Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds

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The Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds are an accredited group learning activity, as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canadaheld September to June on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-9:00a.m. in the MUHC Research Institute Auditorium, room E.S1.1129 (street map / room map).

September 2017

September 6

18th Annual Alan Ross Lectureship

Cerebral Injury in Preterm Survivors:  Emerging Opportunities for Regeneration and Repair

Stephen A. Back, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University-Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

September 13

Children with High Resource Use: Trends and Policy Implications

Rishi Agrawal, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatrician, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and  La Rabida Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Founder and co-Chair, Academic Pediatric Association Complex Care Special Interest Group

September 20

Department of Pediatrics Town Hall Meeting
Open to Faculty Members in the Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

September 27

Our Trauma Centre Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Debbie Friedman, B.Sc, Ph.T., M.Mgmt.
Trauma Director and Director, Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, Montreal Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
co-Director, WELL Office, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

October 2017

October 4

Robert H. Usher Lectureship

Kernicterus due to Glucose 6 Phosphate Deficiency

Vinod K. Bhutani, MD
Professor of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,  Stanford University
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Neonatologist, The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford

October 11

Biomedical Ethics Joint Rounds

Risky Business: Exposing Children to Potential Harm Without Compensating Clinical Benefit

Robert Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., M.Div.
Deputy Director and Senior Pediatric Ethicist, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

October 18

30th Annual Saul Usher Lectureship

Recognition and Management of Thrombosis in Children

Henri Justino, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist, and Director, Charles E. Mullins Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Texas Children's Hospital

October 25

Women in Leadership - Theory, Data and Direction

Laurie Plotnick, M.D. C.M., FRCPC
Associate Chair (Education) and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University 
Pediatrician and Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Samara Zavalkoff, M.D. C.M., FRCPC, FAAP
Attending Physician in Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of the Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program, Montreal Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

November 2017

November 1

Patient Safety

Co-producing Healthcare Quality and Safety: New Frontiers in Partnership with Patients and Families

Maren Batalden, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Hospitalist, Cambridge Health Alliance

November 8

31st Annual Dr. Bernadette Nogrady Lecture in Pediatric Imaging

Pediatric Congenital Lung Malformations: Practical Imaging Approach and Rad-Path Correlation

Edward Y. Lee, M.D., M.Ph.
Chief, Division of Thoracic Imaging, Departments of Radiology and Medicine, Pulmonary Division, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

November 15

The Lorraine & Dominique Belcourt Symposium

Glycogen Storage Disease: Clinical and Research Advances Since the Last Belcourt Symposium: The Future is Now

David A. Weinstein, M.D., MM.Sc.
Director, Glycogen Storage Disease Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Conecticut

November 22

Two Perspectives on MCH Global Health Involvement

Part One: Pediatric Endocrine Care in Haiti - Building Capacity
Part Two: Mercy Ships - A Unique Model of Global Health

Julia von Oettingen, M.D., Ph.D., MMSc, FRCP
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Division of Endocrinology, Montreal Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Sherif G.S. Emil, M.D C.M., FRCSC, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University
Director, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Montreal Children’s Hospital

November 29

Joint Clinical and Basic Science Seminar

Clinical & Laboratory Characteristics of Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID): A Transversal Cohort Study

Marylin Desjardins, M.D.
Staff Physician, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Montreal Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Bruce Mazer, M.D.
Interim Executive Director/Chief Scientific Officer, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Head, Child Health Research, Montreal Children's Hospital
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

December 2017

December 6

Preston Robb Neuroscience Lecture

The Power of Belief

Ann Tilton, M.D., FAAN
Professor, and Chair of Child Neurology, Department of Neurology, Louisiana State Health Science Center
Co-Director, Rehabilitation Centre, Children's Hospital of New Orleans
Director, Comprehensive Spasticity Program

December 13

Celebrating Departmental Success

Kawasaki Disease: Review and What’s New?

Rosie Scuccimarri, M.D. C.M.
Associate Professor and Residency Program Director, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Attending Physician, Division of Rheumatology, Montreal Children's Hospital

January 2018

January 10

7th Donald & Elizabeth Hillman Global Child Health Lecture

Global Child Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, MBBS, FRCPCH, FAAP, Ph.D.
Robert Harding Chair in Global Health & Policy
Co-Director, Sick Kids Centre for Global Child Health
Senior Scientist, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Nutritional Science and Public Health, University of Toronto

January 17

Department of Pediatrics Town Hall Meeting
Open to Faculty Members in the Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

January 24

Family Literacy Day

Hearing: First step to Literacy
The Importance of Auditory Stimulation in Children

Audrey Hardy, MPA
Pediatric Audiologist, Montreal Children's Hospital
January 31

MCH and Pro Bono Quebec:
A Medical Legal Partnership. A First in Québec.


Patricia Gauthier
Social Worker, Department of Social Work, Montreal Children's Hospital

Aude Exertier
Triage Lawyer, ProBono Québec

February 2018

February 7

Montreal Children’s Hospital Emergency Department: Academic Open House

***Meeting Point: PK Subban Atrium***

Organized by
Drs. Jessica Stewart, Jade Seguin and Ilana Greenstone

Presented by
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 

February 14

Social Accountability and Specialty Education in Pediatrics: Much More Than “...Everyone Learns to Read and Write...”

