Event Detail

e-PPGC 2018 - Day 1

Event Date/Time:

2/22/2018 6:00 AM to 2/22/2018 3:30 PM

Last Review:

3/9/2018 9:57 AM

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7:30am-8:20amRegistration and Breakfast
8:20am-8:30amWelcome and Opening Remarks
ThemeMental and Behavioral Health
Moderator: Phil Newcomm, MD
8:30am-9:00amS101 - Post-Partum Depression Screening in the Medical Home
Silvia Sommers, PsyD

The new 4th Edition of the AAP Bright Futures Practice Guidelines recommend screening for maternal depression during prenatal visits and at 1, 2, 4, and 6 months well visit. This session will explore the signs and symptoms and screening strategies for maternal depression in the medical home.
9:00am-9:30amS102 - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavior Interventions in the Clinical Setting
Caroline Cortezia, MS, CCLS II

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have challenging behaviors during their interactions with the clinical setting. This session introduces the clinicians to the unique behaviors exhibited by ASD patients and provides them with tips to approach and understand the unique needs of this patient population.
9:40am-10:20amP1 - PLENARY SESSION – The Donald Altman Annual Lectureship - The Role of Interventional Radiology in Pediatrics
Speaker: Rachel Pevsner, DO
Moderator: Nolan Altman, MD 

This session highlights the role that interventional radiology plays in the care of children as the use of these techniques are expanding.
10:20am- 10:25amQ&A
ThemeCare of the Young Athlete
Moderator: Amanda Porro, MD
10:55am-11:25amS103 - Update on the Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Children
John Kuluz, MD

Teen athletes often sustain head trauma that may result in a concussion particularly in contact sports. This session will review the evidence related to the evaluation, management, rehabilitation, and recommendations for safe return to play in the teen athlete.
11:25am-11:55amS104 - Cardiac Arrest in the Young Athlete
Robert M. Campbell, MD

Sudden cardiac death in an athlete is rare but tragic when it happens. This session will focus on the problem of sudden cardiac death in athletes and the risk factors that need to be screened for.
12:05pm-12:35pmS105 - Is it Bad to be Too Good? - Sports Specialization in Pediatrics
Annie Casta, MD

Sports specialization at a young age has been increasing among pediatric athletes. This session highlights the benefits versus risks of sports specialization at an early age.

Learning Objectives

This course presents new, pediatric state-of-the-art knowledge on topics relevant to the practice of pediatrics. It will synthesize for the practicing pediatrician knowledge of Adolescent Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine/Community Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology and other childhood conditions. It will improve skills in patient management in the outpatient and hospitalized setting. Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
  • Recognize new state-of-the-art knowledge in pediatric care;
  • Enhance and advance knowledge in different pediatric subspecialties;
  • Apply these newly acquired skills to the management of various childhood diseases.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other health care professionals who wish to learn more about new, pediatric state-of-the-art knowledge and topics relevant to the practice of pediatrics.
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