Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is the premiere OHSU Department of Pediatrics didactic offering for trainees, clinicians, researchers, and community providers.

Our mission is equip attendees to provide the best care for children by fostering curiosity and discussion surrounding complex concepts related to children’s health.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Pediatric Grand Rounds will be held via WebEx and livestream until further notice. Beginning April 7, some of our Grand Rounds will be in person (with virtual Livestream viewing option), while others will remain virtual. Please refer to weekly invites for information on how to view each session. Please note that for in-person sessions, Pediatric Grand Rounds attendees must be fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to the event start time. By attending Pediatric Grand Rounds, the attendee agrees to be in compliance at the time of the event.

Time: Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.

How to attend: Please refer to weekly emails for viewing option. All Pediatric Grand Rounds will continue to be available via Webex or Livestream

To receive CME credit: Please complete the evaluation sent out after the session. If you are not on our mailing list and would like CME credit for sessions you attend via WebEx or livestream, please email Jessica Willhite.

Recordings of previous sessions: Recordings can be accessed via Echo 360 at: (note: please use this exact URL if sharing the link; the URL will change once opened in a web browser).

September 2, 2021

Physicians, Epidemics, and Burnout: Lessons on Professionalism from Ancient Greece

Presented by Nathan Selden, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Neurological Surgery, OHSU, and Nigel Nicholson, PhD, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Classics, Reed College

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to describe the impact of the Plague of Athens in 429 BCE, as chronicled by Thucydides, in the development of the medical rhetoric of the physician-patient relationship.
  • Participants will be able to list the ways in which the ancient rhetoric of the disembodied physician has affected the wellness of physicians through to the present day.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these ancient rhetorical challenges to physician health and wellness and to list ways in which physicians can respond to counter burnout.

September 9, 2021

Care of Children and Families Affected by Parental Substance Use: Integrating Care to Keep Families Together 

Presented by Kea Parker, MD, IBCLC, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe Project Nurture as a wholistic approach to prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric care for families affected by substance use disorder 
  • Describe how we support families engaged with the Department of Human Services (DHS)

September 16, 2021

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 23, 2021

Optimal Outcomes in PICU Survivors: What’s Neuropsychology Got to Do with It?

Presented by Trevor A. Hall, PsyD, ABPdN, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care & Neurotrauma Recovery ProgramInstitute on Development & Disability

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about the current standard of care for post-PICU follow-up and how things have changed over the past few years
  • Acquire an understanding on the importance of assessing and addressing neuropsychological variables for PICU survivors in order to optimize recovery
  • Gain knowledge about advancements made in cognitive outcomes research following a PICU admission

September 30, 2021

Growth Failure and Cachexia in Chronic Disease

Presented by Daniel Marks, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  •  Understand sickness behaviors and altered metabolism in chronic childhood disease
  • Describe the role of the brain in mediating sickness behaviors, growth failure, and cachexia in chronic disease
  • Learn about new therapies in development for treatment of growth failure and cachexia in chronic disease

October 7, 2021

Sexual and Gender Minority Education

Presented by Jennifer Huang, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • Utilize appropriate terminology to describe LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Understand the social determinants of health specific to the LGBTQ+ community

October 14, 2021

You and Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice

Presented by Larry S. Sherman, PhD, Professor, Division of Neuroscience,  OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the physiological consequences of living in a racist society
  • Understand how our brains react to people who do not look like us
  • Understand how familiarity impacts fear responses to people who do not look like us 

October 21, 2021

Post-Covid Complications in Pediatrics

Presented by

Monique Bohun, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Felicity Case, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Trevor Hall, PsyD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Henry Lin, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Carol MacArthur, MD, Professor, Otolaryngology
Louise Vaz, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Mandie Wiebers Jensen, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Cydni Williams, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review epidemiology and data for long COVID in pediatrics
  • Discuss the various clinical manifestations
  • Explore management strategies for treatment 
  • Discuss the impact of long COVID on children 

