New Perspectives in Pediatrics Conference - Bronson Healthcare
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New Perspectives in Pediatrics Conference

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Oct
24
Thu
Oct 24, 2019
Thursday
7:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center
Kalamazoo, MI

A conference highlighting important topics in the care of pediatric and adolescent patients.

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

If you are paying by check prior to the event, please send payment to:

Bronson Children's Hospital
New Perspectives in Pediatrics Conference
601 John Street, Box 53
Kalamazoo, MI  49007

Fees & Payment

Conference attendee fee: $85 per person
Pre-licensure student attendee fee: $40 per person

Exhibitor fee: $500

*Exhibitors, please fill out the following form and email to Amanda Santman at santmana@bronsonhg.org.

Description

New Location

Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center
7107 Elm Valley Dr. 
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Program Overview

The New Perspectives in Pediatrics conference will highlight hot topics in the care of the pediatric and adolescent patients, including:

  • Trauma resuscitation

  • Pediatric Palliative Care

  • Adolescent substance use

  • Anemia

  • Endocrine emergencies

  • Human trafficking

  • Legal depositions

Invitees

Practitioners and healthcare professionals are invited to join us to learn the latest developments in the care of pediatric patients both within and outside of the hospital setting. This includes nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, case managers, child life specialists and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Objectives

  • Describe early resuscitative maneuvers for injured children and lower the morbidity and mortality of the injured pediatric population.

  • Identify the pediatric patient populations that benefit from palliative care consultation and discuss common misconceptions in managing pain in pediatric patients.

  • Describe why adolescents are particularly vulnerable to risk-taking behavior, such as substance use and review updated findings from the field on psychosocial and neural factors associated with adolescent substance use.

  • Review causes of anemia in children and examine clinical practice guidelines for evaluating a child or adolescent with anemia and identify endocrine anomalies that would cause ER visits in infancy.

  • Discuss strategies to help a patient that is a victim of human trafficking or sexual abuse

  • Describe the importance of knowing/following policy in litigation and knowing how to document properly should there be a need for an exception.

CME Credit Information

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Bronson Methodist Hospital. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Credit amount subject to change. 

IPCE Credit: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. 

ACCME: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ANCC: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 7.5 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Program Schedule

7:15 - 7:50 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:50 - 8:00 a.m. Welcome - Dorothy Mack, BAN, RN

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation: Children are Not Little Adults - Gaby Iskander, M.D., M.S., FACS

9:00 - 10 a.m. Pediatric Palliative Care: Optimizing the Quality of Life of Children in All Circumstances - Bradd Hemker, MD

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Exhibits & Refreshment Break

10:20 – 11:20 a.m. Substance Use in Adolescence: Psychosocial and Neural Risk Factors - Meghan E. Martz, PhD, MSW

11:20 – 12:20 p.m. Anemia in Children and Adolescents: Why I Love the CBC - Katherine Scott, MD

12:20 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. How Sweet it Ain’t: Endocrine Emergencies in Infancy - Robert J. Beck II, MD

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse - Diana Vescoso, RN, Laurie Hartman, BS

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Exhibits & Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Surviving your First Deposition: 101 - Kevin M. Lesperance, Esq

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Closing

Speakers

Robert J. Beck II, MD
Bronson Children’s Hospital

Laurie Hartman, BS
Bronson Battle Creek, Sexual Assault Services

Gaby Iskander, M.D., M.S., FACS
Spectrum Health Hospital
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Kevin M. Lesperance, Esq
Henn Lesperance PLC

Meghan E. Martz, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry

Bradd Hemker MD
Section Chief, Pediatric Pain & Palliative Medicine
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Human Development Michigan State University 

Katherine Scott, MD
Bronson Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Diana Vescoso, RN
Bronson Battle Creek, Sexual Assault Services

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Thu, October 24 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center

Location Details

  • Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center
    7107 Elm Valley Dr.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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