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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

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