October 28, 2021

Ethan & James: The Story of Trauma Informed Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Presented by

April Castaldi, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, Assistant Nurse Manager 12A NICU, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Sasha Ondusko, MD, Fellow, Pediatrics, OHSU
Janani Rajkumar, MD, Resident, Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • List two personal, emotional, and/or situational factors that contribute to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic birth experience
  • Describe at least one new initiative that was implemented as a result of the presenter's post traumatic growth (PTG) journey and how this can be applied to your own work setting

November 4, 2021

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

November 11, 2021

Successes and Challenges in Global Efforts to Reduce TB and HIV-Associated Pediatric Morbidity & Mortality 

Presented by Christina Lancioni, MC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review current global epidemiology of pediatric TB & HIV infection
  • Discuss emerging literature on increased vulnerability of HIV-exposed-uninfected infants to poor outcomes
  • Provide updates on new tools and research priorities to improve outcomes among children exposed to HIV and TB

November 18, 2021 | Rosenfeld Lecture

The Pandemic of the Unequal: On Racism, Inequity, and Child Health

Presented by Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAACP, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Pediatrician and Child Health Advocate

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the connections between structural racism and child health as evidenced through the impacts of the pandemic and vaccine rollout
  • Learn strategies to advance racial equity, anti-racism, and healing

November 25, 2021

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

December 2, 2021 | Cazden Lecture

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Complications in Children 

Presented by Jane Newburger, MD, MPH, Commonwealth Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital

Learning Objectives: 

  • To understand manifestations of MIS-C
  • To learn the best treatments for MIS-C
  • To learn about the epidemiology and manifestations of COVID-19 vaccine-associated myocarditis

December 9, 2021

Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Tackling Common Feeding Concerns in Primary Care

Presented by Amber Wright, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, Institute on Development and Disability, Pediatrics

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify diagnostic criteria for Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD; R63.31/R63.32)
  • Differentiate between potential causes and apply individualized management strategies for PFD
  • Consider opportunities for advocacy and research related to PFD

December 16, 2021

Clinical Forecast: The Future of Predictive Modeling in Pediatrics

Presented by Lorne Walker, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the growing role of predictive modeling and machine learning in clinical medicine
  • Review examples of the use of predictive modeling to solve problems in pediatrics
  • Describe the limitations and pitfalls associated with the use of predictive modeling in healthcare

December 23, 2021

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

December 30, 2021

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

January 6, 2022

Bleeding Disorders in Individuals with the Potential to Menstruate: Symptoms and Impact

Presented by Kristina Haley, DO, Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives

  • Describe type of symptoms that women and girls with bleeding disorders experience
  • Explain how bleeding disorders can impact quality of life and activities of daily living
  • Identify opportunities to screen for bleeding disorders and heavy menstrual bleeding in your practice

January 13, 2022

Supporting Interdisciplinary Research in Pediatrics with Preterm NICU Infants: A Team Effort

Presented by:

Sage N. Saxton, PsyD, Professor Pediatrics, Division of Psychology, OHSU
Suzanne Duvall, PhD ABPP-CN, Associate Professor Pediatrics & Psychiatry, Division of Psychology, OHSU
Patricia Blasco, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Special Education, OHSU
Kristi Atkins, EdD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Speech-Language Pathology, OHSU
Jill Dolata, PhD, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Speech-Language Pathology, OHSU

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC) referral, evaluation, and feedback process including imbedded clinical research
  • To summarize known neurodevelopmental outcomes for preterm from infancy to adulthood
  • To discuss the implications of findings from this clinical research group related to executive function and neurodevelopment in children born preterm
  • To address factors that impact outcomes including the importance of early identification

January 20, 2022

Neurons and Electrons: Human Cortical Mapping and Brain-Computer Interface Research at OHSU 

Presented by: Kelly L. Collins, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, OHSU

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize several existing and emerging applications for brain-computer interfaces
  • Recognize cortical mapping, brain-computer interface, and electrode development work ongoing at OHSU

January 27, 2022

Pediatric Obesity Care: Guidelines, Programming, and Your Next Steps

Presented by:

Kimberly Reynolds, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU
Marcy Hager, MA, Director of Clinical Integration and Evidence-Based Practice, OHSU

Learning Objectives

• Describe when and where to find the OHSU obesity management guidelines
• Describe the key domains and themes within the pediatric portions of the guidelines
• Make appropriate referrals to obesity-related clinics at OHSU
• Describe various intervention options at OHSU to families

February 3, 2022

CGRP: Past, Present and a Future for Pediatric Migraine

Presented by: Kaitlin Greene, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Director of Child and Adolescent Headache

Learning Objectives

• Review the epidemiology of migraine and associated disability and limitations of current treatments
• Recognize migraine as a complex neurobiological disorder and understand that CGRP (calcitonin related peptide) plays a role in this process
• Be familiar with new migraine treatments targeting CGRP

February 10, 2022

Pediatric DVT: Updates and New Therapeutic Strategies

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

Learning Objectives

  • Review the pathophysiology and symptoms of pediatric deep vein thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Understand therapeutic rationale and approaches including classic paradigms and recent changes

February 17, 2022 | Wert Lecture

STAT Cleanup on Aisle 9: Recognition and Treatment of Primary Immune Dysregulatory Disorders

Presented by

Jennifer W. Leiding, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Attending Physician, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize clinical manifestations of inborn errors of stat proteins
  • Discuss treatment of primary immunodysregulatory diseases

February 24 | Perko Lecture

Promoting Resilience in Patients and Families Facing Serious Pediatric Illness

Presented by:

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA, Associate Professor of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, Palliative Care and Resilience Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Director, Pediatrics, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington
Director, Survivorship and Outcomes Research, Seattle Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the lifelong facilitators and barriers that are faced by a child with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs throughout their development and adulthood
  • Participants will be able to describe the goals and activities of the CDRC Early Access AT Clinic
  • Participants will be able to use a symbol-based Patient Decision Aid, as well as videos about telehealth appointments, with patients with complex communication needs

March 3 | Annie Terry Lecture

Pediatric Resuscitation: 2020 and Beyond

Presented by

Alexis Topjian, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to describe updates to American Heart Association 2020 Pediatrics Basic and Advanced Life Support Guidelines
  • Describe key components of CPR and post cardiac arrest care that can improve outcomes

March 10

Clinical Efforts for Children with Complex Communication Needs - 50 Years of Support From the UCEDD

Presented by

Janice Staehely, OHSU UCEDD Self-Advocate
Kristi Atkins, EdD, CCC-Sp, OHSU Associate Professor of Pediatrics and CDRC Speech-Language Pathologist
Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD, CCC-Sp, OHSU Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering & Otolaryngology, Director of the REKNEW research projects, co-director of the OHSU UCEDD

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the lifelong facilitators and barriers that are faced by a child with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs throughout their development and adulthood
  • Participants will be able to describe the goals and activities of the CDRC Early Access AT Clinic
  • Participants will be able to use a symbol-based Patient Decision Aid, as well as videos about telehealth appointments, with patients with complex communication needs

March 17 | Annie Terry Lecture

Where Are We On The Equity Journey?

Presented by

Benjamin Danielson, MD, Clinical Professor, University of Washington

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the past and present influences of racism and related harms on health and wellness
  • Gain awareness of challenges to promoting equity in healthcare
  • Build a stronger commitment and develop some strategies for advancing equity

March 24

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

March 31

Pediatric Audiology Consult

Presented by

Kristy Knight, MS, Associate Professor, Pediatric Audiology
Heather Durham, AuD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Audiology

Learning Objectives

  • Review newborn hearing screening outcomes and etiologies of congenital hearing loss
  • Discuss indication for hearing screening and audiology referrals for children
  • Review methods of assessing hearing in infants and children and intervention options.

