Advances in Pediatric Health Care 2017

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Date & Location
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM   
Mass Medical Society at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

Overview

Pediatric care is changing and improving all the time, and it can be difficult for doctors, nurses, and others to stay on top of the newest practices, treatments, and approaches.  Professionals are challenged to stay current in the innovations and advances that can lead to better outcomes and improve the quality of care for children. What's more, it can be hard to find time to truly explore important issues such as medical ethics, office practice, medical homes and well care. 

Topics include: 

  • pediatric food allergies
  • endocrinology
  • marijuana and adolescents  
  • child health in the political landscape
  • eczema updates

Course Directors

  • Grace Chi, MD, MS
    Instructor, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Urgent Care at Boston Children’s Primary Care at Longwood
  • Kathleen Conroy, MD, MS
    Instructor, Harvard Medical School
    Associate Clinical Director, Boston Children's Primary Care
    Medical Director, Young Parents Program

Nurse Planner

  • Michelle Fleck, BSN
    Nurse Educator
    Boston Children's Hospital Primary Care at Longwood
    Martha Eliot Health Center

Keynote speaker 

  • Judith Palfrey, MD
    Pediatrician; Director, Global Pediatrics Program, Department of Medicine; Senior Associate in Medicine

    Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics;
    Professor of Society and Human Development 

Target audience

  • physicians
  • physician assistants
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners


Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  1. describe recent basic science and clinical advances in pediatrics
  2. understand the applications of recent scientific advances to the clinical care of children
  3. evaluate traditional principles of care in light of recent scientific advances in pediatrics

Registration
  • Early bird physician (expires 9/13/2017).....................................$100.00 
  • Physician.....................................................................................................$125.00
  • Early bird allied health professional (expires 9/13/2017)....$100.00
  • Allied health professional...................................................................$125.00
  • Trainee   ......................................................................................................$50.00

Refund policy

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking the register button above. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact CME Department at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu to discuss payment.

Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Boston Children’s office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Fifty-percent (50%) refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.



Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

  • Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

  • Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 5.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurse should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management
Marijuana and Adolescents and Child Health in the Political Landscape meets the requirements for 1.5 Risk Management Credit as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I.

MOC Part II
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Disclosure policy

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children's policy that those who have influenced the content of a continuing education activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.