Saleem Razack, MD
Professor and Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medical, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement; Core Member, Centre for Medical Education
McGill University and Montreal Children's Hospital

February 21

Cedars Cancer Centre
Dr. Blair Whittemore Lecture in Pediatric Oncology

"It's been 5 years..... now what?"
Long Term Follow Up of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Sharon Abish, MDCM
Co-Director, Long Term Follow Up Program for Survivors of Childhood Cancer, McGill University Health Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

February 28

Focus on Host vs. Pathogen: Saving Newborn Lives Through a Paradigm Shift

Tobias R. Kollmann, MD, PhD
Investigator,  Senior Clinician Scientist and Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultant, BC Children's Hospital
Professor, Division of Infectious and Immunological Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

March 2018

March 7

Northern and Native Health and Sociocultural Consultation and Interpretation Services (SCIS) Joint Rounds

The Indigenous Cancer Journey:  The Truth & How to Reconcile

Jason Pennington, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgey, University of Toronto
Staff Surgeon, Scarborough General Hospital

March 14

Role Modeling - Helping You Make the Implicit Explicit

Robert Sternszus, MDCM, MA (Ed), FRCPC
Assistant Professor and Director, Pediatrics Residency Training Program, Department of Pediatrics,
Core Member, Centre for Medical Education
McGill University

March 21

Pediatric Jeopardy

Hosted by:
Matthew Maygar and Aris Hadjinicolaou
Pediatric Chief Residents

March 28

Pediatric Transition to Adult Care –Bridging the Gap

Pecha Kucha / Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion

Lead by:
Lorraine Bell, MD, Pediatric Nephrology, MCH, Director of Pediatric Transition to Adult Care
Paule Comtois BScN, Pediatric Nephrology, MCH
Jennifer Landry, MD, MSc, Adult Respirology, RVH and MUHC-RI
Suzanne MacDonald, MD, Adolescent Medicine, MCH
Meranda Nakhla MD, MSc, Pediatric Endocrinology, MCH and MUHC-RI, Outcomes and evaluation research in pediatric transition to adult care
Alexia Kouros, Former pediatric patient, Visual Arts Student, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Catherine Spenard, Former pediatric patient, Medical Student, McGill University

April 2018

April 4

Alice Chan-Yip Lectureship in Integrative and Psychosomatic Medicine

Conversion Disorders in Childhood – An Overview

Leon S. Dure, M.D.
Professor, William Bew White Junior Chair in Pediatric Neurology, and Division Director of Pediatric Neurology, University of Alabama
Pediatric Neurologist, Children's of Alabama Hospital

April 11

Pediatric Ethics Conference

Moral Distress and Compassion Fatigue: Inherent Risks of Healthcare Practice?

Wendy Austin PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing and The Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta
Canada Research Chair, Relational Ethics in Health Care (2003-2013)

April 18

Child Health and Human Development Joint Rounds

Children and Tobacco, 2018: Who is Winning?


Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., MPH
Professor and Senior Associate Chair , Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois
Scientific Director, American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center


April 25

16th Annual Steinberg Child Development Lectureship

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: 
Evidence-Informed Psychosocial Treatment of Children with Behavioral Challenges

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Lives in the Balance
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Technology (Sydney, Australia)

May 2018

May 2

The Francoeur Family Foundation Lecture

RAG Deficiency: Two Genes, Many Phenotypes

Luigi Notarangelo, M.D.
Chief, Immune Deficiency Genetics Section
Chief, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

May 9

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy Joint Rounds

Youth Engagement: Exploring Meaningful Ways to Collaborate With Patient-Partners

Dolly Menna-Dack, MHSc
Clinical Bioethicist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Research Ethicist, Vice-Chair Research Ethics Board
Transitions Strategy Lead, Youth Engagement

May 16

Department of Pediatrics Town Hall Meeting

Open to Faculty Members in the Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Dean David Eidelman, M.D. C.M.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs), McGill University
May 23

13th Annual Charles R. Scriver Lectureship

Microtubules, Early Brain Development and Inherited Brain Malformations

Roderick  R. McInnes, M.D. C.M., Ph.D., FRSC
Professor, Departments of Human Genetiocs and Biochemistry, McGill University
Director, Lady Davis Research Institute, Jewish General Hospital
Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics
Alva Chair in Human Genetics

May 30

The Donald Cohen Lectureship in Childhood Autism

Atypical Behaviors in Autism - Diagnostic Implications

Margaret L. Bauman, M.D.
Pediatric Neurologist, Integrated Center for Child Development
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine

June 2018

June 6

48th Annual Alton Goldbloom Lecture

Interventional Genomics: A New Era on the Horizon

Ronald D. Cohn, M.D., FACMG
Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Paediatrician-in-Chief, Hospital for Sick Children
R.S. McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics

June 13

15th Annual Kenny Vineberg Pediatric Lectureship in Hematology-Oncology

Topic to be announced

Matthew Warman, M.D.
Professor, Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Harriet M. Peabody Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Othopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Boston Children's Hospital

June 20

Frank M. Guttman Visiting Speaker Lecture

Keeping up with Exponential Change in Medicine: Paddle or Perish!

Todd A. Ponsky, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital

Previous Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds Schedules

September 2016 - June 2017September 2015 - June 2016 | September 2014 - May 2015 | 
September 2013 - June 2014 | September 2012 - June 2013 | September 2011 - June 2012 | 
September 2010 - June 2011 | September 2009 - June 2010 | September 2008 - June 2009

Previous Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds Posters (including learning objectives)

September 2016 - June 2017September 2015 - June 2016 | September 2014 - June 2015 |
September 2013 - June 2014September 2012 - June 2013

Child Health and Human Development Pediatric Research Seminars

The Child Health and Human Development (CHHD) program, of the MUHC Research Institute, offers Pediatrics Research Seminars on Mondays from 12:00 - 1:00p.m in the MUHC Research Institute, room E.S1.1129. 

For upcoming seminars please visit the CHHD Events page.