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Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule

December 7, 2018

All the Fright We Cannot See: Recognizing and Responding to Trauma

Educational Objective:
At the end of the presentation, the participant will understand the concept of toxic stress and its effects on children and their developing brains and bodies, be familiar with recent science on the biology of adversity and variable response to trauma and develop a strategy to address families and children at risk from adversity or impacted by trauma.

Speaker: Heather Forkey, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Chief of the Division of Child Protection for the UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center; Clinical Director, Foster Care Evaluation Service, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

December 14, 2018

Opioid Addiction, Overdose and Treatment in America: Are We Winning the War?

Educational Objective:
1. Identify the extent of the opioid crisis nationally and regionally.
2. Demonstrate the integration of opioid use disorder treatment in a Children's Hospital.

Speaker: Steven C. Matson, MD, FASAM, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital

November 30

Health Issues of Newly Arrived Refugees with Special Emphasis on Children's Health

Educational Objective:

  • After attending this educational presentation the participant will be able to list at least three health issues affecting recently resettled refugee children


  • James Sanders, MD, MPH, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's
  • Bryan Johnston, MD, Resident, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's

November 16

The Rebecca Jayne Memorial Lecture: Penicillin Allergy Evaluation: A Powerful Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention

Educational Objective:

  • To identify the impact of reported penicillin allergies on patients and healthcare system
  • To describe penicillin allergy evaluation methods aimed at improving care for patients with documented penicillin allergies
  • To highlight successful implementation across the care continuum

Speaker:  Erica Seiguer Shenoy, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

November 9

Who Needs a Gluten Free Diet?

Educational Objective:  

  • Learn what are the 3 disorders linked to consumption of gluten-containing foods in human
  • Be able to apply an evidence-based diagnostic approach to children suspected of celiac disease
  • Understand that the use of a gluten-free diet is unnecessary in more than 95% of the general population. 

Speaker:  Stefano Guandalini, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

November 2

Building the ARC-Take 2: Navigating the Waters (Emphasis on neurodevelopmental aspects of ADHD Treatment in Primary Care)

Educational Objective:

  •  Develop an appreciation of the complex psychosocial/emotional/developmental aspects of ADHD across the lifespan as a basis for informed evidenced based treatment recommendations and enhanced treatment opportunities in primary care settings.


  • Katherine R. Burrows, PhD, Director of the Attention Problems and Related Concerns Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Sarah E. Rysdyk, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Child Development Center, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
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