Pediatric Chair's Friday For​um

Please note that Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum is available only via live-streaming and until further notice. For confidentiality, the live-streaming link is only accessible to OHSU employees. 

The Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum is a weekly interactive conference held October-June that is facilitated by faculty and residents. It is structured to have rotating themed-forums, with emphasis on various clinical and academic skills.

Time: Noon- 1 p.m.

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Week 1- Clinical Reasoning (10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5)
  • Week 2- Evidence-Based Medicine (10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12)
  • Week 3- Morbidity and Mortality (10/18, 11/22,12/20, 1/24, 2/21, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19)
  • Week 4- Research in Progress (10/25, 1/31, 5/22, 6/26)
  • Week 5- Ethics (9/27, 11/15, 2/28, 5/29)

Target Audience
Department of Pediatrics and School of Medicine faculty, community pediatricians, fellows, residents, and students are welcome to attend this weekly interactive session to enhance their critical thinking skills in give designated forums.

Course Objectives
Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum is designed to promote learning and participation in an academic setting. Its overall objectives are to instill life-long learning practices for participants and to further develop critical thinking skills essential to the practice of medicine and translational science.

Canceled- June 19, 2020 | Morbidity and Mortality  
To be rescheduled 

June 26, 2020 | Research in Progress Lightening Talks

Introduction of Complementary Foods for Children with Down Syndrome: Recommendations and Outcomes

Presented by Erin Cochran, MA, OTR/L, Instructor, IDD and Katherine Breithaupt, OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, IDD

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of feeding difficulties for young children with Down Syndrome. 
  • Participants will understand that there are limited recommendations for families and PCPs of children with Down Syndrome. 

Identification of a Whole Blood Signature for Venous Thromboembolism

Presented by Marie Hogan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the burden of venous thromboembolism in both adult and pediatric populations. 
  • Understand the approach to defining a disease signature. 
  • Understand the roles of specific hematopoietic cell types in venous thromoembolsim. 

Transgender Health Research InitiatiVE (THRIVE): Identifying Risk and Resilience Factors Among Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Presented by Danielle Moyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, IDD

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce the multidisciplinary THRIVE research team. 
  • Describe the risk and resilience project and expected outcomes.

What Breaks the Preterm Brain?

Presented by Artur Riddle, MD, PhD, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the major driver of vulnerability to brain injury in preterm infants. 
  • Define a mechanism by which "mild" brain injury may impact long-term neurodevelopment.