Practical Problems in Pediatrics
February 11, 2022
7:30 - 8:00  

8:00 - 8:15

Quick Quiz

Holly Agostino, MD and Sara Long-Gagné, MD

8:15 - 8:50

Shot through the Heart: Evaluation of Chest Pain in the Pediatric Patient

Esli Osmanlliu, MD

Come review possible causes of pediatric chest pain and the initial workup with a focus on identifying cardiac from non cardiac causes.

8:50 - 9:00

Quick Quiz

9:00 - 9:35

What the Heck Is in My Neck? An Overview of Pediatric Thyroid Disorders

Preetha Krishnamoorthy, MD

From the highs & lows, to the small bumps and the large necks …. if it’s related to the thyroid, we got it covered! Review common pediatric thyroid disorders with our friendly neighbourhood endocrinologist.

9:35 - 9:45

Quick Quiz

9:45 - 10:20

Management of Pediatric Obesity

Laurent Legault, MD

Childhood and adolescent obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. This talk will cover the assessment and treatment options for the severely obese patient including current surgical interventions and their outcomes.
10:20 - 10:50  

10:50 - 11:25

A Family Guide to the Pandemic: Answers to Parents’ Burning Questions about COVID-19

Chris Karatzios, MD

Brought back by popular demand! Pick the brain of our infectious disease expert. Get answers to frequently-asked questions and discuss the latest updates on COVID-19.

11:25 - 11:35

Quick Quiz

11:35 - 12:10

What Is That Bulge? Abdominal Wall Hernias in Children

Sherif Emil, MD, CM

This lecture will discuss the common abdominal wall hernias in children, emphasizing appropriate guidelines for investigation and referral.

12:10 - 12:20

Quick Quiz


12:20 - 13:30  

13:30 - 14:05

PID MythBusters

Giosi Di Meglio, MD

Learn (or unlearn) what you think you know about causes, risk factors and treatments of this “must not miss” diagnosis.

14:05 - 14:15

Quick Quiz

14:15 - 14:50

Sleep Tight (and Dry): Bed-wetting Solutions

Audrey Lafontaine, MD

Bed-wetting is an issue lots of children deal with every night—for many it can be the source of stress, embarrassment and even guilt. When should we be concerned? From red flags to useful tips, review all you need to know regarding enuresis in children.

14:50 - 15:00

Quick Quiz

15:00 - 15:35

Interesting Articles of the Year


A perennial conference favourite! Don't miss this informative and entertaining review of the past year's most interesting and thought-provoking pediatric articles.

15:35 - 15:45

Quick Quiz and WRAP-UP