Pediatric Update Conference

Coudersport, PA US
October 4, 2019

This conference is designed to update the primary care practitioner on developments in pediatric health care.

Target Audience

It is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, emergency room physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work with children.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the participants should be able to:

• Recognize the various presentations of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Identify the role of the primary care provider and other clinicians in managing childhood anxiety disorders. Discuss treatment options including their relative efficacies.

• Review definitions related to substance use and substance use disorders. Understand typical adolescent development and why adolescents are particularly vulnerable to developing substance use disorders. Examine current epidemiology of substance use in teens. Identify strategies to talk to teens about substance use. Understand how to implement routine screening and brief interventions into clinical practice for adolescent patients.

• Understand the reasons for the reemergence of vaccine preventable diseases in the US over the past decade. Review the science that confirms the benefits and safety of our current immunization schedule. Identify strategies that primary care providers can use to improve immunization rates in vaccine hesitant families.

• Review the appropriate evaluation of ADHD in children and adolescents including the use of rating scales. Define the role of stimulants and other medications in the treatment of ADHD. Discuss strategies for managing adolescents with ADHD as they transition into adulthood.

• Review common pediatric headache syndromes along the spectrum from serious to benign. Discuss appropriate evaluation including the judicious use of imaging. Recommend treatment strategies including headache hygiene as well as abortive and prophylactic medications.

• Describe disorders of puberty, including delayed puberty, precocious puberty, and premature adrenarche. Review the appropriate evaluation of these disorders and recognize when referral is appropriate. Formulate a plan of observation or treatment as determined by results of the

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/04/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
10/04/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/04/2019 - 4:00pm

SCHEDULE

8:00 A.M. — 8:30 A.M.

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Welcome

Mary Ann Rigas, M.D.

 

8:30 A.M. — 9:30 A.M.

Migraine Headache for the Primary Care Provider

Nadia Dominquez Molina, MD

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

9:30 A.M. — 10:30 A.M.

Disorders of Puberty

Amy Collins, MD

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

10:30 A.M. — 10:45 A.M.

Break

 

10:45 A.M. — 11:45 A.M.

Re-emergence of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Jennifer Vodzak, MD

Geisinger Medical Center

 

11:45 P.M. — 12:30 P.M.

Lunch

 

12:30 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.

Evaluation and Management of ADHD

Abigail Schlesinger, MD

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

1:30 P.M. — 2:30 P.M.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Abigail Schlesinger, MD

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 

 

2:30 P.M. — 2:45 P.M.

Break

 

2:45 P.M. — 3:45 P.M.

Screening for and Managing Adolescent Substance Use in Primary Care

J. Deanna Wilson, MD

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

3:45 P.M.—4:00 P.M.

Final Q & A

MaryAnn Rigas, M.D.

4:00 P.M. Adjourn

ADHD - Schleshinger.pptx Anxiety - Schleshinger.pptx Disorders of Pubertal Development - Collins.pptx Headache - Dominquez-Molina.pptx Vaccine preventable Illnesses - Coudersport 2019 (1).pptx

UPMC Cole Wellness Center
1001 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16914
United States

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

 

CME ACCREDITATION & DESIGNATION 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.25 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.   

Other health care professionals 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/04/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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