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Continuing Medical Education

Postgraduate Medical Programs in New Orleans

Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Regularly scheduled series

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds – Wednesdays from 12-1 pm (In-person and virtual options)
  • Pediatric Saturday Symposium Series
  • Child Neurology Case Conference – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 2-3 pm in ACC Room 3302
  • Tumor Board – Wednesdays from 4-5 pm in the Children’s Hospital 2 Center Conference Room
  • Neonatology Conference – Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 pm in the NICU Conference Room
  • Cardiology Case Management - Thursdays from 4-5 pm in ACC Room 3302

Physician outreach programs/CME

As part of the physician outreach program, Children's Hospital offers several events throughout the state of Louisiana. Each program offers CME credit for physicians. If you are a medical professional and would like to be included on our mailing list for these events, please send an email to Gretchen Dondis at

CME applications

If you are a physician that would like to propose a CME activity for consideration, please submit an application telling us about your topic for review. Proposed CME activities should increase medical knowledge, provide patient care, enhance professionalism, facility quality improvement, coordinate work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practices and/or provide evidence of evaluation of performance in practice.

2022/2023 Pediatric grand rounds schedule

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Series continues for the 2022/2023 academic year with an in-person and virtual platform. The time for the weekly CME program is Wednesdays from 12-1 pm. Please see the schedule and topics below:

August 3 - Toni Gross, MD - "Pediatric Readiness in Emergency Departments"

August 10 - Bryant Marks, PhD - "Implicit Bias"

August 17 - Caroline Straatmann, MD - "Proteinuria and Hematuria"

August 24 - Andrew Abreo, MD - "Peanut Allergy"

August 31 - Randall Craver, MD - "Karius Testing"

September 7 - Brian Barkemeyer, MD, Amanda Barkemeyer, MD, Elizabeth Wisner, MD, Russel Zwiener, MD and Jaime Zwiener - "Life at Home with a Special Needs Child"

September 14 - Scott Schultz, MD - "Acquired Brain Injury Part 1 - The Inpatient Care"

September 21 - Lindsay Elliott, DO - "Acquired Brain Injury Part 2 - The Outpatient Recovery"

September 28 - Song-Gui Yang, MD - "Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening"

October 5 - Margarita Silio, MD, Eric Dumonteil, PhD and Claudia Herrera, PhD - "Chagas Disease"

October 12 - Amy Henke, PsyD and team - "Eating Disorders"

October 19 - Joe Wright - "At the Intersection of Equity, Science and Social Justice: An Inflection Point for Academic Medicine"

October 26 - Sheldon Kaplan, MD - "The Impact of Pneumococcal Vaccine on Pneumococcal Infections"

November 2 - Ashley Farge, MD and Julie Gallois, MD - "New Breastfeeding Guidelines"

November 9 - Christopher Roth, MD and Sherry Langston, CPNP - "A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation and Management of Children with Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction"

November 16 - ThriveKids and Jefferson Parish Public Schools - "School Health and Related Services - Bridging the Gap"

November 30 - Suzanne Fournier, DDS - "Thinking Outside the Box-Prep"

December 7 - Maribeth Nicholson, MD, MPH - "Diagnosis and Treatment of C. difficile in Children: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back"

December 14 - Vinay Vaida, MD - "Clinical Superpower from EMR Data Analytics"

January 11 - John Schieffelin, MD - "Update on Recent Outbreaks: Polio, Mpox and Covid"

January 18 - Zach Daniels, MD and Daniella Miller, MD - "Status Epilepticus" (2 Center)

January 25 - Tracy Sanson, MD - "Emergency Medicine"

February 1 - Leslie Reilly, MD and George Hescock, MD - "High Flow Nasal Cannula"

February 8 - TBA

February 15 - Steve Abman, MD - Tulane Wasserman Lecture - "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia"

February 22 - No Grand Rounds Due to Mardi Gras Break

March 1 - Alexis Morvant, MD - "Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Program: Then, Now, Looking to the Future"

March 8 - Patrice Evers, MD and William Morgan, MD - "Update on General Pediatrics Topics"

CME/CEU credit for CHNOLA Pediatric Grand Rounds is now managed through the Eventbrite web portal. Please register through the Eventbrite portal to be eligible to receive CME/CEU credits for this activity. You will then be able to join the activity through the Eventbrite portal. If you have attended Grand Rounds since January 1, 2021, the CME credit will appear in your CE Broker account. Register for a basic, no cost account with CE Broker to track your hours.

Catherine Mooney, MLIS
Medical Staff Coordinator
Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
O: 504.896.9264
F: 504.896.9707