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Hospital Grand Rounds

Children's National Hospital Grand Rounds

Join the Children’s National Community at Hospital Grand Rounds! 

Join us in Children’s National Sheikh Zayed Campus Auditorium (Washington, D.C.). Many of our sessions are broadcast via WebEx for remote participation. Please email Chelsea Dobson for more information.

Upcoming Sessions

Thank you to all of our host departments as the FY19 Grand Rounds season is booked (September 2018-June 2019). We will begin accepting lecture recommendations for the FY20 season starting in spring 2019.

  • September-November | Lectures: 8-9 a.m.
  • December-February | Lectures: Noon-1 p.m.
  • March-June | Lectures: 8-9 a.m.

Oct. 24 - Virtual reality in healthcare education and assessment: The dream and the evidence

Todd Chang, M.D., MACM
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Educational Scholar at Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Oct. 31 - Listening to the patient and family voice in designing clinical research

Cynthia D. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Vice Chair, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Co-Principal Investigator
Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

Archived Lectures: 2018

Archived Lectures: 2018

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.

*Please note that Children’s National must receive consent from the Grand Rounds speakers in order for their lecture to be shared on the YouTube channel. Thank you for your understanding.

October 2018

October 17, 2018
The global burden of sickle cell disease (SCD): Approaches to mitigate SCD healthcare disparities through collaborative research in sub-saharan Africa

  • Andrew Campbell, M.D.
    Director, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
    Children’s National Health System
    Director, The CASiRe Consortium

October 3, 2018
"They Didn’t Teach Me This in Medical School": The Intersection of Litigation, Safety and Quality in Patient Care

  • Rahul K. Shah, M.D., M.B.A.
    Vice-President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer
    Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
    Children’s National Health System

  • Rebecca F. Cady, Esq., B.S.N., CPHRM, DFASHRM, FACHE
    Vice-President, Chief Risk Officer
    Children’s National Health System

  • Allison C. Waller, M.D., M.P.H.
    Chief Pediatric Resident
    Children's National Health System

October 10, 2018
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Past, Present and Future

  • Jeffrey J. Cies, PharmD, M.P.H., BCPS-AQ ID, BCPPS, FCCP, FCCM
    Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
    Critical Care and Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
    St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
    Philadelphia, PA

September 2018

September 5, 2018
Gender Equality in Pediatrics: A Shared Vision

  • Robin H. Steinhorn, M.D.
    Senior Vice President, Hospital Based Specialties, Children's National Health System
    Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

September 12, 2018
Holbrook Lectureship: Identifying the Unknown Before it Becomes a Pandemic

  • Jonna A.K. Mazet, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D.
    Professor of Epidemiology & Disease Ecology
    Executive Director, One Health InstituteUC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

September 19, 2018
Disaster Preparedness

  • Sarita Chung, M.D.

September 26, 2018
Pediatric Asthma as a Population Health Challenge

  • Stephen J. Teach, M.D., M.P.H.
    Wendy Goldberg Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Associate Dean for Pediatric Academic Affairs
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Children’s National Health System

July 2018

July 18, 2018
Bringing Patients and Parents into Clinical Research

  • Joe V. Selby M.D., M.P.H.
    Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

June 2018

June 6, 2018
Using Health Equity to Achieve Optimal Health Outcomes for All Children

  • Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP
    Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness
    Founding Physician, Bayview Child Health Center

June 7, 2018
Advocating for Immigrant Children and Families

  • Tamar Magarik Haro
    Senior Director, Federal and State Advocacy

    Maria Ivonne Rivera, M.P.H.
    President, Rivera Group, Inc.

June 13, 2018
Building on the Strengths of ALL Youth, Including Those Who are Marginalized or Have Endured Trauma

  • Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.
    Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Director of Health Services, Covenant House Pennsylvania

June 20, 2018
GPS for Cell Migration: Optimizing Adoptive T Cell Therapeutics

  • Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Medicine
    Harvard Medical School

June 27, 2018
Pediatric Healthcare in the 21st Century—Time to Scale Beyond the Walls

  • Jeffrey Burns, M.D., M.P.H.
    Chief and Shapiro Chair, Critical Care Medicine
    Executive Chair-International Health Service
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Professor, Anesthesia and Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School

June 28, 2018
Advocating for Immigrant Children and Their Families

  • Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development
    University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    Sioux Falls, S.D.

