Practical Problems in Pediatrics
February 10, 2022
and visit Exhibitors
7:30 - 8:00  

8:00 - 8:20

Quick Quiz

Holly Agostino MD, and Sara Long-Gagné, MD

8:20 - 8:55

Fresh Off the Press: Update on Congenital CMV

Robert Sternszus, MD

Prompt identification and early management strategies are crucial when it comes to improving neurodevelopmental outcomes related to congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). Stay up to date and integrate the latest clinical guidelines in your practice.

8:55 - 9:05

Quick Quiz

9:05 - 9:40

I feel it in my gut: Functional Abdominal Pain in Children

Terry Sigman, MD

How to deal with abdominal pain that cannot be explained following a thorough clinical assessment or even further testing? Functional abdominal pain is real! Discuss this disorder with our GI expert and support your affected patients toward better outcomes.

9:40 - 9:50

Quick Quiz

9:50 - 10:25

Moving in the Wrong Direction: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Adam Shapiro, MD

Ciliary dyskinesia is more common than you might think and doesn’t always present with classic respiratory symptoms. Learn how to not miss PCD! When to suspect it, how to diagnose and how to manage will be covered
10:25 - 10:50  

10:50 - 11:25

Go to sleep already! Encouraging Healthy Sleep Habits in Children

Matthew Donlan, MD

Many children have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night. Sleep is key to optimize healthy cognitive, behavioral and physical functioning, but also crucial to the well-being of the whole family. Get helpful tips and suggestions for counselling families toward a better night’s sleep.

11:25 - 12:05

ADHD: Partial Response, Complex Presentation

Martin Gignac, MD, FRCPC

LUNCH BREAK (Sponsored Symposium, Visit Exhibits)

12:05 - 13:15

(Choice of A or B)
13:15 - 14:05

A) Aftershocks: Adolescent Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19  

Holly Agostino, MD and Jason Bond, MD

Review with child psychiatry and adolescent medicine the impact the pandemic has had on adolescent mental health and the rise in new eating disorder presentations. Round table discussion and plenty of time for your questions will make this an interactive and engaging workshop.

B) Worth a Thousand Words: Speech and Language Difficulties in Children

Gillian Morantz, MD and Heather Baer, SLP

From A to Z, discuss frequent questions and concerns related to atypical speech and language development in children, including warning signs, referral criteria, therapies and parental counselling.
(Choice of C or D)
14:15 - 15:05

C) Get “Back” Into It: An Approach to Pediatric Back Pain 

Claire LeBlanc, MD

Review with our rheumatologist and sports medicine expert various causes of pediatric back pain as we discuss what investigations are needed and how to best tailor your management approach.

D) Clumsy Child or Something Else? Hypotonia in School-Aged Youth

Chantal Poulin, MD

Review the causes and presentation of hypotonia outside of the infant age group. Tips and tricks to get the most reliable neurologic exam as well as initial management approach and when to refer, will be covered.
(Choice of E or F)
15:15 - 16:05

E) Choosing Wisely: Promoting Conversations Between Patients and Clinicians 

Catherine Rich, MD

Choosing Wisely is an initiative seeking to encourage a widespread dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. As each patient situation is unique, Choosing Wisely materials can help families and clinicians work together to determine the best course of action.

F) S.O.S. Doctors in Distress!

Catherine Henin, MD

Feeling burned out? You are not alone! Let's start the conversation about physician mental health and wellness, and discuss strategies to build resiliency among the health care community.

16:05 - 16:10

Closing Remarks for the Day