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Grand Rounds
2016-2017

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Format: Lecture and question / answer
Location:  Hartford Hospital - Conklin Building Auditorium
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.

 

View Scheduled Grand Rounds in our latest newsletter

The mission of Pediatric Grand Rounds is to provide pediatric practitioners with high-quality, evidenced-based continuing medical education that is both practical and cutting edge.
 

All Pediatric Grand Rounds are available for viewing online free of charge.
 

 General Objective: 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to identify, assess, and manage common clinical issues based on updated evidenced-based data and will be able to identify key areas of research in pediatric medicine.
 

 Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by Connecticut Children's are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.  Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.
 

Unless otherwise noted, the lecturers listed here do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentations.  In cases where the lecturer discusses off-label or investigational uses of commercial products, he/she will identify such uses as off-label.
 

 Accreditation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Connecticut Children's.  Connecticut Children's takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Connecticut Children's designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM  per lecture.

 
Grand Rounds is also broadcast live to several satellite locations: 

UCONN Health Center: Video Link B, CG-079B (in the Video Communications Dept.) 860.679.2119

Henry Low MD Learning Center: Room# CG-076

The Hospital of Central Connecticut: T-1 Conference 
 
Community Health Center Conference Room 

Connecticut Children's Farmington Satellite Office Conference Room

 
For cancellations due to inclement weather, listen to one of the following stations: WFSB Channel 3 or 
WVIT Channel 30; visit Connecticut Children's website http://cme.connecticutchildrens.org  or call 860.837.6264 to hear voice mail message.

For more information contact Diane Mouradjian at 860.837.6264 or Dmouradjian@connecticutchildrens.org 
 

Pediatric Evening Lecture Series
2016-2017

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Pediatric Evening Lecture Series
Connecticut Children's Medical Center is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The Office of Continuing Medical Education plans evidence-based CME activities that enhance physician competence and performance, improve patient outcomes, and better equip physicians to practice in a changing healthcare environment.


The Pond House Café
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT

Buffet Dinner Included     Cost is $65 for each lecture;  $220 for all four

Schedule                                                        Expanded Program***

5:30-6:30 Registration                               5:30-6:30  Registration                                                        
6:00-7:00 Buffet Dinner                              6:00-7:00  Buffet dinner
6:30-7:30 Lecture                                        6:30-8:00  Lecture
7:30-8:00 Q & A                                            8:00-8:30 Q & A
 


September 15, 2016
COMMON MUSCULOSKELETEL INJURIES IN ADOLESCENTS **

Imran Hafeez, MD  - Attending, Elite Sports Medicine; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Mathew Milewksi, MD - Attending, Elite Sports Medicine; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Carl Nissen, MD - Attending Elite Sorts Medicine; Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
David Wang, MD - Medical Director, Elite Sports Medicine; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

October 20, 2016  GENETIC TESTING
Jospeh Tucker, MD -  
Program Director, Clinical, Medical Genetics Residency; Director, Genetics Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

February 16, 2017 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: A  PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE PEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL**
Anna Maria Verissimo, MD, MA
- Attending Pain & Palliative Care; Clinical Instructor, Human Development and Health Section on Integrative Medicine, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Kalyani Raghavan, MBBS, MD, DCH - Assistant Medical Director, Sedation Services, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics University of Connecticut School of Medicine


April 6, 2016 Assessment of the Common Cough
Tregony Simoneau, MD -  Attending, Division of Pulmonology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Objectives:
1)  Describe the common injury mechanisms from both trauma and overuse in adolescent athletes
2)  Define the term 'genomics' and how it differs from the term 'genetics'
3)  Describe the 'Bio-Psychosocial Model of Pain'
4)  List the differential diagnosis of cough for the different pediatric age groups



Introduction
Through the Pediatric Evening Lecture Series, the Department of Continuing Medical Education offers educational programs dealing with a wide spectrum of medical topics of interest in the medical community.
 

Needs
Topic selection is based on needs identified through admissions and referral patterns, revised standards of care from specialty organizations, licensing and certification criteria, input from Connecticut Children's Medical Center sub-specialists, and feedback from the practicing community. The Office of Continuing Medical Education plans evidence-based CME activities that enhance physician competence and performance, improve patient outcomes, and better equip physicians to practice in a changing healthcare environment. The Pediatric Evening Lecture Series strives to present a practical and evidence-based approach to common pediatric topics that impact primary care practitioners.
 

Target Audience
This activity is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric advanced-practice nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Registered nurses, school nurses, and school social workers may also find the information valuable.
 

Format
Lecture, discussion, panel discussion, Q&A
 

Accreditation
These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) by Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Connecticut Children's Medical Center designates the Pediatric Evening Lecture Series for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 
Conflict of Interest Policy
All faculty members participating in CME activities sponsored by Connecticut Children's Medical Center are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any conflicts of interest and to share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.  These CME activities have no commerical support associated with them.

The planners, activity director and Drs. Milewski, Nissen Wang, Hafees, Tucker, Verissimo, Raghavan, Simoneau do not have a financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentations.

Drs. Milewski, Nissen Wang, Hafees, Tucker, Verissimo, Raghavan, Simoneau will not be discussing the use of any off-label products.
 
There is no commercial support associated with this program. 

For more information contact Diane Mouradjian at 860.837.6264 or Dmouradjian@connecticutchildrens.org


Andrulonis Child Mental Health Evening Lecture Series
2016-2017

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Andrulonis Child Mental Health Evening Lectures Series
 Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the Connectcut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Pond House Café
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT

Buffet Dinner Included     Cost is $65 for each lecture;  $220 for all four

Schedule                                  Expanded Schedule**
5:30-6:30 Registration           5:30-6:30 Registration
6:00-7:00 Buffet Dinner         6:00-7:00 Buffet Dinner
6:30-7:30 Lecture                   6:30-8:00 Lecture
7:30-8:00 Q & A                      8:00-8:30 Q & Q

November 10, 2016 BOOKS BUILD BETTER BRAINS: EARLY LITERACY IN PEDIATRIC CARE
Perri Klass, MD -
Professor, Journalism and Pediatrics, and Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University


January 17, 2017 MENTAL HEALTH BEGINS AT BIRTH: THE ROLE OF CHILD HEALTH PROVIDERS IN PRMOTING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS    AND TODDLERS
Judith Meyers, PhD - President and CEO, Children's Fund of Connecticut and Child Health and development Institute of Connecticut; Associate Clinical Professor, Depts. of Pediatrics and Psychology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
 

April 11, 2017  BEHAVIORAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES OF REFUGEE AND OTHER IMMIGRANT CHILDREN 
Paul Geltman, MD, MPH -  Staff Pediatrician and Medical Liaison for Child Psychiatry, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Medical Director, Refugee and Immigrant Health, National Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center, Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

May 16, 2017 IMPLICATIONS OF EARLY BRAIN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOR PEDIATRIC PRACTICE
Paul Dworkin, MD - Executive Vice President for Community Child Health, Director, Office of Community Child Health, Founding Director, Help Me Grow National Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Professor, university of Connecticut School of Medicine


Objectives:
1.  Describe the ways in which early literacy skills reflect disparities in language exposure and stimulation, and connect with school readiness
2.  List tools to promote practice change to support healthy social-emotional development for infants and toddlers
3.  Identify developmental trajectories of migrant children in the context of refugee and traumatic experience
4.  Identify implications for child health services of critical concepts in early brain, child development, and the biology of adversity

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Institute of Living staff to the planning and implementation of this program.
 

Introduction
This lecture series is supported by the Dr. Paul A. "Tony" Andrulonis Memorial Fund for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.  We are pleased to be able to present this lecture series as part of Tony's legacy and dedication to excellence and the teaching of child psychiatry and behavioral health. This program is generously supported by the Connecticut Children’s Fund. 
 

Needs
Using a variety of needs assessment tools, including surveys of target audience, Connecticut Children's Medical Center admissions data, state and local data, approved standards of care, licensing and certification criteria, and input from Connecticut Children's sub-specialists, the Office of Continuing Medical Education plans CME activities that enhance physician competence and performance, improve patient outcomes, and better equip physicians to practice in a changing healthcare environment.  Primary care pediatric practitioners are required, with increasing frequency, to diagnose and manage a variety of mental health issues.  The Andrulonis Child Mental Health Evening Lecture Series is structured to improve the skill sets required to meet this new challenge.
 

Target Audience
These activities are designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, psychiatrists, pediatric advanced-practice nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.  Child and adolescent psychologists, registered nurses, school nurses, and school social workers also may find the lectures valuable. 


Format
Lecture, panel discussion, Q&A


Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) by Connecticut Children's Medical Center.  

Connecticut Children's Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Conflict of Interest
All faculty members participating in CME activities sponsored by Connecticut Children's Medical Center are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or received conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.  Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and to share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. These CME activities have no commercial support associated with them.

The planners, activity director and Drs. Klass, Geltman, Dworkn and Ms. Meyers do not have a financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with any organizations the could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentations.

The planners activity director and Drs. Klass, Geltman, Dworkin and Ms. Meyers  will not be discussing the use of any off-label products.

There is no commercial support associated with this program
 

For more information contact Diane Mouradjian at 860.837.6264 or Dmouradjian@connecticutchildrens.org

Easy Breathing © Program
2012-2013

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  • The Easy Breathing© Program is an asthma management program for busy primary care clinicians. Easy Breathing© is a cost effective program that provides clinicians with simple, time-saving tools to provide state-of-the-art care for their patients with asthma.
  • This Easy Breathing© training can be done on-site for the clinician or as an online interactive module. Michelle Cloutier, MD, is the facilitator for the online training module and also a facilitator for on-site trainings. Dr. Cloutier has a faculty appointment with the University of Connecticut Health Center and is also Director of the Asthma Center at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
  • Participants in this training will:
    • Learn to better recognize and diagnose asthma
    • Learn to better classify asthma severity
    • Learn to develop treatment plans for more effective and efficient care for children with asthma
    • Understand how Easy Breathing© helps to reduce unnecessary utilization of medical services
  • The Easy Breathing© training qualifies as 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians will be awarded one credit; physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses will have one credit approved for award.

If you are interested in a web-based lecture click here

If you are interested in an onsite lecture and training please contact Jessica Hollenbach at 860-545-8852,  jhollenbach@connecticutchildrens.org


EPIC
2013

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EPIC

(Educating Practices in Communities)

Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

The Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD) module is provided through the Educating Practices in Communities (EPIC) program. The purpose is to help practices implement an autism screening tool and offer resources for families whose children are identified. A professional trainer visits your practice at a convenient time and provides a brief presentation to you and your staff on early detection of ASDs and referral of children for further evaluation and intervention.

 

For more information or to participate in this academic detailing activity, click here or contact Maggy Morales at the Child Health and Development Institute, mamorales@uchc.edu

 

Oral Health

The Oral Health module is provided through the Educating Practices in Communities (EPIC) program. A trainer (physician, dentist, or hygienist) visits your practice and provides a brief presentation to you and your staff on preventive oral health in children and application of flouride varnish. The presentation is accredited by the Department of Social Services, and Medicaid billing and payment for dental services provided in primary care are reviewed.

 

For more information or to participate in this academic detailing activity, click here or contact Maggy Morales at the Child Health and Development Institute, mamorales@uchc.edu

 

For more information about ASD, Oral Health, and the full range of programs offered by the Child Health and Development Institute, please visit http://www.chdi.org/index.php/our-work/health/educating-practices-community-epic