    Roberta DiBiasi, M.D., M.S.
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Children’s National Health System
    Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology/Tropical Medicine
    The George Washington University School of Medicine
    Washington, D.C.

May 2018

May 2, 2018
Einhorn Lectureship: Using Health Equity to Achieve Optimal Health Outcomes for All Children

  • Harolyn Belcher, M.D., MHS
    Founding Director
    Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training
    Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    (Joint Appointment) Department of Mental Health
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

May 9, 2018
Michael Lectureship: Real World Evidence and Digital Technologies Advancing Pediatric Disease Outcomes Research and Management

  • Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, Ph.D. 
    CEO, My Own Med, Inc.

May 16, 2018
Garbose Lectureship: Innovations in Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization—How I met Forssman, Abernethy and Gabor

  • Elchanan Bruckheimer, MBBS, Ph.D.
    Director, Cardiac Catheterization
    Schneider Children’s Medical Center Israel

May 23, 2018
Schistosomiasis: Improving Care of an Infection Disproportionately Affecting Impoverished Children and Exploiting Its Biology to Develop New Drugs

  • Michael H. Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D
    Associate Professor
    Departments of Urology (primary) and Pediatrics (secondary) George Washington University

May 30, 2018
Point of Care Ultrasound: Innovation. Collaboration. Integration.

  • Alyssa Abo, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
    Director, Clinical Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine
    Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
    Co-Chair, Hospital Oversight Committee for Point-of-Care Ultrasound
    Children's National Health System
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

April 2018

April 4, 2018
Learning from Healthcare Provider Moral Distress

  • Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D.
    Chief, Department of Bioethics
    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

April 11, 2018
Bruising Characteristics Differentiate Abusive from Accidental Trauma in Young Children

  • Mary Clyde Pierce, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Director, Research for Child Abuse PediatricsCo-Director. Faculty Research Development for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine|Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

April 18, 2018
Research and Education Week - Beyond Flexner: Social Mission in Medical Education

  • Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.
    Professor, Health Policy and Management and of Pediatrics
    Co-Director, George Washington University Health Workforce Institute

April 18, 2018
Research and Education Week - Jill Joseph Lecture - Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign against Racism

  • Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
    Senior Fellow
    Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute
    Morehouse School of Medicine

April 25, 2018
Silber Lecture - Challenging Old Concepts in the Medical Management of Adolescents with Eating Disorders

  • Neville H. Golden, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
    The Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor of Pediatrics
    Stanford University School of Medicine

March 2018

March 7, 2018
World Kidney Day - Disparities in Pediatric Kidney Disease - Global Health Week

  • Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D.
    Professor, Pediatrics
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
    Children’s National Health System

March 14, 2018
Sydney Snyder Lecture - Everything I know about Safety I Learned at Hogwarts: Lessons from Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)
Patient Safety Week

  • Anne Lyren, M.D., MSc
    Clinical Director, Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)

March 21, 2018
Leveraging Your Core Values to Build Resilience - Patient Experience Week

  • Fran Johnson, Ph.D.

March 28, 2018
Cockerham Lecture 
Doctor's Day: Compassion, Connection, Commitment: Improving the Well-being and Professional Fulfillment of Health Care Providers at CNMC

  • Hemant Sharma, M.D., MHS 
    Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
    Children's National Health System
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Washington, D.C.

  • Christi Corriveau, M.D.
    Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care
    Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Washington, D.C. 

February 2018

February 7 - Annual Schisgall Lecture - Targeted Therapies against Neuroblastoma

  • Dai H. Chung, M.D.
    Carolyn Perot Rathjen Endowed Chair
    Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

February 14 - John Snyder Memorial Lecture - Celiac Disease: The Past, Present and Future

  • Ivor D. Hill, M.B., ChB, M.D., FAAP
    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Section Chief, Gastroenterology
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

February 21 - Gender Differences in Autism, from the Brain to the Lived Experience

  • Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Health System
    Professor, Pediatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry
    George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Kevin Archer Pelphrey, Ph.D., Carbonell Family Professor & Director
    Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University

February 28 - Exercise, Omics, and the Pediatric Origins of Health: Not Just for Kids Anymore

  • Dan M. Cooper, M.D., FAAP
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Science
    Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering
    Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center (PERC)
    University of California, Irvine, College of Health Sciences

January 2018

January 31 - Pink, Blue and the Uncertainties in Between

January 24 - SextingLook Beneath the Surface

January 17 - Neuroinflammatory Diseases: A Mind-Brain-Molecular Approach

January 10 - Cracking the NutThe Latest on Prevention and Treatment of Peanut Allergy

January 3 - Beyond Cooling—The Future of Neuroprotection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • An Massaro, M.D.Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Taeun Chang, M.D.Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

June 21 - WATCH Lecture - Happiness and the Art of Being…An Academic Pediatrician  

  • Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, The Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Medical Director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University 
Archived Lectures: 2017

Archived Lectures: 2017

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.

*Please note that Children’s National must receive consent from the Grand Rounds speakers in order for their lecture to be shared on the YouTube channel. Thank you for your understanding.

December 2017

December 14 - A Seat at the Table: Achieving Health Equity Through Multi-Sector Investments

  • Kamillah Wood, M.D., M.P.H, FAAP, Senior Vice President, Health and Housing, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)

December 13 - Secret Life of Erythrocytes: Control of Regional Blood Flow & O2 Delivery Homeostasis

  • Allan Doctor, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Biochemistry, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis

December 6 - T Cell Immunotherapy for Childhood Leukemia

  • Shannon Maude, M.D., Ph.DRally for Ryan Fund St. Baldrick's Scholar; Fellowship Director, Cancer Immunotherapy Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

December 1  (World AIDS Day) - Assessing HIV Care Delivery in the Nation’s Capital

June 2017

June 28 - Racial Disparities in Children: The Role of the Healthcare System 

  • Monika Goyal, M.D., Emergency Medicine Specialist, Children’s National

June 21 - WATCH Lecture - Happiness and the Art of Being… An Academic Pediatrician  

  • Phyllis A. Dennery, M.D., The Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Medical Director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University

June 14 - Creating a Learning Health System:  Translating Research into the Standard of Care

  • William E. Smoyer, M.D., FASN, C. Robert Kidder Chair, Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research, Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University

June 14  - Performing Academically and Scientifically Credible Quality Improvement

  • Don Goldmann, M.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

June 14 - Rixse Lecture - Twenty Five Years of Transyouth Care: The Past, Present and Future of Gender Dysphoria in Children, Teens and Young Adults  (LGBT CME available to fulfill the new DC requirement) 

  • Marvin Belzer, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

June 8 - Community Health Week - Advancing Holistic Health and Wellness for Children in the School and Healthcare Settings

  • Heidi Schumacher, MD, Deputy Chief, Student Wellness, DC Public Schools

June 7 - Community Health Week - Zients Lecture - Undoing the Impacts of Discrimination on Health: Raising Resisters and Promoting Resilience among African American Youth

  • Maria E. Trent, MD, MPH, Director, Interdisciplinary Training-Leadership in Adolescent Health Program, Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University

June 2 - Measles Update 2017 

  • Roberta DeBiasi, MD, Division Chief, Infectious Diseases, Children’s National 

May 2017 

May 31 - Garbose Lecture - Recent Advances in Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • James S. Tweddell, MD, Chief of Surgery & Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

    Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
May 24 - Lewander Lecture - Flint Water Crisis: A Pediatrician's Job
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Michigan State University – Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative 
May 17 - The Opioid Epidemic and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 
  • Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vanderbilt University

May 10 - Michael Lecture - The Phoenix: The Rebirth of Gene Therapy

  • Mark Batshaw, MD, Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief, Chief Academic Officer, Children's National

May 3 - Snyder Lecture - The Healthcare Field’s Growing Interest in Behavioral Economics: How Framing and Nudges Can Promote Patient Adherence and Quality Improvement 

  • Jack Stevens, PhD, Psychologist, Nationwide Children's Hospital Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
May 3 - Einhorn Lecture - Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services for Children: A Historical Perspective
  • Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University

April 2017 

April 26 - Research and Education Week Greenberg Lecture - Diagnostic Error: The New Imperative

  • Mark Graber, MD, Senior Fellow, Health Care Quality and Outcomes, RTI International

April 19 - Paine Lecture: New Molecular Understandings and Therapy of Dystonia 

  • Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurologist, University of Rochester Medical Center
April 12 - Pursuing Excellence in the Clinical Learning Environment
  • Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's National
  • Mary Patterson, MD, MEd, Associate Vice Chair, Medical Education, Research in Simulation, Children's National
  • Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, MEd, Vice Chair Medical Education and DIO, Children's National
  • Linda Talley, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Children's National
  • Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CPN, Program Manager, BOV Simulation Program, Children's National

