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 206-987-5379.

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 I 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

December 8, 2016

The Science of Mindfulness: A Path to Well-Being for Healthcare Providers

Lana Staheli Life Choices Lecture
David Kearney, MD
Staff Physician, VA Puget Sound
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology Section, UW

December 15, 2016

The Department of Pediatrics: 20 Years Later

State of the Department Lecture
F. Bruder Stapleton, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UW; Senior Vice President, Chief Academic Officer, Director of Department of Medicine, Seattle Children’s

December 22 and 29, 2016 – Winter Holiday

January 5, 2017 

Curious George Goes to the Bedside: Storytelling for Children, Families and Providers

Emily Myers, MD
Assistant Professor, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, UW; Seattle Children’s

January 12, 2017 

Clear and Present Danger: Recognizing Youth Violence 

Shaquita Bell, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Resident Coordinator, Foster and Kinship Care Coordinator, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

January 19, 2017

Ethical Dilemmas About Discharging Patients When There Are Disagreements Concerning Safety

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture
Armand H. Antommaria, MD, PhD, FAAP
Director, Ethics Center, Cincinnati Children’s

January 26, 2017

Cardiac Imaging and 3D Printing: Current Applications and Future Perspectives

Sujatha Buddhe, MB BS, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, UW; Seattle Children’s 

February 2, 2017 

What’s New in Retinopathy of Prematurity? 

Michelle Cabrera, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, UW; Ophthalmology, Seattle Children’s 

February 9, 2017 

Writing Our Way Toward Wholeness and Awareness: Poetry and Guided Journaling for Patients and Providers

Klavano Holistic Care Lecture
Elizabeth Austen
Washington State Poet Laureate, 2014–2016; Teacher, Radio Commentator; Senior Content Strategist, Marketing and Communications, Seattle Children’s

Julie Arguez, MSW
Lead PACT Consultant, Seattle Children’s 

February 16, 2017 

QI Scholars Program 

Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief, General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, UW; Director, Quality of Care Research Fellowship, UW/Seattle Children’s

February 23, 2017 

Growing Up Digital: Parenting Connected Toddlers Through Teens 

Donald Shifrin, MD
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Allegro Pediatrics, Bellevue

March 2, 2017 

Radiation Disaster Event Management 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Lecture
Loren Yamamoto, MD, MPH, MBA Professor of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician 

March 9, 2017

Face Time: The Continuing Utility of Understanding Facial Dysmorphology 

Warmington-Community Pediatrics Lecture
Sterling Clarren, MD
Robert A. Aldrich Professor of Pediatrics (retired), University of Washington School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (retired), University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine 

March 16, 2017 

Dravet Syndrome: Where Do We Come From? Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going To? 

Sarkowsky Neurology Lecture
Charlotte Dravet, MD
Psychiatrist, Consultant, Department of Infantile Neuropsychiatry (Pr. E. Mercuri), Ospedale A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy; Scientific Consultant, IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation, Pisa, Italy 

March 23, 2017 

Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epinephrine and Auto-Injectors 

Julie Brown, MDCM, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research, Seattle Children’s

March 30, 2017

Update on Vascular Anomalies 

Deepti Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct, Dermatology Division, Department of Medicine, UW; Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies Research, Seattle Children’s

2015–2016 Archives

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

December 3, 2015

Integrating Spirituality into Medical Care: A Whole-Person Model of Care 

Alhadeff Lecture
Christina Puchalski, MD, MS
Founder and Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) at The George Washington University
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

December 10, 2015

Mental Health Across the Medical Education Continuum: Challenges and Opportunities 

Lana Staheli Lecture
Stuart Jonathan Slavin, MD, MEd
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor of Pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

December 17, 2015

Rotavirus: Preventing Another Enteritis 

Janet Englund, MD
Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UW; Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s
Eileen Klein, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 7, 2016

G-Tubes and You: Implementing Standard Work and Improving Outcomes

Adam Goldin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery, UW; Medical Director of Surgical Outcomes, Seattle Children's
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 14, 2016

Addressing Inequities in the Healthcare System

King/Lavizzo Lecture
Stephen C. Nelson, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota; Director, Hemoglobinopathy Program, Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 21, 2016

From Expectations to Surprise: Reaching Towards Better Communication with Families When “Things Go Wrong” in the Delivery Room 

David Loren, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Associate Medical Director, UWMC NICU, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 28, 2016

Do Physicians Exert Undue Influence When Recruiting for Clinical Trials in the NICU? 

