South Shore Hospital Pediatric Health Care Summit 2015

South Shore Hospital Pediatric Health Care Summit 2015
South Shore Hospital
55 Fogg Road, Weymouth MA 02190
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Course Description

Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital present the South Shore Hospital Pediatric Health Care Summit 2015, a community-based continuing medical education (CME) seminar, offered free of charge, to inform pediatric primary care providers of the changing trends in the management of common health concerns among children.

Please join us on Thursday, May 14, for a half-day of presentations and discussions focused on topics that are timely and relevant to pediatric practices.

Course Schedule: 

 7:30-7:50 a.m.   Registration and Light Breakfast
7:50-8:00 a.m.   Welcome
Mark Waltzman, MD
8:00-9:00 a.m.   Eosinophilic Esophagitis- What we know          
Eitan Rubenstein, MD
9:00-10:00 a.m.   Evaluation of abdominal pain- Pearls and pitfalls
What should you refer to your friendly, local, neighborhood Surgeon
Konstantinos Papadakis, MD
 10:00-10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15 to 11:15 a.m.    Failure to Thrive
Maireade McSweeney, MD
11:15-11:30 a.m.    Lunch
11:30-12:30 p.m.    Celiac Disease
Thomas Walker, MD

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South Shore Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Sponsorship of South Shore Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. South Shore Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Director: 

Mark L. Waltzman, MD
Chief of Pediatrics, South Shore Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

About the Conference

Who Should Attend?

Pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other members of the health care team. 

Course Objectives:

    •  Identify clinical symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis and who should be referred for further evaluation

    •  Evaluate how eosinophilic esophagitis is diagnosed

    •  Review management option for eosinophilic esophagitis including diet restrictions and medications

    •  Summarize general definitions of failure to thrive

    •  Determine common causes of failure to thrive in infants

    •  Planning the diagnostic evaluation for failure to thrive

    •  Review traditional concepts, the evolution of our understanding of celiac disease, and the changing epidemiology

    •  Discuss clinical features of celiac disease, associated diseases and complications with celiac disease and diagnostic pitfalls, treatment and outcomes

    •  Discuss pros and cons of going gluten free

    •  Review the pathophysiology of abdominal pain

    •  Review the anatomic basis for associated symptoms

    •  Review techniques to examine the pediatric patient

    •  Review the more common pediatric surgical conditions

    •  Emphasize common medical-legal pitfalls


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