April 5 - Schisgall Lecture - Building a Comprehensive Fetal Treatment Program 

  • Darrell L. Cass, MD, FACS, FAAP, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Director, Texas Children's Fetal Center, Texas Children’s Hospital

March 2017 

March 29 – Cockerham Lecture Doctors’ Day Celebration – 175 years of Anesthesiology: It’s all about the Patients

  • Raafat S. Hannallah, MD, Anesthesiologist, Children’s National

March 28 – The ABCs of Refugee Health

  • Curi Kim, MD,Director of Refugee Health, Office of Refugee Resettlement

March 22 – Silber Lecture -The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (ED-DMT1)

  • Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS, Chief Clinical Officer and Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Services, Eating Recovery Center, Denver, Colorado 

March 8 - Compassion Across Cultures: Serving to Meet the Needs of All - Patient Experience Week

  • Hope F. Fuller, CEO and Principal Consultant, (in)Spire Management Consultants

March 1 - Leikin Lecture - A Tender Hearted Guide to Courage

  • Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Director, Department of Medical Ethics; Director, Research for the Pediatric Advance Care Team and the Integrated Care Service, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

February 2017

February 15 - John Snyder Memorial Lecture - Celiac Disease: Is it Time for Mass Screening Yet?

  • Edwin Liu, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics – Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease, University of Colorado School of Medicine

February 8 - Cutaneous Findings in Congenital Immunodeficiency Disorders

  • Dominique Pichard, MD, National Institutes of Health 

February 1 - Integration of Palliative Care along the Life Cycle of the Seriously Ill Child and Family

  • Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, Director, Pediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Service, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

January 2017

January 25 - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Care

  • Rana Hamdy, MD
  • Ben Hanisch, MD
  • Nada Harik, MD
  • Xiaoyan Song, MD

    Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, Children’s National

January 18 - Jill Joseph Lecture - Gene-environment Interplay and the Biology of Misfortune

  • Tom Boyce, MD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 

    Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Child and Brain Development Program

    Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

January 11 - Randolph Lecture - Surgical, Cellular, and Physiologic Strategies for Fetal Treatment and the Prevention of Postnatal Disease

  • Alan Flake, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Ruth and Tristram C. Colket, Jr., Chair in Pediatric Surgery Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery Director, Children's Center for Fetal Research Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
January 4 - Choose Wisely: Add Value and Eradicate Waste! Video
  • Stephanie Todd, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist, Children’s National

June 21 - WATCH Lecture - Happiness and the Art of Being…An Academic Pediatrician  

  • Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, The Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Medical Director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University 
Archived Lectures: 2016

Archived Lectures: 2016

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.

*Please note that Children’s National must receive consent from the Grand Rounds speakers in order for their lecture to be shared on the YouTube channel. Thank you for your understanding.

December 2016

December 14 -Taubin Lecture -Neuroimaging - 8am Lecture 14 Dec. Flyer

  • Patrick McQuillen, MDProfessor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 

December 7 - Bringing Big Data and Research to the Point of Care by Creating the “App Store” for Health Dec. 7 Flyer | Video | Presentation Slides 

  • Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, Senior Associate in Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

December 1 - The State of Child Health in DC Dec. 1 Flyer | Video | Resources about Community Health in DC | Presentation Slides

  • Lanre Omojokun Falusi, MD, FAAP, Attending Physician, Children’s Health Center at Adams Morgan; Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Associate Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs, Child Health Advocacy Institute; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Health 
  • Hope E. Rhodes, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Children’s Health Center at Anacostia; Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s National Health System, George Washington University School of Medicine

November 2016

November 30 - World AIDS Day: Global Health Justice, Politics and Human Rights in the AIDS Pandemic – Getting to Zero Nov. 30 Flyer | Video 

  • Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law Faculty Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, Georgetown Law
November 16 - Addressing Domestic Safety Concerns in a Pediatric Hospital Nov. 9 Flyer | Video | Presentation Slides
  • Jenny Brody, Esq., Co-Founder, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project; Washingtonian of the Year 2015
November 9 - Pediatric Interventional Radiology at CNHS: Past, Present, and Future Nov. 9 Flyer | Video 
  • Karun Sharma, MD
  • Bhupender Yadav, MD 
  • Ranjith Vellody, MD

