Common Pediatric Hurdles CME

"Common Pediatric Hurdles: Advice and Updates from the Experts" is a full day live course that will focus on the needs of the office-based pediatric practitioner.

Common Pediatric Hurdles:
Advice and Updates From the Experts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:30 am-3:30 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott
1000 Marriot Drive
Quincy, MA 02169

Course Description

This full day live 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 common gastroenterology issues seen in the primary care setting, including asthma and eosinophilic esophagitis.

Course Objectives

  • Apply new or changing practice guidelines to patient care
  • Assimilate knowledge of practice guidelines and published standards of care in the diagnosis and management of pediatric pulmonary disease
  • Integrate consideration of systems issues highlighted during this conference into the care of patients

Program Agenda

Speakers

Aubrey J. Katz, MD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Chief Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Network Director, Partners Pediatrics

Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
Course Director
Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director Pediatric Bronchoscopy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Associate Director Continuing Education, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Sarah M. Kadzielski, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jess A. Kaplan, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Aeri Moon, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Cassandra Kelleher, MD
Instructor in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Pediatric Surgery, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

T. Bernard Kinane, MD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Director of Pediatric Education, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Elahna Paul, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Pediatric Nephrology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Oscar J. Benavidez, Jr., MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Lynne L. Levitsky, MD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Paul E. Hesterberg, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Director, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

TimeAgenda
7:30 am Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Aubrey J. Katz, MD
Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
8:15 am Get a Whiff of This- A Panel to Answer Your Most Pressing GI Questions

Constipation 2014: Is there anything beyond Miralax?
Sarah M. Kadzielski, MD

Health Maintenance and Pediatric IBD
Jess L. Kaplan, MD

Evaluation and Management of GERD in Children
Aeri Moon, MD
9:45 am Chest Wall Defects; Pectus Carinatum and Excavatum
Cassandra Kelleher, MD
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Asthma 2013 is Not the Old Asthma: Implications for Pediatricians
T. Bernard Kinane, MD
11:30 am Triaging Hematuria in the Pediatrician’s Office
Elahna Paul, PhD, MD
12:15 pm Lunch and Meet and Greet
1:15 pm Chest Pain in Children
Oscar J. Benavidez, Jr., MD
2:00 pm Common Endocrine Laboratory Tests: When to Order and How to Interpret
Lynne L. Levitsky, MD
2:45 pm Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An Allergist's Perspective
Paul E. Hesterberg, MD


There will be a question and answer session at the end of every presentation.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and pediatric subspecialists.

Accreditation

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

All individuals involved in the development, presentation or review of any Partners Healthcare System (PHS) continuing medical education activity must provide information about relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. In order to know about and manage potential conflicts of interest, PHS must have information about relevant financial relationships prior to the activity being developed and delivered to the learners. PHS will provide information about relationships with commercial interests to learners prior to the beginning of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The course coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Lianna Mazzei prior to the live event at 617-726-0450.

Registration Information

Registration for this event is now closed. . Learn more about our next CME on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Sponsor Information

Sponsored by: MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Partners HealthCare