Continuing Medical Education

Postgraduate medical programs in New Orleans

Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Regularly scheduled series:

  • Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds – Wednesdays from 12-1 pm
  • 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 Pediatric grand rounds schedule

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Series will resume on Wednesday, January 12 with a continued virtual platform. The time for the weekly CME program is Wednesdays from 12-1 pm. Please see the schedule and topics below for the upcoming weeks:

January 12 - Mary Lynn Dell, MD - "The Pediatricians' Role in Providing Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents"

January 19 - Desmond Schatz, MD - "100th Anniversary of Insulin"

January 26 - Rene Guillbeau and Kristie Rozands - "Child Life Services and the Patient Experience"

February 2 - G. Kyle Fulton, MD - "The Care of Children with Clefting"

February 9 - KaneKal Gautham, MD - "Diagnostic Errors in Pediatrics"

February 16 - Nicole Kopari, MD - "Burn Care"

February 23 - Vicky Norwood, MD - The John Lewy Lecture - TBD

March 2 - Mardi Gras Holiday

March 9 - Adrienne Savant, MD and Elizabeth Wisner, MD - "Severe Asthma in Children"

March 16 - Maria Velez, MD and Dana LeBlanc, MD - "Venous Thromboembolism"

March 23 - Kelly Gajewski, MD - "Pediatric Long-Haul Covid"

March 30 - Jessica Zagory, MD, Stacy Drury, MD, Loretta Sonnier, MD and Maya Jones, MD - "Juvenile Justice and Medical Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach"

April 6 - Neal Jackson, MD - "Ear Infections and Hearing Loss"

April 13 - Stuart Slavin, MD - "Enhancing Physician Wellbeing through Systems and Culture Change"

April 20 - Maria Xiang, MD - "Autoimmune Encephalitis"

April 27 - Ben Danielson, MD - "Where Are We on the Equity and Anti-Racism Journey?"

May 4 - Samir El-Dahr, MD - "Understanding Nephron Progenitors to Cure Chronic Kidney Disease"

May 11 - Mann Lecture

May 18 - Natasha Henner, MD and Priya Rajan, MD- Tulane Wasserman Lecture - "Ethics of Periviability"

May 25 - Sheldon Kaplan, MD - "The Impact of Pneumococcal Vaccine on Pneumococcal Infections"

June 1 - Jessica Gautreaux, MD and Rashmi Rao, MD - "Pediatric Headaches"

June 8 - Rupali Drewek, MD - "Obstructive Sleep Apnea"

June 15 - Ralph V. Platou Memorial Lecture

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. Learn more here about the change with the LSBME effective January 1, 2021 and register here 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