Grand Rounds Conferences

MaineGeneral Medical Center's (MGMC) Grand Rounds Conferences generally focus on one clinical issue, the treatment decisions involved with it and how those decisions affect patient care.

Through the presentation of research-based knowledge, participants can apply the knowledge to their clinical practices.

Update on Presentations

MaineGeneral Medical Center can again have in-person Grand Rounds education!

We are taking extra safety precautions such as limiting registration to 30 attendees to comply with social distancing recommendations; requiring attendees to wear masks; and making a Skype link available for those unable to attend in person. We are unable to offer lunch.

For assistance, please contact Janet Bolduc at or (207) 626-1325.

March 2021 Conferences

To attend in-person or receive a Skype invitation to attend online, please preregister.

Once you click the Register button, you should notice that an “Add to Calendar” button will appear in the Action column of the registration page.

After you click the Add to Calendar button a pop up dialog window should appear. Click “OK” and you should next be prompted to Open/Save the event.

Click “Open” and an Outlook calendar invitation should appear. Click the Save icon to add the event to your calendar. Those registering for the Skype sessions will receive the Skype link in the calendar invitation.

Unfortunately the above registration link does not work for those offsite, but you can also register by contacting the Medical Library at or by calling (207) 626-1325.

Recorded Presentations

  • MaineGeneral Death with Dignity Act Presentation: A presentation by Robert Dohner, DO, medical director of MaineGeneral's Palliative Care program.

    The State of Maine passed with the Death with Dignity Act on June 12, 2019. This law became effective on Sept. 19, 2019 following a mandated 90-day waiting period. The Act allows terminally ill adults capable of making the decision to apply for a prescription they self administer, at the time of their choosing, for the purpose of hastening their own death.

  • COVID-19: Its Origins, Spread, Symptoms and MaineGeneral’s Response: A presentation by Timothy Borelli, DO, medical director of Infectious Disease at MaineGeneral Medical Center and chair of MGMC’s Infection Control Committee.

    Recorded on March 17, 2020, this video presents information about the origins of the virus; how it’s spreading, its signs and symptoms; diagnosing and testing for it; preventing its transmission; and what MaineGeneral has done and is doing to prepare for an outbreak and continue to provide excellent, compassionate health care to our community.

    Presentation Slides

Who Participates?

Medical staff of MGMC and its affiliates, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency residents, nurse practitioner and physician assistant medical students and all other MaineGeneral Health staff have the opportunity to discuss:

  • Updates in diagnosis and treatment of various disease, treatments and procedures;
  • Updates in medical research; and
  • Medical issues critical to Maine, MGMC and our patient population.

Grand Rounds Schedule

Grand Rounds Conferences are held on the first, third and fourth Thursdays of the month (noon to 1 p.m.) at the Alfond Center for Health (ACH) in Augusta (Lobby Level, Conference Rooms 1 & 2) and broadcast to the Thayer Center for Health (TCH) in Waterville (Dean 3 Conference Room) and some outlying campuses.

They are held at the TCH on the second Thursday of the month and broadcast to the ACH and outlying campuses.

Who Attends?

In Augusta and Waterville, Grand Rounds Conferences usually are attended by family medicine physicians, hospitalists, internists, specialists, resident physicians, medical students and ancillary staff.

Conferences broadcast to outlying campuses are usually attended by family medicine physicians, resident physicians and ancillary staff


Contact Janet Bolduc at (207) 626-1325 or by email.