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Grand Rounds

Expand your knowledge

Whether you're a practising pediatrician or a resident, you’ll find plenty of value in attending our Grand Rounds. Accredited by the Royal College as a Category 1 Continuing Professional Development activity, these Rounds cover a wide range of basic and clinical science topics relevant to pediatrics.

Although all members of the IWK community are invited, the presentations, which feature a mix of faculty, residents and visiting professors, are developed with pediatricians in mind.

The details

When: Wednesdays, September 2018 to December 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Where: The IWK Health Centre, Cineplex Theatre (unless otherwise indicated)

Online:  For those who would like to join online:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/207482381
You can also dial in using your phone:  Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391   Access Code: 207-482-381

September 26 Presenter:  Dr. Kevin Chan
Title:  “What I’ve Learned from Life and Death”
Learning Objectives: 
1)  20 lessons learned from dealing with life and death.
2)  Strategies to build personal resilience.
3)  Develop a personal compassionate culture inside health care organizations.
October 3 Presenter:  Dr. Raju Hajela, President and Medical Director, H.U.M. Health Upwardly Mobile Inc., Calgary
Title:  “Childhood Roots of Addiction: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Strategies”
Learning Objectives: T
1)  Understand the disease of Addiction in context of its biological, psychological, social and spiritual roots and manifestations.
2)  Appreciate the current diagnostic categories of mental and behavioural disorders; and some medical conditions in children and adolescents that are encompassed by the disease of Addiction.
3)  Learn how to discuss the genetic and environmental factors that are important in the manifestation of Addiction in children and adolescents for prevention, assessment and treatment.
October 10 Presenter:  Dr. Jonathan Kronick
Title:  “Inborn Errors Of Metabolism:  Something For Almost Everyone”
Learning Objectives: 
1) Brief overview of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM)
2) Some real cases from my practice of IEMs presenting as something else:
    - Briefly explain the pathophysiology/biochemistry of these disorders
    - Emphasize the need for a high index of suspicion in order to recognize
    - IEMsEmphasize the importance of making a correct diagnosis for treatment
October 17 Presenter:  Dr. Amy Acker, Endocrinology
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD 
October 24 CANCELLED
October 31 Presenter:  Drs. Carol and Peter Camfield
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD 
November 7 Presenter:  Dr. Chelsea Hammer, Resident
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD 
November 14 Presenter:  Drs. Robert Strang, Todd Hatchette and Joanne Langley
Title:  "Lyme"
Learning Objectives: TBD 
November 21 Presenter:  Drs. Jennifer Foster and Kristina Krompotic
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD 
November 28 Presenter:  Dr. Emily Drake
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD 
December 5 Presenter:  Dr. Sarah Shea, Developmental Pediatrics
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD 
December 12 Presenter:  Dr. Abdulrahman Alkanhal, Resident
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD