Pediatric Chair's Friday For​um

Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum is designed to instill lifelong learning practices for participants and to further develop critical-thinking skills essential to the practice of medicine and translational science. This weekly, interactive session is facilitated by Department of Pediatrics faculty and residents, and is structured around rotating themes:

  • Week 1 - Clinical Reasoning
  • Week 2 - Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Week 3 - Morbidity & Mortality or Health Equity Rounds
  • Weeks 4 & 5 - Research in Progress or Ethics

Due to confidentiality of some topics, attendees must be OHSU employees.

Time: Fridays, 12 noon-1 p.m.

How to attend: Friday Forum is held in person in CDRC 3200. A Webex option is available (OHSU login required) for those who wish to watch sessions virtually. If you are an OHSU employee and would like to attend via Webex, please email Jessica Willhite to be added to the distribution list.

Upcoming Friday Forum Sessions

March 3, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

Microcephaly: How Starting Small Can Have a Big Impact

Facilitated by: Alison Chiang

Learning Objectives

• Define microcephaly and identify a patient with microcephaly
• Prioritize your differential of possible etiologies based on these definitions
• Connect patients to the subspecialists that will help optimize the health of these children

March 10, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine

Can You Have the Best of Both Worlds? A Cost Effective Case For Mitigating Behavioral Issues In a Integrative Pediatric Behavioral Health Model 

• Determine areas of significant health care costs pertaining to ADHD screening and management in pediatrics
• Identify the pros and cons of a DOCC vs EUC healthcare model

October 7, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning
Why Am I Pancytopenic?
Bill Chang, MD, PhD

October 14, 2022 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Factors Associated With Antibiotic Use for Children Hospitalized With Pneumonia
Morgan Goff, MD; Drew Groshong, MD; Boone Rhinehart, DO

October 21, 2022 | Morbidity & Mortality
It Ain't Easy Being Wheezy
Carlee Beckler & Kara Mossler

October 28, 2022 | Research in Progress
Platelets, Periods, & Poems
Kristina Haley

November 4, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning
Why Is This Child Having Seizures? Sometimes it Takes Everyone to Figure Out the Answer
Amit Mehta

November 11, 2022 | Ethics
Charting a Path Forward During Uncertain Times: How Can We Guide Families When Diagnosis and Prognosis Are Unclear?
Sara Taub

November 18, 2022 | Health Equity Rounds
Beyond Bias: Exploring the Impact of Economic and Social Determinants in a Medically Complex Case
Janani Rajkumar

December 2, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning
Led Down the Garden PATH-ology - Yet Again
Richard Cohen

December 9, 2022 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Social Determinants of Health and Pediatric Asthma: Childhood Asthma Incidence, Early and Persistent Wheeze, and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Factors
Kevin Kron, Jaclyn Bowker, Cambrynne DeJong

January 6, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning
Challenges in NF1 Gliomas
Matthew Miller

January 13, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Don't Let Roids Give You Rage
Erin Madison, Christina Daragan, Aditi Tiwari, Ashley Stone

January 20, 2023 | Health Equity Rounds
Can We Fire Patients? Exploring the Role of Implicit Bias in Punishment and Discipline
Jason Blanks

January 27, 2023 | Ethics
When Family-Centered is not Evidence-Based
Zina Stavitsky

February 3, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning
Obdurate Abdominal Pain in a Young Child
Abbie Bauer & Sara Hecht

February 10, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
A Weighty Topic: Looking at the AAP 2023 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity
Austen Yeager, Heidi VanCampen, Seva Khambadkone, Jonathan Junqua

February 17, 2023 | Morbidity & Mortality
Timely Treatment of Vaso-occlusive Episode in Sickle Cell Disease
Kim Vidmar & Clair Natsios

February 24, 2023 | Research in Progress
There...And Back Again: My Journey Towards Independence in Research
Mitzi Go

March 3, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning
Microcephaly: How Starting Small Can Have a Big Impact
Alison Chiang

March 10, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Can You Have the Best of Both Worlds? A Cost Effective Case for Mitigating Behavioral Issues in a Integrative Pediatric Behavioral Health Model 
Olivia Brasher, Dakota Crocker, Cristian Cruz

March 17, 2023 | Morbidity & Mortality
Ethan Canty, Rachael Mullin

March 24, 2023 | Ethics

April 7, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

April 14, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine 
Kaitlyn Simmons, Taryn Meacham, Alexandra Haigh, Joe Nathanson

April 21, 2023 | Health Equity Rounds
Mandy Wolf & Doris Valenzuela

May 5, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

May 12, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Alex Mechler-Hickson, Madeleine Duarte, Evan Ammerman

May 19, 2023 | Research in Progress

May 26, 2023 | Morbidity & Mortality
Anja, Tjaden & Meredith Haag

June 2, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

June 9, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Omar Tayh, Emily Rosenthal, Caroline Oldenberg

June 16, 2023 | Morbidity and Mortality
Karina Mehta

June 23, 2023 | Ethics

June 30, 2023 | Research in Progress