January 17, 2012

Innovations in children's care to be focus of next "My Health Chat"

Experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take questions about discovery and innovations in children’s care during the next “My Health Chat” on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians on the leading edge of advances in medicine.

Three Vanderbilt pediatric specialists will join interviewer Jim Jirjis, M.D., VUMC’s chief clinical information officer. They are:

•  Scott Baldwin, M.D., pediatric cardiologist

•  Judy Aschner, M.D., director of neonatology

• Margaret Rush, M.D., hospital chief of staff and acting chair of pediatrics

The event will be streamed live from 11:30 a.m.-noon CST Wednesday, Jan. 18, on Facebook, VanderbiltHealth.com and Livestream.com.

Visit MyHealthChat.com to register. You may also view the chat schedule and register for future chats at the same time.

Questions about discovery and innovation in pediatrics may be submitted live during the chat or in advance by:

• Posting them on Vanderbilt Health’s Facebook page 

• Sending them on Twitter to @VUMCHealth or with #MyHealthChat

• Emailing them to connect@vanderbilt.edu

The chats are archived at MyHealthChat.com for future viewing. Past topics have included advances in heart disease and cancer. Future chats will cover autism and other developmental disabilities, the genome and the future of medicine, cancer drug discovery, neuroscience and diabetes.