11th Annual Childrens Interstitial Lung Disease Conference: Updates in Understanding and Managing the Spectrum of Diffuse Lung Diseases in Children

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Date & Location
Friday, July 17, 2015 1:00 PM - Saturday, July 18, 2015 6:00 PM   Marriot Hotel in Newton, , MA

Specialties
Pathology

Overview

11th Annual Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Conference: Updates in Understanding and Managing the Spectrum of Diffuse Lung Diseases in Children

Friday, July 17th - Saturday, July 18th

Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton MA 02466

The Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network (ChILDRN) and the Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Family Foundation have been working together for over a decade to advance the care of children with these disorders.  The purpose of this conference is to share the knowledge gained through the ChILDRN collaboration and research projects and to provide further education to pediatric providers, who will likely come across these patients in their practice.  Our main goals are to define the current spectrum of specific ChILD syndrome disorders, review current diagnostic approaches, highlight the potential co-morbid conditions and outline future directions for therapeutic and research developments.



Objectives
Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize diffuse lung disease in childhood and its relationship to diagnoses comprising chILD syndrome
  2. Organize the evaluation of pediatric patients with diffuse lung disease and apparent chILD syndrome
  3. Effectively apply ATS consensus Guidelines on the Evaluation of a child with suspected chILD
  4. Provide guidance for families on the process of reaching a chILD diagnosis.
  5. Help families to understand the risks of radiation exposure with CT scans, while recognizing their utility in the evaluation of children with diffuse lung disease
  6. Utilize available consultants/subspecialty providers both locally and nationally in the care of patients with chILD
  7. Identify and form a team at your local institution to further evaluate patients with suspected chILD disorders including a pediatric surgeon
  8. Recognize and treat patients with alveolar growth disorders and limit potentially toxic therapies of little benefit to these patients
  9. Effectively manage the evaluation and treatment of a patient with bronchiolitis obliterans, Neuroendocrine hyperplasia of infancy, surfactant protein dysfunction, and pulmonary hemorrhage disorders
  10. Recognize the spectrum of surfactant protein dysfunction from infancy to adulthood
  11. Develop strategies to identify and provide treatment for lung manifestations of rheumatologic disorder, immunodeficiency and immune dysregulation
  12. Develop strategies to identify and provide treatment for lung manifestations of bone marrow transplantation
  13. Manage nutritional/gastrointestinal complications associated with chILD.
  14. Recognize the potential role of lung transplantation for patients with chILD
  15. Manage the genetic evaluation of a patient with an unknown chILD diagnosis and recognize the research/sequencing projects available through ChILDRN.
  16. Identify novel chest imaging approaches to the diagnosis of chILD
  17. Collaborate with researchers in regenerative medicine and genetics to advance the care of patients with chILD
  18. Apply advancements in the care of adults with interstitial lung disease to children with chILD
  19. Discuss the resources used in the Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Research Network in the management of chILD patients
  20. Recognize the importance of national and international collaboration in the treatment of these patients

Registration
  • - $50.00

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking the register link above. If you need to register by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact Lesley Niccolini at 617-919-3146 for registration details. Checks can be mailed to Boston Children’s Hospital–Department of Continuing Medical Education, Attn: Lesley Niccolini, 300 Longwood Avenue LM6405.2, Boston, MA 02115. 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 BCH 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.

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

Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for the maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.