The Virtual 57th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course

April 02 - April 03, 2022

Live Virtual Format via iLearnPeds.com
Pediatric Postgraduate Course

Practical Updates and Cutting Edge Topics for Pediatricians

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is proud to present the Virtual 57th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course, to be held Live in a Virtual format via our online CME platform, iLearnPeds.com, on April 2 & 3, 2022.

Whether this is your first time attending or your 57th, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of pediatrics. A distinguished faculty will present state-of-the-art information in the prevention, pathophysiology and the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent pediatric and adolescent conditions. We hope you decide to join us virtually for the 2021 conference and are confident that we will surpass your educational goals.

History

Every year, for the past 56 years, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, has presented an annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC) -- a course that is regarded as the most established continuing, independent medical education program in the country.

This course stems from Nicklaus Children's Health System’s tradition of quality and excellence in health care for children and is academically tailored to advance the clinical and research aspects of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Renowned faculty from all over the United States and the world are invited to participate and present the most recent advances to the practicing pediatrician that directly impacts the practice. It is here that approximately 700 participants, including pediatricians, family practitioners, residents/fellows, and ancillary staff members are exposed to the world’s foremost teachers who have proven ability to translate theoretical information to the practical level of day-to-day pediatric care.

This course, “Perspectives in Pediatrics”, serves as the centerpiece for the Continuing Medical Education Program at Nicklaus Children's Health System, which includes weekly Grand Rounds, Faculty Development, Trauma, Tumor Board, Cardiology, and Radiology Conferences. The PPGC provides education in all areas of pediatrics including topics such as Metabolic Diseases, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.

Mission Statement

To provide a state-of-the-art forum for continuing medical education encompassing the latest developments in Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties, fostering best clinical practices, up-to-date research information and child advocacy. This course is reflective of Nicklaus Children’s Health System’s commitment to advance the educational development of world-wide medical professionals serving children.

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Go Green CME LogoAccredited with CommendationAccreditation Statement: Nicklaus Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Nicklaus Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty/Planner Disclosure Policy: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

ABP MOC Part 2 ApprovedABP MOC Recognition Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 10 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit. (PARS Course ID 201839098)

Live Virtual Schedule & Topic Listings

(Maximum 10.0 CME Credit Hours and 10.0 MOC Part 2 Points Provided)

Conference Schedule

The schedule below is not final and is subject to change - the listed speakers and sessions below will be updated periodically, please register for updates to be notified once the final schedule details are announced.
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Saturday, April 2
Day 1 - 7 CME Credit Hours
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Welcome
10:15 am - 10:55 am
P101- The Donald Altman Lectureship Opening Plenary
New Frontiers in Education: Where We Are and Where We Should Be Heading?
Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC, MSEd

(Medical Education has evolved over the years making use of technology in education. The pandemic has also changed the way we teach and learn. This session will focus on the concepts of adaptive learning and learning community of practice in the context of adult learning principles. The speaker will discuss tips for enhancing engagement in the learning environment)

10:55 am - 11:00 am
Q & A Session
11:00 am - 11:30 am
S102- Trauma Informed Care
James H. Duffee, MD, MPH

(Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) due to illness, foster care, family divorce, poverty, homelessness, and food insecurities impact the development of children. This session highlights the role of pediatricians in mitigating the damaging effects of trauma and promoting resilience for better outcomes)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
S103- Children affected by COVID-19 Associated Orphanhood and Death of Caregivers
Andrés Villaveces, MD, MPH, PhD

(The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many family units worldwide and resulted in loss of parents, care takers, and grand-parents. This session highlights the problem of orphanhood due to COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children. Raising awareness of primary care providers of this emerging problem will help shed the light on this issue with the aim to help find solutions)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
S104- The Basics of Palliative Care for the Medical Home
Teresa Vente, DO, MPH

(The medical home cares for children and young adults who may face varying degrees of illnesses, chronic conditions, and losses in patients, their siblings or family members. This session will focus on the degree to which the medical home can provide in terms of palliative care services and what resources are available)

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Q & A Session
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Exhibits
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
S105- A Panel of Unintended Consequences: Decoding the Indications and Interpretation of Allergy Testing
Daniel Urschel, MD

(Panels of allergy testing have been overused and misused in certain situations. In many cases the interpretation of the results can have a lifelong impact on the quality of life of patients. This session will focus on the indications and interpretations of panels of allergy tests in pediatrics)

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
S106- Common Skin Infections and Infestations for the Primary Care Pediatric Office
Ana Duarte, MD

(Skin infections and infestations are common clinical presentations of infants and children to the emergency department or pediatric primary care clinic. This session will present a selection of common skin infections and infestations encountered in various age groups, diagnosis and management strategies, and criteria for referrals)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
S107- Cases I learned from (2 Specialties):
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Pediatric Neurology

Annette L. Medina, MD
Marytery Fajardo, MD

(This is a case-based discussion of interesting cases in various pediatric specialties. Each specialist will discuss 2 cases that have educational value either because of an unusual presentation of a common diagnosis, or a presentation of a rare/ unusual condition/ diagnosis)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Q & A Session
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Break & Exhibits
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
S108- Optimizing Sleep Health in Children & Teens
Dana Lynn McMakin, PhD

(Sleep hygiene is an important factor that contributes to wellbeing, healthy growth, and promotes learning. This session will address the role of sleep as a strategy to optimize overall mental and physical health in children and teens and the role of the medical home in promoting sleep as health tool)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
S109- Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young
Ronald Kanter, MD

(Sudden cardiac death in the young athlete, while rare, it can be severely devastating. This session will review the common causes of sudden cardiac death in the young and discusses prevention and early diagnosis of contributing factors)

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Q & A Session
4:40 pm - 4:55 pm
Break & Exhibits
4:55 pm - 5:25 pm
S110- Climate Change and Impact on Health
Cheryl L. Holder, MD

(Climate change has resulted in multiple factors that negatively impact the health and wellbeing of children. This session will highlight the negative impact of climate change on specific health conditions in the pediatric patient)

5:25 pm - 5:55 pm
S111- Pharmacogenetics: One Drug Does Not Fit All
Yana Vorontsova, PharmD, MBA

(Pharmacogenetics has revolutionized the field of pharmacogenetics. This session reviews the basics of pharmacogenetics and its role in clinical practice. Examples will be provided on opportunities to tailor pharmacologic therapies and personalize it to the specific patient and their genetic make-up)

5:55 pm - 6:05 pm
Q & A Session
6:05 pm
Exhibits
6:05 pm
Adjourn Day 1
Sunday, April 3
Day 2 - 3 CME Credit Hours
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Welcome
10:10 am - 10:40 am
S201- New Guidelines for the Evaluation & Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8-60 Days Old: What Changed and Why?
Kenneth Roberts, MD

(Fever without a source in an infant > 8 days often results in a cascade of work-up and inpatient treatments. In the past few years, several prediction models have been developed to try to identify the small number of febrile infants who truly have a serious bacterial infection. Studies have led to the revision of the guidelines for the evaluation and management of well-appearing febrile infants 8-60 days old.)

10:40 am - 11:10 am
S202- COVID-19 vaccines in Children & Adolescents
Mary Anne Jackson, MD

(With COVID-19 vaccines being approved in teens 12-18 years of age and with the emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccines in children 5-11 years of age, pediatricians are faced with daily questions from parents about the vaccines. From seeking more information, to vaccine hesitancy, to seeking clarification about misinformation; pediatricians play a crucial role in dispelling the myths and serving as a trusted source for parents. This session will address common questions related to the vaccine and provide the pediatrician with trusted resources to direct their patients to)

11:10 am - 11:40 am
S203- Is Your Office Infection-Prevention Ready?
Kristin Heisey, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

(The pandemic has brought infection prevention practices and public health measures to the forefront. Pediatric offices more than ever had to implement public health strategies, invest in PPEs, cleaning solutions, masks and shields at a time where things were constantly changing. This session is aimed to assist the pediatric office in following the evidence when it comes to infection prevention practices in terms of effectiveness of various PPEs and cleaning measures to ensure safety of patients and staff)

11:40 am - 11:55 am
Q & A Session
11:55 am - 12:10 pm
Break & Exhibits
12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
S204- Sports Clearance for Athletes after COVID-19-associated Myocarditis
Christopher Snyder, MD

(Viral myocarditis has been reported in young teens following COVID-19 infection. This session will discuss the approach to myocarditis and the recommended course to follow in the management of this entity including when to clear impacted patients for sports participation)

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
S205- A Sit Down Discussion of Innovative Practice Models: Towards a Better Standardized Comprehensive Care
Veronica Etinger, MD
Maria Milla, MD, MPH
Lissette M. Perez-Lima, PhD
Marisa Azaret, PsyD
(Moderator)

(This session is an interview-style sit down discussion with 2-3 interviewees who will share innovative practice models that lead to improved care including: (1) Pathways Creation (2) Co-locating mental health professional in a pediatric clinic (3) Antimicrobial stewardship implementation. Examples and data will be provided including a practical approach to implementation)

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm
Q & A Session
1:20 pm
Exhibits
1:20 pm
Adjourn Day 2

Learning Objectives

This course presents new, pediatric state-of-the-art knowledge on topics relevant to the practice of pediatrics. It will synthesize for the practicing pediatrician knowledge of Adolescent Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine/Community Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology and other childhood conditions. It will improve skills in patient management in the outpatient and hospitalized setting. Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize new state-of-the-art knowledge in pediatric care;
  • Enhance and advance knowledge in different pediatric subspecialties;
  • Apply these newly acquired skills to the management of various childhood diseases.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other health care professionals who wish to learn more about new, pediatric state-of-the-art knowledge and topics relevant to the practice of pediatrics.

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Faculty

Guest Faculty

James H. Duffee, MD, MPH
Policy Chair, Executive Committee of the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Dayton, Ohio
Cheryl L. Holder, MD
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives
Associate Professor
Humanities, Health, and Society
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Mary Anne Jackson, MD
Dean, Professor of Pediatrics
University of MO-Kansas City School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC, MSEd
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Radiology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Patricia Borns Endowed Chair in Radiology Education
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kenneth Roberts, MD
Chairman Emeritus
Department of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Christopher Snyder, MD
Attending, Pediatric Cardiology & Electrophysiology
University Hospitals; Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Daniel Urschel, MD
Pediatric Allergy-Immunology
Dayton Children’s Hospital
Dayton, Ohio
Teresa Vente, DO, MPH
Attending Physician, Palliative Care
Program Director; Pediatric Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
Andrés Villaveces MD, MPH, PhD
Senior Scientist
Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Host Faculty

Ana Duarte, MD
Attending, Pediatric Dermatology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Veronica Etinger, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Marytery Fajardo, MD
Attending, Pediatric Neurology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Kristin Heisey, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Control
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Ronald Kanter, MD
Attending, Pediatric Cardiology
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Dana L. McMakin, PhD
Director of REMEDY Research Group
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Center for Children and Families
Florida International University
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Annette L. Medina, MD
Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Maria Milla, MD, MPH
Section Chief, Pediatric Care Centers
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Lissette M. Perez-Lima, PhD
Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Yana Vorontsova, PharmD, MBA
Pharmacogenomics Program Leader
Nicklaus Children’s Research Institute
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Scientific Planning Committee

Marisa Azaret, PsyD
Chief, Division of Clinical Psychology
Maria Behnam-Terneus, DO
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program
Jefry Biehler, MD, MPH
FIU Chair of Pediatrics
Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, MD
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Lauren Chiriboga, MD
Pediatric Chief Resident
Rani Gereige, MD, MPH
PPGC Course Chair
CME Committee Chair, Director of Medical Education
Erin Hernandez, EdD, APRN, PNP-AC/PC
Director, Advanced Practice
Elizabeth Menocal, CPMSM, CPCS
Vice President; Clinical Affairs – Medical Administration
Marcos Mestre, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Maria Milla, MD
General Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Care Center
Maria Ramon-Coton, MD
Chief; Urgent Care Centers
Clara Reyes-Miranda, ARNP
Allied Health, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Melanie Suaris, MD
Pediatric Chief Resident
Marry Vuong, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist

Continuing Medical Education Staff

Gabriela Martinez
Marketing, Web Design, and NCH-iLearn Management
CME Specialist, Department of Medical Education
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A Fully Virtual Event

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Relaunched in late-2020, the platform allows users to participate in live and virtual CME activities, complete required forms, access course content, download additional materials, and more. The platform is open to all, both employees and non-employees of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, as well as all professional levels (physician, trainee, non-clinical, etc.)

Existing NCHS staff and affiliates can log in with their Nicklaus Children's Hospital email and password via 'Single Sign-On' by clicking the log-in option on the left, and entering their credentials. New and visiting users may create a profile by clicking "Register" on the top right of the page and createing a new visitor account. For login and account creation instructions, visit the iLearn New User Guide.

Florida Licensed Physicians on the platform can have their credits reported directly to CE Broker. Visit iLearn's CE Broker Reporting details page for more information

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