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 2019 - June 2020

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  
October 16, 2019 Presenters:  Drs. Theresa Tam, Robert Strang and Andrew Lynk
Title:  "Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth:  Eliminating Stigma and Promoting Equity"
Learning Objectives:  
1)  Review the social determinants of problematic substance use among youth.
2)  Discuss how stigma and discrimination in systems can result in health inequities.
3)  Discuss IWK actions and practices that are helping to reducing structural stigma.
October 23, 2019 Topic: Rheumatology
Presenter:  Dr. Adam Huber
Title:  “Studying Rare Diseases: Lessons From Juvenile Dermatomyositis”
Learning Objectives:
1) To recognize features of juvenile dermatomyositis.
2) To illustrate challenges in studying treatment of rare diseases.
3) To demonstrate how comparative effectiveness research can use observational methods to study treatment of rare diseases.
October 30, 2019 Presenter:  Dr. Meghan Pike, Pediatric Resident
Title:  “Biologics and the Risk of Malignancy in Pediatric Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)”
Learning Objectives: 
1)  Review the types of biologic agents available for treatment of pediatric JIA and IBD.
2)   Outline the concern for malignancy risk in patients on biologic therapy.
3)  Review the literature exploring the risk of malignancy with underlying inflammatory disease.
4)   Review the literature exploring the risk of malignancy with biologic therapy.
5)  Discuss the challenges in researching this area.
6)  Outline an approach to discussing the risks of biologic therapy with patients and their families, based on the evidence reviewed.
November 6, 2019 Topic: Ethics Week Speaker
Presenter:  Jessica Mills
Title:  TBD
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November 13, 2019 Topic: Family Leadership Group
Presenter:  TBD
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November 20, 2019 Topic: Endocrinology
Presenters:  Drs Tania Wong and Arati Mokashi
Title:  "Update on TransHealth"
Learning Objectives: TBD
November 27, 2019 Presenter:  Dr. Ameer Aslma, Pediatric Resident
Title:  TBD
Learning Objectives: TBD
December 4, 2019 Presenter:  Dr. Normand Carrey
Title:  “Brazelton's Legacy to Infant Mental Health”
Learning Objectives:  TBD
December 11, 2019 Topic:  Education Retreat Related Rounds
Presenter:  Dr. Wade Watson
Title:  "Challenging Feedback and Teaching Encounters"
Learning Objectives:  
1)  Reflect on previous challenging teaching/feedback encounters.
2)  Describe the principles of giving effective feedback.
3)  Describe an approach to diagnosing the learner in difficulty.
4)  Share ideas and approaches to challenging teaching/feedback scenarios.
December 18, 2019 CHRISTMAS QUIZ!!!!
January 8, 2020 Topic:  Infectious Diseases
Presenter:  Drs. Noni MacDonald and Robert Bortolussi
Title:  "Predatory Publishing"
Learning Objectives:  TBD
January 15, 2020 Presenters:  Drs Emily Drake and Andrew Lynk
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January 22, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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January 29, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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February 5, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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February 12, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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February 19, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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February 26, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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March 4, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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March 11, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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March 18, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO MARCH BREAK
March 25, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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April 1, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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April 8, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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April 15, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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April 22, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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April 29, 2020 Presenter:  Dr. Courtney Howard, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) 
Title:  "Health and Climate Change"
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May 6, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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May 13, 2020 Topic:  Ross Lecture
Presenter:  Dr. Burton Kushner, Ophthalmology
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May 20, 2020 Topic:  Endocrinology
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May 27, 2020 Presenters:   Drs. Erker and Mata-MBemba
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June 3, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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June 10, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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June 17, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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June 24, 2020 Topic:  TBD
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