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.

June 11- Evidence-Based Medicine

To Tube or Not to Tube: Medical Vs. Surgical Management for Recurrent Acute Otitis Media 

Christine Dinh, M.D.,  Meredith Haag, M.D., M.P.H.,  Rachael Mullin, D.O., M.S. and Alex Foster, M.D., 

Learning objectives: 

  • There was no significant difference found between medical and surgical management for reduction of episodes of acute otitis media
  • There was no evidence of increased antibiotic resistance in the medical management group
June 18- Health Equity Rounds

Health Equity Rounds- Juneteenth: A Day of Reflection and Celebration

Kelsie Bond, Elizabeth Estrada, Amanda Johnson, Trisha Wong, Jaime Peterson and Allison Empey 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the history of Juneteenth through videos, discussion and reflection 
  •  Honor the contributions of Black health care leaders
  • Identifying individual goals for on-going service 
June 25- Research in Progress

Machine Learning Prediction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Outcomes

Lorne Walker M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Informatics and Clinical Informatics

Learning Objectives: 

  • To review a career path leading to research work in data science.
  • Review a machine learning model for clinical prediction
  • Discussion of how to select, design and approach a clinical predictive modeling project