ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Date: March 20th, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. -3:15 p.m.
Location:
Boston Children's Hospital
Folkman Auditorium
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Cost:

Physicians: $200
Allied Health Professionals: $100

Program Overview
Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood, affecting almost 7 million children in the United States. Poorly controlled asthma, often triggered by allergies, limits activities, interferes with school attendance and can result, all too often, in emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Our challenge remains to provide safe and effective treatment of asthma and allergies. We developed this program to provide a forum to discuss current topics related to the diagnosis and management of pediatric asthma and allergy with primary care providers, who care for the majority of these children. A syllabus will be available for registrants to download on-line before the conference.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of assessing asthma triggers in schools
- Develop strategies to manage severe asthma
- Utilize consultants for diagnosing and managing children with food allergies
- Apply information about lung function when diagnosing and managing asthma
- Demonstrate proper techniques for medication delivery and apply Open Airways, a novel and successful model for teaching children of all ages about Asthma

Target Audiences
- Physicians
- Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants

Accreditation
Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for the maximum of 5.1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nursing credits pending

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, and medical knowledge.

Disclosure Policy
Boston Children's Hospital adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards and Policies. It is Boston Children'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. 

Refund Policy
Registration by credit card can be made asthmaallergyupdates2015.eventbrite.com . Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and mail with registration form to Boston Children’s Hospital–Department of Continuing Medical Education, 300 Longwood Avenue LM6, Boston, MA 02115. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an email confirmation from the BCH office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Full refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email, or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.

 

SPEAKERS

Kenan Haver, MD- Course Director
Director, Asthma Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Pulmonary Director, Center for Aerodigestive Diseases (CADD)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Sachin Baxi, MD
Assistant in Medicine, Immunology Division, Boston Children’s Hospital
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School  

Elizabeth Boden, RN, RSCN, NRTC Asthma Educator
President and Founder of Open Airways, Bermuda
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital

Henry Dorkin, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Jamie Dy, MD, MSc
Division of Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children's Hospital

Jonathan Gaffin, MD, MMSc
Assistant in Medicine, Pulmonary Division, Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Margaret Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant in Medicine, Division of Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children’s Hospital
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Elliot Melendez, MD
Assistant in Medicine, Division of Critical Care and Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc
Pediatric Allergist, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Voluntary Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

 

SCHEDULE

 8:00-8:30   Registration 
     
 8:30-8:35   Welcome and Introduction
Kenan Haver, MD
     
 8:35-9:10   Pediatric Asthma Updates
Kenan Haver, MD
     
 9:10-9:45   Community Based and Public Health Resources to Help your Patients Manage Asthma
Anjali Nath, MPH
     
 9:45-10:20   Lessons learned from the Severe Asthma Clinic
Sachin Baxi, MD and Jonathan Gaffin, MD, MMSc
     
 10:20-10:50   Coffee Break
     
 10:50-11:25   Managing Severe Asthma Exacerbations 
Elliot Melendez, MD
     
 11:25-12:00   What is Happening in the Schools?
Wanda Phipatankakul, MD, MS
     
 12:00-1:00    Lunch
     
    Afternoon Break-Out Sessions
     
 1:00-1:45   A. Challenging Asthma Cases
Jamie Dy, MD, M.S.c
B. Everything You Want to Know About Asthma Inhalers and Devices
Elizabeth Klements, MS, PPCNP-BC, AE-C
C. Office Based Spirometry with Live Demonstration
Henry Dorkin, MD
     
 1:45-2:30  

A. Practical Food Allergy Management Education for your Patients
Michael Pistner, MD, MMSc
B. Everything You Want to Know About Asthma Inhalers and Devices
Elizabeth Klements, MS, PPCNP-BC, AE-C
C. Office Based Spirometry with Live Demonstration
Henry Dorkin, MD

     
 2:30-3:15   A. Challenging Asthma Cases
Jamie Dy, MD, M.S.c.
B. Everything You Want to Know About Asthma Inhalers and Devices
Elizabeth Klements, MS, PPCNP-BC, AE-C
C. Office Base Spirometry with Live Demonstration
Henry Dorkin, MD

PRESENTATIONS

Below are the presentations that you will be viewing on Friday March 20th. We will not have printed copies of this presentation available at the conference, if you would like a hard copy please print ahead of time. To view presentation please click the link to download the PDF. If you have any questions please contact the CME department at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu or (617) 919-3146. 

Disclosure Statement

Pediatric Asthma Updates 
Kenan Haver, MD

Community Based and Public Health Resources to Help your Patients Manage Asthma 
Anjali Nath, MPH

Lessons learned form the Severe Asthma Clinic
Sachin Baxi, MD and Jonathan Gaffin, MD, MMSc

Managing Severe Asthma Exacerbations
Elliot Melendez, MD

What is Happening in the Schools?
Wanda Phipatankakul, MD, MS

Challenging Asthma Cases
Jamie Dy, MD, MSc

Everything You Want to Know About Asthma Inhalers and Devices
Elizabeth Klements, MS, PPCNP-BC, AE-C

Office Based Spirometry with Live Demonstration
Henry Dorkin, MD

Practical Food Allergy Management Education for your Patients (Presentation will be handed out on site)

Michael Pistner, MDMMSc