CME Events

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CME: Evaluation and Management of Functional Constipation

Seattle Children’s concludes its summer series of Category 2 CME events on August 11 via Webex:

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Evaluation and Management of Functional Constipation with Dr. Lusine Ambartsumyan.

Discussion and Q&A from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with Dr. Ambartsumyan and Dr. Ruth McDonald, Seattle Children’s vice president and interim chief medical officer.


    • Describe the evaluation of childhood constipation
    • Differentiate between organic and functional constipation
    • Review the treatment of functional constipation
    • Become familiar with the national guidelines and the partnered care model for management of functional defecation disorders in children

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Grand Rounds: August 2020

Provider Grand Rounds: full schedule and Webex/dial-in information

Aug. 6: Virtually There: Telehealth at Seattle Children’s. Mark Lo, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, UW Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s.

Aug. 13: The Hematologist’s Perspective on Adolescent Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. Amanda Blair, MD, Hematology-Oncology, Seattle Children’s.

Aug. 20: Top Ten Herbs and Supplements: Safety and Efficacy in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. Cora Breuner, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics; adjunct professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, UW; attending physician, Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s.

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CME Summer Series

Seattle Children’s is offering a summer series of Category 2 CME events via Webex. The next event is:

  • Tuesday, July 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: “Top 5 Pediatric Urological Questions from PCPs.” Dr. Kathleen Kieran will discuss the top 5 pediatric urological questions received from PCPs and review the new referral guidelines for Urology including new algorithms to assist PCPs.

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Grand Rounds: July 2020

Provider Grand Rounds: full schedule and Webex/dial-in information

July 9, 2020: Because All We Have Is Each Other: Why Kids Need Effective Advocates. Ben Hoffman, MD, CPST-1, FAAP, professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics School of Medicine, OHSU; medical Director, Tom Sargent Safety Center; director, Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs.

July 16, 2020: Two-Eyed Seeing: Recognizing and Responding to the Cultural Needs of Indigenous Children During Rehabilitation. Molly Fuentes, MD, MS; assistant professor, Rehabilitation Medicine Seattle Children’s and University of Washington. Read full post »

Grand Rounds: June 2020

Provider Grand Rounds: full schedule and Webex/dial-in information

June 4, 2020: The Health of Children in Immigrant Families: Vulnerable Children and the Nation’s Future Resident/Fellow Research Day. Fernando Mendoza, MD, MPH; associate dean of Minority Advising and Programs; professor of Pediatrics, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital.

June 11, 2020: Abusive Head Trauma: Concepts, Controversies, and Conspiracy Theories
Holt Webster Child Abuse Lecture.
Mark Dias, MD, FAANS, FAAP; professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, vice chair of Neurosurgical Education, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, Penn State University College of Medicine. Read full post »

Rescheduled to 2021: 16th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

To help minimize the unintentional spread of COVID-19, the 16th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference, hosted by the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, has been rescheduled to next year: July 23 and July 24, 2021. The conference theme will remain the same — “Pushing the Limits: Children, Athletics and Ethics.” For more information, visit the Pediatric Bioethics Conference page.

Events: May 2020

Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Saturday, June 6. Save the date and check back for details.

Grand Rounds

Provider Grand Rounds: full schedule and Webex/dial-in information

May 7, 2020: Neonatal Cholestasis: More Than Yellow Eyes and Pale Stools. Niviann Blondet, MD; acting assistant professor of Pediatrics, UW; Gastroenterology, Seattle Children’s.

May 14, 2020: Improving the EHR to Support Clinical Decision-Making and Reduce Clinician Burnout. Ari Pollack, MD, MSIM; assistant professor, Pediatrics, UW; Nephrology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Seattle Children’s. Read full post »

Grand Rounds: April 2020

Grand Rounds will not be held in-person. We hope you can join us remotely via WebEx.  Questions can be submitted for the speaker through the chat option in the WebEx meeting window.

View the WebEx information and Online Grand Rounds Video links.

April 2, 2020: Climate Action, Seattle Children’s and You. Colleen Groll, MSN, LEED AP BD+C. manager, Sustainability Programs, Seattle Children’s.

April 9, 2020: Using Social Media for Medical Education, Networking, and Knowledge Sharing. Anita Thomas, MD, MPH. Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s

April 16, 2020: You Can’t Trust a Toddler: A Contemporary Review of Aerodigestive Foreign Bodies. John Dahl, MD, PhD, MBA; assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UW; Otolaryngology, Craniofacial, Vascular Anomalies, Seattle Children’s. Read full post »

Join us Thursday, March 26 for “COVID-19: The Seattle Children’s Experience” via Webex (8 a.m. PST)

Seattle Children’s infectious disease and emergency medicine experts will share their experiences from the front lines at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Topics include epidemiology, clinical presentation, foreign data and lab testing availabilities; infection control issues including PPE shortages; institutional response to COVID including employee testing; emergency services preparation and care; and potential antivirals and upcoming treatment guidelines. This special Provider Grand Rounds session will conclude with a Q&A with the panel. Join in Thursday, March 26, 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET. Read more. Read full post »

CMEs and Conferences

To help keep our staff, patients and their families safe as the situation with COVID-19 rapidly changes, CMEs and other large-group events are temporarily being cancelled, rescheduled or moved to WebEx. Organizers will let registrants know of any changes.


March 21: Olympia PAL Program CME

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The PAL Program is hosting a free child mental health educational conference for primary care providers.