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Grand Rounds
2018-2019

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Format: Lecture and Question/Answer
Location:  Gilman Auditorium - Conklin Building - Hartford Hospital
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.

  View upcoming 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
10 Columbus Boulevard: Conference Room #3005
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Medical Library
The Hospital of Central Connecticut: T-1 Conference 
Community Health Center: Conference Room 
Norwalk Hospital: Pediatric 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
2018-2019

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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 $75 per lecture;  $250 for all four lectures.

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

September 20, 2018***

MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE PEDIATRIC OBESITY: A Primer for the Practitioner
Melissa Santos, PhD, Clinical Director, Pediatric Obesity Center and Senior Pediatric Psychologist, Connecticut Children’s; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine
Meghna Misra, MD, MS, Director, Pectus Program and Co-Director for the Center for Chest Wall Deformities, Connecticut Children’s; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, UConn School of Medicine
Christine Finck, MD, FACS,
Surgeon-in-Chief, Peter J. Deckers Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery, andChief, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Connecticut Children’s; Associate Vice Chair of Surgery, UConn School of Medicine
Priya Phulwani, MD,
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Connecticut Children’s; Adult Endocrinologist, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine
Hailey Beiner, RD,
Outpatient Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management and Bariatric Dietitian, Connecticut Children’s

Objectives:
1. Describe the prevalence and complications of severe pediatric obesity
2.
Identify two strategies for the management of severe pediatric obesity
3.
Identify two strategies to utilize with patients regaining weight

November 15, 2018*** 
COMMON JOINT DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD
Lawrence Zemel, MD, Division Head, Rheumatology, Connecticut Children's; Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine
Heather Tory, MD, MPH, CPPS, Interim Executive, Patient Safety and Quality, Staff Physician, Division of Rheumatology, Connecticut Children's; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine

Objectives:
1. Review diagnostic steps for Lyme arthritis
2.
Distinguish septic arthritis from other forms of acute arthritis
3.
Identify how to diagnose hyper-mobility syndrome

February 7, 2019 
EATING DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS

Alyssa Bennett, MD, Division Head, Adolescent Medicine, Connecticut Children’s; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine

Objectives:
1. Describe the DMS-V diagnostic criteria and epidemiology of eating disorders
2.
Identify the clinical presentation of eating disorders
3.
Understand the medical evaluation of eating disorders
4. Understand the treatment options for eating disorders, including Family Based Therapy (FBT)

April 4, 2019 
MIGRAINES & HEADACHES AND WHEN TO REFER
Richard Young, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Neurology, Connecticut Children’s; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, UConn School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor of pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Format: Lecture, 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. Santos, Misra, Finck, Phulwani, Zemel, Tory, Bennett, Young and Ms. Beiner 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. Santos, Misra, Finck, Zemel, Tory, Bennett, Young and Ms. Beiner  will not be discussing the use of any off-label products. Dr. Phulwani will be discussing medications not FDA approved for <18 years. There is no commercial support associated with this program. 

For more information contact Liz Anderson at 860.837.6264 or
Eanderson@connecticutchildrens.org


Andrulonis Child Mental Health Evening Lecture Series
2018-2019

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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 $75 per lecture;  $250 for all four lectures.

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


October 9, 2018

GAMING DISORDER: A VIRTUAL ADDICTION
Paul Weigle, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director, Natchaug Hospital; Chair, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Media Committee

Objectives:
1. List signs and symptoms of behavioral addiction to video games, including the diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM-t and ICD-11
2.
Describe the epidemiology of this phenomenon, including known risk factors, comorbidity, and prognosis
3.
Evaluate evidence- & consensus-based treatments for youth suffering from gaming addiction, including individual and family therapy options and medication interventions

January 8, 2019*** 
AN APPROACH TO THE CO-MANAGEMENT OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION WITH PRIMARY CARE
Karen Rubin, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Connecticut Children's; Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine
Catherine Wiley, MD, Medical Director, Primary Care, Connecticut Children's; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine
Lisa Namerow, MD, Medical Director of Accessmh and Consultation Service to Pediatrics, Connecticut Children's; Attending, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Living; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine


March 19, 2019 
ADD & ADHD IN ADOLESCENTS AND COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS
Jeffrey H. Newcorn, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director, Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Mount Sinai Health System

May 7, 2019*** 
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ROLE IN CHILDHOOD ANXIETIES
Jeanne Kagan, MA, OTR, Occupational Therapy Manager, Connecticut Children’s
Allison Fell, OTR, Debbie Lin, MS, OTR, Caitlin Silliman, MS, OTR, Connecticut Children’s

Format: Lecture, panel discussion, Q&A.
 
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.

Needs Assessment:
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.

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 Andrulonis Child Mental Health 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 commercial support associated with them.

The planners, activity director and Drs. Weigle, Rubin, Wiley, Namerow, Newcorn and Ms. Kagan, Fell, Lin and Silliman 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. Rubin, Wiley, Namerow, Newcorn and Ms. Kagan, Fell, Lin and Silliman will not be discussing the use of any off-label products. Dr. Weigle will be discussing researched-based medication treatment for video gaming disorder. There is no commercial support associated with this program. 

For more information contact Liz Anderson at 860.837.6264 or
Eanderson@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