Optimizing the well-being of children is essential to assure health and economic productivity in adulthood. The goal of the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research (HSR) Fellowship is to train outstanding researchers who can address critical gaps in primary care for children and fundamentally improve the capacity of the US health care system to meet the needs of children and families, including socioeconomically disadvantaged and minority populations.
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School provides fellows with a learning environment that will enable them to become expert practitioners and leaders in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children spans three years of training and prepares our fellows for careers as leaders in academic medicine and also clinical practice.
The fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition endeavors to fully train pediatricians to become expert, board-certified consultants in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in an academic setting and to have the capacity to become independent basic scientists or clinical investigators.
The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital is an ACGME-approved program designed to provide trainees with the clinical abilities, knowledge base and research skills required for successful academic careers in the field of pediatric pulmonary medicine.
The Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program is a four-year training program in general internal medicine and pediatrics.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Residency Program aims to train the next generation of pediatricians to practice innovative, evidence-based, multidisciplinary medicine.
12/12/2014: Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics
12/03/2014: Primary Care Pediatrics
During some sessions, the course breaks into small seminars to explore areas of particular interest. The practice of general pediatrics requires a large knowledge base covering many areas of practice. Keeping up to date is a challenge. Using the yearly course evaluations, we determine the topic areas most needed by pediatricians. These generally include disciplines that are not well-taught during training. The course attempts to present state of-the-art information that pediatricians can incorporate into their daily practices.
The topics on day 1 will include pediatric aerodigestive disorders, H. pylori infection: consensus, H. pylori infection: controversies, culinary medicine, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The topics on day 2 will include celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), functional GI disorders, diagnosis and treatment of cholestatic liver diseases, current and future treatment options for hepatitis B & C, medical and surgical management of intestinal failure, management of acute and chronic pancreatitis, comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of ERCP, EUS and MRCP.
06/06/2014: Pediatrics: Advice and Updates from the Experts
06/05/2014: Treating Obesity 2014
05/05/2014: Primary Care Orthopaedics
Location: Harvard Club, Main Club House, 374 Common Wealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115
There is now widespread concern about the teratogenic effects of drugs, maternal diseases, chemicals in the environment, infectious agents and exposure to radiation. Faculty includes clinicians, epidemiologists, basic scientists, obstetricians, and pediatricians with first hand experience. The teaching method to be used is didactic lectures with question and answer sessions at the end. Offered by the Medical Genetics Unit, MassGeneral Hospital for Children,under the direction of Lewis B. Holmes, MD, and associates.
12/13/2013: Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics
The continuing emergence of new clinical data and treatment approaches for pediatric emergencies and procedures makes it difficult for practitioners caring for infants, children, and adolescents to stay current on these advances. This intensive, three-day course offers a comprehensive curriculum on a variety of pediatric emergencies through lectures and small breakout groups. Intensive, hands-on skill stations will provide one-on-one instructor to participant opportunities to practice the skills necessary to manage pediatric patients in various emergencies.
Our second annual Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a two-day program designed for academic and community pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric GI fellows, pediatric GI nurse practitioners, PAs, and primary care physicians. This year, we have added breakout sessions that will be beneficial for healthcare professionals as well as patient support groups. The topics on day 1 will include IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), constipation, intestinal dysmotility, functional abdominal pain, and pediatric liver diseases. The topics on day 2 will include GI issues in ASD (autism spectrum disorder), food allergies, celiac disease, and others. This symposium is intended to address several important clinical gaps in practice by providing a comprehensive review as well as information on new advances in diagnosis and treatment options in these areas. The symposium will consist of lectures, breakout sessions, Q&A sessions and panel discussions during lunch to include both formal and interactive learning formats.
11/02/2013: GI Motility and Functional GI Disease in Adults and Pediatrics: A Practical and Advanced Approach
This intense one day course is comprised of two parts. It will consist of three morning didactic sessions: Esophageal, Gastroduodenal, and Colonic. There will also be a separate pediatric workshop as well in the morning. The information will be presented in a case based format with an expert team approach and active audience participation. The morning sessions will emphasize controversies and evidence-based management for adults and children. The afternoon sessions will consist of practical sessions reviewing diagnostic testing with the opportunity for basic and advanced interpretation. There will be a final section on clinical "pearls" offered by the faculty. A comprehensive syllabus will be provided.
10/24/2013: Pediatrics: Advice and Updates from the Experts
10/11/2013: REACH Symposium- Research, Education, and Awareness for Children with Hirschsprung's disease
The REACH Symposium (Research, Education, and Awareness for Children with Hirschsprung's disease) is a multidisciplinary conference highlighting important and up-to-date clinical and scientific topics in Hirschsprung's disease.
This course will focus on needs of the office base practitioner. Subject matter presented will increase awareness of evolving and commonly encountered issues in daily practice improving diagnostic skills and patient care. Experts will update attendees with new approaches to diagnosis treatment of a number of problems routinely in the office.
