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.

  • This course is full

Wednesday-Friday, December 5-7, 2012
Marriott-Long Wharf, Boston, MA

Course Directors

Ronni L. Goldsmith, MD
Peter T. Greenspan, MD
Janie A. Lowe, MD
John Patrick T. Co, MD MPH

Course Schedule

December 5, 2012

TIME EVENT

7:30-8:10

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:10-8:30

Welcome
Peter T. Greenspan, MD, Ronald E. Kleinman, MD

8:30-10:30

Lectures

Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Update
Jefferson Prince, MD

Childhood Obesity: Matching the Clinical Approach to the Spectrum of Disease
Allison Hoppin, MD, Janey Pratt, MD, Paul Boepple, MD, Christina Scirica, MD, Mark Gorman, PhD

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-11:45

Seminars Select 1

Pediatric Endocrinology; Problems for the Perplexed
Lynne Levitsky, MD

Pain Management in the Outpatient Office
Padma Gulur, MD

Common Issues in the Well Newborn Nursery
Marvin Wang, MD

Hematuria, Proteinuria, and So Much More!
Avi Traum, MD

11:45-12:55

Lunch Break

1:00-4:15

Lectures

Recreational Drugs - What's in Vogue?
Mona Potter, MD

Clinicopathological Conference: Case Records of the MGH for the New England Journal of Medicine
Moderator: Nancy Harris, MD

Coffee Break

Eye Problems Seen in the Primary Care Office
Mitchell Strominger, MD

4:20-5:20

Seminars Select 1

Autism: Are We Any Closer to Some Solid Answers?
Margaret Bauman, MD

Breastfeeding for the Primary Care Provider
Leslie Kerzner, MD

Headaches in Children
Robin Jones, MD

Practical Approach to Medical Home Transformation
Alexi Arauz Boudreau, MD, Diana Palmer, MD

December 6, 2012

TIME EVENT

7:30-8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:00-11:15

Lectures

Tick Borne Diseases - An Update
Mark Pasternack, MD

Problems with Breathing and Swallowing
Christopher Hartnick, MD, Shannon Fracchia, MD, Jyoti Ramakrishna, MD

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-11:20

The Physiologic and Clinical Aspects of Concussion in Sport
Ross Zafonte, DO

11:20-12:20

Seminars Select 1

Global Payments - What does this mean for Pediatrics?
Peter T. Greenspan, MD

Post Concussive Syndrome, a Legitimate Reaction to Concussion or Culture Induced Hysteria?
Richard Ginsburg, MD

"I Think I Want to Start Birth Control": Guiding Teens Through Contraception Options
Evangeline Galvez, MD

Common Nutritional Dilemmas in Primary Care Pediatrics: A Framework for Assessment and When to Refer to a Registered Dietitian
Melanie Pearsall, RD, CDE

12:20-1:30

Lunch Break

1:30-3:45

Lectures

Adolescent Development and Interviewing
Michael Jellinek, MD

Office Evaluation of Pediatric Sports Injuries
Brian Grottkau, MD

3:45-4:00

Coffee Break

4:00-5:00

Seminars Select 1

Office Exam of Lower Extremities
Brian Grottkau, MD

Current Best Practices for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies
Wayne G. Shreffler, MD, PhD

Asthma Has Changed: Implications for Primary Care
Bernard Kinane, MD

Infectious Disease Evaluation of Recent Travelers & Immigrants
Jason Harris, MD

December 7, 2012

TIME EVENT

7:30-8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:15

Get a Whiff of This - A Panel to Answer Your Most Pressing GI Questions
Jeffrey Biller, MD, Jess Kaplan, MD, Christopher Moran, MD

9:20-10:20

Seminars Select 1

Primary Care Dysmorphology: Recognizing Syndromes in Your Office
Angela Lin, MD

Otolaryngology: Practical Pediatric Topics
Leila Mankarious, MD

Selected Cases in Behavioral Medicine
Bruce Masek, PhD

Evaluation of Sleep Disorders
Craig Canapari, MD

10:20-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:45

Lectures

We Won't Get Fooled Again: Interesting Cases in Pediatric Dermatology
Ira Skolnik, MD

Chest Pain in Children - When to Worry
Oscar Benavidez, MD

 

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