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

Over the next four weeks we will be piloting a new format for Friday Forum to allow more time for us to explore the complexity of a single patient case. During this four-part series we will approach this case through various aspects of patient care: Research in Progress, Clinical Reasoning, Ethics, and Health Equity Rounds.

October 28, 2022 | Research in Progress

Platelets, Periods, & Poems

Facilitated by Kristina Haley
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Associate Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Learning Objectives

• Understand some key disparities in early identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorder
• Identify opportunities to bring art or story into medicine

November 4, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning

Why Is This Child Having Seizures? Sometimes It Takes Everyone to Figure Out the Answer

Facilitated by Amit Mehta
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology

November 11, 2022 | Ethics

November 18, 2022 | Health Equity Rounds

Facilitated by Janani Rajkumar 


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
Carlee Beckler & Kara Mossler

October 28, 2022 | Research in Progress

November 4, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning

November 11, 2022 | Ethics

November 18, 2022 | Health Equity Rounds
Janani Rajkumar & Aaron Davis

December 2, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning

December 9, 2022 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Kevin Kron, Jaclyn Bowker, Cambrynne DeJong

December 16, 2022 | Morbidity & Mortality
Joanna Odenthal

January 6, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

January 13, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Erin Madison, Christina Daragan, Aditi Tiwari, Ashley Stone

January 20, 2023 | Health Equity Rounds
Zina Stavitsky, Jason Blanks

January 27, 2023 | Ethics

February 3, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

February 10, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
Austen Yeager, Heidi VanCampen, Seva Khambadkone, Jonathan Junqua

February 17, 2023 | Morbidity & Mortality
Kim Vidmar & Clair Natsios

February 24, 2023 | Research in Progress

March 3, 2023 | Clinical Reasoning

March 10, 2023 | Evidence-Based Medicine
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