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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 Webinarsare also held each Tuesday at 11:45 A.M., Eastern Time. To join an online meeting, go here and usemeeting number 738 271 904.

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

Hospital Grand Rounds Schedule: JULY 2014

July 1, 2014
Topic: “Update on Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
Speaker: David Bianchi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, GWU School of Medicine
Educational Objectives: a) Recognize the ideal candidate for surgical referral for sleep apnea surgery; b) Describe
the current concepts in sleep apnea management using surgical treatments; c) Identify the limitations of surgical sleep apnea management.

July 8, 2014
Topic: “Management of COPD”
Speaker: David Mannino, M.D., Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, Kentucky
Educational Objectives: a) Discuss the importance of early recognition of COPD in the primary care setting; b)Describe the role of spirometry in confirming a diagnosis of COPD; c) Employ individualized treatment strategies for patients with COPD based on symptoms, spirometric classification, and future risk of exacerbations; d) Apply evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and management of exacerbations in patients with COPD

Supported by an educational grant from:  PeerView Institute for Medical Education

July 15, 2014
Topic: “Edison Lecture - Palliative Care & the Surgical Patient"
Speaker: Danielle Doberman, M.D., Director, Palliative Medicine Program, George Washington University Hospital
Educational Objectives: a) Recognize the principles of palliative care; b) Identify the palliative care needs of surgical patients in the clinical setting; c) Describe how palliative care physicians and surgeons can coordinate medical care support with their patients in end of life situations.

July 22, 2014
Topic: “Choosing Wisely" – Conversations Between Providers and Patients
Speaker: Robert Gerard, M.D., Palliative Care and Hospice Services, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Educational Objectives: a) Define strategies to implement "Choosing Wisely" conversations; b) Identify structural and personal barriers to implementing specialty society's recommendations; c) Recognize patients need information about what care they truly need in order to have these conversations with their providers



REMINDER: We are now broadcasting live the presentations in our Webinars. To join an online meeting, go here and use meeting number 738 271 904.

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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