EVMS Pediatrics and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) host many conferences for residents, professional staff and other healthcare professionals. These conferences occur year-round and feature a variety of speakers covering a vast array of topics; programs may include formal lectures or case presentations with interactive discussions and workshops.

Two conferences that are staples of both resident and professional staff enrichment are Pediatric Grand Rounds and the annual Williamsburg Pediatrics conference.

Daily teaching conferences in general and subspecialty pediatrics comprise another facet of our resident educational curriculum. Meeting at 8 a.m. and noon respectively, these sessions are attended by division faculty, residents and medical students rotating in Pediatrics. Other seasonal conferences of interest are as follows:


Annual Pediatric Research Day (June)

  • Highlights departmental research
  • Showcases resident posters and presentations
  • Annual department awards

Annual Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine Update for Primary Care

  • Reviews approaches to evaluating, diagnosing, and managing injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete
  • Discusses current information and applies hands-on techniques
  • Approximate AMA-PRA Category 1 credits: 7 hours

International Nuss Pectus Exacavatum and Carinatum Lecture Series (2 days)

  • Operating room demonstrations show the minimally-invasive surgical treatment for both pectus carinatum and excavatum (Nuss procedure)
  • Features live video theater with audio system that allows participants to discuss and review new concepts
  • Open to surgeons, surgery residents, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, clinical nurse specialists and more
  • Approximate AMA-PRA Category 1 credits: 15 hours


Annual Chronic Illness Conference

  • Shares information on effective medical and educational interventions for children with chronic illnesses
  • Open to parents, educators, health professionals, social workers, psychologists and guidance counselors
  • Features interactive workshops and demonstrations


Annual Bioethics Day Conference

  • Focuses on end-of-life issues and the consequences of medical limitations in caring for children and their families
  • Discusses the varied ways parents approach life and death decisions regarding their children
  • Discusses unique aspects of holistic pediatric palliative care
  • Open to physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, social workers, healthcare administrators, clergy, allied healthcare professionals and others interested in healthcare ethics
  • Approximate AMA-PRA Category 1 credits: 7 hours


Annual Forrest White Visiting Lectureship Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Update Conference

  • Highlight state-of-the-art evidence-based information in pediatric emergency medicine
  • Showcase lectures from CHKD PEM attendings and fellows

For more conference listings along with schedules and eligible CME credit hours, please visit CHKD's continuing education website.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly conference held on Thursday mornings, sponsored by EVMS Continuing Medical Education. These conferences are led by experts in their fields of study, both local and abroad, that present to faculty, community faculty, residents, medical students and other healthcare professionals in attendance.

Time: 8-9 a.m. Eastern Time
Location: Brickhouse Auditorium, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, Virginia
Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit

Visit KDmedia to view presentations anytime, anywhere.  You can also browse the Pediatric Grand Rounds schedule to stay informed of the latest lecture topics and speakers.

Tidewater Pediatric Society

Tidewater Pediatric Society (TPS) promotes collegial interactions between community physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters subspecialists. TPS meets the education goals of community and hospital pediatricians by providing up-to-date medical information on etiologies, diagnoses and management of common pediatric illnesses that can be applied to the clinical care of children.

TPS meetings occur four times a year; the evening begins with a one-hour reception followed by dinner. At the conclusion of dinner, TPS members enjoy dessert and coffee while an engaging one-hour presentation is given by local and international medical experts. Each lecture provides one hour of AMA-PRA Category 1 credit. Please note that reservations are required for all dinner meetings. RSVP to a TPS dinner.


New members are typically inducted every January. This is also when dues for membership are initiated or renewed.  Please contact EVMS Pediatrics by phone at 757-668-7486 to learn more about TPS, including application inquiries and fee schedules.