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.

Click here to view the January 2022 Calendar

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

You will receive a confirmation email that will include instructions with the online link or physical location. You also will have the option to add the event to your calendar, but please be aware that it won't include the online link. You will have to refer back to your confirmation email for that information.

For help with registration, contact the Medical Library at or call (207) 626-1325.

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.

Recorded Presentations

  • Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs) in Fairfield, Maine: Background and Current Research MaineGeneral Medical Center's Sept. 9, 2021 Grand Rounds presentation by Rachel Criswell, MD, MS, IBCLC, MaineGeneral Medical Center; Thomas Simones, PhD, Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Jasmine Waite, BS, MaineGeneral Community Health.

  • Browntail Moth and the Big Itch: Public Health Implications & Management recording of the July 22, 2021 Grand Rounds with Dr. Colvin and Dr. Klepach.

  • 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 usually held every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Alfond Center for Health (ACH) in Augusta (Lobby Level, Conference Rooms 1 & 2) and broadcast via Skype to those who would like to attend online. Occasionally they are held in the Dean 3 Conference Room at the Thayer Center for Health. Please check the calendar of events for details.

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.