Seattle Children’s will offer a one-day conference on hot topics in pediatrics as part of the “What’s New In Medicine” conference in Kennewick, Washington, on Saturday, Sept. 7 (nine CME credits, Category 1). View the conference brochure for details on the schedule, speakers and topics. Space is limited. To register, visit the “What’s New in Medicine” (WNIM) website at www.whatsnewinmedicine.org and scroll down to click on “Register Now.” Select “Attendees (1 Day Only)” then choose “Saturday” under “Which Day Are You Attending?” You will then be given the choice of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics, and you can choose Pediatrics. (If you’d like to attend both days of the WNIM conference, including adult infectious disease on Sept. 6, follow the “Attendees (2 Days)” option and select “Pediatrics” as your Saturday option.)

Seattle Children’s speakers and topics:

CEREBRAL PALSY

Kelly Pham

    • To review the impairments affecting gait in children with cerebral palsy (CP)
    • To describe the classic gait patterns of children with CP
    • To review tone management treatment of CP, including enteral medications, chemodenervation, chemoneurolysis, selective dorsal rhizotomy and the use of intrathecal baclofen pumps
    • To describe orthopedic management of children with CP

CONFIDENT & CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC ASTHMA

Amanda Striegl

    • To understand the endotypes and phenotypes of pediatric asthma
    • To review the use of available therapies for pediatric asthma
    • To know the technique with the use of inhaled drug delivery devices for the treatment of pediatric asthma
    • To know the personalized “step-up” therapy for pediatric patients with poor asthma control
    • To know the use of digital health tools for pediatric asthma care

COMMON PEDIATRIC UROLOGY PRACTICE

Kathleen Kieran

    • To know and understand the common presenting pediatric urologic complaints
    • To describe and understand the criteria used in the management and follow-up of pediatric urologic care
    • To know the role of the primary care in the treatment and management of common pediatric urologic problems

RECREATIONAL DRUG AND SUBSTANCE USE

Yolanda Evans

    • To know the trends for recreational drug and substance use in the United States
    • To know the diagnosis and screening for recreational drug and substance abuse
    • To understand the role of parent and providers in the prevention and diagnosis and treatment of recreational drug use

SCOLIOSIS AND BACK PAIN

Jen Bauer

    • To know the diagnosis of scoliosis and back pain in the pediatric population
    • To understand the basic treatment algorithm for idiopathic scoliosis
    • To understand other treatment modalities for scoliosis

NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE IN PEDIATRICS

Niviann Blondet

    • To know the diagnosis nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
    • To know the association of obesity and other comorbidities with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
    • To know the epidemiology, natural history and pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
    • To know the current treatment options for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

EATING DISORDERS IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION

Yolanda Evans

    • To know the diagnosis of the different eating disorders
    • To know the complication and diseases associated with eating disorders
    • Understand the different treatment models used in the care of eating disorders in teens

EVALUATION OF SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION: A CARDIOLOGIST’S PERSPECTIVE

Louay Toni

    • To understand the potential cardiac etiologies of systolic hypertension in the pediatric population
    • To understand the cardiac sequela of chronic hypertension
    • To understand echocardiographic assessment of systolic hypertension

CARING FOR TRANSGENDER PATIENTS

Crystal Cueller

    • To recognize the health disparities faced by transgender youth and the need for specialized care
    • To discuss the current clinical guidelines in the treatment for transgender patients
    • To identify appropriate referrals for transgender patients

EFFECTIVE PRACTICE FOR ADOLESCENTS

Peter Asante

    • To know the importance and rationale for an adolescent Well Child Check (WCC) visit
    • To know the importance of a teen-centered manner of practice
    • To know about the importance of giving/completing the vaccines in the adolescent

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Kalina Babeva

    • To review the statistical situation of suicide in Washington state and review that suicide is a preventable public health issue
    • To understand the primary preventions of suicide
    • To understand the secondary preventions of suicide

WORKSHOP: CONTRACEPTION IN ADOLESCENTS AND TEENS

Yolanda Evans

    • To know the key concerns when counseling on contraception in the adolescent and teen
    • To understand the contraceptive options available to teens in the United States
    • To understand risks and benefits associated with each of the contraceptive options

WORKSHOP: KAWASAKI DISEASE

Salaam Sallaam

    • To identify the criteria to diagnose Kawasaki disease
    • To review the cardiac sequela of Kawasaki disease
    • To describe medical management and follow-up plans for patients with Kawasaki disease

Conference FAQ

What is the cost? One day is $170 for MD, DO, PA, PA-C, NP, ARNP, PharmD, Pharmacist or any other healthcare professional; $125 for nurse, medical assistant, LPN, technician or other; and $40 for full-time student/resident in training. See brochure for additional pricing questions.

Why are there two DAY 2 conferences? “What’s New in Medicine” has traditionally been a two-day adult conference, with Infectious Disease on Day 1 and Internal Medicine on Day 2. This year Seattle Children’s Hospital has joined “What’s New in Medicine” and will be providing an additional Pediatrics conference on Day 2.

Can I go back and forth between the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics presentations on Day 2? No, you must register for one or the other and only attend the one conference for which you are registered. When you register for Saturday, you must select either the Internal Medicine conference or the Pediatrics conference. NOTE: Pediatrics is on a first come, first served basis, as space is limited.

What does my registration fee include? You will get nine CME Category 1 credits per conference/per day and entrance to the conference(s) selected; snacks and lunch will be provided during the conference attended.

Are there hard copies of the brochure available? Yes, brochures are available. If you would like extra copies, please contact Kenton McAllister, Seattle Children’s physician liaison, at 206-987-5221.

Once I register, how can I get a receipt for reimbursement and/or for tax needs? A receipt will be emailed to whichever email address is used to register. You should be able to print the receipt directly from the email.