Yale Pediatric Update 2003

Curriculum

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to provide pediatricians and advanced care pediatric professionals with state-of-the-art speakers addressing the latest developments in Pediatrics and the Pediatric Subspecialties. Plenary sessions will focus on advances in diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered issues in developmental/behavioral pediatrics. Interactive break-out sessions will foster discussion of best clinical practices, provide updates in common and relevant clinical problems for the practitioner, and address issues of child advocacy and parenting. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss clinical cases and questions with the faculty in a variety of venues. This course reflects the ongoing commitment of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale University's Department of Pediatrics to advance the educational development of medical professionals who serve children.

At the end of the conference, all participants should be able to:

  • Discuss "overcoming dyslexia and autism"
  • Analyze and discuss developmental issues in adopted children; supporting children in times of crisis; behavior management in children with ADHD; novel therapies in the management of asthma; minimally invasive pediatric surgery; and common GI problems in children
  • Summarize sports screening, syncope and chest pain in children
  • Discuss difficult behaviors and promoting positive parenting
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen
  • Diagnose minor trauma and ingestions as an office-based approach

Featured Presentations, June 13

Overcoming Dyslexia

  • Bennett A. Shaywitz, MD Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology & Child Study Center, Chief, Pediatric Neurology, Co-director, Yale Center for the Study of Learning & Attention Yale University School of Medicine
  • Sally F. Shaywitz, MD Professor of Pediatrics & Child Study Center; Director & Founder, Learning Disorders Unit; Co-director, Yale Center for the Study of Learning & Attention, Yale University School of Medicine

Autism - The Untold Story

  • Fred Volkmar, MD Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry; Professor of Pediatrics & Psychology; Director, Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic Yale University School of Medicine

Saturday, June 14 Plenary Session I: Behavior & Development

  • Margaret Hostetter, MD, Moderator Professor of Pediatrics & Microbial Pathogenesis Chair, Department of Pediatrics Physician-in-Chief, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Developmental Issues in Internationally Adopted Children Carol Weitzman, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Child Study Center Yale University School of Medicine
  • Supporting Children in Times of Crisis David Schonfeld, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Child Study Center Head, Sub-section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Director, Fellowship Program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Yale University School of Medicine
  • Behavior Management in Children with ADHD Karen Miller, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Tufts University School of Medicine New England Medical Center

Plenary Session II: New Approaches to Common Problems

  • Alan Friedman, MD, Moderator Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Medical Education Yale University School of Medicine Director, Pediatric Echocardiography Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Asthma Alia Bazzy-Asaad, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Asthma Program Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Ramsay Fuleihan, MD Associate Research Scientist Co-director, Allergy & Clinical Immunology Training Program Yale University School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery: When Less is More R. Lawrence Moss, MD Associate Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics Yale University School of Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Constipation, Encopresis & Toilet-Training Fred Daum, MD Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, North Shore University Hospital Professor of Pediatrics, New York University Medical School

Break-out Sessions

Office Cardiology - Sports Screening, Syncope & Chest Pain

  • John Fahey, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Catheterization & Exercise Laboratories Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Christopher Snyder, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology Laboratory Yale University School of Medicine
  • Alan Friedman, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Medical Education Yale University School of Medicine Director, Pediatric Echocardiography Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Difficult Behavior & Promoting Positive Parenting

  • Karen Miller, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Tufts University School of Medicine New England Medical Center
  • David Schonfeld, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Child Study Center Head, Sub-section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Director, Fellowship Program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Yale University School of Medicine
  • Carol Weitzman, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Child Study Center Yale University School of Medicine

Office Emergencies - Acute Abdomen, Trauma, Ingestions

  • Linda Arnold, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine
  • Milissa McKee, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery Yale University School of Medicine
  • Karen Santucci, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division of Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine