Provider Grand Rounds

Every Thursday, Wright Auditorium, 8 to 9 a.m. A continental breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. Visiting physicians may use Lot 1 (PDF). For more information, call 206-987-5701.

CME credit

Seattle Children’s is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category 1 CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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Provider Grand Rounds Schedule and Topics

October 16, 2014

Creative Arts Therapies as Brain-Wise Interventions: Emerging Research and Clinical Application

Klavano Lecture
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD
Leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy and art in healthcare

October 23, 2014

The Ethics of Early-Phase Trials in Children with Cancer

Katz Ethics Lecture
Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
Emanuel and Robert Hart Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Vice Chair of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

October 30, 2014

What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Spiritual Care

Alhadeff Lecture
David A. Harrison, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Adjunct Assistant Professor Bioethics & Humanities, UW

November 6, 2014

Does Everyone Have IBD? Diagnosis and Management

Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Gastroenterology, UW; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Seattle Children’s

November 13, 2014

Type 1 Diabetes in Youth: Where Have We Come From, Where Are We Now, And a Path to a Cure

Craig Taplin, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, UW Endocrinology and Diabetes, Seattle Children’s

November 20, 2014

The Interface of Pediatrics and Pathology: The Legacy of Ron Lemire

Lemire Lecture
Joseph Siebert, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology, UW; Program Director, Autopsy Services, Seattle Children’s

November 27, 2014 – Thanksgiving

December 4, 2014

Acupuncture in Pediatrics: Who? What? When? Where? And Why?

Elizabeth Artola, LICSW, EAMP
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine; Seattle Children’s

December 11, 2014

Environmental Influences on the Health of Children and Those Who Care for Them

Lana Staheli Lecture
Susan Luck, RN, BS, MA
Medical Anthropologist, Clinical Nutritionist, Co-Director International Nurse Coach Association Founder, The EarthRose Institute; Holistic Health and The Integrative Nursing Institute

December 18, 2014

Reading The Generic Tea Leaves: Understanding Who Gets Cancer And Why

Chard Lecture
Joshua D. Schiffman, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Adjunct Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences; Medical Director, High-Risk Pediatric Cancer Clinic; Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute; University of Utah

December 25, 2014 – Winter Holiday

2013 Archives

Provider Grand Rounds videos are archived for only one year after their original presentation.

October 3, 2013

Lessons Learned from Biobanking 

Katz Ethics Lecture
Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD
Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Law; Co-Founder, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

October 10, 2013

Neurologic Music Therapy: Scientific Basis and Clinical Applications 

Klavano Lecture
Michael Thaut, PhD
Professor of Music; Professor of Neuroscience; Co-Director, School of the Arts; Chairman, Dept. of Music, Theater and Dance, Colorado State University
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

October 17, 2013

The Joy of Practice 

Alhadeff Lecture
Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, FACP
Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics, Dept. of Medicine and Divinity School; Associate Director, The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

October 24, 2013

Pediatric Thrombosis and Thrombophilia: An Update

Dana Matthews, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UW; Director, Clinical Hematology; Chair, Blood Usage Committee, Seattle Children’s
Speaker discloses reference to off-label usage: Enoxaparin, Alteplase, Fondaparinux, Argatroban.

October 31, 2013

The Nose Knows: Why and When We Need to Repair the Nose in Children 

Sanjay Parikh, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, UW; Medical Director, Surgical Specialties, Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center, Seattle Children’s
Speaker discloses consult for Olympus.

November 7, 2013

Wilms Tumor: Finding the Best Recipe for Successful Treatment 

Chard Lecture
Jeffrey S. Dome, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University; Division Chief, Oncology, Children’s National Medical Center
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

November 14, 2013

Isn’t Low Salt Good for You? Cases to Consider

Patricia Y. Fechner, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Medical, Director Disorders of Sex Development Program, Seattle Children’s
Speaker discloses reference to off-label usage: Cell Free DNA, Dexamethasone.

November 21, 2013

Modeling Human Mutations to Understand Brain Development and Disease

Lemire Lecture
Jeffrey Golden, MD
Ramzi S. Cotran Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Chair, Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

November 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving

December 5, 2013

Cost-Effective Interventions to Reduce Childhood Obesity in the United States 

Steve Gortmaker, PhD
Professor, Practice of Health Sociology, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, Harvard School of Public Health Research Center
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

December 12, 2013

Somebody That I Used to Know: Staying Connected to Yourself in the Challenging World of Healthcare 

Lana Staheli Lecture
Jamie Ungerleider, PhD
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

Managing the Demands of Professional Life and How to Thrive and Not Simply Survive in Healthcare 

Ross Ungerleider, MD, MBA
Professor, Cardiovascular Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Team and Director of Pediatric Heart Program, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

