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Department of Pediatrics ~ Pediatric Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
St. John’s Hospital Bunn Auditorium
August - May

April 2014


April 3rd                  “Laboratory Testing in the Assessment of Child Abuse”
Presenter:             Kathy Swafford, MD
                                  Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine  
                                  Director, Children’s Medical Resource Network
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
1.      Appropriately select lab tests for possible victims of child abuse based on new guidelines.
2.      Differentiate children who should be evaluated for bleeding disorders.
3.      Order other relevant lab tests for suspected victims of child abuse.
Dr. Swafford states she has nothing to disclose.


April 10th                “The Child with Elevated Blood Pressure”
Presenter:             Ramzi Nicolas, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
                                  Division Director of Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine
Learning objectives:
1.      Help primary care physicians understand the pathophysiology of hypertension in children and the common causes of hypertension in the pediatric age group.
2.      Understand the work up needed before referral to a specialist and when to refer.
Dr. Nicolas states he has nothing to disclose.


April 17th                “Adoption”
Presenters:           Jody Lack, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
                                  Michelle Miner, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
                                  Sheref Unal, MD, Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics
                                  Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine

                                  Sara Ogelsby, MSW
                                  Madison Adoption Associates
Learning Objectives:
1.      Increased knowledge and awareness of adoption.
2.      Understand the process of adoption.
3.      Understand the physician’s role in adoption.
Drs. Lack, Miner and Unal and Ms. Ogelsby state they have nothing to disclose.


April 24th                NO GRAND ROUNDS

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  • Accreditation: SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • CME Credit: The SIU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Faculty Disclosures: All faculty participating in CME activities are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.