Our pediatric grand rounds series transitioned to a primarily virtual platform on March 18, 2020 to allow our grand rounds attendees to learn and participate from any location. In-person sessions are held at the discretion of the hosting division and will be marked as such here and on the Grand Rounds Calendar. We look forward to learning alongside you every Wednesday morning! 

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Each Wednesday, the Department of Pediatrics offers learning opportunities for pediatric professionals throughout the community - both inside and outside the University.

Pediatric Grand Rounds is designed to improve the broad practice of pediatric medicine, including patient care, healthcare research, medical education, public health, and innovation.

Grand Rounds sessions are open to the public, and most presentation materials are posted here for review. CME credits are available to those who watch live online.

Below is a list of upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds sessions.

Event Details

Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 AM 

Online via Zoom (all sessions) 
Wilf Family Center Conference Rooms 1&2 (select sessions only)

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Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 6

Updates in Pediatric Neuroimmunology

Michael Cole, MD
Assistant Professor, 
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota

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March 13

Cannabinoids: smoking out the truth. How does it impact GI health ? 

Thangam Venkatesan, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine 
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University


March 20

Racism as a Preventable Harm: Centering the Voices of Black Families

Rachel Witt, MD
Assistant Professor, 
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics

Mia Malcom, MS



Changing the world one person at a time: a tribute to Cindy Howard, MD

Chandy John, MD
Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics, 
Indiana University School of Medicine


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A newsletter with details on the current week's title, speaker and location, upcoming sessions, and recordings of previous sessions is sent weekly. If you are not receiving these, email our course coordinator at or fill out our form to join the list

Missed a session?

We are now offering asynchronous credit for watching select sessions through our Online Series! Attendees can receive credit for these sessions for up to ONE YEAR after the session was posted. 

To view older sessions that are not available for asynchronous credit: 

Information for Attendees

Announcements for upcoming Grand Rounds are emailed one to two days prior to the session. If you would like to receive this announcement, please email our Grand Rounds Coordinators, at or submit a request here

In order to receive 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, physicians must text the session's code to (833) 616-1157 or log attendance using the CE Portal within 24 hours after the end of the session. Statements of Participation, which list accrued credits, will be distributed by email to attendees on an annual basis but can be checked by individual attendees in the CE Portal at their leisure. 

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Minnesota designates this live education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who participate in the CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

For more information on how to claim these credits click here

Information for Hosting Divisions and Speakers


The assignments of the dates for the Divisions for the 2023-2024 year can be found here. Please note the gold color dates can not be changed or swapped. Assignments are also sent to each responsible faculty member six weeks prior to your scheduled Grand Rounds Lecture. Questions about this schedule can be directed to our Pediatric Conference Coordinator at and Dr. Emily Borman-Shoap at .

If you are the responsible division faculty and need to swap dates with another division or speaker, please contact the appropriate division directly and reference the list of 2023-2024 dates and divisions. Once the swap has been confirmed, you must email the correspondence to our Pediatric Conference Coordinator at

Hosting information
Pediatric Grand Rounds has shifted to be held primarily online. The Grand Rounds team has reserved the Wilf Family Center conference rooms 1 & 2 should the hosting division choose to host in a hybrid capacity. All coordination of food, invitations, speaker accommodations, etc. is the responsibility of the division. The Grand Rounds team must be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the session in order to offer on-site support with technology. 


Please plan on presenting a 45-minute presentation from 7:30 - 8:15 am, then a 15-minute Q&A session from 8:15 - 8:30 am. An additional 30 minute networking session from 8:30 - 9:00 am can be held at the discretion of the hosting division and speaker. 

You must provide a disclosure slide in your presentation. An example disclosure slide can be found here.

Please review the “Standards for Commercial Support” and the Health Information & Privacy Compliance information.

We recommend (but do not require) that your PowerPoint slides be in 16:9 ratio format. Slides in 4:3 format will still work on the display.

For In-Person Sessions: 
Please arrive for your presentation by 7:15am on the day of your session. Details on location will be provided by before your presentation date. Parking passes are available upon request for select conference locations. 

For Virtual Sessions: 
Speakers will receive an individual zoom link the week of their talk. On the day of the presentation, we ask that speakers join our webinar by 7:15 am for set-up.