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Pediatric Grand Rounds: “Conjoined Twins”

Location: Zoom

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

About the Event

In this installment of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, David Tuggle, M.D., presents “Conjoined Twins.” Tuggle is the associate trauma medical director at Dell Children’s and an affiliate faculty member at Dell Med.

Contact Mary Matus via email or at 512-324-0165 for Zoom information or general questions.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Discuss historical references to conjoined twins.
  • Identify the general types of anatomic varieties of conjoined twinning.
  • Describe examples of conjoined twinning in the U.S., including intraoperative photographs.
  • Discuss the Concept of a Transition to Adult Service for Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgical Patients.

Target Audience

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

Tuggle, speaker for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.; Daniel Richards, M.D.; Alexandra Bicki, M.D.; Ryan Lowery, M.D., Ila Sehgal, D.O., and Mary Matus, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

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.