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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 Liz Anderson at 860.837.6264 or EAnderson@connecticutchildrens.org. 
 

Pediatric Evening Lecture Series
2019-2020

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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 17, 2019
Diagnosis and Management of Childhood
Musculoskeletal Complaints for the Primary
Care Pediatrician
2 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS
Barbara Edelheit, MD
W. Blaine Lapin, MD
OBJECTIVES:
1. Distinguish between mechanical and in?ammatory musculoskeletal
symptoms.
2. Describe the workup and frst line management techniques for children
with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
3. Identify effective non-pharmacologic treatment measures for
non-in?ammatory musculoskeletal pain with particular attention paid to
amplifed musculoskeletal pain syndrome.
January 16, 2020
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and
Management
2 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS:
Mark Lee, MD
Jeffrey Thomson, MD
OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify characteristics of an atypical scoliosis in an adolescent patient.
2. Outline treatment options for scoliosis in a growing adolescent.
3. Describe “red ?ag” symptoms in the evaluation of a pediatric patient
with back pain.
March 19, 2020
Updates in Pediatric Constipation
1.5 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS:
Corey Baker, MD
OBJECTIVES:
1. Discuss components of constipation pathophysiology.
2. Identify types of medications used for constipation and the patients
whom would beneft.
3. Recall available advanced diagnostic techniques for constipation






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 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

All faculty members participating in CME activities sponsored by
Connecticut Children’s are required to disclose to the program
audience any actual or apparent 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.
Drs. Baker, Bennett, Edelheit, Lapin, Lee, and Thomson,
, 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.
Dr. Lee is a consultant for The New England Journal of Medicine;
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Drs. Baker, Bennett, Edelheit, Lapin, Lee, and Thomson,
will not be discussing the use of any off-label products.

THESE CME ACTIVITIES HAVE NO COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.



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


Andrulonis Child Mental Health Evening Lecture Series
2019-2020

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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 19, 2019
Vaping: An Adolescent Public Health Crisis
2 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS:
Lisa Namerow, MD
Alyssa Bennett, MD
Sivabalaji Kaliamurthy, MD
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain the mechanism of action and risks of nicotine use.
2. Describe screening guidelines for adolescent substance use including
vaping.
3. Review the treatment options for nicotine use disorder.

November 12, 2019
Clinical Interventions for Children with Medical
Conditions: An Update from Pediatric Psychology
at Connecticut Children’s (TED TALK)
2 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS:

Bradley Jerson, PhD
Lisa Namerow, MD
Christine Nunes, PsyD
OBJECTIVES:
Barbara Rzepski, PhD
Melissa Santos, PhD
Emily Wakefeld, PsyD
1. Illustrate the use of psychosocial assessments in youth with comorbid
medical and mental health concerns.
2. Summarize a biopsychosocial formulation in pediatric psychology.
3. Explain how brain-body connectivity pathways are involved in the
bidirectional relationship between physical and psychiatric symptoms.

February 18, 2020
Suicide & Cutting
2 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS:
Lisa Namerow, MD
Steven Rogers, MD
OBJECTIVES:
1. Review screening tools and their role in the assessment of suicide
utilizing a clinical pathway developed to address suicide screening.
2. Recall the Zero-suicide initiative at Connecticut Children’s.
3. Distinguish suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury and identify the possible
contributing factors.

April 28, 2020
Digital Media and Early Childhood: The Good,
The Bad, and The Unknown
1.5 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT TM
SPEAKERS:
Jenny Radesky, MD
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain the developmental effects of digital media in early childhood
(the good and the bad).
2. Examine concepts important to addressing novel media issues in the
offce (the unknown).
3. Apply these concepts for addressing media use during clinical
encounters using parent centered approaches



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.

Con?ict of Interest Policy
All faculty members participating in CME activities sponsored by
Connecticut Children’s are required to disclose to the program
audience any actual or apparent 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.
Drs. Bennett, Kaliaurthy, Namerow, Nunes,
Radesky, Rzepski, Rogers, Santos, and Wakefield, 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.
Dr. Lee is a consultant for The New England Journal of Medicine;
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Drs. Drs. Bennett, Kaliaurthy, Namerow, Nunes,
Radesky, Rzepski, Rogers, Santos, and Wakefield will not be discussing the use of any off-label products.
THESE CME ACTIVITIES HAVE NO COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.


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


2nd Annual Joint Pediatric Symposium
Friday June 7, 2019

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 To register for the upcoming 2nd Annual Joint Pediatric Symposium; click HERE!

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30-3:30 
Creasy Auditorium- Dnabury Hospital
24 Hospital Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810

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6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
May 17, 2019

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6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

M
ay 17, 2019 12-6pm
Connecticut Children's Conference Rooms C&D