The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation has made it a priority to reach out to physicians through Grand Rounds. The program introduces and/or broadens the knowledge base on mitochondrial diseases. The primary purpose of the Grand Rounds is to provide continuing education to health care providers on topics specific to mitochondrial disorders, which also furthers the UMDF mission to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.
With the generous support from various funders, the UMDF schedules up to eight Grand Rounds per year. The Grand Rounds will also be coupled with a special family meeting to help educate patients/families about mitochondrial disease - and many times, the family meetings are suitable for outreach to nurses, therapists, educators, and various allied health professionals.
If you would like to see the UMDF bring a Grand Rounds Program to your area, please contact Janet Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2008, the following Grand Rounds Programs are on the preliminary schedule:
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Dr. John Shoffner, Speaker
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Dr. Bruce Cohen, Speaker
Boise, Idaho - Dr. Sumit Parikh, Speaker
In 2009, the following Grand Rounds Programs are on the preliminary schedule:
Phoenix, Arizona - Dr. Bruce Cohen, Speaker
Nashville, Tennessee - Dr. Sumit Parikh, Speaker
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Dr. Bruce Cohen, Speaker
The UMDF is also trying to schedule Grand Rounds Programs in:
Check back for more updates!
Past Grand Rounds
February 18-19, 2008: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
February 26-27, 2008: Duke University, Durham, NC
May 7, 2008: Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
July 8-9, 2008: Rush University Medical Center & University of Chicago
August 10-11, 2008 - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
August 23, 2007: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
August 22-23, 2007: Children’s Healthcare at Egleston, Atlanta, GA
August 28-30, 2007: Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis and St. Paul Campuses, Gillette Children’s Specialty, St. Paul, and St. Mary’s Clinic, Duluth, MN
September 17-18, 2007: Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando, FL
September 27, 2007: Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
October 17, 2007: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, Denver, CO (family mtg only)
November 14, 2007 – Providence Medical Center, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Kansas City Pediatrics Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO
December 12-13, 2007: Oregon Health Sciences, Portland, OR