About the course

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel & Conference Center
1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA


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Cost: $100 (nonrefundable) registration fee. *Earlybird Special: 10% discount if registered before October 1st
For more information, call 617-919-3146 or cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu

Advances in Pediatric Health Care

Pediatric care is changing and improving all the time, and it can be difficult for doctors, nurses and others to stay on top of newest practices, treatments and approaches. Professionals are challenged to stay current on the innovations and advances that can lead to better outcomes and improve the quality of care for children. What’s more, it can be hard to find time to truly explore important issues such as medical ethics, office practice, medical homes and well care.

This course addresses these challenges. Presenting a wide range of information on advances in pediatric health care, this course will:

• Help participants gain a deeper understanding of such pediatric GI conditions as celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and GERD

• Help participants counsel families more effectively regarding such pediatric GI issues as selection of the right infant formulas or the role of bariatric surgery in pediatric medicine

• Host workshops on such pediatric topics as primary care, asthma management, treatment of otitis, managing the child with complex medical needs, and transitioning children with chronic illnesses from pediatric to adult care

Course objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• evaluate recent basic science and clinical advances in pediatrics
• determine the bench to beside applications of recent scientific advances to the clinical care of children
• evaluate traditional principles of care in light of recent scientific advances in pediatrics

Target audiences

• Physicians
• Nurses
• Nurse practitioners
• Physician assistants

These clinicians may be in private practice, in group practices or within an academic medical setting in the New England region.

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to providing continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for the maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACGME competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies: patient care, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, systems-based practice, and medical knowledge.

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with any disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Speakers

Boston Children's Hospital is committed to providing high quality continuing education for pediatric providers and specialists throughout the world. As the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, our more than 800 attending physicians and researchers are on the clinical frontier of effectively understanding and treating many pediatric diseases and disorders.

With this in mind, we proudly tap into a wealth of pediatric specialists and offer the following speaker line up for the Advances in Pediatric Health Care CME.

Topic: Cases from Primary Care
Co-Facilitators: Joanne Cox, MD; Cathleen Conroy, MD

Topic: Community-Based Care: Children with Complex Medical Needs
Co-Facilitators: Romi Webster, MD; Laurie Glader, MD

Topic: Treating Childhood Asthma in the Community
Facilitator: Kenan Haver, MD

Topic: Otitis Media & Serous Otitis in Children: An Update
Facilitator: Kenneth Whittemore, MD

Topic: Transitioning Patients From Pediatric to Adult Care Providers
Facilitator: Laurie Fishman, MD



Schedule of Events

Advances In Pediatric Health Care
Schedule of Events

7:30–8:20 a.m. Sign-in and reception

8:20–8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview | Alan D. Woolf, MD, MPH

Plenary Session I: Critical Issues in Gastrointestinal Diseases
MODERATOR: Laurie Fishman, MD

8:30–9:05 a.m. GERD vs. Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Diagnostic & Management Options
Eitan Rubinstein, MD

9:05-9:10 a.m. Q&A

9:10–9:45 a.m. Is It GI Disease or an Eating Disorder? Elana Bern, MD

9:45–9:50 a.m. Q&A

9:50–10:25 a.m. Bariatric Surgery: Is It the Right Option for my Patient? Nirav Desai, MD

10:25–10:30 a.m. Q&A

10:30–10:45 a.m. Break

Plenary Session II: Nutritional Issues in GI Medicine
MODERATOR: Laurie Fishman, MD

10:45–11:20 a.m. Infant and Pediatric Formulas: Guidelines for Selection
Sharon Weston, RD

11:20–11:25 a.m. Q&A

11:25–11:55 a.m. New Approaches To Celiac Disease Dascha Weir, MD

11:55–noon Q&A

noon–12:45 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon Address

12:45–1:30 p.m. Communication & Teamwork – Kevin Churchwell, MD

1:30–1:45 p.m. Break, Walk to Workshops

Afternoon Workshops (please choose one workshop)

1:45–3:30 p.m.

A. Cases from Primary Care
Co-Facilitators: Joanne Cox, MD; Cathleen Conroy, MD

B.
Community-Based Care: Children with Complex Medical Needs
Co-Facilitators: Romi Webster, MD; Laurie Glader, MD

C.
Treating Childhood Asthma in the Community
Facilitator: Kenan Haver, MD

D. Otitis Media & Serous Otitis in Children: An Update
Facilitator: Kenneth Whittemore, MD

E. Transitioning Patients From Pediatric to Adult Care Providers
Facilitator: Laurie Fishman, MD

3:30–3:45 p.m. Complete and Return Evaluations

Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

Presentations