The Virtual 56th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course

March 19 - March 21, 2021

Live Virtual and Video On-Demand Formats via iLearnPeds.com - 6 Month Access for Registrants

Practical Updates and Cutting Edge Topics for Pediatricians

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is proud to present the very first ever Virtual 56th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course to be held Friday, March 19, through Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Whether this is your first time attending or your 56th, 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.

Pediatric Postgraduate Course

Our First Ever All-Virtual Course

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced all of us to adapt to virtual learning using technology. In previous years, the e-PPGC was offered as a virtual format for the General Sessions of the course. This year, we are pleased to bring the full PPGC course to our registrants in 100% virtual format through our iLearn virtual library. The 2021 PPGC Virtual Course consists of two parts:

  • Live-Virtual Sessions: These virtual sessions are transmitted Friday-Sunday (see Agenda). They allow the opportunity to have a Q&A session with panel of the speakers (9 Hours of CME). Following the Live-Virtual portion, these sessions will be available on demand.
  • Video-on-Demand Sessions: These are computer-based sessions on additional topics (11 Hours of CME)

Access to all sessions will be available to registrants for a period of 6 months for self-directed learning. All sessions (Live-Virtual & Video-on-Demand) are available for CME (Max 20 Credit Hours) & MOC Part 2 (20 Points) with completion of the MOC assignment.

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.

MOC Part 2 Points

The CME program will be approved by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for up to 20 MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment Points. Only physicians certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and its specialties can claim the 20 MOC Part 2 points.

In order to claim the MOC Part 2 points, physicians must also meet the following criteria:

  1. Register for the full Virtual PPGC Course (Including Access Fee, CME Fee, and MOC Fee).
  2. Attend the course sessions.
  3. Complete the session surveys and evaluations for CME purposes.
  4. 4. Complete the MOC Part 2 self-assessment assignment. Registrants wishing to claim MOC will have ONE MONTH to complete and submit the assignment. (more information to follow).

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.


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 20 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 20 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 )

Live Virtual Schedule & Topic Listings

(Maximum 9.0 CME Credit Hours and 9.0 MOC Part 2 Points Provided)

Click each section title or arrow below to expand the list of talks available on-demand for each topic. If you have registered for the conference already, a version of this agenda is available on the iLearn website along with session access information and CME and MOC instructions.


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.

Video-On-Demand Topic Listings

(Maximum 11.0 CME Credit Hours & 11.0 MOC Part 2 Points Provided)

Click each section title or arrow below to expand the list of talks available on-demand for each topic. If you have registered for the conference already, a version of this agenda is available on the iLearn website along with session access information and CME and MOC instructions.

Faculty

National Guest Faculty

Ibukun C. Akinboyo, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Pediatric Infection Prevention
Duke University Hospital
Durham, North Carolina

Jan Blanchard, CPC, CPEDC, CPMA

Certified Professional Medical Auditor
Pediatric Solutions Team
Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)
Winooski, Vermont

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA

Immediate Past-President; American Medical Association
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Forensic Psychiatry
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Mary Anne Jackson, MD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA

Director, Infectious Diseases
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO

Ajay Kasi, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University College of Medicine
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Jeffrey R Kile, MD, MHA

General Pediatrician
Pediatric Associates of Kingston, LLC
Kingston, Pennsylvania

Edward Y. Lee, MPD, MPH

Chief, Division of Thoracic Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology
KPresident, International Society of Pediatric Thoracic Imaging
Past President, MERRS and MSO at BCH
Department of Radiology
Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Michelle M. Macias, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Director, South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Michael J. Smith, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical Director Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Todd Wolynn, MD, MMM, IBCLC

Chief Executive Officer, Kids Plus Pediatrics
Executive Director, Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Host Faculty

*Denotes Scientific Planning Committee Member

Gustavo Alvira-Arill, PharmD

Pharmacy Resident
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Danette Beitra, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist
Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Department of Psychology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Metee Comkornruecha, MD

Attending & Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine
Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program
Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Alicia Della Volpe, MD

Attending, Pediatric Pulmonology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Alejandro Diaz, MD

Attending & Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

David Drossner, MD

Attending, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
The Heart Program
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Ana Duarte, MD

President, Founder, & Medical Director
Children’s Skin Center
Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology &
The International Birthmark Institute
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Lina M. Felipez, MD, FAAP

Attending & Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Research Director & Associate Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Rani S. Gereige, MD, MPH, FAAP*

Director of Medical Education &
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Florida International University College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Ann Hyslop, MD

Attending, Pediatric Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Anuj Jayakar, MD

Attending, Pediatric Neurology
Associate Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Danyal Khan, MD

Attending,Pediatric Cardiology
Attending, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Shifra Koyfman, MD

Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Associate Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Matthew Kuchnik, PharmD

Pharmacy Resident
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Marcelo Laufer, MD

Attending,Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Chair, Antibiotics Review Committee
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Helen Lee, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Director, Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Michael Lopez, MD

Attending, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
The Heart Program
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Gabriella Philipson, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Jesse Reeves-Garcia, MD

Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Verena M. Schreiber, MD

Attending, Pediatric Orthopedics
Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Marry Vuong, PharmD*

Clinical Pharmacist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida


Scientific Planning Committee

Marisa Azaret, PsyD

Chief, Division of Clinical Psychology
 

Jefry Biehler, MD, MPH

FIU Chair of Pediatrics
 

Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, MD

Pediatric Residency Program Director
 

Andrew Farias, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident
 

Cindy Garlesky, ARNP

Pediatric Pain Management
 

Rani Gereige, MD, MPH

PPGC Course Chair
CME Committee Chair, Director of Medical Education

Shifra Koyfman, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology
 

Elizabeth Menocal, CPMSM, CPCS

Vice President, Clinical Affairs– Medical Administration

Maria Milla, MD

General Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Care Center
 

Carolina Sanchez-Vegas, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
 

Adam Stathas, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident
 

Clara Reyes-Miranda, ARNP

Allied Health, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
 

Jose Vargas-Loayza, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
 

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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