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture
Renee Boss, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

February 4, 2016

Hardwired for Hope: How Parents Estimate Their Child’s Risk for Future Obesity and Chronic Disease 

Davene R. Wright, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Investigator, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

February 11, 2016

Biofeedback: Updates on Research, Application and Efficacy 

Klavano Holistic Care Lecture
Cora Breuner, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Adolescent Medicine and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Ria Abelon, MS
Biofeedback Therapist, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships. 

February 18, 2016

Caring for Children with Robin Sequence: Updates and Opportunities 

Kelly N. Evans, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UW; Craniofacial, Pediatrics-Inpatient, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

February 25, 2016

Automated Adverse Event Detection: A Real Benefit of the EHR 

Troy McGuire, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 3, 2016

Real-Time Dashboards for Clinicians: Is This Our Future? 

Lalit Bajaj, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado; Emergency Care, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 10, 2016

Antibiotic Usage in the 21st Century: How Low Can We Go? 

Warmington/Community Pediatrics Lecture
Scott Weissman, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 17, 2016

Children and Tobacco 2016: Who Is Winning? 

Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 24, 2016

Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases – Approaching the Paradigm of Precision Medicine 

Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Pediatrics, UW; Director, Immunology Diagnostic Lab; Co-Director, Non-Malignant Transplant Program, Seattle Children’s
Planners have no commercial relationships.
Speaker disclosed:

  • Grant/Research Support: Biosciences, CSL Behring
  • Consultant: Baxalta Biosciences, CSL Berhing, ADMA Biologics

Review by CME program manager concluded that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

March 31, 2016

Pediatric Lymphedema: Managing a Difficult Problem

Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Shannon Wilcox, DPT, CLT
Physical Therapy, Seattle Children’s

Giridhar M.Shivaram, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology, UW; Radiology, Seattle Children’s

Jennifer Fernandez, MSOTR/L, CLT
Occupational Therapy, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

April 7, 2016

The Science of Support Groups

Christopher M. Traudt, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Neonatology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

April 14, 2016

A Fine Balance: Protecting Abused Children 

Holt Webster Child Abuse Medicine Lecture
Cindy W. Christian, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Endowed Chair in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

April 21, 2016

So What Do You Tell the Family? Lessons Learned From Juvenile Dermatomyositis 

Resident/Fellow Research Day
Ann M. Reed, MD
William Cleland Professor of Pediatrics; Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, Duke Children's, Duke University Medical Center
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

April 28, 2016

Mast Cell Disorders in Children 

William E. Pierson Allergy Lecture
Dean Metcalfe, MD
Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases and Chief, Mast Cell Biology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

May 5, 2016

Prenatal Pediatrics?!? I Never Learned About That During Residency… 

Daniel A. Doherty, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Developmental Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. 

May 12, 2016

Advances in Neuroblastoma: Bench to Bedside 

Tapper Surgery Lecture
Dai Chung, MD
Chairman and Professor of Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

May 19, 2016

Challenging Decision-Making in High-Risk Surgical Infants: A Tool to Help Families and Providers 

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture
Margaret (Gretchen) Schwarze, MD, MPP
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Medical History & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patrick Javid, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery, UW; General and Thoracic Surgery, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

May 26, 2016

Craniosynostosis: The Current State of Care and Standardized Assessment of Perioperative Outcomes 

Carrie Heike, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Craniofacial, Seattle Children’s

Craig Birgfeld, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery, UW; Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial, Vascular Anomalies, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

June 2, 2016

Down Syndrome: Developmental, Medical, and Neuroanatomic Determinants of Behavior 

Lisa D. Herzig, MD
Developmental Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

June 9, 2016

Dystonia in Childhood: Recent Advances and Ongoing Challenges 

Sarkowsky Neurology Lecture
Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD
Frederick A. Horner, MD, Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology; Professor, Child Neurology, University of Rochester
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

June 16, 2016

Susceptibility to HIV-1: Insights at the Convergence of Genetics and Epidemiology

Jairam Lingappa, MD, PhD
Professor, Global Health and Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Infectious Disease, Seattle Children’s
Planners have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker is on Scientific Board of Directors for Prosetta Biosciences, Inc. Disclosure review by CME program manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

June 23, 2016

Global WACh Presents: New Horizons in Global Pediatrics and How You Can Get Involved

Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD

Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH

Lisa Frenkel, MD
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

June 30, 2016

Physical Activity and Outdoor Play in Early Childhood: Benefits for Health and Learning

Pooja Tandon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

July 7, 2016

Healthcare QI: A Practical Approach That You Can Use to Improve Patient Care

Russ Migita, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Clinical Director, Emergency Services, Seattle Children’s

Lori Rutman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships. 

