Grand Rounds


Program Chair: William H. Wilson, M.D.
Program Coordinator:  503-494-4818


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, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. 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 continuing medical education for the target audience. 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.

Grand Rounds Schedule

February 16, 2016

Senescent Changes, Nothing Acute - Unpacking Cerebral Atrophy in Dementia

Vimal Aga, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various patterns of cerebral atrophy in the dementias
  • Discuss how to order and interpret neuroimaging studies in the clinical work-up of dementia.
  • Describe the new OHSU MRI Dementia Protocol which will soon be available in Epic.


February 23, 2016

What Happens When Tina, Molly, and Spice Walk into a Clinic?

Leigh Anne Bressler, M.D., House Officer SOM, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a range of new substances abused in the community and their corresponding terminologies.
  • Explain which substances are prevalent and more commonly abused in Oregon.
  • Describe recognition of intoxication and withdrawal syndromes of select substances.
  • Discuss the therapeutic potential of particular substances of abuse.


March 1, 2016

Peer Support - Mitigating the Emotional Toll of Medical Errors

Jo Shapiro, M.D., Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the emotional impact of adverse events on clinicians
  • Recognize the effect this impact has on patient safety, quality and provider well-being
  • Identify the rationale for having a peer support program


March 15, 2016

Transgender Awareness in the Healthcare Environment - Part 1

Amy Penkin, LCSW, Program Coordinator, OHSU Transgender Health Program

Learning: Objectives

  • Identify and explain transgender related terminology
  • Identify gender identity/expression
  • Describe common risks and protective factors for the transgender community
  • Describe transgender issues across lifespan
  • Discuss how to be a transgender ally and understand gender transition
  • Identify the resources offered by the OHSU Transgender Health Program


March 22, 2016

Physical Health Perspective: Medical Transition for Transgender People - Part 2

Daniel D. Dugi, III, M.D., FACS, Assistant Professor, Urology, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify goals of gender transition.
  • Describe risks and benefits of medical/surgical transition
  • Explain guidelines for medical transition including readiness and eligibility
  • Demonstrate understanding of preparation and recovery expectations from gender confirmation surgery






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