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  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt 04/23/19

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM
    Boston Children's Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02115

    Continuous Improvement Training – Lean Six Sigma White Belt: Process Improvement ToolsLean Six Sigma is a combination of two proven continuous improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is focused on creating value for customers by improving efficiency, safety and quality, while reducing waste and variation. Want to change the world but not sure how? Learn some important process improvement tools that can help drive change in your part of the world. This goal of this introductory course is to teach the mindset and tools that are fundamental to the success of Lean and Six Sigma in healthcare. 

    • White Belt is led by real world practitioners, giving participants insight on how to apply these tools in their own job.
    • The day is meant to be interactive throughout, with small group exercises, class discussion, video examples and active learning opportunities
    • Through the use of a simulated Emergency Department, participants get to apply six specific tools to improve a process: Eight Wastes, Process Mapping, Fishbone, 5S, Mistake Proofing, and Standard Work.  

    Class begins at 8:00am and concludes by 5:00pm. There will be an hour for lunch around 12:00pm and several breaks throughout the day.Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to sign up for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course.

    Target Audience

    • Physicians 
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Pharmacists
    • Health Care Administration
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 04/24/19

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8 AM - 5 PM
    Boston Children's Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02115

    Continuous Improvement Training – Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: Leading Process Improvement ProjectsLean Six Sigma is a combination of two proven continuous improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is focused on creating value for customers by improving efficiency, safety and quality, while reducing waste and variation.Build on the tools learned in the White Belt class to understand how to lead process improvement projects. Participants learn how to use a proven five-step methodology called, DMAIC, to drive change in their organization. Specific tools and topics are covered for each of the five steps and participants are given the opportunity to practice in small groups.

    • Yellow Belt is led by real world practitioners, giving participants insight on how to apply these tools in their own job. 
    • The day is meant to be interactive throughout, with small group exercises, class discussion, video examples and active learning opportunities
    • Included in the course: Team Charter, Value Analysis, Flow, Operational Definitions, 5 Why’s, Understanding Variation, Pareto Chart, Creative Thinking, Kanban, Visual Management, and Run Charts.  

    Class begins at 8:00am and concludes by 5:00pm. There will be an hour for lunch around 12:00pm and several breaks throughout the day. 

    Target Audience:

    • Physicians 
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Pharmacists
    • Health Care Administration
  • Revolutions in Pediatric Audiology 2019

    Friday, May 3, 2019 7 AM - 4 PM
    The Waltham Woods Conference Center, 860 Winter Street

    The number of children presenting for hearing tests who have developmental differences continues to grow.  These children may not be able to participate in traditional forms of conditioned play or conventional audiometry.  Audiologists who work with this population need 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: New Technologies & Improved Outcomes for Pediatric Auditory Electrophysiology Measures, Diagnostic Revolutions in OAE and Immittance for Infants, Developmental Evaluation for Children with Hearing Loss and a Grand Rounds in Pediatric Audiology focusing on behavioral challenges in diagnostic testing.  Featured presentations from invited guests Yvonne Sininger, PhD. and Lisa Hunter, PhD.Target Audience

    • Pediatric Audiologists 
    • Audiology Students 

    Learner Outcomes 

    Participants will be able to: 

    • Explain & contrast the principles of ABR and ASSR acquisition. (Session A)
    • Identify ways of screening developmental concerns for children with hearing loss. (Session B)
    • Describe the steps to optimize hearing loss diagnosis using wide band immittance and DPOAEs. (Session C)
    • Compare & contrast the relative effectiveness of different behavioral test approaches in a clinic population. (Session D)

    About the Speakers

    Ronald Becker, M.D.Boston Children’s HospitalDr. Becker is an Assistant in Medicine in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He coordinates with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program in the evaluation of children with both hearing loss and developmental challenges.Financial Disclosure: Ronald Becker is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.Non-Financial: None

    Briana Dornan, Au.D.Boston Children’s HospitalDr. Dornan is a clinical Audiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Site Manager of the North Dartmouth andWeymouth satellites.Financial Disclosure: Briana Dornan is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.Non-Financial: None

    Cheryl Edwards, Au.D.Boston Children’s HospitalDr. Edwards is a clinical Audiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, specializing in Central Auditory Processing Disorders. She is the Site Manager of the Waltham satellite.Financial Disclosure: Cheryl Edwards is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.Non-Financial: Dr. Edwards is a member of the American Academy of Audiology ABA Board of Governors.

