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  • CANCELLED: Pediatric Genetics & Genomics for the General Practitioner

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 7 AM - 4 PM
    The Revere Hotel

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Pediatric Genetics & Genomics for the General Practitioner. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    The Division of Genetics and Genomics in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital is offering its first "Pediatric Genetics & Genomics for the General Practitioner” conference.  This 2-day course is directed at primary care and family practitioners, and the associated care teams, and will give an overview of genetic disorders, metabolic disorders, genomic medicine and newborn screening

    Attendees will learn about genetic testing, what to look for in patients with rare diseases, how to manage these patients on follow-up, and when to refer to a specialist.  In addition to lecturers from across the Harvard Medical School affiliated genetics programs, we will have hands on workshops, case reviews, and panels with primary care practitioners as well as patients.  We are constantly finding improved methods of diagnosing and treating rare disorders and the primary care service is integral in the management and well being of these patients.  Our goal is to provide attendees with the necessary tools to initiate the evaluation of a child with a possible genetic and/or metabolic disorder.

    Target Audience

    The content of this course is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of: 

    • primary care physicians 
    • family physicians 
    • physician assistants
    • nurse practitioners
    • nurses 

    Course Directors 

    • Joan Stoler, MD, Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Geneticist, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
    • Leah Hecht, MEd, MSN, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital
    • Joshua Baker, DO, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital
  • CANCELLED: Revolutions in Pediatric Audiology 2020

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 7 AM - 4 PM
    Waltham Woods Conference Center

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Revolutions in Pediatric Audiology 2020. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    As our understanding of the auditory system and genetics expands, the complexity of the cases presenting to pediatric audiologists also grows.  Children may demonstrate normal hearing or minimal hearing losses, yet their auditory and listening needs may be considerable.  Understanding how genetic and audiometric findings may impact hearing and hearing loss is critical to developing a management plan.  Added to the audiometric and genetic profiles is the ever increasing number of children presenting with developmental differences, requiring audiologists to be ever more creative with their approaches for assessing this population.This one day conference will focus on current research and evidence based practice procedures for the audiological assessment of young and developmentally challenged children.Topics will include:  Factors That Support Listening and Listening Effort in Complex Environments;  Genetic Hearing Loss:  Genes, Counseling and Cures;  Hidden Hearing Loss & Difficulties Hearing in Noisy Environments; and Neurological Insights into the Impact of Hearing Loss on Cognitive Development.Target Audience

    • Pediatric audiologists and audiology students.

    Learner Objectives

    Participants will be able to: 

    • Describe how hearing loss impacts cognitive development throughout childhood & how neuroimaging may help to understand the impact of hearing loss on brain & cognitive function.  (Session A)
    • Explain how genetic testing fits into the overall diagnostic strategy for infants and children with newly identified hearing loss. (Session B)
    • Describe the underlying skills that drive listening and listening effort for children with hearing loss, and how that limits the ability to develop interventions.  (Session C)
    • Identify the etiologies, prevalence and differential diagnosis of cochlear synaptopathy .  (Session D)

    List of Presenters 

    Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of NebraskaElizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and MEG Research Scientist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her work uses advanced neuroimaging, including magnetoencephalography (MEG) and MRI, to study how brain structure and neural oscillatory patterns change throughout childhood, and the impact that hearing loss and subsequent hearing intervention have on these neural patterns.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Heinrichs-Graham is an employee of the University of Nebraska.  She receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation.Non-financial:  NoneMargaret Kenna, M.D., MPHSarah Fuller Chair for Hearing Loss & Hearing RestorationDirector of Clinical ResearchBoston Children’s HospitalProfessor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Kenna is the Director of Clinical Research in the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and is Director of the Hearing Loss Program.  Over the past 20+ years she has focused on the causes of pediatric hearing loss, including genetics, congenital cytomegalovirus, structural anomalies of the temporal bone, and hearing loss secondary to ototoxicity in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Kenna is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Kenna receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.Non-financial:  NoneStéphane Maison, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorMass. Eye and Ear InfirmaryAssistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Maison is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, a Principal Investigator in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass. Eye and Ear, and a clinical audiologist. As an auditory physiologist, Dr. Maison studies the peripheral auditory system and has published more than 45 peer-reviewed papers in the field.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Maison is an employee of Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary.  He receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.  He receives consulting fees from Decibel Therapeutics.Non-Financial:  None

