Grand rounds are held at Houston Methodist Hospital for their healthcare professionals, but are open to anyone interested in attending. The center uses grand rounds as an opportunity to address and keep physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and related professionals abreast of ever changing topics within the field. Continuing medical education credit is offered to a variety of healthcare professionals. This enables our healthcare professionals to keep current and maintain their knowledge of cutting-edge research, techniques and innovations through lectures, workshops and seminars featuring local, national, and internationally renowned speakers.

Feb. 15, 2017: Pills, Pesticides, & Placebos: Ethical Issues in Zika Prevention & Research
Presenters: Stephanie Morain, Ph.D. and Katarina Lee, J.D.

March 15, 2017: Navigating Ethical Conflicts Between Advance Directives & Surrogate Decision Makers' Interpretations of Patient Wishes
Presenter: Courtenay Bruce, J.D., M.A.

May 17, 2017: Seeking the Patient's Voice: Using Narrative Medicine to Improve Patient-Clinician Communication
Presenter: Andrew Childress, Ph.D.

Sept. 20, 2017: Transplant Issues
Presenter: Courtenay Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Oct. 18, 2017: Dealing With Strenuous Objections from Incapacitated Patients
Presenters: Savitri Fedson, M.D., Janet Malek, Ph.D., and Alric Hawkins, M.D.

Dec. 6, 2017: The Ethical Justification for Research on Cognitively Impaired Individuals
Presenters: Susan Miller, M.D. and Joseph Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P.