Interventional Radiology, Children’s National

November 2 - I-PASS: Standardizing The Handoff Process to Improve Patient Care and Safety  Nov. 2 Flyer | Video

  • Jennifer L. Everhart, MDPediatric Hospitalist, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Packard at El Camino (PEC)
  • Nancy Spector, MD, Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Director, ELAM 

October 2016

October 19 - Journey to Excellence: Patient Centered Care, Innovation, Reputation 
  • Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Oct. 19 Flyer 

October 12 - Introducing CTSI-CN: Version 2.0 Oct. 12 Flyer | Video

  • Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE, CTSI-CN Leadership Team, Children’s National 
  • With remarks from Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National

October 5 - Health System Transformation and Pediatrics Oct. 5 Flyer | Video

  • Patrick Conway, MD, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

September 2016

September 30 - Special Friday Lecture (8am) - Pediatrics to Policy 

From his perspective as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and a practicing pediatric neurologist, Dr. Northam will discuss pediatric concussions and the intersection of clinical work and legislation in the pursuit of effectively treating children. Sept. 30 Flyer | Video

  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, MD, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia 

September 28 - State of Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National 

As one of the world’s leading pediatric health systems, which cares for more than 400,000 children annually in the nation’s capital, we have taken the lead on prioritizing children in emergency preparedness planning locally, nationally and internationally. This presentation will review the past, present and future for emergency preparedness at Children’s National. Sept. 28 Flyer | Video

  • Joelle Simpson, MD, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Children’s National 
  • Kathy Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s National 

September 21 - Amanda Toll Lecture - New Approaches to Relapsed Childhood Leukemia

A discussion of new approaches to the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and a how they may impact outcomes for children diagnosed today. Sept. 21 Flyer | Video 

  • Lia Gore, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado 

September 14 - A Celebration of World Kidney Day: Focus on Prevention of Kidney Disease in Children and Young Adults

A series of mini-presentations addressing nephron endowment, acute kidney injury, and blood pressure in children. Sept. 14 Flyer | Video | Citation List

  • Children’s National Division of Nephrology 

September 7 - Holbrook Lecture - Harnessing Real-World Evidence: FDA Perspective on a National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST) Recording not available for this session.

This presentation pulls on examples from the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health to identify areas for potential improvement within the pediatric medical device ecosystem. Sept. 7 Flyer 

  • Vasum Peiris, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC, FASE, Chief Medical Officer, Pediatrics and Special Populations, Office of the Center Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

July 2016

July 13 -The Agitated Patient: Part III - A Framework for Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach to Patient Care
  • Lee Savio Beers, MD, Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Child Health Advocacy Institute, Children's National

July 27 - The Agitated Patient: Part IV - Precision Prevention of Child Maltreatment

  • Dyann Holloway Daley, MD, Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Executive Director, The Centre for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, Cook Children's Medical Center

June 2016

June 29 – Innovation Day - Future of Surgery in 2020 - Intelligent, More Precise, and Less Invasive Intervention

In this Grand Rounds, the Sheikh Zayed Institute presents examples of three innovative technologies that are in preclinical and clinical spaces pushing these boundaries. June 29 Flyer

  • Peter Kim, MD, Pediatric Surgeon and Lead, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National
  • AeRang Kim, MD, PhD, Oncologist, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National
  • Brian Reilly, MD, Otolaryngologist, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National

June 23 - The Agitated Patient - Part II: Understanding and Managing the Aggressive Patient

This session identifies factors as to why patients act in an aggressive manner and present ways that this understanding can facilitate the management of an aggressive patient in a way that is tailored to address not only the overt behaviors, but also the underlying psychopathology. June 23 Flyer

  • Reginald E. Bannerman, RN, MSN, MBA, NE-BC, Director, Nursing & Service Psychiatry, Children’s National 
  • Paramjit Joshi, MD, Division Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s National

June 22 – Safety Lecture - Transforming Systems to Improve Child Health

Despite many advances, the United States continues to lag in major outcomes of Children’s Health. This presentation will describe proven approaches to transform health and healthcare. June 22 Flyer

  • Uma R. Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, Senior Executive Leader, Population and Community Health; Senior Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

June 8 - The Agitated Patient - Part I: The Young and the Restless: The Agitated and Intoxicated Teen 

This presentation will describe the changing landscape of illicit drug use in the DC-area, and identify plans for managing agitated and/or violent patients for the safety of the patient and the staff. June 8 Flyer (series)

