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Pediatric Grand Rounds takes place every Thursday from 12-1 PM in the Obendorf Auditorium at the UCSF Mission Bay Hospital

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 Past sessions
DateSpeakerTitle/Topic (hyperlink to presentation if available)Learning objectivesSpeaker information and disclosures
09/05/2019Meg McNamara & Sandrijn van Schaik

Learning and Caring in Pediatrics: Creating an inspiring, welcoming environment for all

  1. Describe how learning and work are integrated
  2. List the characteristics of an optimal learning and caring environment
  3. Shape the future of our learning environments through community building
Speakers have no relationships to disclose
09/12/2019Jamil Zaki

The Promise & Perils of Empathy in Clinical Settings

  1. Describe the positive role that receiving empathy from medical professionals has on patients and their families
  2. Understand the risks associated with empathizing in the face of chronic, intense patient suffering
  3. Differentiate between different components of empathy, and understand how "tuning" between types of empathy can allow professionals to care for patients while minimizing the risk of burnout
No relationships to disclose
09/19/2019David JuliusFrom Peppers to Peppermints: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway
  1. Understand how molecular probes are used to identify nociceptors
  2. Understand how structural biology provides insight into molecular pharmacology
No relationships to disclose
09/26/2019Shafkat Anwar3D printing and the 4th Industrial Revolution in Pediatrics
  1. Identify a few new healthcare technologies and their impact in pediatrics
  2. Describe the applications of 3D printing in pediatrics
  3. Recognize how the new UCSF Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies can affect patient management

Speaker is a consultant & shareholder with Printerprezz

10/03/2019Anne Slavotinek, Mary Norton & Sara AckermanP3EGS: Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing
  1. To describe clinical situations where panel testing and exome sequencing can be used in a diagnostic evaluation
  2. To appreciate current diagnostic rates with exome sequencing and that the diagnostic rates vary depends with the clinical indication for sequencing
  3. To be aware of the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations face in accessing genetic testing

Anne Slavotinek: Consultant with Roche, Inc; Editor with UptoDate Inc; Clinical trial site PI at Retrophin, Inc; Deputy editor with Wiley and Sons; Royalties recipient from Oxford University Press

Mary Norton is a consultant for Invitae and receives grant support from Natera

Sara Ackerman has no relationships to disclose

10/10/2019Sophia VerstraeteLittle Ones, Big Disease: Understanding VEO-IBD
  1. Describe phenotypic characteristics of VEO IBD
  2. Describe diagnostic and therapeutic considerations of VEO IBD
  3. To understand the impact of genetic testing on diagnosis and management
No relationship to disclose

Marissa Raymond-Flesch

(Special Grand Rounds: Co-hosted by Benioff Children's Hospital Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee & the Department of Pediatrics)

Racism & Xenophobia: Impacts on Youth and the Providers Who Serve Them

1. Define the different types of racism: internalized, personally mediated, and institutional

2. Identify ways that the racism and xenophobia which are present in the current United States political climate can impact the health and well-being of youth in California

3. Recognize opportunities for addressing racism and xenophobia in academic medical settings including for patients, trainees, and providers

No relationship to disclose
10/24/2019Anne MarshA Collaborative Quality Improvement Initiative to Assess the Usability of Sickle Cell Quality Measures

1. Recognize that gaps and disparities in quality care exists for children with sickle cell disease

2. Understand how these gaps can be narrowed using quality improvement strategies

No relationship to disclose
10/31/2019J. Raul GutierrezBeyond the Wall: Policy and the Health of Immigrant Children

1. Identify migration and immigration as a social determinant of health

2. Outline how sociopolitical factors influence health and health access of children in immigrant families

3. Formulate potential intervention strategies to optimize care from a socioecological framework

No relationship to disclose

Brent Kaziny

(GUEST SPEAKER from Texas Children's Hospital)

From Active Shooter Drills to Hurricane Harvey and All Hazards In Between: Emergency Management at Texas Children's Hospital

