Practical Problems in Pediatrics- Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
7:30 - 8:00  
Morning Lectures
8:00 - 12:25

8:00 - 8:20


Holly Agostino, MD, and Sara Long-Gagné, MD

8:20 - 8:55

Infant Feeding: All You Need to Know About Baby-Led Weaning

Tania Giannone, MD

Baby-led weaning is a method of infant feeding that promotes self-feeding instead of the more traditional parent spoon-feeding. This approach has been gaining popularity over the last few years, but is it really a good idea? This lecture will discuss the pros and cons of this alternative infant feeding approach.

8:55 - 9:05


9:05 - 9:40

Facts or Fads? Endocrine Disruptors and the Impact on Child Health

Anne Marie Sbrocchi, MD

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals found in common household substances that affect pathways related to the hormonal system. A hot topic of discussion in the media as many experts speak out about the many dangers they may pose. This lecture provides a summary of the current knowledge of the effects of endocrine disrupters on children’s health.

9:40 - 9:50


9:50 - 10:25

Dare to Dream! Review of Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Evelyn Constantin, MD

The benefits of a good night sleep cannot be overstated. Nevertheless, sleep-related problems in children are more common than we may think. From restless legs to night terrors, we will discuss practical approaches for the diagnosis and management of common sleep disorders in children.

10:25 - 10:35


10:35 - 11:00  

11:00 - 11:35

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: A Puzzling Ailment

Terry Sigman, MD

Some individuals are symptomatic when eating foods such as wheat, rye and barley but investigations firmly exclude the diagnosis of celiac disease. Still, they feel better on a gluten-free diet! What’s going on? In this lecture, our expert will help piece the puzzle together and review non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children and teenagers.

11:35 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:20

What a Headache! Review of Migraine Management

Salva Sadeghi, MD

This session will review the current evidence for evaluating children with headache and focus on how to choose evidence-based abortive and preventative therapies in the treatment of childhood migraine with a pediatric neurologist.

12:20 - 12:25



12:25 - 13:15

12:30 - 13:10

Meet the Experts (optional / additional cost)

Have lunch with a subspecialist! Bring your questions and clinical conundrums to discuss with experts in the field. Small group format with limited spaces available so book early.
Speciality 1: Gastroenterology – with Dr. Terry Sigman
Speciality 2: Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology – with Dr. Giosi Di Meglio.
13:15 - 14:00

A. A Stitch in Time—Suturing 101 for the Office Setting  CLOSED

Anne-Marie Pion, MD, and Adeline Breton, RN

Minor lacerations are extremely common in children and teenagers, and a variety of options are available for management. This workshop will review the basics of wound management in the office setting and will provide a unique hands-on opportunity to practice knots and suturing techniques under the mentoring of a highly skilled plastic surgeon. (limited to 10 participants)

B. Baby Steps – When to Worry About the Lower Limbs

Thierry Benaroch, MD

Intoeing, bowleg, flat feet and much more! Parents may have concerns with the appearance of their child’s lower limbs or gait. Most are normal variations of growth and development, but others should not be ignored. This workshop will help differentiate normal from abnormal conditions affecting the lower extremities of children and teenagers.

C. Pills Are Passé – Are IUDs the Future?

Giosi Di Meglio, MD

Familiarize yourself with the now recommended first line method of birth control for ALL teenagers. What to order, what to test and where to refer? Counter long-standing myths and misunderstandings about the safety and effectiveness of IUDs and review the new CPS guidelines with the author herself.

D. Clinical Exam Pearls in Child Protection

Gillian Morantz, MD and Laurel Chauvin-Kimoff, MD

This workshop will review what not to miss in the exam of a child with suspected physical abuse with special attention on common findings that may be seen in the office setting. Workup of these physical exam findings that may assist with the diagnosis will also be reviewed.

E. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words – Dermatology Potpourri

Barbara Miedzybrodzki, MD

Come work through photo cases with a pediatric dermatologist with a focus on various common dermatologic diagnoses. Special attention will be on distinguishing similar-looking skin rashes and first-line management strategies for the presented conditions.

F. To Echo or Not to Echo? – That Is the Question.

Claudia Renaud, MD

In the neonatal period, it can be difficult to differentiate between an innocent or pathological murmur. This workshop will review which findings are considered benign and when further workup by echocardiography or other testing is required.
WORKSHOPS - SESSION II   (repeat of workshops A to F)
14:05 - 14:50

14:55 - 15:15  
WORKSHOPS - SESSION III   (repeat of workshops A to F)
15:15 - 16:00

16:15 - 17:30

16:15 - 17:30

Tick Tock – It's Time to Better Understand Lyme Disease

Earl Rubin, MD

Lyme disease is all over the media these days. Come debunk myths around the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic Lyme disease. Know what to look for, when to test or treat and how best to counsel your patients around this increasingly common diagnosis.