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Grand Rounds
2017-2018

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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 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, lecturers 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 860.837.6281 to hear the voice recording.

For more information contact Brenda McCauliff at 860.837.6281 or bmccauliff@connecticutchildrens.org 
 

Pediatric Evening Lecture Series
2017-2018

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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 26, 2017
What's New in the Evaluation of Newborn Hearing Loss
Christopher Grindle, MD - Attending, Otolaryngologist, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: Beyond Otitis Media
Schott Schoem, MD - Division Head, Otolaryngology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


November 2, 2017  
Beyond the NICU: Grow and Nutrition of Ex-Preterm Infants
 Shabnam Lainwala, MD -  
Attending Neonatologist, Connecticut Children's  Medical Center; Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

February 22, 2018 
Nephrology Update for the Primary Care Practitioners

Cynthia Silva, MD - Division Head, Nephrology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center


** April 5, 2018
Sleep Disorders

Craig Schramm, MD - Division Head, Pulmonology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Jay D. Kenkare, MD - Medical Director, Sleep Center Medicine Program, Division of  Pulmonology,  Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD- Sleep Psychologist, Division of Pulmonology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Objectives:
1)  List the methods for newborn screening and follow-up evaluation and management for infants with hearing Loss
2)  Describe the evaluation and treatment of a febrile UTI in infant and children 2-24 months 
3)  Identify the two main types of behavioral insomnia of childhood and be familiar with the typical treatment.



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. Grindle, Schoem, Lainwala, Silva, Schramm, Kenkare and Schneeberg 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. Grindle, Schoem, Lainwala, Silva, Schramm, Kenkare and Scheenberg 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
2017-2018

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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

October 24, 2017 Know the Signs: Creating Safer Schools and Communities
Tim Makris --
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Sandy Hook Promise


January 16, 2018 Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Social and Emotional Development: Valuing and Investing In The Whole Child and Family System
Alice Farrell, JD, LCSW, MSW -President and CEO, Olive Branch Clinical and Consulting Services, LLC



March 1, 2018
Adolescent Mental Health: A Primer for Primary Care Practitioners
Fadi Haddad, MD -  Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , New York University School of Medicine



Objectives:
1.  Describe the signs and signals of a person in need of help before they can hurt themselves, or before a crisis.
2.  Describe the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program's multi-tiered system for evidenced - based education and support for parents and caregivers of children.
3. Describe when and how to refer a patient as a child psychiatric emergency.


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 4.5 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 Mr. Markis, Ms. Farrella and Dr. Haddad 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 Mr. Markis, Ms Farrella and Dr. Haddad 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