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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

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