    Elizabeth Walker, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorCommunication Sciences and DisordersUniversity of IowaDr. Walker is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Pediatric Audiology Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa.  She has published many articles in audiology journals focusing on the listening and cognitive needs of children with hearing loss.Financial Disclosure:  Dr. Walker receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD).Non-financial:  None

  • CANCELLED: Beverly Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM
    Beverly Hospital

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Beverly Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    Boston Children's Hospital and Beverly Hospital, a member of Lahey Health, present the Beverly Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit. Please join us for a half-day of presentations and discussions focused on topics that are timely and relevant to pediatric practices. Topics include: 

    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Kidney Stones
    • Type II Diabetes 
    • LGBTQ

    This community-based continuing medical education (CME) seminar, offered free of charge, will inform pediatric primary care providers of the changing trends in the management of common health concerns among children.

    More Information Coming Soon. 

  • CANCELLED: Lumps and Bumps of the Scalp and Spine in Children: When to Worry, When to Relax

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM
    Deveber Conference Room, Boston Children’s Hospital at Waltham

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Lumps and Bumps of the Scalp and Spine in Children: When to Worry, When to Relax Conference. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    Join us, Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham for the first annual Lumps and Bumps of the Scalp and Spine in Children - When to Worry, When to Relax continuing medical education course. This half-day course will educate primary care clinicians about common conditions such as plagiocephaly, sacral dimples, traumatic brain injuries and dermoid cysts, which are often referred to neurosurgery.

    The goal of the course is empower clinicians to make more informed decisions before referring children to neurosurgery by providing knowledge on when issues require emergent intervention and when something is a part of normal infant development, thus saving parents and professional’s time, resources and worry.  

    Topics Include: 

    • Plagiocephaly
    • Macrocephaly
    • Dermoids
    • Sacral dimples 
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children

    Target Audience 

    • Pediatric MD's, Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants
  • CANCELLED: Adolescent Medicine 2020

    Monday, May 11, 2020 7 AM - 1 PM
    Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton Street

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Adolescent Medicine 2020 Conference. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    The Adolescent Medicine 2020 course is designed to present the latest research, clinical innovations and community initiatives in adolescent medicine to physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals involved in the medical care of adolescents and young adults. The course will stimulate the health professional to become more knowledgeable about the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of adolescent medical, emotional and social problems and to become more proficient in providing office-based preventive services and counseling to adolescents.The dynamic learning format will include lectures with question and answer sessions, interactive panel presentations, interactive breakfast with the faculty, and afternoon workshops. Faculty members will be available to respond to questions following presentations, during breaks, at continental breakfasts, meet the faculty breakfast, and workshops. The goal is to enhance the health care of adolescents through adoption of evidence-based practice and innovations in office practice.

    Topics Include: 

    • The Adolescent Vaping Epidemic
    • Adolescent Bone Health
    • Opioid and Prescription Drug Misuse
    • Approach to ARFID
    • Evidenced-Based Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
    • And More 

    Target Audience: 

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Psychologists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Advances Practice Nurses
    • Registered Nurses (Including Specialty Areas)
    • Allied Health Professionals
  • Creating Essential Rehearsal at the Point of Greatest Impact: Design, Delivery, & Debriefing of Simulation Programs (5/11/20-5/13/20) (1232)

    Monday, May 11, 2020 8 AM - 5 PM

    This course build on over 15 years of SIM Faculty Development and is fully updated to include all "How To's" on:

