clinical practice
    • Evaluate the difference between the International risk group and COG risk groups
    • Analyze surgical treatments for various risk groups
    • Assess end-results of surgical therapy for risk groups
  • 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
  • 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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