Pediatric Pearls Fall (Oct) 2021

Overview

This one-day symposium designed for pediatricians, family physicians and other healthcare providers will showcase the latest approach, updates and research related to several common patient issues confronted by primary care providers as well as newer and more complex diseases. Our speakers will address health concerns, share cases and offer guidelines on how to manage the patient. We are excited to present lectures on advances in epilepsy and the surgical approach, central nervous infections, plagiocephaly, craniosynotosis, Vitamin D, a dietary approach to helathy lifestyles as well as heavy menstrual bleeding, infantile spasms and insomnia. This COURSE IS LIVE IN-PERSON CREDIT ONLY. It will not be streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing. If this course needs to be moved to a virtual format due to state mandates regarding Covid-19, we will notify you ASAP and proper credit will be discussed. 

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021; 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Doubletree Hotel    1909 Spring Road    Oak Brook, IL 60523

Objectives

  • Describe the different types of epilepsy that can present in childhood
  • Discuss the various treatment options for childhood epilepsies
  • Describe the rationale for considering surgery in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy
  • List at least 2 types of epilepsy surgery options and how they help can children with epilepsy
  • Identify red flags associated with head shape abnormalities.
  • Differentiate between plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.
  • Discuss how severity determines treatment.
  • Review the clinical features and causes of West syndrome
  • Review the rationale for the importance of early diagnosis and treatment 
  • Identify types of abnormal movements in infancy and when to refer to Lurie Children’s Neurology 
  • Identify resources for connecting the community and pediatricians with our neurology team 
  • Discuss how circadian rhythm disorders contribute to insomnia
  • Identify the different treatment options for circadian rhythm disorders
  • Review presenting signs and symptoms of CNS infections
  • Discuss treatment duration, follow up, and common complications following CNS infections
  • Define abnormal uterine bleeding and how this relates to menorrhagia.  
  • Develop an initial plan to evaluate and treat patients who report heavy menstrual bleeding  
  • Identify which patients would benefit from seeing Adolescent Medicine, Hematology, or both and how to refer to The Multidisciplinary Menorrhagia Management (M3) Clinic. 
  •  Discuss vitamin D physiology and the need for replete vitamin D
  • Identify risks of vitamin D deficiency and excess
  • Recognize when and how to evaluate for vitamin D deficiency or excess and how these should be treated
  • Collect a targeted dietary history for children and teens at different developmental stages to address rapid weight gain, overweight and obesity.
  • Discuss the most important dietary messages to focus on in children and teens struggling with rapid weight Describe the incidence and inheritance patterns of non-syndromic craniosynostosis 
  • Describe the clinical findings in the common forms of non-syndromic craniosynostosis 
  • Describe the surgical treatment options for the common forms of craniosynostosis and their optimal timing

 

AGENDA

 8 a.m. Welcome by Course Director Ravi Jhaveri, MD
8:15- 8:45 a.m. Advances in Childhood Epilepsies
Joyce Wu, MD
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Updates in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Sandi Lam, MD, MBA
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. CNS Infections - Meningitis, Encehpalitis & Beyond Lisa Akhtar, MD, PhD
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.  Fact & Fiction on Vitamin D Jennifer Miller, MD, CCD
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30-11 a.m. Just a Heads Up: Plagiocephaly vs. Brachycephaly Noreen Pulte, APRN-NP, PNP

11-11:30 a.m.

 

Diagnosis and Management of Non-syndromic Craniosynotosis Arthur DiPatri, Jr., MD
11:30 Noon Dietary Messaging from Toddlers to Teens Caren Mangarelli, MD & Barbara Pearls, MS, RDN, LDN
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Faculty
     
1 - 2 p.m.

Breakout Session 1 -participants pick 1 of the 3 options offered

To Melatonin and Beyond- Insomnia in Adolescents

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents

Infantile Spasms

 

Thuan Dang, MD, MPH

Cherie Dhar, MD; Rachel Bercovitz, MD, MS

Tiffani McDonough, MD

2:00 p.m. Switch  
2- 3 p.m. Breakout Session 2- options repeat from choices above, in total, participants will attend two of the three offered  
3 p.m. Dismissal / No Closing Remarks  


Credit & Accreditation Statements

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine logo  

Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

Lurie Children's CME Leadership & Staff:
Ravi Jhaveri, MD, Course Director; Claudia Cooper,CME Manager

FSM's CME Leadership & Staff:
Clara J. Schroedl, CME Medical Director; Sheryl Corey, CME Manager;  Senior Program Coordinator, Allison McCollum; Administrative Assistant, Rhea Alexis Banks have nothing to disclose.

Speakers / Course Directors:

Ravi Jhhveri, MD, course director and speaker discloses that he contributes to the editorial services for Elsevier; is involved in the clinical trial planning for Seqirus; receives a consulting fee from Hologic and participates in contracted research for Saol Therapeutics

Caren Mangarelli, MD, spouse of Ravi Jhaveri and presenter discloses that her spouse contributes to the editorial services for Elsevier; is involved in the clinical trial planning for Seqirus; receives a consulting fee from Hologic and participates in contracted research for Saol Therapeutics

All other faculty members/speakers and committeee members have nothing to disclosue including:

Lisa Akhtar, MD, PhD

Rachel Bercovitz, MD, MS

Thaun Dang, MD, MPH

Cherie Priya Dhar, MD

Arthur DiPatri, Jr., MD

Sandi Lam, MD, MBA

Tiffani McDonough, MD

Jennifer Miller, MD, CCD

Noreen Pulte Aprn-NP, PNP

Barbara Pearl, MS, RDN, LDN

Joyce Wu, MD

 

Course Information
Course Date:
October 28, 2021
Course Location:
Doubletree Hotel
Oak Brook, IL
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Wednesday October 27, 2021

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Speaker Information
Rebecca Carl MD  [ view bio ]
Eric Fuller MD  [ view bio ]
Erik King MD  [ view bio ]
Meghan Kostyk APRN-NP  [ view bio ]
Cynthia LaBella MD  [ view bio ]
Kristi McCracken MS, ATC  [ view bio ]
Neeraj Patel MD, MPH, MBS  [ view bio ]
Sameer Patel MD  [ view bio ]
Adam Potteiger MS, ATC  [ view bio ]
Michelle Sagan MD  [ view bio ]
Dana Sheng MD  [ view bio ]
Jacqueline Turner MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-BC  [ view bio ]
Lisa Watts MS, ATC  [ view bio ]
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