Continuing Medical Education

Floating Hospital for Children offers a variety of continuing medical education courses to healthcare professionals.

CME events in the community

Each year, we partner with our affiliates to bring you one of the region's finest educational opportunities for pediatricians and family practitioners. The Update in Pediatrics program is a one, half-day complementary CME course and educational lecture series. The program provides a day of stimulating education, discussion and networking for you and your colleagues. It's a great opportunity to learn more about changes in the practice of pediatrics, as well as the many advancements happening at Floating Hospital for Children.

Learn more about Update in Pediatrics >

FOR THE WEEK OF March 27-31, 2017


No Grand Rounds Scheduled

Noon-1 pm
Wolff Auditorium

"Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics and Policies of American Firearms"

Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society; Director, Center for Medicine, Health and Society; Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University


Molecular Cardiology Research Institute
Noon-1 pm
Stearns Auditorium

"Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance and Atherosclerosis"

Michael P. Czech, PhD
Isadore and Fannie Foxman Professor of Medical Research; Chair, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School 



No Grand Rounds Scheduled


7-8:30 am
Wolff Auditorium

"Increasing Organ Donation from the Trauma Surgeon's Perspective"

Ali Salim, MD, FACS
Division Chief, Trauma, Burn, Surgical Critical Care Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


7:30-8:30 am
Biewend Auditorium, 10th Floor

Case Presentations

Deborah Witkin, MD
PGY-2 Resident, Tufts Medical Center

Astrid Werner, MD
PGY-3 Resident, Tufts Medical Center


9-10 am
Wolff Auditorium

"Detecting Consciousness in the ICU"

Brian L. Edlow, MD
Associate Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery; Director, Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness; Director, Critical Care Research Neuroimaging, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


Noon-1 pm
Wolff Auditorium

"Determination of Circulatory Death–Dilemmas and Controversies"

Anthony Charles Breu III, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Faculty, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; Hospitalist, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System