    Lisa Hunter, Ph.D.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterDr. Hunter is the scientific director for Audiology in the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hunter has authored many published articles, chapters and books in pediatric audiology and frequently lectures nationally and internationally, as well as serving on expert panels and task forces.Financial Disclosure: Lisa Hunter receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD).Non-Financial: None

    Alison Leschinski, Sc.D.Boston Children’s HospitalDr. Leschinski is a clinical Audiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Site Manager for the main Boston campus. Dr. Leschinski has special interest in pediatric diagnostic testing.Financial Disclosure: Alison Leschinski is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.Non-Financial: None

    Derek Stiles, Ph.D.Boston Children’s HospitalDr. Stiles is a clinical Audiologist and the Director of the Audiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stiles is also an Instructor of Otolaryngology at the Harvard Medical School.Financial Disclosure: Derek Stiles is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.Non-Financial: None

    Yvonne Sininger, Ph.D.C & Y Consulting, Santa Fe, New MexicoDr. Sininger is Professor Emerita in Head & Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California,Los Angeles. Dr. Sininger’s research has focused on hearing and hearing disorders and screening of infants, electrophysiologicmeasures of hearing and hearing disorders including auditory neuropathy. Dr. Sininger has authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals.Financial Disclosure: Yvonne Sininger receives speaking fees and grants from Interacoustics and Oticon Corporations.Non-Financial: None

  • GEARING UP! Approach to Physical Activity and Sport in Congenital Heart Disease

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 8 AM - 7 PM
    Joseph B. Martin Center at Harvard Medical School

    On May 4, 2019 the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital will be hosting the inaugural Gearing Up! Approach to Physical Activity and Sport in Congenital Heart Disease course. Optimal recommendations for sports participation and physical activity promotion remain one of most  debated topics in cardiology. This course aims to demystify risk assessment and the science of exercise physiology for medical and athletic professionals, families, and patients. The goal is for attendees to walk away with the scientific and practical knowledge they need to develop action plans for congenital heart patients so they may engage in the highest level of safe activity.For Medical ProfessionalsWhen making recommendations for physical activity and sports, it is crucial for health care providers to understand the principles of risk assessment and exercise physiology as they apply to the unique cardiac characteristics of children, adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. This course will explore a pragmatic approach to develop recommendations to safely promote physical activity for congenital heart patients that are supported by the latest science and data for cardiovascular disease and exercise.For Patients, Families, and Non-Healthcare ProfessionalsWe know that exercise is good for us, but how do we know which activities are safe, how much is enough, and when might it be too much? This course aims to provide patients, families, and others involved in the care of congenital heart patients with knowledge and decision making tools needed to work with their healthcare providers to optimally participate in and enjoy physical activity and sports.Target AudienceThe unique combined format of this course is intended to educate healthcare clinicians, patients, caregivers, athletic and school personnel who are interested in learning more about the science and application of physical activity in congenital heart disease. We encourage pediatricians, adult and pediatric cardiologists, advanced practitioners, allied health professionals, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, patients, and families to attend the course.Course Directors

    • Sarah de Ferranti, MD, MPH
    • Naomi Gauthier, MD
    • Keri Shafer, MD

    Course Administrator 

    Course Location and Parking Information 

    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

    There are plenty of public parking options in the area. Please reference this link for more information. A map of the Harvard Medical School campus can be found here. 

    Special Thanks 

    Thank you to the Boston College Golf program for their activity demonstration assistance.

    Follow these links for more information about the men's and women's golf programs at Boston College. 

  • 9th Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference: Making a Difference

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7 AM - 3 PM
    Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital

    This conference has sold out! To join the waiting list, please email cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu

    The Trauma Center at Boston Children's Hospital invites you to join our faculty for a day of presentations. Experts from multiple disciplines who specialize in caring for injured children will discuss the latest treatments, advancements and strategies in caring for the pediatric trauma patients.Target Audience

    • Nurses
    • EMS
  • 16th Annual Sport-Related Concussion Conference: Focus on the Female Athlete

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 7 AM - 12 PM
    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

    The Sport-Related Concussion Conference at Boston Children’s Hospital will return for its 16th consecutive year on May 9-10, 2019. This year’s course will focus on the basic science and clinical management of sport-related concussion (SRC), highlighting the female athlete.The interactive format of this course will engage participants and help to increase knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, treat and manage SRC through lectures, panel presentations, and Q&A sessions. There will be an additional, optional practical applications seminar on Friday morning to address relevant evaluation and management of SRC specifically for clinicians, nurses, athletic trainers, coaches, and school personnel who work with brain injured patients in any capacity.

    We are excited to be partnering with PINK Concussions, a non-profit organization with a highly personal and urgent mission to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury medical care for women and girls challenged by brain injury including concussion incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service. The PINK panel will feature women and girls who have experienced persistent concussion symptoms. These young women will share stories of their lived experiences, challenges, and impart advice providers can use when caring for young athletes affected by brain injuries. Topics for 2019 include initial clinical evaluation, biomechanics of injury, acute and chronic treatment, as well as relevant research regarding evaluation and treatment differences of head injuries in females.

