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: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Friday Forum is currently held via Webex only. If you are an OHSU employee and would like to attend via Webex, please emailJessica Willhite to be added to the distribution list. 

October 1, 2021 | Clinical Reasoning

More Than Just a Red Eye

Facilitated by Michelle Noelck

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk through a challenging clinical case
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary discussion regarding diagnosis and management

October 8, 2021 | Evidence-Based Medicine

Racial Differences in Antibiotic Prescribing by Primary Care Pediatricians

Facilitated by Doris Valenzuela-Araujo, Lucia Covert, Zayna Bakizada

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in provider prescribing practices
  • Explore specific actions we can take to address provider biases

October 15, 2021 | Morbidity & Mortality

MIS-C: How to Safely Manage Evolving Treatment in an Inpatient Setting

Facilitated by Sarah Green and Michelle Noelck

• Discuss safety standards and communication in the setting of changing and varied guidelines for MIS-C
• Review pharmacy procedures for rarely given medications

October 22, 2021 | Research in Progress

What We Talk About When We Talk About “Ethics Research”: An Introduction to Ethics 

Facilitated by Tyler Tate

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider what makes “ethics” its own body of knowledge, warranting research
  • Learn about the two major distinctions in ethics: Normative Ethics (what you should do) vs Empirical Ethics (what people think about what people should do)
  • Review potential career paths for clinician-ethicists
  • Examine basic research processes and methodologies for doing Normative and Empirical ethics scholarship, with a focus on pediatric ethics

October 29, 2021 | Ethics

Decisional Capacity, Mature Minors, Total Pain, Boundaries, and Counter-Transference: What to do When Seemingly Every Ethical and Personal Complexity Arise in a Single Case

Facilitated by Bob Macauley

  • Identify the elements on informed consent
  • Identify situations where a patient under the age of 18 may make their own medical decisions
  • Learn how to navigate situations that challenge us both cognitively and emotionally

Content Warning: This session will discuss a patient who was the survivor of sexual assault. We recognize this topic may be triggering.

November 5, 2021 | Clinical Reasoning

An Interesting Case That Has Nothing to Do With Covid

Facilitated by Jared Austin

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the workup and management of a child with limp
  • Describe the history and pathophysiology of the final diagnosis

November 12, 2021 | Research in Progress

Improving the Patient and Caregiver BMT Experience: The Evolution of BMT Roadmap

Facilitated by Amanda Johnson

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline scope of mobile health and technology with specific focus on Hematology, Oncology, and BMT-related apps
  • Describe progression of BMT Roadmap over the past decade
  • Review pilot study of BMT Roadmap with results to date and introduce multi-site BMT Roadmap study.
  • Discuss fellow/trainee research experience with specific attention to experience with external mentorship

November 19, 2021 | Health Equity Rounds

Beyond the Hill: Addressing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Among Medically Complex Children

Facilitated by Robert McRae, Trisha Wong, Allison Empey, and Jaime Peterson

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of socioeconomic disparities in healthcare among medically complex patients  
  • Discuss avenues for optimizing equity among socioeconomically disadvantaged patients

November 26, 2021

No Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum

December 3, 2021 | Clinical Reasoning

A Sleepy Baby

Facilitated by Amanda Kim, Erin Madison, Kimberly Kripps, and Kelsey Richardson

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
  • List the initial work up of a lethargic neonate

December 10, 2021 | Evidence-Based Medicine

Autism and Interventions in Infancy

Facilitated by Aaron Davis, Andrea Chobrutskiy, and Blaire Mallahan

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and critically evaluate a single-blinded randomized control trial
  • Understand study results regarding early intervention

December 17, 2021 | Morbidity & Mortality

Exploring the Medication Reconciliation Process

Facilitated by Hannah Yerxa

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least one problem or pitfall of the current medication reconciliation process
  • Discuss at least one possible improvement to the medical reconciliation process or one solution to a current problem with the process

December 24, 2021

No Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum

December 31, 2021

No Pediatric Chair's Friday Forum

January 7, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning

When COVID is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Facilitated by Kathryn Felmet, Judy Guzman-Cottrill, Patrick Evers, Terry Kho, Sandra Iragorri

Learning Objectives

  • Review the pathophysiology of Covid disease as it pertains to cardiac/renal involvement
  • Understand the mechanism that leads to a dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Review some aspects of mineral bone disease as it pertains to myocardial morbidity

January 14, 2022 | Evidence-Based Medicine

Exploring the Utility of AAP Risk Criteria to Identify Serious Illness Associated with BRU

Facilitated by Omar Tayh, Kayla Erspamer, Jason Blanks

Learning Objectives

  • Overview the definition of a BRUEs and current BRUEs guidelines
  • Review a recent multi-center retrospective study on BRUE outcomes and associated risk factors
  • Discuss the utility of AAP BRUEs risk criteria in identifying high risk events
  • Discuss how to best use AAP BRUEs risk criteria to triage BRUWs in various settings

January 21, 2022 | Health Equity Rounds

Health Disparities & Gaps in Kindergarten Readiness

Facilitated by: Tate Correll, E. Hayes Bakken, Jaime Peterson

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the family, community and learning environments that promote school readiness for children
  • Describe the school readiness gap for children living in poverty as a result of long-standing system and institutional level racism
  • Describe two ideas to design a more equitable system

January 28, 2022 | Ethics

Facilitated by: Kelsey Richardson

February 4, 2022 | Clinical Reasoning

Facilitated by: Abbie Bauer