This Week at Riley

Registration Open for Riley Hospital for Children’s 49th Annual Pediatric Conference, May 14 and 15, 2014 at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel.  


The distinguished visiting professor will be Dr. Virginia A. Moyer, M.D., M.P.H., vice president for maintenance of certification and quality at the American Board of Pediatrics. 

She has served as deputy editor of the journal, Pediatrics, the section chief of the Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The conference will include hot topics and updates in:

- Adolescent Gynecology 
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Dermatology 
- Gastroenterology, 
- Nephrology, 
- Neurology, 
- Orthopedics, 
- Otolaryngology, 
- Pulmonology, 
- Rheumatology and 
- Urology.  

Session options will also include skill development in:
- Global Health, 
- Medical Education, 
- Transition to Adult Care and 
- Quality Improvement.

Please come and enjoy the company of your peers and colleagues at the Social Hour on Wednesday evening, May 14. 

The annual Indiana Chapter AAP meeting and luncheon will be held at midday on Thursday May 15.

If you plan to stay overnight at the hotel, we have a SPECIAL hotel rate of $139/night.  Please call 1-317-708-0000, and give them the conference code, RILRILA.


Questions regarding the conference, please call Robin Gonzalez in the Pediatric Education Office at 317-948-1999 or email at 

We hope to see you in May and share this wonderful event with you.

Awards & Recognition

Faculty Education
Kathleen "Kiki" Boyd will lead efforts to prepare faculty to teach curriculum supported by IUSM's $1 million AMA grant.

New Contributor
IU health policy expert Aaron Carroll will be a regular contributor to The Upshot, a new online venture from The New York Times.

The 2014 IU Trustees Teaching Award winners with primary or secondary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics include:  

- Kathleen Boyd
- David Boyle
- Mitch Harris
- Elizabeth Weinstein
- Myda Khalid
- Laura Price
- Andrea Weist

CONGRATULATIONS to these members of the Department of Pediatrics for their outstanding contributions as excellent teachers both in our department and on the IUSM campus.

This Week At Riley provides Indiana physicians with information on upcoming Pediatrics Grand Rounds, which are presented every Wednesday from 8 – 9 am at Riley Hospital for Children. Grand Rounds are presented in the Ruth Lily Auditorium in the Riley Outpatient Center. CME credits are given for those who attend Grand Rounds either online or in person. For more information on CME credits, contact the Division of Continuing Medical Education at Indiana University School of Medicine. For listings of available Pediatric Grand Rounds recordings and upcoming dates and topics, see This Week At Riley. This Week At Riley also provides information regarding morning and noon resident conferences, as well as upcoming seminars, events and awards at Riley Hospital.

Week of Apr 14-April 20, 2014

Monday, Apr 14

12:00-12:30 pm

Resident Case Conference
Senior Talk 
Terez Malka, MD

12:30-1:15 pm

Resident Noon Conference
Chris Jackman,MD


Tuesday, Apr 15

12:00-12:30 pm

Resident Case Conference
Interesting case
Bryan Ellertson, MD

12:30-1:15 pm

Resident Noon Conference
Hema Patel, MD



Wednesday, Apr 16

8-9 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Evolving Treatment Algorithms for Complex Craniosynostosis”

Richard A. Hopper MD MS                                                       
Chief, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery                                               
Surgical Director, The Craniofacial Center                               
Seattle Children’s Hospital

ROC Auditorium
12-1 pm



12:00-1:15 pm

Resident Noon Conference
"What can the AAP do for me?"
Emily Webber, MD


Thursday, Apr 17

12:00-1:15 pm

Resident Noon Conference
Alyssa Halper, MD
Dan Runco, MD
Kathryn Harlow, MD



Friday, Apr 18

12:00-12:30 pm

Resident Case Conference

12:30-1:15 pm

Resident Noon Conference
Laurence Walsh, MD


Upcoming Grand Rounds

April 23, 2014

Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors:
Deepening our understanding of the biology and broadening the clinical trials.”

A. Lindsay Frazier, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,                                    
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Epidemiology,                                   
Harvard School of Public Health

April 30, 2014

Pediatric Grand Rounds
RAE Cardio Lectureship                   
"EKG Screening in Children and Adolescents: Rationale and Pitfalls"

Frank A Fish, MD                                                       
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Medicine                                   
Department of Pediatrics                                  
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine                
Division of Cardiology
Nashville, TN

May 07, 2014

Pediatric Grand Rounds
Larman (Pulm) Lecture  

“The A, B, C’s of Rhinovirus Infections and Asthma”
James E. Gern MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
Divisions of Allergy and Immunology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI


May 14, 2014

No Pediatric Grand Rounds
JOin us at the
49th Annual Riley Hospital for Children's Pediatric Conference
May 14th and 15th
Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel (at Keystone at the Crossing)

May 21, 2014

Pediatric Grand Rounds
Scholar's Day

May 28, 2014

Pediatric Grand Rounds
The Edwin L. Gresham Visiting Professor in Neonatology Lectureship presenting:
"The History and Current Understanding of Informed Consent in the Clinical and Research Settings" 

Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics
Yale School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Ethics Program
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

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