Grand Rounds


Program Chair: William H. Wilson, M.D.
Program Coordinator: p 503 494-8205


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

December 2, 2014

Topic:  "Doin' the Community Waltz: A Saging, Raging, and Aging Trip from Walt Whitman to Walter White (with visits to Walt Kelly and Walter Cronkite along the way)

David Pollack, M.D., Professor Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify several key developments in the evolution of community/public psychiatry since the inception of the community mental health era in the U.S., especially those that are most relevant for the future;
  • Participants will be able to recognize areas of health care in which psychiatric practice that community/public psychiatrists (and other behavioral health providers) can and should be participating and leading.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate effective methods for taking care of themselves while continuing to be effective in their professional roles.
  • Participants will be familiar with and encouraged to learn more about teaching methods that are evidence-based and effective alternatives to traditional lectures, involving interactive and smaller group discussion formats.
  • Participants will consider more active involvement in trying to prevent global warming and other major environmental hazards and catastrophes, recognizing that this represents a major public mental health intervention.


December 16, 2014

Topic:  "Healing Hurt People Portland:  A Trauma-Informed Approach to Addressing the Disease of Violence"

Alisha Moreland, M.D., Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Dr. Lori Morgan, Trauma Surgeon, Chief Administrative Officer at Legacy Emanuel and Vice President of Legacy Medical Center

Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis, Chief Medical Officer at Cascadia Beahvioral Healthcare, Inc.

Josh Lathan, Peer Intervention Specialist, QMHA, Healing Hurt People Portland

Cheryl Johnson, Manager, M.Ed., QMHA, Healing Hurt People Portland


Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the impact that the peer mentorship model has on breaking the cycle of violence
  • Explore Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Explore the effectiveness of breaking the cycle of violence through coordinated community partnerships


January 6, 2015

Topic:  "Medical Marriages, Part Two:  Case Presentations"

Jack Crossen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:



January 20, 2015

Topic:  "Hashimoto's Encephalitis or Autoimmune Encephalopathy Presenting with Psychosis in a Child"

Dr. Rebecca Marshall, MD MPH, Fellow, Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Dr. Kyle Johnson, Associate Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendee will understand the epidemiology of pediatric autoimmune encephalopathy
  • Attendee will understand the differential diagnosis for psychosis in school age child
  • Attendee will be able to identify the appropriate diagnostic workup for psychosis in a school age child
  • Attendee will understand treatment options for autoimmune encephalopathy in a child


January 27, 2015

Topic:  "Understanding Social Security Disability and the Role of the Treating Provider"

Cheryl Coon, JD, LLM Managing Attorney, Social Security Disability Section
Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton

Sara Walker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize key stages of the social security disability process and the timelines involved;
  • Identify patients who qualify under federal regulations for social security disability benefits;
  • Distinguish between patients who qualify for disability benefits from those who are unlikely to be found eligible;
  • Utilize that understanding to guide patients to vocational rehabilitation when they are unlikely to be approved for disability;
  • Apply an understanding of the critical role of medical evidence in the evaluation of disability claims to future charting for patients deemed to be likely to seek disability benefits




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