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Grand Rounds Lecture Schedule

February 2012 • 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm • Lipsett Amphitheater

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Ethics Rounds
The Value of Making Treatment Decisions for Oneself
Dan W. Brock, PhD, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director, University Program in Ethics and Health, Harvard University 

Case Presenter: John K. Park, MD, PhD
Chief, Surgical and Molecular Neuro-oncology Unit, NINDS

Lecture on Videocast  (134 MB)
Evaluation Form* (183 KB)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers
Transplantation Medicine: Applications of a Modern Day Miracle
Nancy L. Ascher, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Isis Distinguished Professor of Transplantation and Leon Goldman Distinguished Professor in Surgery, University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Lecture on Videocast  (142 MB)
Evaluation Form* (175 KB)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Emerging Roles for Cholesterol in Pulmonary Immunity
Michael B. Fessler, MD
Investigator, Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, Division of Intramural Research, NIEHS

Environmental Injury Reprograms Hyaluronan Interactions with Innate Immunity: A Final Common Pathway to Airway Disease
Stavros Garantziotis, MD
Staff Clinician and Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit, Division of Intramural Research, NIEHS

Lecture on Videocast  (175 MB)
Evaluation Form* (99 KB)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clinical and Genetic Investigations of Tumors of the Adrenal Gland: Research on the Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medulla
Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, D(Med)Sci
Scientific Director, NICHD

Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSci
Senior Investigator and Chief, Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology, Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch, NICHD

Lecture on Videocast  (220 MB)
Evaluation Form* (183 KB)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Magnitude of Radiation in Diagnostic Imaging and the Associated Risks
Andrew E. Arai, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI

Approaches to Reducing Radiation Exposure in Cardiovascular CT
Marcus Y. Chen, MD
Staff Clinician and Director, Cardiovascular CT, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI

Lecture on videocast  (194 MB)
Evaluation Form
* (184 KB)

* NOTE: To receive credit for attendance, this form must be returned to the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education by 4 pm on the day of the lecture. Please fax forms to 301-435-5275. For CC Grand Rounds CME inquires, contact Avril Bertrand at 301-496-9425 or


Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities offered by NIH are jointly sponsored in partnership with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  [disclaimer]

Activity Description
The weekly Clinical Center Grand Rounds provide a mechanism for presentations on state-of-the-art discoveries.

Who Should Attend
All physicians, allied health professionals, and non-clinical scientists are invited to attend the Clinical Center Grand Rounds Series.

After attending the activity, participants will be able to (1) define options and alternatives that will guide clinical practice, (2) evaluate practical information presented about clinical research principles based on state-of-the-art scientific discovery and clinical advances, and (3) analyze information and opportunities to increase and improve collaboration among investigators.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for 1 credit per session for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the NIH that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity materials.

Videocast Information
The Center for Information Technology (CIT) makes special NIH events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers on the VideoCast web site. VideoCasting is the method of electronically streaming digitally encoded video and audio data from a server to a client. Streaming files are not downloaded, but rather are broadcast in a manner similar to television broadcasts . The videos are processed by a compression program into a streaming format and delivered in a staggered fashion to minimize impact upon the network and maximize the experience of the content for the viewer. When users request a streaming file they will receive an initial burst of data after a short delay (file latency). While content is being viewed, the streaming server machine and software continues to "stream" data in such a manner that the viewer experiences no break in the content. Questions: Call 301-496-2563. Viewers from outside the NIH network can download the lastest free tools:

Reasonable Accommodations
Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Clinical Center Office of Communications, Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison at 301-496-2563. TTY users, please call through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

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