December 19, 2013

Choosing the Right Lab Test 

Jane Dickerson, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine , UW; Co-Director, Chemistry, Associate Director, Reference Lab Services, Seattle Children’s
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

Bonnie Cole, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, UW; Pathology, Seattle Children’s
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

Stephanie Wallace, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Associate Clinical Director, Medical Genetics, Seattle Children’s
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

December 26, 2013, and January 2, 2014 – Winter Holiday

2014 Archives

January 9, 2014

Cystic Fibrosis: Amazing Changes and the New Role for the Pediatrician 

Bonnie Ramsey, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Dept. of Pediatrics, UW; Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Speaker disclosed current grants/research contracts from Insmed, KaloBios, PTC Therapeutics, Savara Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Review by CME program manager concluded not a conflict of interest.

January 16, 2014

The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Birth Outcome: A Life-Course Perspective 

King/Lavizzo Lecture
James Collins, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

January 23, 2014

Parental Decision-Making in the ICU: Neurology, Genetics and Uncertainty 

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture
Russell Saneto, DO, PhD
Professor, Neurology, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Neurology, Epilepsy, Mitochondrial Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Speaker disclosed that he received grant research support from Edison Pharmaceuticals.

Lincoln Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, UW; Critical Care, PICU, Seattle Children’s
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

Robert D. Truog, MD, MA
Professor of Medical Ethics, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics; Director of Clinical Ethics, Harvard Medical School; Executive Director, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice; Sr. Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

January 30, 2014

Disturbances in Cardiorespiratory Coupling: Implications for SIDS, Rett Syndrome and Familial Dysautonomia

Nino Ramirez, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery, UW; Director, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

February 6, 2014

Fluoride: An Evidence-Based Counteroffensive 

Charlotte Lewis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Craniofacial, Seattle Children’s
Speaker disclosed no commercial relationships but will reference off-label or investigational use of fluoride varnish.

February 13, 2014

Using the Hospital Experience to Advance Our Clinical Knowledge of CSF Shunt Infection

Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Hospitalist, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

February 20, 2014

School Refusal Behaviors: Assessment and Strategies You Can Use

Henry Berman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Division of Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planner and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

February 27, 2014

The Key Role of the Medical Professional in the Prevention of Child Abuse

Mary Clyde Pierce, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Emergency Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Planners and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

March 6, 2014

Competency in Pediatric Procedural Skills: Getting It, Keeping It

Taylor Sawyer, DO, MEd
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, UW; Neonatology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

March 13, 2014

The First 1,000 Days: The Importance of Early Brain and Child Development

Warmington-Community Pediatricians Lecture
Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute; Pediatric Program Director, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Planners disclosed no commercial relationships. Speaker disclosed: Consultant and Vaccine Advisory Board for Merck.

March 20, 2014

Foster Care: Improving Outcomes for a Challenging Population

Kym Ahrens, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine, UW; Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Medicine, Adolescent Behavioral Health, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

March 27, 2014

Antimicrobial Stewardship at Seattle Children’s Hospital: Progress in Protecting Patients

Scott Weissman, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UW; Division of Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

Adam Brothers, PharmD
Planners and speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

April 3, 2014

Standardized Child Abuse Screening to Improve Outcomes 

Holt Webster Lecture
Daniel Lindberg, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Kempe Center for Child Abuse Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Planners disclosed no commercial relationships; speaker disclosed that he is a consultant with Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP. Review by CME program manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

April 10, 2014

There’s a Monster in My Head: Diagnosis, Care and Cure of Childhood Brain Tumors

Sarah Leary, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s
Planners disclosed no commercial relationships; speaker disclosed no commercial relationships.

April 17, 2014

Can Addressing Health Literacy Improve Health and Diminish Health Disparities? Lessons from Asthma

William E. Pierson Lecture
Andrea Apter, MD, MA, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Divisions, University of Pittsburgh
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

April 24, 2014

Show Me the Numbers: Transforming Data Into Quality Improvement

Resident–Fellow Research Day Lecture
Charles Macias, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief of Academic Programs, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director, Evidence Based Outcomes Center, Center for Clinical Effectiveness, Texas Children’s Hospital
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

May 1, 2014

Pediatric Surgery: The “Unborn Child” of Global Health

Tapper Surgery Lecture
Diana Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS
Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair; Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, UC Davis; Surgeon-in-Chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

May 8, 2014

You Ate What?! The Ins and Outs of Pediatric Foreign Body Ingestion

Julie Brown, MDCM, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research, Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

May 15, 2014

Munchausen’s by Internet: Clinician Monitoring of Parent Blogs in Cases of Suspected Abuse

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture
Megan A. Moreno, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Division of Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

