Provider Grand Rounds are held from 8 to 9 a.m. every Thursday in Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's Hospital (use the River entrance). Visiting physicians may park in  Lot 1  (PDF).

Each year, the Center for Pediatric Bioethics sponsors three Grand Rounds focusing on ethical issues in pediatric medicine. The January and May programs are case-based presentations sponsored by the Sconyers/Godfrey Endowment for Pediatric Bioethics. The annual Treuman Katz Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Bioethics takes place in October, and features an in-depth presentation on an ethical topic.

Past Grand Rounds

  • Provider Grand Rounds

  • Munchausen’s by Internet: Clinician Monitoring of Parent Blogs in Cases of Suspected Abuse
    Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds
    Commentator: Megan A. Moreno, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
    SCH Case Presenter: James Metz, MD, MPH, Child Protection Program
    SCH Case Presenter: Ana Brown, MSW, Child Protection Program

    Provider Grand Rounds

  • Parental Decision-Making in the ICU: Neurology, Genetics and Uncertainty
    Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds
    Commentator: Robert Truog, MD, MA, Professor of Medical Ethics, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston
    SCH Case Presenter: Russell Saneto, DO, PhD, Neurology, Epilepsy, Mitochondrial Medicine
    SCH Case Presenter: Lincoln Smith, MD, Critical Care, PICU

    Provider Grand Rounds

  • Lessons Learned from Biobanking

    Lessons Learned from Biobanking (1:01:43)

    Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD

    Vanderbilt University

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  • OMG, What R They Thinking? The Adolescent Brain, Risk Assessment and Decision-Making

    OMG, What R They Thinking? The Adolescent Brain, Risk Assessment and Decision-Making (1:01:54)

    Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

    University of Washington

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  • Limitations of Resuscitation in Pediatric Patients

    Limitations of Resuscitation in Pediatric Patients (0:59:23)

    Joan S. Roberts, MD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington

    Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD, MA
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington

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  • Parental Refusal of a Solid Organ Transplant: Exploring the Ethical Issues

    Parental Refusal of a Solid Organ Transplant: Exploring the Ethical Issues (1:02:56)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Mark Mercurio, MD, MA, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale School of Medicine

    SCH Case Presenter: Evelyn Hsu, MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Transplantation

    SCH Case Presenter: Patrick Healey, MD, Oncology, General Surgery, Transplantation

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  • Super-Sized Ethics: Obesity and Child Protective Services

    Super-Sized Ethics: Obesity and Child Protective Services (0:49:15)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Ben Wilfond, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington

    SCH Case Presenter: Lenna Liu, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s Obesity Program, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

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  • The Truth, the Whole Truth or Nothing But the Truth?

    The Truth, the Whole Truth or Nothing But the Truth? (1:01:58)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Ruth Macklin, PhD, Professor of Bioethics, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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  • Congenital Complexities: Ethical Challenges in Prenatal Diagnosis

    Congenital Complexities: Ethical Challenges in Prenatal Diagnosis (1:00:07)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

    SCH Case Presenter: Paul Mann, MD

    Panelists: Edith Y. Cheng, MD, MS, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Daniel Doherty, MD, PhD, Neurodevelopmental

    Patrick J. Javid, MD, MS, Surgery

    Meg Vernon, MD, Cardiology

    Lani Wolfe, ARNP, Prenatal Medicine

    David E. Woodrum, MD, Neonatology

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  • Hope, Emotions and the Provision of Pediatric Palliative Care

    Hope, Emotions and the Provision of Pediatric Palliative Care (1:04:18)

    Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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  • Aiming Higher: Ethical Challenges in the Care of Children Without Parents

    Aiming Higher: Ethical Challenges in the Care of Children Without Parents (1:04:18)

    Maureen Kelley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington

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  • The Baby Will Tell Us

    The Baby Will Tell Us (1:01:13)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Albert Jonsen, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Ethics in Medicine, University of Washington

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  • Research Involving Benefit to Others: When 'Others' May Be Hard to Appreciate

    Research Involving Benefit to Others: When 'Others' May Be Hard to Appreciate (0:57:29)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Dave Wendler, PhD, Head, Unit on Vulnerable Populations, Department of Bioethics, NIH Clinical Center

    SCH Case Presenter: Bryan H. King, MD, Psychiatry

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  • Parental Requests for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Children with Overwhelming Neurological Injury

    Parental Requests for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Children with Overwhelming Neurological Injury (1:01:44)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Walter Robinson, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University

    SCH Case Presenter: Margaret Hood, MD, Medically Complex Child Service

    SCH Case Presenter: Sid Gospe, MD, PhD, Neurology

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  • Why We Play: Ethics, Drugs and the Future of Sport

    Why We Play: Ethics, Drugs and the Future of Sport (01:00:22)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Thomas H. Murray, PhD, President and CEO, The Hastings Center

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  • Use of Placebos

    Use of Placebos (00:58:49)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Gary Walco, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    SCH Case Presenter: Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Bioethics

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  • When Parents Make Life-and-Death Decisions in the NICU Based on Cultural Views About Disability

    When Parents Make Life-and-Death Decisions in the NICU Based on Cultural Views About Disability (00:58:26)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Sadath Sayeed, JD, MD, Instructor, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

    SCH Case Presenter: David Woodrum, MD, Neonatology

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  • Determining Adolescent Competency and Decision-Making Capacity: An 18-Year-Old with an Eating Disorder

    Determining Adolescent Competency and Decision-Making Capacity: An 18-Year-Old with an Eating Disorder (01:00:24)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Paul Appelbaum, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University

    SCH Case Presenter: Kym Ahrens, MD, Adolescent Medicine

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  • Faith, Hope and Informed Consent: Ethical Challenges in Maternal-Fetal Research

    Faith, Hope and Informed Consent: Ethical Challenges in Maternal-Fetal Research (0:59:36)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Larry R. Churchill, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

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  • Challenges of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing in Children

    Challenges of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing in Children (0:54:52)

    Holly Tabor, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington

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  • Ethical Issues in Organ Donation After Cardiac Death

    Ethical Issues in Organ Donation After Cardiac Death (1:01:19)

    Robert D. Truog, MD, Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

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  • Should Children Be Told They Have a Serious Illness?

    Should Children Be Told They Have a Serious Illness? (1:01:47)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Alan Fleischman, MD, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, March of Dimes

    SCH Case Presenter: Ann Melvin, MD, Infectious Disease

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  • Physician Obligation to Inform Families About Alternatives They Consider Unethical: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Palliative Care

    Physician Obligation to Inform Families About Alternatives They Consider Unethical: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Palliative Care (1:03:08)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    SCH Case Presenter: Mark Lewin, MD, Cardiology

    SCH Case Presenter: Gordon Cohen, MD, PhD, Cardiac Surgery

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  • Parental Requests for Reconstructive Surgery in Children with Profound Developmental Disabilities

    Parental Requests for Reconstructive Surgery in Children with Profound Developmental Disabilities (1:02:51)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    SCH Case Presenter: Carrie L. Heike, MD, MS, Craniofacial

    SCH Case Presenter: Richard Hopper, MD, Plastic Surgery

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  • Growth Hormone for Non-GH-Deficient Children, or What's Wrong With the American Healthcare System?

    Growth Hormone for Non-GH-Deficient Children, or What's Wrong With the American Healthcare System? (01:03:10)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics and Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin

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  • Discharging a Child When Their Local Medical Care Is Not Adequate: Should There Be a Double Standard for the Developing World?

    Discharging a Child When Their Local Medical Care Is Not Adequate: Should There Be a Double Standard for the Developing World? (01:02:37)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

    Commentator: Christine Grady, RN, PhD, Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

    SCH Case Presenter: Patrick Healey, MD, Transplantation Surgery

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