April 7 | Bilderback Lecture

Leading Child Health Forward Through Crisis and Conflict

Presented by

Mark Del Monte, JD, American Academy of Pediatrics, CEO/Executive Vice President

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the most pressing issues impacting child health today
  • To describe the important role of pediatricians advocating for children and families

April 14 | Neerhout Lecture

From Individual Patients to the WHO Global Initiative for Children With Cancer, and Back Again: Impact of Research, Education, and Technology

Presented by

Scott Howard, MD, MSc, University of Tennessee

Learning Objectives

  • Contrast the causes of preventable treatment failure for children with cancer in low-middle and high-income country
  • Identify practical interventions to reduce toxic death and relapse in all countries
  • Consider the role of health systems and global organizations to improve care and outcomes for children with cancer

April 21 | Lipman Lecture

Double Jeopardy of Malnutrition in Pregnancy

Presented by

Mark Manary, MD, Helene Roberson Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the consequences of malnutrition in pregnancy on mother and baby
  • Multiplicity of approaches to address malnutrition in pregnancy

April 28 | Annie Terry Visiting Professorship

Coaching: Helping Learners Build Clinical Skills and Develop a Sense of Belonging

Presented by

Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Chair of Education, Pediatrics
Assistant Dean of GME
Stanford School of Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of coaching
  • Recognize how common coaching is
  • Review key literature relevant to coaching in medicine
  • Discuss best practices for coaching

May 5

Essay on Leukemia Care

Presented by

Bill Chang, MD, PhD
Marsha & Richard Sr Family Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Department of Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning Objectives

  • Know the major advancements for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Know the long term treatment for ALL

May 12 | Russman Lecture

Protecting the Newborn Brain: A 20th Century View

Presented by

Donna M Ferriero, MD, MS
Distinguished Professor
Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the varied pre-clinical and clinical interventions for pre-term and term brain injuries
  • Explain brain focused care of the fragile newborn

Fellow Research Presentations

Cognitive Outcomes for PICU Survivors: The Impact of Sedation and Analgesia

Presented by

Kurt Drury, MD, Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Understand the nature of neurocognitive morbidities for pediatric critical care survivors
  • Explore the long-term impact of sedation and analgesia on post-discharge cognitive outcomes
  • Discuss future research and next steps for improving neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric critical care survivor

BMT Roadmap 2.0: A Multi-Site Mobile Randomized Controlled Trial for BMT Caregivers

Presented by

Amanda Johnson, MD, Fellow, Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Learning Objectives

  • Review the historical gap in caregiver support and opportunity to support BMT caregivers via a mobile health platform
  • Review evolution of BMT Roadmap and hypotheses if current trial
  • Review results of current trial to date and future directions for BMT Roadmap

Fluid Practices and Characterizing Fluid Creep and Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Presented by

Matthew Hudkins, MD, Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Understand fluid practices in the PICU after cardiac surgery
  • Learn to define Fluid Creep and understand excess fluid administration and its association with outcomes

The Very Low Birthweight Infant Rural Urban Disparity

Presented by

Sasha Ondusko, MD, Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Compare how rurality can differentially impact the care patterns for the very low birthweight population
  • Summarize two risk factors that may contribute to the rural disparity for very low birthweight infants

Computed Tomograpghy-Derived Body Composition and Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology Patients

Presented by

Sashi Goteti, MD, Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Briefly discuss the effects of sarcopenia on adult oncology patients and why it is relevant to pediatrics
  • Discuss the challenges in accurately measuring pediatric body composition
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of using segmentation software to derive body composition in pediatric patients
  • Review the effects of change in skeletal muscle mass during chemotherapy on clinical outcomes in pediatric patients
June 24, 2021

Congenital Syphilis in Oregon

Presented by Tim Menza, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, OHA HIV/STD/TB Program Assistant, Professor, ID Division, OHSU, and Judy A. Guzman-Cottrill, D.O., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • Know the epidemiologic trends in congenital syphilis in Oregon
  • Understand how social determinants of health influence congenital syphilis outcomes 
June 17, 2021

Beyond "Born in the Wrong Body": Challenging our Biases to Provide Inclusive Gender Affirming Care 

Danielle Moyer, Ph.D., Assistant Profesor of Pediatric Psychology, Jess Guerriero, M.A., M.S.W., Intake and Referral Specialist, Transgender Health Program, and Kara Connelly, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define the care needs of Nonbinary youth 
  • List various pathways for affirming gender
  • Define shared decision making and apply to case review
  • Identify the impact of law and policy in affirming care
June 10, 2021

Accelerating Possibilities for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine and the Health Professions

Presented by Erik Brodt, M.D., Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Director NW Native American Center of Excellence

Learning Objectives: 

  • Appreciate the national trends for American Indians and Alaska Natives in medical education
  • Understand growing efforts at OHSU to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives in both medicine and health professions 
May 27, 2021 | Braner Lecture

Community Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence

Presented by Charles Branas, Ph.D., Gelman Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the state of the science in terms of community-based strategies to reduce gun violence
  • Understand the breadth of opportunities available to reduce gun violence
May 13, 2021 | Fellow Lecture

Molecularly Targeted Treatments in Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma 

Presented by Florence Choo, M.D., Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, Department of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review the background of spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma (ssRMS) and need for developing new treatments
  • Discuss efficacy of mTOR and MAPK targeted treatments in a patient derived ssRMS cell model

New Hematology-Oncology Therapies

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

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore what impacts the affordability of a therapy
  • Consider the budget impact of a gene therapy for sickle cell disease

Recognizing PARDS: A Mixed-Methods Implementation Study of the PALICC Consensus Recommendations Statements

Presented by Avi Kopstick, M.D., Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how providers in a tertiary PICU Implementation the latest pediatric acute respiratory distress (pARDS) guidelines
  • Suggest potential revisions to the definition of pARDS in order to improve recognition and adherence to best practices

Assessing Pediatric Resident Neonatal Delivery Room Management Using an Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) Tool

Presented by Catherine Caruso, D.O., Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow,  Department of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define entrustable professional activities (EPA)
  • Consider how you might apply an EPA framework to assessing trainee competency in your field
May 6, 2021 | Perko Lecture

Adolescents and Young Adults Facing Illness and Loss: Finding Meaning, Focusing on Hope

Presented by Barbara Jones, Ph.D., M.S.W., F.N.A.P., Associate Dean for Health Affairs  University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Josleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor of Social Work Co-Director, Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice Steve Hicks School of Social Work ,Chair, Department of Health Social Work Associate Director of Social Sciences and Community Based Research, Livestrong Cancer Institutes  Professor of Oncology, Population Health, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Dell Medical School

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe losses experienced by adolescents and young adults (AYA) facing illness
  • Review key psychosocial issues for adolescents and young adults
  • Understand the core competencies of interprofessional collaborative care
  • Identify ways to support AYAs, the families, and ourselves
April 29, 2021

Navigating Care of Children and Adolescents with Differences in Sex Development: Doernbecher Sex Development Program

Presented by Hayley Baines, MD, MCR, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Kara Connelly, MD, MCR, Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Cori Feist, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Brian Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neonatology, Danielle Moyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Psychology, and Casey Seideman, MD, Assistant Professor, Urology 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe approach to differential diagnosis and initial evaluation of infants and children with atypical genitalia
  • Review shared decision making model for care of children with differences in sex development (DSD)
  • Differentiate key components of ethical and legal considerations impacting care of children and adolescents with DSDs
  • Identify who and how to contact the Doernbecher Sex Development Program team for care and consultation 
April 22, 2021

Restoring Healthy Sleep to Accelerate Recovery: Emerging Data from the Pediatric Critical Care and Neurotrauma Recovery Program 

Presented by Cydni N. Williams, M.D., M.C.R., OHSU, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Director, Pediatric Critical Care and Neurotrauma Recovery Program 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about the neurobiology of sleep in brain injury and repair
  • Learn about the impact of sleep disturbances on Post-Intensive Care Syndrome morbidities 
April 15, 2021 | Bilderback Lecture and Awards

Meeting the Moment: Achieving Optimal Health for All Children 

Presented by Sara Goza, M.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the audience of current AAP organizational priorities
  • Communicate strategies to engage members in advocacy activities and initiatives
  • Discuss current legislative issues impacting pediatrics and child health
April 8, 2021

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: The Role of the Pediatrician 

Presented by Nicole Cirino, M.D., C.S.T., I.F., Reproductive Psychiatrist, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and OB/GYN, Division Chief, Women's Mental Health and Wellness, Director, Perinatal Mental Health Program, Co-Director, Menopause and Sexual Medicine Program, Center for Women's Health, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe etiology, diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Understand how to assess lactation safety and risk benefit ratio of psychotropic medication
  • List three ways a pediatrician may support the mother whom has been diagnosed with a PMAD
April 1, 2021

Does Disrupted Brain Maturation in Congenital Heart Disease Originate in the Fetus?

Presented by Stephen A. Back, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Pediatric Neuroscience Research, Clyde and Elda Munson Professor of Pediatrics 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define the fetal origins of neurodevelopmental disabilities arising from congenital heart disease
  • Define the role of fetal hypoxemia in the diffuse disturbances in brain maturation associated with congenital heart disease
  • Review current potential therapies to reduce the impact of fetal hypoxemia on disrupted brain maturation in congenital heart disease 
March 18, 2021

The Use of SMART Technology for the Diagnosis and Treatment for Pediatric Cancer

Presented by Ramon Francisco Barajas Jr., M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section, Advanced Imaging Research Center, Knight Cancer Research Institute, Translational Oncology Research Program and Dexing Zeng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Director of Organic Chemistry, Center for Radiochemistry Research 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the types and applications of commonly used medical radiation
  • Define the role imaging plays in cancer therapy
  • Describe the rational of Radiotheranostics
  • Discuss the current clinical applications and limitations of systemic radionuclide therapy
March 11, 2021

Recognizing and Treating Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia Syndrome to Improve Outcomes...Without a Biomarker

Presented by Mark Gorman, M.D., Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital

Learning Objectives: 

  • To learn clinical features which help differentiate opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome (OMAS) from acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA)
  • To be able to select the most sensitive tests to detect neuroblastoma in setting of OMAS
  • To be aware of current approaches to identifying an autoantibody biomarker in OMAS
  • To appreciate current treatment approaches and potential impact on outcomes in OMAS
March 4, 2021

Supported Decision-Making: Why It's Important to You and the People you Care for 

Presented by Sharon Lewis, B.F.A., Principal, Health Management Associates, formerly U.S. Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding the concept of Supported Decision-Making a process to implement self-determination and informed choice
  • Learning how Supported Decision-Making is evolving as an alternative to guardianship
  • Reviewing practical applications and examples of Supported Decision-Making for people with disabilities and their families 
February 25, 2021

From Bedside to Bench (and Back?): Considerations in Measurement of ASD-Related Phenotypes

Presented by Somer L. Bishop, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand challenges in differential diagnosis of ASD and other disorders associated with social impairment 
  • Identify different "types" of social-communication impairments and understand limitations of currently available measures of social functioning
  • Understand potential utility of developmental phenotypes for stratification within ASD and NDDs
February 18, 2021

Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?