July 14, 2016 – No video available

Targeting Epigenetic Mechanisms in Leukemia

Abelson Hematology–Oncology Lecture
Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD
David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Chair, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital

July 21, 2016

Discharge Once, Discharge Right, No Readmission Another Night: Improving Care for Our Patients and Families

Jeffrey Foti, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington; Associate Medical Director/Consultant, Clinical Effectiveness/Hospitalist, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

July 28, 2016

Health Impacts of Climate Change: What Clinicians Need to Know

Ken Lans, MD
Retired physician; Climate Leader, Climate Reality Project; Member, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility Climate Change Task Force
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

August 4, 2016

Autism and the Molecular Biology of the Social Brain

Stephen Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Research Affiliate, Center for Human Development and Disease, UW; Center for Integrated Brain Research, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

August 11, 2016

Kids These Days… Novel Ways to Get High

Alexander Garrard, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, UW; Clinical Managing Director, Washington Poison Center
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

August 18, 2016

Enhancing Patient Safety Through Simulation-Based Teamwork Training

Rachel Umoren, MB ChB, MS
Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, UW; Neonatology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

August 25, 2016

Pediatric Pancreatitis

Matthew Giefer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy; Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, Seattle Children’s

September 1, 2016

Novel Treatments for Infant Leukemia: Challenge and Promise

Ron Chard Clinical Oncology Lecture
Patrick A. Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Oncology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Leukemia Program; John Hopkins
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

September 8, 2016

The Adolescent Brain: Unique Opportunities for Health, Education and Positive Youth Development

Robert Deischer Adolescent Medicine Lecture
Ronald E. Dahl, MD
Professor, Community Health and Human Development, Joint Medical Program, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships. 

September 15, 2016

Management of Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs): Re-Thinking Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs)

Joel Tieder, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Hospital Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships. 

September 22, 2016

The Eye: A Window to the Brain and Systemic Disease

Roger Johnson Ophthalmology Lecture
Avery Weiss, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, UW Program Director, Ophthalmology Education, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

September 29, 2016

Diet and Disease: The IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) Paradigm

David Suskind, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Director, Quality Improvement; Co-chair, Nutrition Subcommittee, Seattle Children’s
Planners have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker discloses: Consultant for Merck. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

October 6, 2016

Trach Safe: Improving the Safety of Every Child with a Tracheotomy Tube

Jennifer Soares, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Thida Ong, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Associate Director, Seattle Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Center
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

October 13, 2016

HPV and Cancer: What You Need to Know to Save a Child’s Life

Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Adjunct Professor, Global Health, UW; Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s

Ana Brown, MSW

Connie Mao, MD
Associate Professor, OB/GYN, UW; Director, Harborview Women’s Colposcopy Clinic

Eduardo Méndez, MD, MS
Co-Director, Head and Neck Oncology, UW; Director, Head and Neck Translational Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

October 20, 2016

What's New With 22q: Advances in Detection, Management and Pathophysiology of 22q11.2-Related Disorders

Tara Wenger, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Craniofacial, Vascular Anomalies, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

October 27, 2016

Small Babies Born in Places With Small Resources: What Does Their Survival Require?

Anna Hedstrom, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Neonatology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

November 3, 2016

Broad Consent for Research with Biospecimens and Data: Ethical and Practical Considerations

Treuman Katz Ethics Lecture
Christine Grady, RN, PhD
Chief, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

November 10, 2016

Water Wise: Research Implications for Ways to Use Your Influence

Jenny Blitvich, PhD
Deputy Head, School of Health Sciences and Psychology, Federation University of Australia
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

November 17, 2016

The Brain in Autism: Neurodevelopment and Neuropathology 

Ron Lemire Embryology Lecture
Robert Hevner, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UW; Pathology investigator, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships. 

December 1, 2016

Caring for Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Learning from the Past, Predicting the Future

Eric Chow, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; member of the Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Hematology/Oncology, Seattle Children’s