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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, November 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

November 14 Presenter:  Drs. Robert Strang, Todd Hatchette and Joanne Langley
Title:  "“Lyme – Nova Scotia at the Forefront of an Emerging Disease”
Learning Objectives: 
1) To know the most recent epidemiology of Lyme disease infection in Nova Scotia.
2) To know when to suspect and how to diagnose Lyme disease.
3) To understand the public health approach to prevention and control of Lyme disease.
November 21 Presenters:  Drs. Jennifer Foster and Kristina Krmpotic
Title:  "Specialized Pediatric Outreach Team (SPOT): So glad we MET"
Learning Objectives:  
1) Review the rationale and evidence for Pediatric Rapid Response Systems.
2) Review the scope and practice of IWK's Pediatric Rapid Response System.
3) Recognize the limitations of operating an unfunded Pediatric Rapid Response System and potential challenges associated with implementation in low-volume centres.
4) Describe the future of the Pediatric Rapid Response System at IWK.
November 28 Presenter:  Dr. Magdalena Janus, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University
Title:  “How Can Population-level Data on Child Development be Useful to Health Care Providers?”
Learning Objectives: 
1) Describe profiles of child developmental health at school entry.
2) Review research questions relevant for health care provision that can be addressed with EDI data.
3) Review the strengths and limitations of data linkages.
4) Overview of emerging findings on health conditions, social determinants of health and EDI outcomes.
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