1. Identify gaps in emergency management training

2. Understand the use of the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment in identifying threats

3. Recognize the importance of drilling for disaster preparedness

No relationships to disclose
11/14/2019Jonathan Bixby & TeamDermatomyositis: An Interdisciplinary Rehab Team Approach to a Complex Chronic Disease

1. Identify the common fine motor, gross motor, and speech concerns associated with dermatomyositis

2. Understand the importance of interventions to help prevent/control the common issues seen with dermatomyositis

3. The importance of a team approach to treat patients with chronic illnesses

All speakers have no relationships to disclose
11/21/2019Brian FeldmanA New Golden Opportunity to Predict, Diagnose, & Classify Diabetes

1. Understand the changing epidemiology of diabetes

2. Understand what is pre-clinical diabetes

3. Understand the multiple uses of knowing diabetes autoantibody status in patients

No relationships to disclose

12/05/2019Amit SabnisOf Gators & Foxes: A Genetic Screen to Drug the Undruggable in Rhabdomyosarcoma

1. Appreciate the value of unbiased genetic screens to fuel discovery in bench and translational science.

2. Understand the rationale for using synthetic lethal interactions as the basis for cancer therapy.

3. Design questions and experimental approaches to build upon positive clinical trial results in a "bedside-to-bench" fashion.

No relationships to disclose
12/12/2019Jyothi MarbinThe Butterfly Effect: Youth Advocacy in Action

1. Describe impact of child detention on kids in detention and on the community around them

2. Describe role of art and music in social justice and in healing

3. List 3 concrete actions we can each take to end child detention

No relationships to disclose
12/19/2019Veronika Mesheriakova"We just don't see addiction in our practice" - Why Pediatrics Providers Must Learn to See

1. Describe gaps in medical education on addiction

2. Discuss addiction as a chronic pediatric illness

3. Recognize and appropriately address problem substance use and addiction in youth

No relationships to disclose


01/09/2020Emily Perito & Michelle KlostermanPediatric Pancreatitis

1. Recognize pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis

2. Identify risk factors of and complications for pediatric pancreatitis

3. Understand treatment options for pediatric pancreatitis

Emily Perito is a recipient of grants/research support from Shire and Gilead

Michelle Klosterman has no relationships to disclose



Rhea Boyd

(Special Grand Rounds: Co-hosted by Benioff Children's Hospital Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee & the Department of Pediatrics)

Decoupling Race from Racism: A Diversity + Inclusion Story

1. Critically examine the utility of the Diversity and Inclusion Framework

2. Describe the limitations of using the Diversity and Inclusion Framework in helping clinicians, trainees, and students understand race, racism, and racial inequity in medicine

3. Apply a new approach to discussing and addressing racism and racial inequity in medicine

No relationships to disclose
01/23/2020Michelle HermistonA Swerve in the Road – From Bench to Global Oncology

1. Identify potential barriers to treating children with cancer in a low and middle income (LMIC) setting.

2. Describe how implementation sciences can be used to address these barriers using a multi-disciplinary approach.

Spouse is founder and CEO of Coagulant Therapeutics and Gladiator Biosciences
01/30/2020Leanne WardPrinciples of Bone Strength & Fragility in Children that Guide Osteoporosis Management

1. To discuss key "clinical-biological principles" of bone strength development in childhood, that inform the diagnosis and monitoring approach to bone fragility conditions

2. To provide an update on current considerations and controversies in pediatric osteoporosis management

Speaker is a consultant and receives funds for institution from Novartis and Clementia; Principal investigator for clinical trials, consultant, and receives funds for institution from Amgen and Ultragenyx; Provides meeting support and receives funds for institution from Alexion
02/06/2020Walter SipeBreaking the Vicious Circles of Chronic Pain: Avoidance, Willingness, and Values

1. Understand how the distinction between pain and suffering directly impacts clinical interactions with patients in pain

2. Identify and intervene on at least four "vicious circles" that complicate the management of chronic pain

3. Utilize values clarification and acceptance processes to encourage patient engagement in health-promoting behaviors

Speaker is an advisor for Brainbot
02/13/2020Esteban BurchardMaking Precision Medicine Socially Precise

1. There are significant racial/ethnic differences in asthma prevalence, mortality and drug response

2. There are significant racial/ethnic difference in who is included in modern genetic studies

3. Disease prediction models including Polygenic Risk Scores are fundamentally flawed and not generalizable to non-European populations

No relationships to disclose

Upcoming sessions


Title/Topic (hyperlink to presentation if available)

Learning objectivesSpeaker information and disclosures

02/27/2020Jeff FinemanPediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease: One-Step Forward, Two-Steps Forward

1. Understand the spectrum of pulmonary vascular disease etiologies

2. Understand the endothelial-based therapies for pulmonary vascular disease

3. Understand the pathology of congenital heart disease associated pulmonary vascular disease

No relationships to disclose

Claude Steele


Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community

1. Address the why, what and how of diverse learning communities

2. Identify features of diverse learning communities that while good for all students, are especially helpful for minority students generally, and for women in STEM fields

3. Explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning

No relationships to disclose
03/12/2020Lars BodeBramham Lecture: Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Every Baby Needs a Sugar Mama

1. Understand the basics of human milk oligosaccharide structures, variation, and potential benefits as prebiotics and beyond

2. Understand how human milk oligosaccharides can promote health and prevent diseases in infants

3. Understand how human milk oligosaccharides be used in diagnostics to identify at-risk infants and prevent diseases

No relationships to disclose
03/19/2020WIlliam BernalIntensive Inpatient Rehabilitation for Pediatric Amplified Pain Syndromes
No relationships to disclose
03/26/2020Duncan Henry

04/02/2020Julie ParkTBD

04/09/2020Margot KushelHomelessness & Housing
No relationships to disclose

HOLD- DEI Committee
04/23/2020Khyati BrahmbhattASQ Screening
No relationships to disclose
04/30/2020Morna DorseyImmunotherapy for allergies
Speaker receives clinical trial support from Aimmune & DBV
05/07/2020Angela MarsiglioRoutine Infant Male Circumcision

05/14/2020Lisa Chamberlain & Anda KuoAdvocacy
Lisa Chamberlain has no relationships to disclose.
05/21/2020Winner TBDGrumbach Lecture: TBD

05/28/2020Atul Butte

06/04/2020Steven FishmanTooley Lecture

06/11/2020John Takayama
HOLD- Resident QI
06/18/2020Diane Shader SmithSalt In My Soul: An Unfinished Life

1. To share a patient experience about living with chronic illness and transplant

2. To offer 6 specific medical insights that Mallory writes about

3. To shed light on the importance of resilience and how to "live happy" in the face of overwhelming obstacles

06/25/2020Efrat LelkesBioEthics

This UCSF CME educational activity was planned and developed to: uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and, include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

The University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 41 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To earn CME credits, you must:

  1. Sign in at Grand Rounds by scanning your badge at the door
    1a. If viewing online, session must be livestreamed (watched in real time) in it's entirety
  2. Complete the evaluation

Planning Committee Members 

James BayrerNo relationships to disclose
Meg McNamaraNo relationships to disclose
Laura CookeNo relationships to disclose
Megan SchoettlerConsultant and patient program speaker for Ultragenyx
Jayme CongdonNo relationships to disclose
Sandrijn van SchaikNo relationships to disclose
Brian FeldmanNo relationships to disclose
Tara ValcarcelNo relationships to disclose
Mel HeymanPanel member at Gilead and stock shareholder with Amgen. Receives research support/grants from Janssen, AbbVie, Shire, Takeda, Genentech, and Mallinckrodt. Advisor/reviewer for Genentech.
Camila Cribb FabersunneNo relationships to disclose
Elizabeth RogersNo relationships to disclose
Anne LyonNo relationships to disclose
Abi DairoNo relationships to disclose
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