Grand Rounds

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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students, social workers, masters in administration, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Additionally, Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public.


Typically held the 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month

Noon to 1pm, 8B60, 8th Floor, OHSU Hospital (unless otherwise noted)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds provides free continuing medical education for the public. We strive to enable discussion that is both about and involves the patient so the physician can better understand the depth of one's mental illness. In Grand Rounds, we explore the history of certain policies and procedures in place for handling mentally ill patients and what can happen to improve care and treatment that they receive, as well as to better explain and expand on various forms of mental illness and how treatment should be approached and practiced by the clinician.

Accessing Psychiatry Grand Rounds Remotely

Our lectures are accessible to be viewed remotely, simply connect using this link: to be connected. To receive CME credit, you must watch the lecture live during the time of the presentation. After you watch the Grand Rounds, you can submit your attendance by filling out an evaluation survey by the end of the week, the link to which is given in the announcement emails. You can sign up for the announcements by scrolling to the bottom of this page and filling out your information. If you have any questions please contact the Grand Rounds Coordinator, Micaela Sandoval at or 503-494-4818.

Grand Rounds Schedule

November 14, 2017 : OHSU Professionalism Week

Special Location: The Vey Auditorium (11th Floor Doernbecher Children's Hospital)

Igniting a Movement in Healthcare

Andrew Morris- Singer, MD - Founder and President of Primary Care Progress

  • Explain the nature of social movements, their essential elements, and list historical examples of their use to accelerate change.
  • Discuss how social movements can be utilized to effect changes in institutions and systems in healthcare, as well as revitalize participants in the process.
  • Analyze specific social movement strategies for mobilizing power, building community, developing new leadership capacity, and fostering cultural drift within network of people.
  • Develop concrete ideas for using social movement strategies locally to complement existing traditional approaches to transforming systems and advancing innovation in care.


November 28, 2017

Benefits and Indication for Emotional Support Animals

Farah Raqib, MD - Assistant Professor, OHSU

  • Discuss the evidence based data review for benefits around emotional support animals.
  • Explain the pros and cons of animal therapy.
  • List examples of emotional support animals and the legal implications and liability around writing emotional support animal letters.
  • Discuss a mental health provider's role in recommending emotional support animals and list ways to incorporate into practice.


December 5, 2017

You're Too Fat! The Last Allowable prejudice in Medicine

Esther Freeman, PsyD - Associate Professor, OHSU

  • Explain the Impact that weight shaming and stigma in the medical community have on the health of those with high body weight.
  • Discuss ways that our attempts to help patients have a "healthy body weight" actually create iatrogenic problems.
  • Evaluate the research on success of weight loss methods and identify new ways of understanding and helping patients with body weight.
  • Describe the rationale behind the Healthy at Any Size movement.


December 19, 2017

Curbside Child Psychiatry Phone Consultation: Child Psychiatric ECHO Project and Oregon Psychiatric Assistance Line for Kids 

Keith Cheng, MD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director for OPAL-K, OHSU

Ajit Jetmalani,MD - Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU

  • Describe the history of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) created by Sanjeev Arora, M.D. as well as the four pillars of the Project ECHO.
  • Discuss how Project ECHO model was implemented in Child Psychiatry ECHO Clinic and its outcome in teaching primary care providers.
  • Describe how medical providers can utilize the services of OPAL –K to receive curbside child psychiatry consultation over the phone.


January 23, 2018

Catatonia in Medically Ill: Trends and Novel Approaches
Kamalika Roy, MBBS, MD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
  • Describe relationship between catatonia and non psychiatric disorders.
  • Discuss diagnostic thresholds of traditional tools for catatonia.
  • Discuss work up in context.
  • Describe current evidence for traditional treatment and premises of the need of alternative treatments.
  • Review alternative treatment agents.
  • Propose modified algorithm and future directions.

Grand Rounds Notification

We send out notifications a few days in advance of Grand Rounds. If you would like to receive these notifications, please fill out the form below.