August 2017

August 3 | “Frankenswine or bringing home the bacon – how close are we to clinical xenotransplantation?”

David K. C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS
   Co-Director, UAB Xenotransplantation Program
   Professor, UAB Department of Surgery

August 10 | “Advancing Health Equity: Jefferson County, Alabama”

Gregory C. Townsend, MPPM
   Health Service Administrator, Quality Improvement and Decision Support
   Jefferson County Department of Health, Birmingham, AL
Kay Hogan Smith, MLS, MPH, CHES
   Professor & Senior Research Librarian, UAB Libraries
   Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, Birmingham, AL

August 17 | “Pediatric Transfusion Medicine”

Benjamin C. Hill, MD
   Pathologist, Children’s of Alabama Department of Pathology
   Director of Transfusion Medicine

August 24 | Rud Polhill Memorial Lectureship – “Conscientious Sedation in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Facilitating Procedures, Promoting Quality, Extending Compassion”

Benjamin F. Jackson, MD
   Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical University of S Carolina
   Director of Procedural Sedation, PEM MUSC, Charleston, SC

August 31 | “HPV Vaccine, What is the Path Forward?”

This lecture is supported by the Academic Pediatric Association through a grant from the CDC.

Paul M. Darden, II, MD
   Chief, General & Community Pediatrics
   Professor of Pediatrics; CMRI James Paul Linn Chair
   University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 


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Grand Rounds are held each Thursday at 12 noon in the Bradley Lecture Center, 4th Floor of the Children's Center for Research & Innovation

Children's of Alabama designates these live activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds is considered a Regularly Scheduled Series; therefore our educational objectives are global in scope.  

Grand Rounds Regularly Scheduled Series Objectives:
Upon completion of the 2016 Grand Rounds series, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize and review diagnosis and current management options for a variety of illnesses related to the field of pediatrics.
  2. Discuss research related to pediatric illnesses.
  3. Recognize and utilize new advances in technology and physician practice for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of the pediatric patient.
  4. Use a multidisciplinary approach to provide optimal outcomes for the pediatric patient.
  5. Discuss improvement methodology to provide quality care for the pediatric patient.
  6. Discuss the role of pediatric practice in education and advocacy.

CME Contact

Office of CME - (205) 638-9898    

CME Office 205-638-9898
Live webcast technical support 205-638-9533
On Demand Lectures 205-638-6059
Technical Support for On Demand Lectures 1-866-702-3278

Christopher G. Maloney, MD, PhD

   Chief Medical Officer & Chair of Medicine, Primary Children’s Hospital

   Division Chief, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine & Associate Chair, Inpatient Services

   University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Salt Lake City, UT    

Mohan Doss, PhD, MCCPM

   Associate Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Diagnostic Imaging, Philadelphia, PA