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
  • 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.

October/ November 2020 - Newborn Screening Lecture Series - Newborn Screening 101: It's Not Just the PKU

The Department of Genetics nurse navigators invite you and your office staff to learn more about the important Louisiana Department of Health program that is aimed to eliminate or reduce mortality, morbidity and disabilities by early detection and treatment of the disorders included in the newborn screening panel. The 30-minute Zoom session will be offered at many dates and time throughout October and November. CME and CEU hours will be issued for attendance and your participation is strongly encouraged. If the dates and times listed do not work with your office schedule, please contact Bonnie at 504.894.8696 or to coordinate another time. Click here for more information. Registration is required.

Fall 2020 Pediatric grand rounds schedule

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Series has begun for the 2020-2021 academic year, once again using a virtual platform. The new time for the weekly CME program is Wednesdays from 12-1 pm. Please see the schedule and topics below:

August 5 - Jay Goldsmith, MD - The Normal Newborn: Medical Legal Exposures for Pediatrics

August 12 - Scott McMurray, MD - Aerodigestive Teams: An Approach for Evaluating Children with Breathing and Swallowing Problems

August 19 - Shubho Sarkar, MD - Clinical Informatics: It's Not Just EPIC

August 26 - Dedrick Moulton, MD - Racial Disparities - canceled due to weather, rescheduled for 9/23

September 2 - Ashley Politz and Stephen Wright - Advocacy 101: What, Why and How?

September 9 - Margaret Huntwork, MD - Expanding the Differential Diagnosis: Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

September 16 - Michele Hendrickson, MD - Pain Medicine

September 23 - Dedrick Moulton, MD - Racial Disparities

September 30 - Patricio Arias, MD - Liver Failure

October 7 - John Carlson, MD - Immune Reactions to Arthropod Bites and Stings

October 14 - Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH- University of Missouri- Kansas City - topic TBD

October 21 - Giovanni Piedimonte, MD - topic TBD

October 28 - Jay Kolls, MD - Pathogenesis of COVID-19

November 4 - Ebony Price-Haywood, MD - Racial Disparities in COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Healthy Equity

November 11 - Mario Sacasa, MD - Lead with Hope: A Theoretical and Practical Examination of Hope

November 18 - Russell Zwiener, MD - topic TBD

November 25 - Canceled for Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2 - Thomas Scagnelli, MD -Interventional Radiology: What an IR Provider Does

December 9 - Speaker and Topic TBD

December 16 - Luke Wall, MD and Elizabeth Wisner, MD - Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

If you are interested in joining, please email to request the Zoom link.

If you participated in any Grand Rounds during the 2019-2020 academic year and would like a record of your attendance and the CME credit granted, please email Catherine Mooney at

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