Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held every Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., January through December, with a break in August. Grand Rounds takes place in the Lindeman Pavilion, Volney Richmond Auditorium, Level 1, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, Washington. If you have questions or would like to be added to our monthly mailing list, please call (206) 341-0142. Send us your feedback about Grand Rounds.

If you would like to register for Grand Rounds and receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s), fill out the form or call (206) 341-0142. You only need to register one time per year in order to receive credit. Grand Rounds schedule is subject to change. View objectives for this activity.

Grand Rounds Schedule:

Grand Rounds Course Objectives:

  • To provide timely updates in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple disease states
  • To introduce new research topics related to patient care
  • To introduce new or improved technology available at Virginia Mason
  • To educate regarding "best medical practice" and evidence-based medicine
  • To present educational opportunities that address the ACGME General Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice.

Virginia Mason is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Virginia Mason designates each educational activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

June Grand Rounds

June 1

Trans Health Across the Ages
David J. Inwards-Breland MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Medical Director, Seattle Children's Gender Clinic
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Wash.

June 8

Patient Preferences and Best Practices: A Path to Compromise
Daniel O’Connell, PhD
The Communication Training Group
Seattle, Wash.

June 15

Setting the Stage: Intersubjectivity and the Experience of Addiction
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH
Executive Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Wash.

June 22

Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Farrokh Farrokhi, MD
    Neuroscience Institute
    Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.
  • Nancy Isenberg MD, MPH, FAAN
    The Neuroscience Institute
    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
    Medical Director, Center for Healthy Aging
    Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

June 29

Rapid Diagnostics in the Microbiology Laboratory

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July Grand Rounds

July 6

Multidisciplinary Management of Large Airway Disease

July 13

Effective Strategies in Homeless Healthcare

  • Leslie Enzian, MD
    Medical Director, Edward Thomas House Medical Respite Program
    Seattle, Wash.
  • Nancy Sugg, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Harborview's Downtown Homeless Programs
    Seattle, Wash.

July 20

Spine Research at Virginia Mason: Updates and Future Directions for American and International Spinal Surgery

Rajiv K. Sethi, MD
Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute at Virginia Mason
Director of Complex Spine Surgery, Virginia Mason, Seattle
Clinical Professor of Health Services Research,
Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, University of Washington, Seattle

July 27

Disabling Grief: Providing Support and Building Resilience

  • Cynthia Kirtland, M.Div.
    Chaplain, Chaplaincy Service, Virginia Mason

  • Edward K. Rynearson, MD
    Psychiatrist, Separation and Loss, Virginia Mason

  • Joan Strecker, MSW Candidate
    Separation and Loss, Virginia Mason

  • Laura Takacs, LICSW
    Mental Health Therapist, Separation and Loss, Virginia Mason

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