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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
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