Grand rounds: Meetings at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training, wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical education. They present clinical problems in medicine by focusing on current or interesting cases (

Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s are open to all interested volunteers! Grand Rounds are held each Thursday from 8-9 am at the following locations:

Minneapolis Campus:

Children’s Specialty Center, Room 506 2530 Chicago Ave. S.

St. Paul Campus: John Nasseth Medical Center Conference Room 255 N. Smith Ave.

February 2012 Sessions:

2/2: “Humanism in Pediatric Death and Bereavement”

Presented by Janet Serwint, MD, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Professor, Johns Hopkins

2/9: “Clinicopathologic Conference”

Presented by Brian Yablon, MD, Pediatric Chief Resident, University of Minnesota

2/16: “Morbidity & Mortality Conference” Presented by Gigi Chawla, MD, Children’s Clinic

2/23: “Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Diseases – A Primer for Minnesota’s Primary Care Providers”

Presented by Lazaros Kochilas, MD, Amplatz Children’s Hospital; Annemarie Saarinen, MN Newborn Heart Screening Project; and Amy Gaviglio, MN Department of Health