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

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

    Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

    Margaret Schwarze, MD, MPP
    Patrick Javid, MD

    Provider Grand Rounds

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

    Sconyers/Godfrey Lecture

    Renee Boss, MD

    Provider Grand Rounds

  • Ethical and Policy Issues in Newborn Screening for Lysosomal Storage Diseases

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

    Provider Grand Rounds

  • Drop Your Assumptions and Pick Up the Evidence: Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
    Douglas Opel, MD, MPH

    Provider Grand Rounds

  • Should Children with Disability Be Listed for Heart Transplant?

    Should Children with Disability Be Listed for Heart Transplant? (01:01:52)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds.

    Commentator: David Magnus, PhD, Thomas A. Raffin Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford

    Case Presenter: Erin Albers, MD, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s

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  • Ethics of Early-Phase Trials in Children with Cancer

    Ethics of Early-Phase Trials in Children with Cancer (01:00:03)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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

    Munchausen’s by Internet: Clinician Monitoring of Parent Blogs in Cases of Suspected Abuse (01:01:30)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds.
    Commentator: Megan A. Moreno, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
    Case Presenter: James Metz, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Case Presenter: Ana Brown, MSW, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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

    Parental Decision-Making in the ICU: Neurology, Genetics and Uncertainty (01:00:28)

    Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds.

    Commentator: Robert Truog, MD, MA, Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston

    Case Presenter: Russell Saneto, DO, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Case Presenter: Lincoln Smith, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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  • Lessons Learned from Biobanking

    Lessons Learned from Biobanking (1:01:43)

    Treuman Katz Bioethics Lecture

    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, University of Washington

    Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD, MA, 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, Yale School of Medicine

    Case Presenter: Evelyn Hsu, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Case Presenter: Patrick Healey, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, University of Washington

    Case Presenter: Lenna Liu, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, 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

    Case Presenter: Paul Mann, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Panelists: Edith Y. Cheng, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Daniel Doherty, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Patrick J. Javid, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Meg Vernon, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Lani Wolfe, ARNP, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    David E. Woodrum, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, University of Washington

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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, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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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, NIH Clinical Center

    Case Presenter: Bryan H. King, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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

    Case Presenter: Margaret Hood, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Case Presenter: Sid Gospe, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Case Presenter: Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, Harvard University

    Case Presenter: David Woodrum, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, Columbia University

    Case Presenter: Kym Ahrens, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, 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, 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

    Case Presenter: Ann Melvin, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Case Presenter: Mark Lewin, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Case Presenter: Gordon Cohen, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Case Presenter: Carrie L. Heike, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Case Presenter: Richard Hopper, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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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, 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, National Institutes of Health

    Case Presenter: Patrick Healey, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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