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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

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