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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, January 2018 - June 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

Date  
February 7 Topic:  PERU
Presenter:  Dr. Stefan Kuhle
Title: “Caesarean Section and Offspring Obesity: Causal or Confounded?”
Learning Objectives: 
1) Understand how Caesarean section influences the risk of obesity in the child.
2) Describe the epidemiological issues when examining associations between early life factors and later health outcomes.
3) Appraise evidence on the association between Caesarean section and childhood obesity.
February 14 Presenter:  Dr Shelly Whitman, Executive Director of the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative
Title:   “From Global to Local:  The Vulnerability of Children to Recruitment by Armed Groups”
Learning Objectives:
1) To understand how and why children are recruited into armed forces and groups globally.
2) To understand the links between child trafficking, youth gangs, armed conflict and labour.
3) How and what we can do holistically to be more effective in prevention of recruitment.
February 21 Topic: BRAVE: Centre for Building Resilience through Anti-Violence Education
Presenters:   Drs. Jennifer Bernier and Lila Pavey
Title: “SNAP: Evidence-based Program for Children with Disruptive Behaviours”
Learning Objectives: 
1) Increased awareness of the SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) Program.
2) Increased understanding of the effectiveness of the SNAP program at BRAVE (Located in Halifax, NS).
3) Deeper understanding of referral requirements and process.
4) Enhanced dialogue around coordinated care opportunities IWK and BRAVE.
February 28 Topic:  Resident
Presenter:  Dr. Hilal Al Riyami
Title: "Sudden Cardiac Death in Children"
Learning Objectives: 
1) Epidemiology of sudden cardiac death in the young.
2) Review common cardiac conditions associated with sudden cardiac death.
3) Can we identify healthy kids at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD)?
4) Targeted Cardiac Screening is it worth it?
5) How can we improve the monitoring of affected children and families? 
March 7 Topic: TBD
Presenter: Dr. Paul Hong
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
March 14 CANCELLED DUE TO MARCH BREAK
March 21 Topic:   Resident
Presenter:  Dr. Rachel MacIntosh
Title:   “Caring for children affected by Factitious Disorder by Proxy” 
Learning Objectives:
To understand:
1) The criteria for diagnosing Factitious Disorder by Proxy
2) The importance of documentation in cases of Factitious Disorder by Proxy
3) When, what and how to report
March 28 Topic:  Competency By Design
Presenter:  Dr. Andrew Warren and Dr. Sarah Manos (Contacts)
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
April 4 Topic:  Goldbloom Lecture
Presenter:  Dr. Maureen O'Donnell
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
April 11 Topic:  Family Legal Health Program
Presenter: Jacklynn Pidduck
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
April 18 Topic: Canadian Pediatric Society
Presenters:  Drs. Charlotte Moore Hepburn and Melanie Laffin
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
April 25 Topic:  CCfV Speaker
Presenter:  Dr. Scott Halperin (Contact)
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
May 2 Presenter: Dr. Dawn Davies
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
May 9 Topic: Neurology
Presenter:  Dr. Kevin Gordon
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
May 16 Topic:  Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Presenter:  Dr. Margot Latimer
Title: "Considering Culture and Context: Understanding How to Best Treat Aboriginal Children's Pain"
Learning Objectives: TBD
May 23
PARKER RECEPTION ROOM
Topic:  Resident
Presenter: Dr. Alyssa Smith
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
May 30 CANCELLED DUE TO CPS
June 6 Topic:  Developmental Pediatrics
Presenter:  Dr. Isabel Smith (Contact)
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
June 13 Topic:  Endocrinology
Presenter: Dr. Beth Cummings (Contact)
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
June 20
PARKER RECEPTION ROOM
Topic:  Resident
Presenter:  Dr. Laura Stymiest
Title: TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
June 27 Topic:  Best of CPS
Presenter:  Dr. Joanna Holland (Contact)
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives:  TBD
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Topic:   Resident
Presenter:  Dr. Rachel MacIntosh
Title:   “Caring for children affected by Factitious Disorder by Proxy” 
Learning Objectives:

To understand:
1) The criteria for diagnosing Factitious Disorder by Proxy
2) The importance of documentation in cases of Factitious Disorder by Proxy
3) When, what and how to report