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

September 13, 2018

“The Next Genderation”: The Clinical Approach to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth Across Development
Robert Deischer Adolescent Medicine Lecture

Scott Leibowitz, MD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Nationwide Children’s; Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Nationwide Children’s THRIVE Gender Development Program; Co-Chairman, Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Issues Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Faculty for the World Professional Association of Transgender Health’s Global Education Initiative

September 20, 2018

Successes in Pediatric Heart Failure

Borah Hong, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Cardiology, Transplantation, Seattle Children’s

September 27, 2018

New Insights Into Amblyopia
Roger Johnson Ophthalmology Lecture

Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neurosciences, University of Toronto

2017–2018 Archives

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

August 24, 2017

Pediatric Epilepsy: Five New Things

Edward Novotny, MD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Radiology (Adj.) and Neurosurgery (Adj.), UW; Director, Epilepsy Program, Seattle Children’s Hospital Alvord, Gerlich and Rhodes Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker references off-label or investigational use of vagus nerve stimulator.

August 31, 2017

What’s New in ECMO

Thomas Brogan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Associate Clinical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Clinical Co-Director, Patient Transport; Associate Director, ECMO Services, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

September 7, 2017

This presentation was canceled and will be rescheduled.

Start Time Optimization of Biologics in Polyarticular JIA: Towards Comparative Effectiveness in Pediatric Rheumatology

Sarah Ringold, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Rheumatology, Seattle Children’s

September 14, 2017

Healthcare Rights for Adolescents: What Are They? Where Did They Come From? Where Are They Going?
Robert Deisher Adolescent Medicine Lecture 

Abigail English, JD
Director, Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

September 21, 2017 – No session (Rosh Hashanah)

September 28, 2017

Gene Therapy for Pediatric Genetic Blindness
Roger Johnson Ophthalmology Lecture 

Arlene V. Drack, MD
Ronald V. Keech, MD, Associate Professor in Ophthalmic Genetics; Director, Pediatric Electroretinogram Service; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker intends to reference the off-label or investigational use of voretigene neparvovec, topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Speaker discloses: research grants from Spark Therapeutics, Pro Qr, Retrophin, NIH, Chakraborty Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness, Wynn Institute for Vision Research. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

October 5, 2017

Surviving Single-Ventricle Heart Disease: Successes, Failures and Looking Forward  

Matthew Files, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Pediatric Cardiologist, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

October 12, 2017

“Some People Here Don’t Think He Has a Soul”: Navigating Parental Requests for Medical and Surgical Interventions in Children With Severe Neurocognitive Impairment
11th Annual Treuman Katz Lectureship

Jen Kett, MD, MA
Pediatric Palliative Medicine, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

October 19, 2017

Bringing Genomics to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic: Diagnosis, Treatment Selection and Rational Clinical Trial Design
Ron Chard Clinical Oncology Lecture

Katherine A. Janeway, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker references the off-label or investigational use of Larotrectininb and Selumetinib.

October 26, 2017

Start Time Optimization of Biologics in Polyarticular JIA: Towards Comparative Effectiveness in Pediatric Rheumatology

Sarah Ringold, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Rheumatology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

November 2, 2017

Computer Model to Plan, Guide and Analyze Surgery 

Randall Bly, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngology, UW; Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

November 9, 2017

Promoting Resilience in Children and Families Facing Serious Pediatric Illness

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS
Assistant Professor Division of Hematology-Oncology; Assistant Professor, Division of Bioethics; Department of Pediatrics, UW; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

November 16, 2017

5 Inconvenient Truths About Zika and How We Win The War for Children
Ron Lemire Embryology Lecture

Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UW; Women’s Health Care Center at UWMC Roosevelt
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

November 23, 2017 – No session (Thanksgiving)

November 30, 2017

Pediatric Dialysis: A View From Seattle

Raj Munshi, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Medical Director, Dialysis, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

December 7, 2017

New Organs, New Perspectives
Lana Staheli Work Life Balance Lecture

Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH
Professor, UW; Adolescent Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Alex Kula, MD
Resident, Seattle Children’s

Mary O’Connor, MD
Urgent Care, Seattle Children’s

Chris Varley, MD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

December 14, 2017

The Promise and Peril of Big Data: Thinking Ethically About Analytics  
Sconyers/Godfrey Lecture

I. Glenn Cohen, JD
Professor of Law, Harvard; Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

December 21 and 28, 2017 – No session (Winter Holiday)

January 4, 2018

Small Airway, Big Problem: Improving Neonatal Intubation Success and Safety

Taylor Sawyer, DO, MEd
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Director, Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship Program/Director of Medical Simulation, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

January 11, 2018

Redesigning Well-Child Care for Equity
King/Lavizzo Lecture

Tumaini Coker, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Director of Research, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

January 18, 2018

Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Novel Treatments and the Ethical Quagmires That Surround Them 

Susan Apkon, MD
Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; Chief, Consultation Service; Program Director, Rehabilitation Medicine Medical Education, Seattle Children’s

Amanda Striegl, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington; Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Seattle Children's

Benjamin Wilfond, MD
Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Susan Apkon discloses: a paid consultant for Biogen. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

January 25, 2018

PD-1 Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy: Are Tumor-Specific T Cells the Only Target?

Surojit Sarkar, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. 

February 1, 2018

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate: Optimizing Interpersonal Skills in Procedure-Based Subspecialties 

Kathleen Kieran, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Urology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. 

February 8, 2018

Odontogenic Causes of Facial Swelling in the Pediatric Patient 

Srinivas Susarla, DMD, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UW; Craniofacial Center, Seattle Children's
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. 

February 15, 2018

It’s All in the Family: Psychological Treatment of Pediatric Chronic Pain 

Emily Law, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW; Outpatient Pain Management Clinic, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships. 

February 22, 2018

B Cells in Autoimmunity: From Disease Mechanisms to Targeted Therapies

Shaun Jackson, MB ChB, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Arnold Lee Smith Endowed Professorship for Research Faculty Development, Seattle Children’s; Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker references off-label use of Rituximab and Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells.

March 1, 2018

Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department: The Last Frontier
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Lecture

Rakesh Mistry, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado; Children’s Hospital Colorado, Emergency Medicine

March 8, 2018

Up When Everyone Else Is Sleeping: Adolescent Sleep Problems
Warmington-Community Pediatrics Lecture

Maida Chen, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s

March 15, 2018

Technology in the Daily Lives of Children With Autism: Opportunity Gaps, Translational Bridges and Multi-Disciplinary Horse Racing

Frederick Shic, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

March 22, 2018

Fishing for Cures With Zebrafish Models of Heart and Muscle Disorders

Lisa Maves, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Seattle Children’s

March 29, 2018

From Marjorie the Dog to the Advent of the Artificial Pancreas: Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Kate Ness, MD, MSCI
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Endocrinology/Skeletal Dysplasia/Muscular Dystrophy, Seattle Children’s

April 5, 2018

UW Department of Pediatrics and Seattle Children’s Quality Improvement Scholars Program: Meet the 2016–2017 Scholars 

Rebecca Jennings, MD
Sarah Connell, MD
Aarti Bhat, MD
QI Scholars, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Planners and speakers disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

April 12, 2018

The Reemergence of Traditional Indian Medicine
Klavano Holistic Care Lecture

Walt Hollow, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, UW, Former Director, Native American Center for Excellence; Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

April 19, 2018

Child Health Disparities: Toxic Stress and the Opportunity Gap
Resident/Fellow Research Day

Tina Cheng, MD, MPH
Director, Deptartment of Pediatrics; Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins; Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health; Pediatrician-in-Chief and Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

April 26, 2018

How Good Is the Evidence Behind Your Evidence in Child Abuse? The Evolution of Systematic Reviews and Screening Tools
Holt Webster Child Abuse Medicine Lecture

Sabine Maguire, MD
Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

May 3, 2018

Developing the Next Generation of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapy Through Trials, Tribulation and Collaboration

Todd Cooper, DO
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Director, Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Program, Seattle Children’s

May 10, 2018

Food Allergy: Current State of Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
William E. Pierson Allergy Lecture

Scott Sicherer, MD
Director, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology; Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker discloses that he has received grant/financial support from Hal Allergy, NIH/NIAID, and FARE. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

May 17, 2018

Vascular Anomalies: Patient-Directed Discoveries
Tapper Surgery Lecture

Steven Fishman, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Operations and Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

May 24, 2018

Delayed Transitions: Ethical Issues in the Care of Adult Patients at a Children’s Hospital
Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds

Holly Gooding, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker discloses: grant support from NHLBI. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

May 31, 2018

Management of Febrile Seizures
Sarkowsky Neurology Lecture

Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD
Hyman Climenko Professor of Neuroscience Research at Montefiore Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker discloses: intends to reference off-label or investigational use of Rectal diazepam gel as abortive therapy for prolonged febrile seizures; Data Safety and Monitoring Board Member: Eisai, Insys and UCB Pharma. Also a consultant for UCB Pharma. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

June 7, 2018

Obesity: A Neurological Disorder With Epidemic Consequences?

Christian Roth, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Endocrinology, Insulin Resistance, Neuro-Oncology, Seattle Children’s
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker discloses: possible reference to off-label or investigative use of Exenatide, Oxytocin Analogues; grant support from OXT Therapeutics and support for clinical study (obesity genetics) from Rhythm Pharma. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

June 14, 2018

Diabetes During Gestation From the Context of the Fetus: Development Origins of Health and Disease

Julie Ingelfinger, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard; Senior Consultant, Pediatric Nephrology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

June 21, 2018

How Changes to Federal Immigration Policy Are Impacting Our Local Community

Jorge L. Barón, Esq.
Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

June 28, 2018

Urea Cycle Disorders, From Rare Disease to Common Mechanisms
C. Ronald Scott Biochemical Genetics Lecture

Brendan Lee, MD, PhD
Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics; Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

July 12, 2018

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG): A New Hope 

Nicholas Vitanza, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

July 19, 2018

Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: From Takis to Transplant 

Niviann Blondet, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Gastroenterology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

July 26, 2018

Innovation in Transplantation and Cell Therapy for Leukemia in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Hematology-Oncology, Seattle Children’s

August 2, 2018

Imaging Stewardship in the Acute Care for Pediatric Nephrolithiasis

Jonathan Ellison, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Urology, UW; Urology, Seattle Children’s

August 9, 2018

Losing Sleep Over Stimulant Treatment of ADHD: Research and Clinical Perspectives

Mark Stein, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Pediatrics, UW; Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Chris Varley, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW; Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program, Seattle Children’s

August 16, 2018

Occupational Hazards of a Career in Medicine: Getting Real and Staying Healthy 

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; UW; Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.

August 23, 2018

What Is Best? Whose Interests Count? Rethinking the Best Interest Standard in Pediatric Chronic Disease 

Aaron Wightman, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Bioethics; Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Nephrology, Bioethics, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no financial relationships.

August 30, 2018

Talking the Talk: Everyday Equity and the Science of Communication 

Casey Lion, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Attending Physician, General Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no financial relationships.

September 6, 2018

CAR T Cells for Pediatric Cancers: Current Concepts and Future Possibilities
Abelson Hematology-Oncology Lecture

Crystal Mackall, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy; Associate Director, Stanford Cancer Institute; Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Stanford
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.
Speaker discloses: Intent to reference the off-label or investigational use of Cyclophosphamide/Fludarabine in her presentation.
Consultant for: Glaxo-Smith-Kline and Gene Therapy, Adaptimmune LLC, Vor Pharmaceuticals, Apricity Health, TPG, Allogene, Bryologyx.
Commercial Support received from: Bluebird Bio and Obsidian
Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.