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Grand Rounds

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

September 2014


September 4th     NO GRAND ROUNDS


September 11th   “Understanding the Relationship between Chronic Medical Conditions and School Performance:
                                  Then and Now”
Presenters:           Mark Puczynski, MD, Professor and Chair
                                  Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1.      Increase awareness of the impact of chronic disease on cognitive function
2.      Enhance physician/teacher collaboration for children with chronic conditions
Dr. Puczynski states he has nothing to disclose.


September 18th   “Medical Events and Traumatic Stress in Pediatric Patients and their Families”
Presenter:             Giovanna Caprirolo, MD
                                  Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
                                  Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine
Learning Objectives:

  1. Definition of key concepts in traumatic stress after medical events
  2. Discuss medical events which can lead to traumatic stress
  3. Discuss recent developments at St. John’s Children’s Hospital to help patients and parents cope with traumatic stress
  4. Discuss the use of diaries in the ICU to help prevent traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder


September 25th   “Cardiomyopathy in Children”
Presenter:             Ramzi Souki, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
                                  Division of Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology
                                  Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1.      Identify the clinical features of the different types of cardiomyopathy
2.      Understand the prognosis of these conditions and the general management principles
Dr. Souki states he has nothing to disclose

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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.