Presented by Antwon Chavis, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review and explore Oregon history, detailing historical examples of Black exclusion and discrimination that have occurred since its founding
  • Create a connection between the historical timeline of racial identity and power, and present day socioeconomic health disparities and social inequity that still exist
  • Review community organizations that are working to eliminate racial discrimination and disparities to enhance the quality of life for Black Oregonians 
February 11, 2021 | Lipman Lecture

Towards a New TB Vaccine Strategy for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Presented by Mark Hatherill, M.D., Professor and Director of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, University of Cape Town

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the rationale for pre- and post- exposure vaccination strategies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Understand the differences between candidate TB vaccines that may be suitable for use in infants, children and adolescents 
February 4, 2021

Technology and Type 1 Diabetes: Has the Brave New World Arrived?

Presented by Ines Guttmann-Bauman, M.D., M.C.R., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss diabetes device technology and its impact on clinical outcomes in Type 1 diabetes
  • Discuss the impact of telemedicine and other digital health tools on healthcare delivery in Type 1 diabetes 
January 28, 2021

The Respiratory Implications of Neuromuscular Disease: Identification, Management, and Future Directions

Presented by Courtney Gushue, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients who may have respiratory muscle weakness
  • Describe the ways in which neuromuscular disease can affect the respiratory system
  • Contrast the respiratory anatomy and physiology in this population to those unaffected by weakness
  • Understand the general pulmonary management principles applied to this population
  • Appreciate the evolving disease phenotypes with advances in care
  • Recognize when to consult with or refer to additional subspecialty teams
January 21, 2021

Racism in Oregon's Health Care System: Experiences of Families of Black and Latino Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs 

Presented by Alison Martin, Ph.D., Claudia Bisso-Fetzer, Ph.D., M.A., Central Oregon Community College, Sheryl Gallarde-Kim, MSc, Oregon Center for Children Youth with Special Health Needs, Charles Smith, M.S.W., Charles Smith & Associates

Learning Objectives: 

The Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCSYHN) collaborated with the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon and the Latino Community Association to conduct a study using a participatory needs assessment approach. One of the key findings was that families of Black and Latino children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) experience racism in health care settings.

  • Discuss these findings in relations to Jones' (2000, 2003) levels of racism framework
  • Apply learnings to two practice scenarios
January 14, 2021

When the Plumbing is Fixed but the Tap Runs Dry: Mechanisms of Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease

Presented by Lars Grosse-Wortmann, M.D., FRCPSC, Division Head, Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, OHSU 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To understand the pathophysiology of heart failure in patients with congenital hear disease
  • To learn how we can examine myocardial tissue non-invasively 
  • To hear about current and future therapies to lessen myocardial fibrosis 
January 7, 2021

Does Early or Preventative Treatment of Epilepsy Rescue Development?

Presented by Juuriaan M. Peters, M.D., Ph.D.,  Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To gain insight in the developmental impact of uncontrolled seizures
  • To recognize key aspects of an epileptic encephalopathy 
  • To appreciate an impending paradigm shift towards early and preventative treatment 
December 17, 2020

Pediatric Brain Tumors: Where We Are At in 2020?

Presented by Matthew Miller, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Appreciate the multidisciplinary care required to address the needs of the pediatric brain tumor population
  • Recognize recent advances in the treatment of pediatric brain tumor patients
December 10, 2020

Nanomedicine Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Presented by Kelvin MacDonald, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology  and Anindit Mukherjee

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review the "state of the art" with CF protein rescue therapies
  • Discuss the advantages to mRNA based gene therapy over DNA in restoring CFTR protein
  • Review the role of the Epithelial Sodium Channel as a target in CF
December 3, 2020 | Cazden Lecture

A Motley Crew, Thinking Differently, Built the Fontan

Presented by Thomas J. Kulik, M.D., Senior Associate in Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about some of the key developments in the evolution of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery
  • Appreciate the multiple ways that people have made important contributions to the field
November 19, 2020

Opportunities for Prevention of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Psychosocial and Intergenerational Factors

Presented By Anna C. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute on Development and Disability, Department of Pediatrics 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain knowledge of the cost and impact of pediatric chronic pain. 
  • Understand the importance of psychosocial and family factors in the development of pain problems, and how these might be targeted for prevention. 
November 12, 2020

When "Advanced" Isn't: Early Developmental Milestone Acquisition as a Sign of Abnormal Development 

Presented by Daniel Crowder, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify major milestones in early childhood development. 
  • Recognize common out-of-sequence developmental milestones that suggest abnormal development. 
November 5, 2020

Threading the Needle: Use of Cross-Sector, Adverse Childhood Experiences Informed Data to Drive Meaningful Action in Oregon

Presented by Colleen Reuland, M.S., Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Instructor-Department of Pediatrics, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU

Learning Objectives: 

  • To provide an overview of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership and the work and approach we use to galvanize improvement efforts across the state. 
  • To share findings from the novel pediatric health complexity data for Oregon's publicly insured children, which leverages cross cross-sector, adverse childhood experiences informed indicators about medical and social complexity and what it means for front-line health care providers. 
  • To describe how the pediatric health complexity data is being used to galvanize meaningful action at the system, community and practice level. 
October 29, 2020

What Happened to that EI Referral I Sent for my Patient?: In Search of Solutions to Improving Referrals to Early Intervention

Presented by Ben Sanders, M.D.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand ways in which Early Intervention can be both effective and underused by children and families who may benefit the most. 
  • Describe ways in which the referral step in the entry pipeline plays a key role in access to Early Intervention and its associated inequities. 
  • Describe opportunities presented by information technology to reduce Early Intervention access barriers in the next decade. 
  • Think critically about evaluation methods of potential solutions to these access barriers. 
October 23, 2020 | Cindy Ferrell Lecture
October 15, 2020

Trajectories of Lung Function for Infants and Children: Setting a Course for Lifelong Lung Health

Presented by Brian  K. Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To recognize that infants have trajectories of lung function that are established very early in life
  • To appreciate that these early trajectories predict peak lung function in early adulthood
  • To understand that prematurity alters an infant's lung trajectory
October 8, 2020

Information Sharing in Pediatrics: Effects of the Final Rule of the 21st Century Cures Act

Presented by Ben Orwoll, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of what information blocking is, as defined by the CURES act, and key elements of how new regulations will affect how patients access their health data.
  • Understand some key considerations around ensuring the safety and necessary privacy of the health information of our most vulnerable populations.
October 1, 2020

Reversing Dysbiosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Presented by Henry Lin , M.D., M.B.A., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anna K. Hunter, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 

Learning Objectives:

  • Changing trends in epidemiology of IBD
  • Multifactorial etiology of IBD
  • What is current understanding of IBD related dysbiosis
  • Dietary interventions of IBD
September 24, 2020

Infection, Inflammation, & Mental Health: Mapping the Intersections

Presented by Jennifer Frankovich, M.D., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rheumatology, Director of the Stanford PANS Research Program, Co-Director of Stanford Children's Health Immune Behavioral Health Clinic 

Learning Objectives:

  • Give examples of a well-defined inflammatory disorders that can present with psychiatric symptoms. 
  • What is the general approach to treating inflammation based on neuropsychiatric disorders like Sydenham's Chorea, Lupus, PANS/PANDAS, etc. 
September 17, 2020

What's in a Smile? Pediatric Facial Paresi and (re) Animation

Presented by Lori K. Howell, M.D., F.A.A.P., Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Interim Medical Director Cleft and Craniofacial, Associate Residency Program Director, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize common congenital and acquired etiologies of facial paresis in children. 
  • Interpret importance of timing of injury and possible surgical (re)animation options. 
  • Assemble knowledge of one-stage and two-stage free functional muscle transfer for pediatric facial (re) animation. 
September 10, 2020

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): This Generation's Polio?

Presented by Dawn Nolt, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, OHSU

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the US national perspective on AFM
  • Recognize this disease
  • Conduct the appropriate diagnostic evaluation
  • Realize the impact of COVID-19 on incidence of AFM