  • Joanna S. Cohen, MD, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Children's National; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

June 8 – Rixse Lecture - Care of Transition-Aged Youth in Children’s Health Systems: The Elephant in the Room

This session will identify potential quality and safety related issues around caring for transition aged youth in pediatric settings and identify opportunities for our community and health system neighborhood to improve health outcomes for the transition-aged youth we care for. June 8 Flyer

  • Lisa K. Tuchman, MD, MPH, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s National, Center for Translational Science, Children's Research Institute

June 1 - Women at Children’s Hospital (WATCH) Lecture - Negotiations in Academic Medicine

This presentation will provide an overview of recent negotiation research as well as the role of negotiation in medicine. June 1 Flyer

  • Alexandra Mislin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Kogod School of Business, American University

May 2016

May 25 - Michael Lecture - Surgical Robots: What Might Happen in the Next 25 Years

This session will explore the rapidly developing world of medical robotics and how it will shape healthcare. May 25 Flyer

  • Guang-Zhong Yang, PhD, FREng,Director and Co-founder, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK; Founding Editor, Science Robotics

May 18 - Zients Community Mental Health Lecture - Childcare and Biological Sensitivity to Context

This session will discuss the process through which early adversity undermines early development and the role of biological sensitivity to context in these processes. May 18 Flyer

  • Deborah A. Phillips, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Associated Faculty, Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

May 11 - Garbose Lecture- Pathophysiologic Based Transcatheter Management of the Post-operative Patient with Tetralogy of Fallot 

This session will focus on data on new innovative approaches using tissue engineered valves in the treatment of post-operative Tetralogy of Fallot patients. May 11 Flyer

  • William E. Hellenbrand, MDFormer Chief of Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Catheterization, Yale School of Medicine and Columbia University

May 4 - Arnold Einhorn Lecture - Leveraging 21st Century Science to Create a New Pediatric Framework for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

This session will explore how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and epigenetics can help launch a new era in early childhood policy and pediatric practice—one that is driven by science and fueled by a culture of innovation. May 4 Flyer

  • Jack P. Shonkoff, MD - Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University 

April 2016

April 27 - Silber Lecture - Medical Complications of Eating Disorders: Improving Recognition, Management, and Communication

This session will discuss the medical manifestations of pure restriction and purging, and therapeutic communication of medical findings in eating disorders. April 27 Flyer

  • Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS - Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado

April 20 - Larrie Greenberg Lecture in Medical Education - EXCELeration - Getting Up to Speed Faster: The Development of Expertise and its Impact in Healthcare & Safety

This session will discuss the nature of expertise in healthcare, the ways expertise develops, and how preoccupation with error can compromise expertise and reduce safety in the long run. April 20 Flyer

  • Gary Klein, PhD - Senior Scientist, Macrocognition LLC

April 13 - Leikin Lecture - Shortages of Drugs, Surpluses of Ethical Challenges: An Allocation Framework for Childhood Cancer

This session discusses drug shortages and a recently proposed ethical framework for allocating scarce life-saving chemotherapy. The framework provides explicit decision-making in the face of an actual drug shortage and is specifically designed to provide frontline clinicians assistance as they face medication rationing. April 13 Flyer

  • Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA - Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Herman & Walter Samuleson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Assistant Professor, John Hopkins School of Medicine 

April 6 - Schisgall Lecture - What's New in Motility Disorders? 

Gastrointestinal motility disorders are highly prevalent and may involve any segment of the gut. This session discusses treatment of how motility disorders is best achieved within a multidisciplinary model, with gastroenterologists, nutritionists, psychologists, surgeons, and other health care personnel working together. April 6 Flyer

  • Carlo Di Lorenzo - Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepetology and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's

March 2016

March 30 - Global Health in Jeopardy: An Interactive Introduction

As part of Global Health Week, and as Children’s National launches its Global Health Initiative, join us to learn more about major issues in pediatric global health, presented in a Jeopardy game format. March 30 Flyer

  • Scott A. Norton, MD, MPH, MSc - Chief of Dermatology, Children's National; Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, The George Washington School of Medicine

March 23 - Cockerham Lecture—Celebrating a new Pediatric Success: Addressing Childhood Toxic Stress and Adversities

This session discusses the relationship of brain health with overall health, when properly recognized and addressed during routine pediatric child care creates a new era for pediatrician generalists and specialists alike. March 23 Flyer

  • Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP - Emeritus Chair and Professor of Pediatrics , The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine;  Past President (2011-2012), The American Academy of Pediatrics 

March 16 - Sydney Snyder Safety Lecture – National and Nationwide: Our Shared Vision

This session will discuss methods to drive change in healthcare and why "zero" is the only goal. March 16 Flyer

  • Richard J. Brilli, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Ohio State university College of Medicine 

March 9: Special 1:30pm session! - Creating an Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare – Patient Experience Week 

A continuation of Children National’s focus on empathy, as discussed during Dr. Kurt Newman and Amanda Leland’s “From Good to Great” Grand Rounds. March 9 Flyer

  • Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc- Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. 

March 9 - How Genetics & Pathophysiology Can Help Determine Treatment Choices in Headache – 26th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update 

Attendees will be able to better recognize and diagnose headaches, incorporate genetic and pathological findings into treatment plans, and design multi-level treatment approaches. March 9 Flyer

  • Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS - Endowed Chair and Director of Neurology, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Headache Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

March 2 - Resilience & Precarious Success: How Human Adaptation Keeps Patients Safe

In this session we will discuss the roles of Safety I and II in patient safety and the four primary activities of resilience engineering. March 2 Flyer

  • Mary D. Patterson, MD, MEd - Associate Vice Chair, Medical Education, Research in Simulation & Children’s Academy of Pediatric Educators (CAPE), Children’s National

February 2016

February 24 - Implicit Bias

This educational session will present the research on implicit bias in healthcare, including its impact on disparities and diversity in academic pediatric medicine. Feb. 24 Flyer

  • Tiffany J. Johnson, MD, MSc - Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

February 17 - Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Tribute Anesthetic Risk and the Patient Experience: A Balancing Act

In this talk, current topics regarding anesthetic risk will be discussed to guide practitioners on what to tell parents/guardians in preparing children for surgery and procedures. Feb. 17 Flyer

  • Eugenie Heitmiller, MD, FAAP - Chief, Division of Anesthesiology, Sedation and Perioperative Medicine, Children's National

February 10 - Celebrating International Day of Pediatric Radiology: Past, Present, and Future

In this presentation, we will review the history of radiology, discuss current imaging modalities, as well as issues related to radiation safety and outreach. Feb. 10 Flyer

  • Dorothy Bulas, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU - Vice Chief of Academic Affairs, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, Children's National
  • Raymond Sze, MD - Chief, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, Children's National

February 8 - Zika at Our Doorstep: Key Information for Clinicians, Travelers, and Pregnant Women 

We will discuss the Zika virus and the importance for clinicians, travelers, and women of children-bearing age. Feb. 8 Flyer

  • Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS - Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Children's National Medical Center; Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington School of Medicine

February 3 - Boots on the Ground: CDC EIS Officers in the Ebola Response 

We will focus on the Epidemic Intelligence Services (EIS) officers who were deployed in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak and their experiences. Feb. 3 Flyer

  • Grace D. Appiah, MD, MS - LCDR, US Public Health Service Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer CDC/ NCIRD / Influenza Division 

January 2016

January 27 -The Stars Are Aligned: Pediatrics and Public Health in a Changing Healthcare System 

Using multiple examples and interactive dialogue, this lecture will explore what these changes mean for collaboration between clinical medicine and public health for the health of children. Jan. 27 Flyer

  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD - Former Secretary of Health for the State of Maryland Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

January 20 - Animal Models of Brain Development and Autism 

Work presented here will highlight specific strategies employed by the Laboratory for Developmental Neuroscienceat Children’s National to understand the development of key brain regions implicated in autism. Jan. 20 Flyer

  • Joshua Corbin, PhD - Associate Professor, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children’s National 

January 13 - Multivariate Matching to Assess Hospital Cost, Quality, and Value

Hospitals and individual providers are constantly being evaluated on quality, cost and now value. This presentation introduces an alternative method to perform benchmarking evaluations using multivariate matching. Jan. 13 Flyer

  • Jeffery Silber, MD, PhD - Director, Center for Outcomes Research, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology & Critical Care, The Perelman School of Medicine; Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania 
January 6 - Quality and Safety at CNHS: Where We Are & Where We Are Going Jan. 6 Flyer
  • Rahul Shah, MD - Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Children’s National