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: Can I Advertise that I need a Kidney on Craigslist?  Ethical Issues in Transplant Medicine for 2017
Presenter: Courtenay Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Nov. 15, 2017: No Means No?  When Incapacitated Patients Refuse Recommended Treatment
Presenter: Janet Malek, Ph.D.

Dec. 6, 2017: How Our Fathers Died:  When Clinicians are Surrogate Decision-Makers for their Families
Presenters: Susan Miller, M.D., Joseph Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., and Charles Millikan, M.Th., D.Min.