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Through our Down Syndrome Program and in collaboration with the BCH Autism Spectrum Center, the Division of Developmental Medicine presents talks on a variety of educational topics throughout the year. From IEPs, to autism and anxiety, to sleep issues, our expert faculty speak about a range of subjects relevant to both parents and providers. Please read on for information about upcoming events. You can also view past talks online in our archives.
Unless otherwise noted, all Forum events are held from 6 - 8pm in the Folkman Auditorium (Enders Building), next to Boston Children's Hospital. Free parking is available at the main parking lot across from Boston Children’s Hospital. You will receive a parking voucher at the event.
7/24/15 9 :00-11:00 am at the Simmons School of Management
Dr. Elissa Weitzman, DSc, MSc
Dr. Sharon Levy, MD, MPH
Dr. Elizabeth Harstad, MD, MPH
Currently, 1 in 4 youth in the US are diagnosed with a chronic medical condition including ADHD, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes. While hazardous for all youth, alcohol and other substance use has unique risks for this population who face the potential for negative alcohol interactions with medications and lab tests, treatment adherence, self-care and underlying disease status. We are planning a morning-long event to address Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in populations of Youth with Chronic Medical Conditions as part of our SAMHSA training grant. In the first half of the morning, we hope to share data collected on the prevalence and implications of substance use in this population as well as perspectives of youth with chronic medical conditions collected in qualitative phone interviews. In the second half of the event, we will break up into small topic-focused groups and talk through case studies.
Light refreshments will be provided.
To register, please click here.
Please check back soon for upcoming installations of the Allen C. Crocker Speaker Series.
Please contact our Recruitment Associate with any questions/comments at 857-218-3011.
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