November 2018 

November 1 | “Emergency Preparedness for Children: Planning and Advocacy”

Karen M. Landers, M.D., FAAP
   Alabama Department of Public Health District Medical Officer

November 8 | 6th Annual Kennedy Lectureship – “Gene Expression Profiling to Understand Pediatric Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Diseases”

Virginia Pascual, M.D.
   Director, Drukier Institute for Children’s Health
   Ronay Menschel Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

November 15 | “Federal Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Regulations for Practitioners”

Nikara W. McNeely
   Group Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Administration
   Birmingham District Office, Birmingham, AL

*** This lecture will meet 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the CME requirement for the Alabama controlled substances certificate (ACSC)

November 22 | No Grand Rounds-Happy Thanksgiving

November 29 | “The Opioid Epidemic as a Child Health Crisis.  State and National Initiatives, Outcomes and Insights”

Morissa J. Ladinsky, M.D., FAAP
   Associate Professor, UAB Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

   *** This lecture will meet 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the CME requirement for the Alabama controlled substances certificate (ACSC)

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Grand Rounds are held each Thursday at 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. 

Children's of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

The Alabama Board of Nursing will acknowledge programs of continuing medical education designated as category 1 as acceptable activities for the renewal of license to practice nursing.

Children's of Alabama Continuing Medical Education relies upon its faculty to provide information in a manner that is objective and as free from bias as possible.  All activity faculty are asked to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation.


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 2018 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.

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