    Call for Abstracts:  Please upload your abstract for poster presentation via this link. The submission deadline for abstracts is March 15, 2019. Target AudienceThe content of this course is designed to meet the needs of clinicians who care for or treat female athletes, including:

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Sports Medicine Specialists 
    • Neurology Specialists 
    • Neuropsychologists 
    • Psychologists
    • Physician Assistants 
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • School Nurses
    • Researchers (PhDs)
    • Physical Therapists
    • Athletic Trainers
    • Coaches and School Personnel
    • Emergency Medicine Technicians
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners

    Course Directors

    • Stefanie Hartman, RN, MS, CPNP
    • Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH
    • Diane Sartanowicz, MS, LAT, ATC
    • Rebecca Stevens, MSN, RN, CPNP
    • Alex M. Taylor, PsyD
  • Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

    Friday, May 10, 2019 6 AM - 4 PM
    Fairmont Copley Plaza

    Pediatric anesthesia and critical care continues to present challenges to anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurses and critical care physicians. Improved survival of children with congenital anomalies has resulted in an ever increasing population of pediatric patients with complex surgical and medical conditions. This course provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and current research review of the most important changes and advances relevant to the practice of pediatric anesthesia and critical care. The program includes a variety of evidence- based lectures with question and answer sessions, hands-on workshops in difficult airway management, point-of-care ultrasound, acupuncture and regional anesthesia. Our mission is to provide information, strategies, and skills for improving care and outcomes for pediatric patients in the operating room, outfield and the intensive care unit.

  • Community Health Learning Series: Headaches, Concussions, and Orthopedics in Primary Care

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 8 AM - 1 PM
    Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, 811 Massachusetts Ave

    This is an interactive learning series geared towards community health center providers in the Boston area and across Massachusetts. This year's learning series entitled: “Headaches, Concussions, and Orthopedics in Primary Care” will focus on headaches, concussions and common sports injuries.  Participants will improve their knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of headaches and common sports injuries and learn up to date, evidence based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of concussions including return to play protocols.

  • Adolescent Medicine 2019

    Monday, May 13, 2019 7 AM - 1 PM
    Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton Street

    The Adolescent Medicine 2019 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 dynamic learning format of the program aims to provide attendees with tangible knowledge about the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of adolescent medical, emotional and social problems that are then transferable to their office practice.Over the course of three days, registrants will attend lectures, Q&A sessions, panel presentations, and workshops. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with faculty members following presentations, during breaks, at continental breakfasts, and workshops.Topics Include:

    • Contraception 101
    • Adolescent Bone Health
    • Opioid and Prescription Drug Misuse
    • Vaping
    • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
    • Concussion: When to return to play? and more

    Course Directors

    • S. Jean Emans, MD
    • Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc
    • Maurice W. Melchiono, RN, MS, C-FNP-BC, NE-BC
    • Rebecca Flynn O’Brien, MD
    • Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH

    Target AudienceThe content of this course is designed for health care professionals involved in the medical care of adolescents and young adults, including:

    • pediatricians
    • primary care physicians
    • nurse practitioners
    • physician assistants
    • nurses
  • South Shore Hospital 2019 Pediatric Health Care Summit

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 7 AM - 12 PM
    South Shore Hospital

    Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital present the South Shore Hospital 2019 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:

      • Safe sleep trends in SUID and SUPC
      • Early sports specialization
      • Short and long term effects of media on child
        development 
      • THC products and short and long term
        effects of THC use among adolescents

      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.

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

      Marijuana and the Developing Brain: What You Need to KnowShannon Mountain-Ray, LICSWDirector of Integrated Substance Use TreatmentAdolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program – Primary Care (ASAP-PC), Boston Children’s HospitalObjectives:1.        Present the neurobiology of addiction specifically as it relates to adolescent brain development and marijuana2.       Describe the potential risks of marijuana use on adolescent physical and mental health3.       Discuss the impact of legalization on the treatment of adolescent marijuana useSUID in the NewbornJoel L Bass, MDChair, Department of Pediatrics, Newton-Wellesley HospitalObjectives:1.        Review the classification of SUID in the newborn2.       Review contributing factors and trend in the occurrence of SUID in the newborn3.       Discuss the changes needed in current perinatal practice to avoid harm and improve outcomesSmartphones and Snapchat and Sexting, Oh My! : The Mediatrician's Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy, Productive Children in the Digital AgeMichael Rich, MD, MPHCenter on Media & Child Health, Boston Children’s HospitalObjectives:1.       Reframe media effects on children as an environmental health issue2.       Identify both positive and negative influences on media use and exposure on children’s development and social health3.       Recognition and treatment of problematic interactive media use (PIMU) aka internet addictionEarly Sport Specialization in Youth SportsAndrea Stracciolini, MD, FAAP, FACSMDepartment of Orthopaedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s HospitalObjectives:1.        To provide an overview of the current research on early sport specialization in pediatric sports medicine2.       To discuss the impact of sport specialization on overuse injury profile in pediatric sports medicine3.       To review the current recommendations surrounding sport specialization

      Please direct all inquiries to: cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu