Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule

Imaging, Intervention and Surgery in Vascular Lesions of the Head and Neck in Children
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 15

Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW
Educational Objective: To acquaint the pediatrician with new imaging advances and state-of-the-art intervention and surgery in vascular lesions of the head and neck in children.
Speakers: Hervey D. Segall, MD, Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, MCW; Patricia E. Burrows, MD, Professor of Radiology, Department of Pediatric Radiology, MCW; and Robert H. Chun, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Services, MCW



Improving the Outcomes of Patients with Severe BPD
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 22

Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW
• Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the diagnosis and scope of the problem
  2. Describe the physiology underlying the approach to optimizing ventilation and oxygenation
  3. Describe the multidisciplinary and long-term approach to patients with severe BPD

Speaker: Leif Nelin, MD, Chief, Neonatal Service Line; Dean W. Jeffers Chair in Neonatology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH



The Challenge of Rare Disease Diagnostics and Whole Exome Sequencing
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 29

Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW
Educational Objective: Become familiarized with current applications, variant classification and result interpretation of Whole Exome Sequencing.
Speaker: Ulrike Kappes, MD, PhD, MPH, FACMG, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Laboratory Director, Developmental and Neurogenetics Laboratory – Sequencing, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, MCW and Donald Basel, MD, Chief, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics, MCW


The Power of Possibilities:  Adaptive Bicycles for Kids with Physical Disabilities
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 5
Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW

Educational objectives:
  1. Understand the barriers to exercise and participation in the disabled population, and its impact on the incidence of obesity.
  2. Explain the benefits of exercise such as biking, on physical and psychological health, and social participation.
  3. Review the numerous adaptations that can be made to standard or specialized bikes to accommodate impairments such as ataxia, poor motor planning, spasticity, limb loss, strength deficits, vision problems etc.
  4. Understand funding mechanisms and ways to promote inclusion of adapted equipment at home and in schools.

Speakers: David Waters, MD, Medical Director; Co-Captain Bicycle Dream Team, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center; Gerisa LaSpisa, JD,  Executive Director, Variety – The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin; Brent Emery, Co-Owner Emery’s Cycle and Fitness Center; and Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff, MD, FAAPMR, Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, LLC, Milwaukee, WI


Reducing Stress Levels of Pediatric Patients, Parents and Medical Caregivers

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 12
Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW

Educational Objectives:

  1. To learn about the connection between patient and family stress reduction and successful medical outcomes.
  2. To learn the Kids Kicking Cancer Breath Brake™ to transform classical sympathetic response to the parasympathetic suppression of adrenal glucorticoids.
  3. To use these techniques to teach your patients and families.
  4. To increase compliance and lower trypanophobia in patients. 

Speaker: Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, Founder and International Director, Kids Kicking Cancer; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine


Anatomy and Pathology of the Oral Cavity and Lower Face in Children
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 19
Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW

Educational Objective: To discuss the many soft tissue lesions that may occur in the oral cavity and lower face in children with a review of the pertinent imaging anatomy.

Speaker: Hervey D. Segall, MD, Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, MCW

The Value of Fine Needle Aspiration in the Pediatric Setting
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, August 26
Briggs and Stratton Auditorium, CHW

Educational Objectives:

  1. To discuss the value and limitations of fine needle aspiration as a diagnostic modality in the pediatric population.
  2. To discuss the challenges associated with performing and interpreting fine needle aspirations in the pediatric population.
  3. To provide a practical approach to the successful introduction and use of fine needle aspiration as a diagnostic modality in the pediatric setting.  
Speaker: Lisa Teot, MD, Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA