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Portland Shriners Hospital announces new CME-approved program

"Grand Rounds" is held bimonthly at the Portland Shriners Hospital

Portland Shriners Hospital announces new CME-approved program

This February, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland launched a CME-approved program that is open to all medical professionals within the greater Portland area. The program, called Grand Rounds, will occur bimonthly and includes guest lecturers to address ongoing controversial subjects related to the care of patients with pediatric orthopaedic conditions.

CME, which stands for continuing medical education, refers to continued education that is required for those in the medical field to maintain their credentials and learn about new, innovative treatments. While this is important for all medical professionals, this program is especially impactful at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland, where part of the hospital’s mission is to provide education to physicians and other health care professionals.

For the inaugural lecture on February 13, Moise Danielpour, M.D., the Vera and Paul Guerin Family chair in pediatric neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presented on the subject of The Role of Cervicomedullary Decompression in Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Achondroplastic Children with Symptomatic Foramen Magnum Stenosis. Dr. Danielpour has been a member of the Cedars-Sinai International Skeletal Dysplasia Program for almost 20 years, and is a member of the Little People of America Medical Advisory Board. His lecture was well-received by attendees and generated excellent discussion among the clinicians. In addition to local attendees, this Grand Rounds lecture was also shared live via Skype with the Spokane Shiners Hospital.

The next Grand Rounds lecture is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 7–8 a.m. in the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland auditorium. The lecture will be led by Amy Holley, M.D., on the subject of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Identifying and Treating Youth and Families At-Risk for Poor Pain Outcomes. Dr. Holley is an associate professor in the department of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the associate director of pediatric pain psychology in OHSU’s Pediatric Pain Management Center. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Holley studies functional outcomes in children and adolescents with pain, with a focus on identification of risk factors that predict poor outcomes over time. Dr. Holley is the co-founder of the Advancing Research in Pediatric Pain Lab at OHSU, and is a principle investigator and co-investigator on NIH-funded research studying pain in children and adolescents.  

For more information on the Grand Rounds series, or if you have interest in attending the April lecture, please contact Lisa.