May 22, 2014

The Neurology of Famous Musicians: In Words and Music

Sarkowsky Lecture
Phillip L. Pearl, MD
William G. Lennox Chair, Boston Children's Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

May 29, 2014

Early Identification and Definitive Therapy of SCID

Suzanne Skoda Smith, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Assistant Program Director, UWSOM Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program, UW; Clinical Director, Division of Immunology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Co-Director, Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

June 5, 2014

Pediatric Regional Graduate Medical Education Heads North to Alaska 

State of the Department Lecture
F. Bruder Stapleton, MD
Professor and Chair, Ford/Morgan Endowed Chair of Pediatrics, Associate Dean, UW; Chief Academic Officer/Senior Vice President, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

Christine Tan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Coordinator, Alaska Pathway, UW/Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

Richard Shugerman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Residency Program, UW/Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

June 12, 2014

Cancer Immunotherapy: Using T Cells for Pediatric Cancer – Has the Time Come? 

Rebecca Gardner, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Hematology-Oncology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

June 19, 2014

Common Pediatric Hand Problems: Yours, Mine and Ours

Suzanne Steinman, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine, UW; Orthopaedics, Brachial Plexus, Rehabilitation, Hand and Upper Extremity, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

June 26, 2014

Pushing the Boundaries of Academic Medicine: Translating Metabolites Into Clinical Practice

C. Ronald Scott Lecture
Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Professor of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh; Chief of Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

July 3, 2014

Eyes Wide Open: The Impact of Industry Interactions on Clinical Practice

Doug Diekema, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Bioethics and Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Director of Education, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

July 10, 2014

Stem Cells and Cancer: Common Pathways

Abelson Lecture
George Daley, MD, PhD
Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Samuel E. Lux Professor of Hematology, Director of Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Children’s Hospital Boston
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

July 17, 2014

Assessing Technical Performance in Medicine: Options and Comparison of Current to Future Practice

Thomas Lendvay, MD
Associate Professor, Urology, UW; Co-Director of the Seattle Robotic Surgery Program, Seattle Children’s
Planners disclosed that they have no commercial relationships. Speaker disclosed that he receives grant/research support from and has a financial interest in CSATS, Inc. Review by CME program manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

July 24, 2014

Chest Wall Disorders in Children 

Greg Redding, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Interim Clinical Director, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Interim Clinic Chief, Asthma, Seattle Children’s
Planners disclose that they have no commercial relationships. Speaker disclosed that he is the pediatric pulmonary section editor for Up-to-Date. Review by CME program manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

July 31, 2014

After Residency: Life at the CDC 

Joe Bresee, MD, FAAP
Chief, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in CDC’s Influenza Division; Captain, US Public Health Service
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

Scott Dowell, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS
Director, Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response, CDC Center for Global Health
Planners and speaker disclosed that they have no commercial relationships.

August 7, 2014

The Changing Spectrum of Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Seattle Children’s  

Jonathan Chen, MD
Professor, Surgery, Head and Pediatric Cardiothoracic, UW; Chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery; Co-Director of the Heart Center; Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

August 14, 2014

Physician Blogging: How the Internet Can Help You Reach and Teach

Yolanda Evans, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Behavioral Health, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

August 21, 2014

HPV Immune Responses and Vaccine Update on Real-Life Outcomes 

Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Associate Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, UCSF
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

August 28, 2014

Predictions of Neurodevelopmental Impairment for Critically Ill Neonates: Elucidatory, Elusory or Illusory?

Paul Mann, MD
Assistant Professor, Neonatology, Dept. of Pediatrics, UW; Neonatology, Bioethics, Seattle Children’s

September 4, 2014

It’s Back-to-School Time… STDs not ABCs!
2014 STD Treatment Guidelines and Results of eKISS (Electronic Kiosk for Safer Sex), an Interactive Computer-Based Intervention

Taraneh Shafii, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Seattle Children’s

September 11, 2014

Practice Points of Ophthalmology Every Pediatrician Should Know

Roger Johnson Ophthalmology Lecture
Daniel Karr, MD
Chief, Ophthalmology Pediatrics Service, Elks Children’s Eye Clinic; Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Program, Oregon Health and Science University

September 18, 2014

Working with the Latino Community to Address Youth Violence

Robert Deischer Lecture
Manuel Oscos-Sanchez, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine, UW; Co-Director, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s

September 25, 2014 – Rosh Hashanah

October 2, 2014

What Mechanisms Sustain HIV Infection During Antiretroviral Treatment?

Lisa Frenkel, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine, UW; Co-Director, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s

October 9, 2014

What is Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? A Brief Review of Common and Not-So-Common Pediatric Oral Disease and Pathology.

Mark Egbert, DDS
Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UW School of Dentistry; Division Chief, Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Seattle Children’s