    • Foundations of Adult Learning and Simulation
    • SIM 1.0 to 2.0-Applying SIM Directly to the Bedside
    • SIM Activity Development Pathways
    • SIM Ecosystems- From Training to Testing to 3D Engineering
    • SIMZONES of Curriculum Development
    • SIM Metrics and Research 
    • SIM Debriefing and Feedback Across All Expertise Domains
    • Scenario Design and Delivery 
  • South Shore Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 7 AM - 12 PM
    Snell Conference Room at South Shore Hospital, 55 Fogg Road

    Boston Children's Hospital and South Shore Hospital present the South Shore Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit. Please join us for a half-day of presentations and discussions focused on topics that are timely and relevant to pediatric practices.

    Topics include: 

    • Cannabis Hyperemesis
    • Dermatology
    • PANDAS

    The community-based continuing medical education (CME) seminar, offered free of charge, will inform pediatric primary care providers of the changing trends in the management of common health concerns among children.

    This year's program will be held in the Snell Conference Room at South Shore Hospital (55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth, MA, 02195).

    More Information Coming Soon! 

  • CANCELLED: Pediatric Difficult Airway Management 2020

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 7 AM - 4 PM

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Pediatric Difficult Airway Management Conference. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    This will be a multidisciplinary advanced airway management course including practitioners from Anesthesia, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Otolaryngology. Areas of focus will include airway assessment, basic and advanced techniques for oxygenation and intubation including supraglottic airway devices, direct, video and fiberobtic laryngoscopy and surgical airway techniques. This course addresses the educational need to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in airway management for first responders to airway emergencies in the hospital. The structure of this course will include didactic lectures, small group sessions as well as high and low fidelity simulation.

    Target Audience: 

    • Specialty Physicians 

    Topics Include: 

    • Direct Laryngoscopy
    • Videolaryngoscopy
    • Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
    • Supraglottic Airways & Cricothyrotomy
    • Simulation Rapid Airway Codes
    • and more
  • CANCELLED: Holy Family Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM
    Holy Family Hospital

    Conference Cancellation: Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Holy Family Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit. Given the dynamic nature of CO-VID 19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has decided to cancel this continuing education conference.

    Boston Children's Hospital and Holy Family Hospital present the Holy Family Hospital 2020 Pediatric Health Care Summit. Please join us for a half-day of presentations and discussions focused on topics that are timely and relevant to pediatric practices. Topics include: 

    • Transgender
    • Rheumatology in primary care
    • ADHD update
    • Difficult Conversations

    This community-based continuing medical education (CME) seminar, offered free of charge, will inform pediatric primary care providers of the changing trends in the management of common health concerns among children.

    More information coming soon. 

  • Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice in an Interprofessional World

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 9 AM - 5 PM
    Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive

    Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice in an Interprofessional World is a 1-day faculty development course that covers innovative concepts, methods, and strategies for teaching communication and relational skills associated with the most difficult conversations in healthcare.The course provides a rich opportunity for participants to observe and experience a variety of teaching methods and strategies, while  also focusing  on values and `everyday ethics', professionalism; and, interprofessional teamwork, collaboration and practice.  Methodology Hallmarks of this highly-regarded course include:

    • Realistic scenarios with trained improvisational actors, an experience more effective than role play 
    • Interprofessional collaborative learning, reflection and feedback
    • Values and everyday ethics
    • Family/patient perspectives
    • Appreciative inquiry
    • Videotape and discussion
    • Interactive presentation
    • Small group team-based learning and large group discussion
    • Facilitated reflections

     As a clinician or medical educator, you will have the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of innovative relational teaching methods, and will also learn about the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare (italics), a teaching framework created by an interprofessional global collaborative to enhance attention to values and communication in healthcare globally. The small course size - - 20 to 30 participants - -allows for a rich, learner-centered experience.Target AudienceThe course is designed for physicians in all specialties, interprofessional and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, medical / healthcare education leaders, and clinicians and practitioners who work with patients of any age across the lifespan in a variety of academic and clinical healthcare settings.