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

June 30, 2023 | Research in Progress

Facilitated by: Jaime Peterson

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
WAT To Do When It's Not Just Urosepsis
Ethan Canty, Rachael Mullin

March 24, 2023 | Ethics
When Prognosis is Uncertain, Who Decides?
Melissa Weddle

April 7, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning
An Adolescent Female with Graves' Disease: An Epic 3-Part Saga
Hayley Baines, Henry Lin, Lourdes Quintanilla-Dieck & Kim Vidmar 

April 14, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Are Black Girls Exhibiting Puberty Earlier? Examining Implications of Race-Based Guidelines
Kaitlyn Simmons, Taryn Meacham, Alexandra Haigh, Joe Nathanson

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

May 5, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis for Critical Asthma
Alex Mechler-Hickson, Madeleine Duarte, Evan Ammerman

May 12, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning
No Rash Decision
Catherine Caruso, Frances Chiang, Sabra Leitenberger, Dawn Nolt & Donna Kim

May 19, 2023 | Research in Progress
Chronic Pain Research Updates: Models of Prevention in Adolescents and Young Adults
Anna Wilson, Jacqueline O'Brien & Eleanor Battison

May 26, 2023 | Morbidity & Mortality
Diagnosing Strep Pharyngitis in General Pediatrics Clinic
Anja Tjaden & Meredith Haag

June 2, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning
When Short Stature Leads to Bigger Things
Pediatric Chiefs

June 9, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
To Hear or Not to Hear: Outcomes of an Early Childhood Hearing Screening Program in a Low-Income Setting
Caroline Oldenburg, Emily Rosenthal & Olivia Brasher

June 16, 2023 | Morbidity and Mortality
Karina Mehta

June 23, 2023 | Ethics

June 30, 2023 | Research in Progress
Jaime Peterson