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Grand Rounds Schedule

Hospital Grand Rounds are designed to present to the practicing physician, the physician in training, nurses and other health care providers, some of the latest advances in the field of medicine and health care.

The Hospital Grand Rounds program strives to disseminate information about medical therapeutics, practice management and healthcare issues to maintain high quality in-patient care management.

Program Times and Locations

Hospital Grand Rounds are held weekly on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 P.M. in the Professional and Community Education Center Auditoria A,B,C D. Food and beverages are served at 11:30 a.m.

Hospital Grand Rounds Webinars are also held each Tuesday at 11:45 A.M., Eastern Time. To join an online meeting, go here and usemeeting number 736 223 360.

OB/GYN Grand Rounds will resume on September 18, 2015. The OB/GYN Grand Rounds are held weekly from September through May, on Fridays at 7:30 the Professional and Community Education Center. 

Hospital Grand Rounds Schedule: JUNE 2015

June 2, 2015
Topic: "Medical Ethics in Age Of Social Media"
John J Merendino, Jr, M.D., Endocrinologist, Silver Spring, Maryland
Objectives: a)Discuss the professional code of ethics for physicians; b) Describe the impact that social media has on professional relationships with clients; c)Identify boundary violations that can possibly occur on various forms of social media.

June 9, 2015
Topic: "Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation"
Speaker: Alpesh Amin, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA
Objectives: a) Evaluate the pharmacologic differences among the oral anticoagulants with an eye toward developing strategies for managing the care of patients with nonvalvular AF; b) Assess the evidence for restarting anticoagulant therapy following a major bleeding event in patients with nonvalvular AF; c) Review the importance of the transition of care for patients with nonvalvular AF on an OAC to both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Supported by an Education Grant from: Paradigmmc

June 16, 2015
Topic: "Pulmonary Arterial Hypetermia"
Robert Bourge, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery. Birmingham, AL
Objectives: a)Identify patients at high risk for the development of PAH; b) Evaluate right ventricular function using screening tools and imaging tests; c)Weigh the risks versus benefits for a given medication, in terms of indication for use, route of administration, side effects, and long- term study data; d)Decide if and when combination therapy is a clinical necessity; e) Appraise newly-approved agents for inclusion in the treatment algorithm for PAH.

Supported by an Education Grant from: ABC Comm Inc

June 23, 2015
Topic: "Maryland Health Care Decision Act " Speaker: Paul J. Ballard, Assistant Attorney General Maryland Department of HMH Objectives: a) Identify the essential provisions of the Maryland Health Care Decisions Act, including determining the appropriate decision maker, advance directives, limitations placed on surrogate decision makers, and medical ineffectiveness; b) Recognize the components of the Maryland MOLST form, discuss the purpose of the order form, basis for the orders, sections 1, instructions for completing it, and other procedures related to the proper completion and storage of the form.

June 30, 2015
Topic: "Breast Cancer and Genetics"
Speaker: Eric Oristian, M.D. General and Breast Surgeon Rockville, Maryland
Objectives: a) Identify the common causes for breast cancer; b) Recognize cancer genetic risk-assessment.

OB/GYN Grand Rounds will resume on September 18, 2015.

REMINDER: We are now broadcasting live the presentations in our Webinars. To join an online meeting, go here and use meeting number 736 223 360.

Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Holy Cross Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of (1) hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Holy Cross Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 1 contact hour.

If you have any questions, please contact Ari Moshe-Hernandez, CME Coordinator at 301-754-7173 or

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