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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Innovation as an Imperative

Location: Hybrid: Dell Children’s Medical Center Signe Auditorium & Zoom

Address: 4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723 | View Map »

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

About the Event

In this installment of Pediatric Grand Rounds, Alan W. Flake, M.D., FACS, FAAP, presents “Innovation as an Imperative.” Flake is the director of the Center for Fetal Research and holds the Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a professor of surgery at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Email Pam Knight for the Zoom link.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the primary drivers of surgical innovation
  2. Discuss therapeutic opportunities related to normal fetal development that have driven surgical innovation
  3. Recall the primary components of the EXTra-uterine Environment for Neonatal Development (EXTEND) system

Target Audience:

  • Primary: Pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, family medicine physicians and pediatric residents
  • Secondary: Nursing and hospital Staff


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement; Interpersonal and Communications Skills. Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide Patient-centered Care, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Employ Evidence-based Practice, Apply Quality Improvement, Utilize Informatics
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Alan W. Flake, M.D., speaker for this educational activity, is a consultant for Vitara Biomedical, Inc.

Planner Disclosure

Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.; Daniel Richards, M.D., FAAP; Sara Dryden, M.D.; Leah Jorgensen-Kamin, D.O.; Quynh Pham, M.D.; Uyen Truong, M.D.; and Pam Knight, planners for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.