All members of the Harvard community are cordially invited to attend Harvard Catalyst's inaugural Child Health Symposium, entitled Transforming Child Health Through Genome Biology, which will be held on October 8, 2013 from 2:00-5:30pm at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston.
Alan E. Guttmacher, MD
Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Pediatric Genomics: Now in its Infancy, What Will Adulthood Look Like?
Diana W. Bianchi, MD
Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center
Prenatal Pediatrics: How is Genomics Changing Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy?
Joshua Boger, PhD
Founder and former CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
The Deceptive Simplicity of a Monogenic Recessive Disease: A Comprehensive Approach to Cystic Fibrosis
09/30/2013: Child Neurology 2013
The presentation and management of patients in resource-limited settings will be taught with didactic lectures, small group interactive sessions, and hands-on simulation scenarios of common delivery and newborn complications. Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer from Partners in Health, will be giving the Keynote Address.
This live, half-day symposium will focus on the unique challenges facing the office based pediatric practitioner such as pediatric sports Injuries and common GI issues seen in the primary care setting. Subject matter presented will increase awareness of evolving and commonly encountered issues in daily practice, improving diagnostic skills and patient care. Experts will update attendees with new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of a number of problems encountered routinely in the office. There will be six presentations discussing current topics in the areas of:
- Office Management & Triage of the Acute Sports Injury
- Youth Sport Concussion
- Advocacy of Child Injury Prevention Laws
- Thyroid Disorders
- Adolescent Eating Disorders
- Chronic Abdominal Pain
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Join us for the Fifth Annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Day on March 19th, 2013. Presented by the MGHfC Research Council, Research Day highlights recent accomplishments and advances from Mass General researchers, as well as from the broader pediatric research community.
12/14/2012: Emergencies & Procedures in Pediatrics
The continuing emergence of new clinical data and treatment approaches for pediatric emergencies and procedures makes it difficult for practitioners caring for infants, children and adolescents to stay current on these advances. Through didactic lectures and interactive sessions, the presentation and management of pediatric patients with medical and surgical emergencies will be taught in this intensive three-day course.
12/05/2012: Primary Care Pediatrics
The practice of general pediatrics requires a large knowledge base covering many areas of practice. Keeping up to date is a challenge. Using the yearly course evaluations, we determine the topic areas most needed by pediatricians. These generally include disciplines that are not well-taught during training. The course attempts to present state of-the-art information that pediatricians can incorporate into their daily practices.
A half-day CME seminar for pediatric professionals. This course has been approved for the following credits: 6 AMA credits, 1.25 hours of Risk Management education, 1.25 hours of End-of-Life Care education.
10/22/2012: Pediatric Transplant Seminar
The MGHfC Pediatric Transplant Seminar is a half-day educational program designed to increase the dissemination of knowledge about pediatric solid organ transplant and related issues.
This course will focus on the needs of the office based practitioner. Subject matter presented will increase awareness of evolving and commonly encountered issues in daily practice improving diagnostic skills and patient care. Experts will update attendees with new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of a number of problems encountered routinely in the office. There will be seven presentation discussion current topics in the areas of: child abuse and neglect; food allergies; pediatric pulmonary; pediatric orthopaedics; autism spectrum disorders; eating disorders; pediatric GERD.
Jessica Rosenthal, MD, & Diana Lemly, MD
Cases from the Wards
Join us for the Fourth Annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Day on March 27th, 2012. Presented by the MGHfC Research Council, Research Day highlights recent accomplishments and advances from Mass General researchers, as well as from the broader pediatric research community.
03/06/2012: Grand Rounds: Checklists and Lunchtrays: Unexpected Solutions to Complex Problems in Global Maternal-Newborn Health
Jonathan Spector, MD, MPH
Pediatric Newborn Services,
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
01/31/2012: Grand Rounds: Medical Education: A Practical Approach to Trainee Feedback and Evaluation
Mary Ellen Goldhamer, MD, MPH
Education Specialist, Partners GME
12/09/2011: Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics
Who should attend: emergency medicine, pediatricians, pediatric emergency medicine, family physicians, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants Course #: 03114030 Location: Marriott - Long Wharf, 296 State Street, Boston, MA Director(s): Sonia Lewin, MD
11/30/2011: Primary Care Pediatrics Conference
Who should attend: pediatricians, family physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows in training Course #: 00311300 Marriott - Long Wharf, 296 State Street, Boston, MA Director(s): Peter T. Greenspan, MD
MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides an important resource for the education of medical students. Students come for their core clerkship in pediatrics, sub-internship in pediatrics and electives in pediatric subspecialties. All education experiences are coordinated under the guidance of Harvard Medical School.
The Child & Adolescent Resource Materials website (CARMA), created and maintained by MassGeneral Hospital for Children, provides primary care pediatric providers with easily accessible web-based resources to support their practice of high quality, evidence-based medicine.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children announces a new website dedicated to helping residency and fellowship alumni stay in touch with each other and with the hospital.