Yale Pediatric Update 2004 – Curriculum

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to provide pediatricians and advanced care pediatric professionals with the latest clinical developments in Pediatrics and the Pediatric Subspecialties. Plenary sessions will focus on advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric disease and issues that affect the well being and health of children and adolescents. Breakout Workshops will foster discussion of best clinical practices and allow the participant to discuss clinical cases with our faculty. This course reflects the ongoing commitment of the Yale School of Medicine, 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:

  • Review the clinical and social issues that lead to the increased incidence of obesity and diabetes in children
  • Assess up-to-date information for pediatric care using interactive web-based databases
  • Interpret new information with regard to antibiotics, infections, dermatologic problems and surgical problems in children
  • Discuss the relevant issues faced by adolescents and children with multiple handicaps
  • Understand the common endocrinologic issues encountered in a pediatric office
  • Evaluate and treat acute sports injuries

Featured Presentation, May 21

Childhood Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and the Fast Food Era

  • Sonia Caprio, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
  • Kelly Brownell, PhD Professor & Chair, Psychology Director, Yale Center for Eating & Weight Disorders Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health

Saturday, May 22 - Plenary Session I

  • Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, Moderator Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Growing Pains - the Physical & Psychological Aches of Adolescents

  • Marcie Schneider, MD Director, Greenwich Adolescent Medicine Services Greenwich Hospital

Limb Abnormalities in Children

  • Thomas Renshaw, MD Professor of Orthopedics

Hot Topics in Pediatric Dermatology

  • Richard Antaya, MD Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics

Plenary Session II

  • Alan H. Friedman, MD, Moderator Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Controversies in Lyme Disease

  • Eugene Shapiro, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Investigative Medicine

Red Book Update

  • Robert Balitmore, MD Professor Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Epidemiology & Public Health

The Child with Multiple Handicaps

  • Debra Seltzer, MD Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Pediatrics Columbia University, New York

Special Seminar

  • Linda Arnold, MD, Moderator, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)
  • Staying Current with the Medical Literature in the 21st Century Rachel Chapman, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Break-out Workshops

Office Endrocrinology for the Practitioner

  • Stuart Weinzimer, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
  • Scott Rivkees, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Hot Topics in Pediatric ENT & Ophthalmology

  • David Karas, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) & Pediatrics
  • Darron Bacal, MD Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology

Office Evaluation of Sports Injuries

  • Linda Arnold, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)
  • Barry Goldberg, MD Director of Sports Medicine University Health Services