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Grand Rounds

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

As part of the UMDF Grand Rounds Program, the UMDF offers our Family Meeting Program, sponsored in part by:


UMDF Grand Rounds are listed below. Scroll down for current 2016 Grand Rounds dates and locations.  
Check back for more updates!   


November 18, 2016
7:30 AM
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
UTHSCSA campus (Rooms 409-410L)
San Antonio, TX

November 17, 2016
San Antonio Family Meeting Sponsored by Reata - TBD

November 18, 2016
8:30 AM
9500 Gilman Dr.
San Diego, CA

Family Meeting TBD


Completed 2016 Grand Rounds

June 2, 2016
9:00 AM
Maine Medical Center - Portland
Dana Auditorium
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME
Presented by Bruce Cohen, MD


April 25, 2016
University of Nebraska
Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 158
1110 S. 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Presented by Marni Falk, MD

March 9, 2016
St. Luke's and St. Alphonsus
190 E. Bannock Street
Boise, ID 83712

February 9, 2016

Cook Children's Hospital
Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Bruce Cohen 

February 17, 2016
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9036
Dr. Tyler Reimschisel

2015 Completed Grand Rounds

February 12, 2015
Molecular and Medical Genetics Grand Rounds
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Portland, OR 97239
Dr. Bruce Cohen

March 11, 2015
Levine Children's Hospital
Charlotte, NC., 28203
Dr. Bruce Cohen

May 13, 2015

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange CA 92868
Clinic/Research Building
The Education (Wade) Center - 2nd Floor
8:00 AM - Dr. Bruce Cohen

June 4, 2015
University of Louisville
School of Nursing
555 South Floyd Street Room 4003
Louisville, KY
8:00 AM - Dr. Bruce Cohen

June 5, 2015
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City
8:00 AM - Dr. Fran Kendall

December 17, 2015
Mayo Clinic

4500 San Pablo Road S
Walker Auditorium – Room 100E-11 (first floor of the Davis Bldg)
Jacksonville, FL 32224
r. Bruce Cohen - 12 P.M.


2014 Completed Grand Rounds

March 5, 2014
Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
1465 S. Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63104
8:00 AM - Dr. Bruce Cohen

March 6, 2014
Metabolism-Obesity-Diabetes Division
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO., 63110
10:00 AM - Dr. Bruce Cohen

March 6, 2014
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
12:00 PM - Dr. Bruce Cohen


Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Rosenberg Plaza, Cohen Conference Center
1920 E. Cambridge, Phoeniz, AZ
7:30a   - Dr. Richard Boles 

Friday, July 18, 2014
Milwaukee College of Wisconsin
Briggs and Stratton Auditorium
9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
8:30am - Dr. Marni Falk

December 19, 2014
Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Alford Auditorium
222 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY
8:00 AM - Dr. Bruce Cohen

December 3, 2014
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO., 80045
3:00 PM - Dr. Amy Goldstein



Thursday, October 10, 2013
Nemours Children's Hospital
Orlando, FL
Speaker: Bruce H. Cohen, MD


Mayo Clinic Children's Center- Rochester, MN
Gillette Children's Hospital - St. Paul, MN
Saint Mary's Hospital - Rochester, MN
Lurie Children's Hospital- Chicago, IL
Embassy Suites Conference Center -San Marcos, TX
Dell Children's Hospital -Austin, TX
ulane University  - New Orleans, LA
University Medical Center - Las Vegas, NV
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital - Knoxville, TN
St. Barnabas Hospital - Bronx, NY
Egleston Children’s Hospital - Atlanta, GA
Children’s at Scottish Rite - Atlanta, GA
University of of South Florida - Tampa, Florida




Presbyterian Healthcare - Charlotte, NC
Blank Children’s Hospital - Des Moines, IA
Columbus Regional Health Care System - Columbus, GA
Carilion Clinic - Roanoke, VA
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital - Portland, OR
Cape Cod Hospital - Hyannis, MA
Tripler Army Medical Center - Honolulu, HI
Cook Children’s Medical Center - Ft. Worth, TX
St. Mary’s Medical Center - Evansville, IN
John Hopkins Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Georgetown University Hospital - Washington, D.C.




Kennedy Krieger Institute - Baltimore, MD
Univ. of Utah/Children’s Medical Center - Salt Lake City, UT
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Carolina Medical Center
Buffalo General Hospital - Buffalo, NY
Florida Hospital - Orlando, FL.
Nemour Children's Hospital - Jacksonville, FL.




Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis - MN
University of Louisville - Louisville, KY 
Children's Hospital - Washington, DC
University of Florida – Gainesville
Spartanburg Regional Hospital - Spartanburg, NC
Presbyterian Hospital - Charlotte, NC
West Virginia University School of Medicine - Morgantown, WV
Bronx Lebanon Hospital - Bronx, NY 
Naval Health Clinic - Great Lakes, IL




Miami Children's Hospital - Miami, FL
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
Phoenix Children's Hospital - Phoenix, AZ
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital - Nashville, TN
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI 
Children's Hospital of Atlanta, Scottish Rite and Egleston - Atlanta, GA
Brown University - Providence, RI
LeBonheur Children's Medical Center - Memphis, TN
St. Jude Children's Hospital - Memphis TN
University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL 
Duke University - Raleigh, NC
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital - Grand Rapids, MI
University of North Carolina - Raleigh, NC
Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital - Columbia, SC 
Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY



TC Thompson Children's Hospital - Chattanooga, TN
St. Joseph's Hospital & Barrow Neurological Institute - Pheonix, AZ
Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Cincinnati, OH
Duke University - Durham, NC
Westchester Medical Center - Valhalla, NY 
Rush University Medical Center & University of Chicago
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Children's Hospital of Minneapolis and Gillette Children's Hospital - Minneapolis, MN
University of Michigan Hospital - Ann Arbor, MI
Cardnial Glennon Children's Hospital - St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Children's Hospital - St. Louis, MO 



University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson, MI
Children’s Healthcare at Scottish Rite - Atlanta, GA
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, IA
Children’s Healthcare at Egleston - Atlanta, GA
Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis and  St. Paul Campuses,
Gillette Children’s Specialty, St. Paul, and St. Mary’s Clinic - Duluth, MN
Arnold Palmer Hospital - Orlando, FL
Columbus Children’s Hospital - Columbus, OH 
Wheat Ridge Recreation Center - Denver, CO
Providence Medical Center, Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Kansas City Pediatrics Annual Conference - Kansas City, MO
Oregon Health Sciences - Portland, OR