Pediatric Chair's Friday For​um

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.

  • Week 1- Clinical Reasoning (10/2, 11/6, 12/11, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4)
  • Week 2- Evidence-Based Medicine (10/9, 11/13, 12/4, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11)
  • Week 3- Morbidity and Mortality (10/16, 12/18, 1/22, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18)
  • Week 4- Research in Progress (10/23, 11/20, 2/26, 6/25)
  • Week 5- Ethics (9/30, 1/29, 4/23)

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.

December 4- Evidence-Based Medicine

Neonatal Hypoglycemia- When Should we Treat It?

Presented by Lori Morgan, PGY-2 Pediatrics, Jason Blanks, PGY-1 Pediatrics, and Joanna Odenthal, PGY-1  Pediatrics 

Learning Objectives: 

  • How do we define neonatal hypoglycemia?
  • What are harmful outcomes of not treating appropriately?

Article- Lower Versus Traditional Treatment Threshold  for Neonatal  Hypoglycemia 

December 11- Clinical Reasoning

Bogus No More

Presented by Sandra Iragorri, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics,  Hailey Baines, Katie Zuckerman and Casey Seideman

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore whether autism can present as ritualistic drinking behavior
  • Understand the requirements of a water deprivation test
  • Interpret the results of a water deprivation test
  • Organize a differential diagnosis of polydipsia-polyuria
December 18- Morbidity and Mortality

Presented by Will Wurster

December 25- No Friday Forum- Holiday Break
January 1- No Friday Forum- Holiday Break
January 8- Clinical Reasoning

Presented by Richard Cohen

January 15-Evidence-Based Medicine

Presented by Tate Correll, Zina Stavitsky, Doris Valenzuela-Araujo

January 22- Morbidity and Mortality

Presented by Oresta Rule

January 29- Ethics
February 5- Clinical Reasoning

Presented by Tyler Yates

February 12- Evidence-Based Medicine

Presented by Frances Chiang, Mandy Wolf, and Olivia Bagot

February 19-Morbidity and Mortality

Presented by Kelsey Ige

February 26- Research in Progress
March 5- Clinical Reasoning

Presented by Matthew Miller

March 12- Evidence-Based Medicine

Presented by Adrian Banerji, Jo Galindo, Janani Rajkumar, and Paul Mitchell

March 19- Morbidity and Mortality
October 2- Clinical Reasoning

A Fidgety Child: An Unexpected Cause of Movement Disorder

Presented by Jenny Wilson, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify movement disorders
  • Understand the potential etiologies of chorea
October 9- Evidence-Based Medicine

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Presented by Mackenzie Deane, M.D., Kara Mossler, M.D., Karina Mehta, M.D., M.P.H., and Jenny Wilson, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the finding that maternal cannabis use is associated with increased incidence of autism spectrum disorder in offspring
  • Discuss how this finding may impact clinical care

Maternal Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and Child Neurodevelopmental Outcomes 

October 16- Morbidity and Mortality

Infant with Abnormal Movements 

Presented by Pat Hogan, M.D., and Sarah Green, M.D.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss how to distinguish normal from abnormal infant movements, and when to refer for further evaluation.
  • Review infantile spasms and what every pediatrician should know about screening for this diagnosis (and how to avoid delays in diagnosis and treatment).
  • Discuss the role of physical therapy and other non-physician providers in developmental surveillance and catching "red flags" and must-not-miss diagnoses. 
  • How to maximize communication between PCPs, specialists, and physical therapy/other providers. 
October 23- Research in Progress

Listening to Your Gut: the IMPact of the RNA Binding Protein IMP1 on Cellular Communication in the GI Tract 

Presented by Sarah F. Andres, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how RNA binding proteins can have dramatic effects on cellular responses and physiology 
  • Compare effects of IMP1 manipulation in the setting of cancer vs "normal" , non-transformed tissue

Research in Progress 

Presented by Henry Lin, M.D.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review potential etiologies of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Discuss possible role of diet on PSC pathophysiology 
October 30- Ethics

When an Eating Disorder Becomes a Terminal Illness: Ethical Considerations in the Care of an Adolescent with AFRID

Presented by Sara Taub, Melissa Weddle, Tom Valvano and Jessica Serrano

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore patient decision-making in eating disorder treatment. 
  • Discuss whether compulsory treatment of eating disorders is ever indicated. 
  • Consider how eating disorder treatment differs from treatment of other chronic medical and psychiatric conditions. 
  • Discuss whether a patient with an eating disorder can forego life-sustaining treatment and shift to exclusive comfort care at end of life. 
November 6- Clinical Reasoning

When an Atypical Presentation is Typical 

Presented by Kelsey Richardson, M.D.

  • Review an interesting clinical case
  • Discuss how to think through a complex and atypical presentation with multiple consultants
  • Create a differential diagnosis at various points and evaluate how the differential challenges based on the clinical information available 
November 13- Evidence-Based Medicine

Eczema Care Plans: Standardizing Communication about Eczema Treatment

Presented by Mac Garrett, Claire Natsios, Kim Vidmar, and Amit Mehta 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe what is included in an eczema care plan
  • Consider how implementation of eczema care plans affects provider behaviors
  • Assess whether an eczema care plan can improve patient-centered outcomes 

A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Eczema Care Plan

November 20- Research in Progress

Affordability, Access and Alternative Reimbursement: Hight Cost Hematology-Oncology Therapies

Presented by Patrick DeMartino, M.D., Fellow, Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Learning Objectives:

  • Contrast value and affordability 
  • Explore the utilization and financing of newly approved cancer drugs
  • Consider proposals to improve affordability without changing price

Genotype VS. Phenotype: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining the Incidence of Genetic Variants in Patients with Qualitative Platelet Disorders

Presented by Kristina Haley, D.O., M.C.R., Director, The Hemophilia Center, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of genetic testing in diagnosing platelet disorders
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration across different departments at OHSU