Specialty Day : Adolescent Health

February 14, 2018
Montréal Québec


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:30 - 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 Introduction and Welcome
8:10 - 8:55 Up in Smoke: The Changing Landscape of Cannabis in Canada and What It Means for Your Patients Richard Bélanger, MD A practical review of burning cannabis issues in the context of current legalization. Topics from medical use in pediatrics to the science behind the use of cannabis on the developing brain in adolescents will be discussed.
8:55 - 9:40 Get the "Skinny" on the New Faces of Eating Disorders Holly Agostino, MD Although most may associate anorexia nervosa with being underweight, a subtype of patients can present with a normal BMI. Learn how to recognize the early signs of this commonly missed diagnosis and intervene appropriately.
9:40 - 10:25 Ovarian Cysts in Adolescents Ian Comeau, MD They can cause PCOS, abdominal pain or simply exist as an incidental finding – but what really needs to be done for a cyst on the ovary? This session will review the necessary follow up, office management and indications to refer for an adolescent presenting with an ovarian cyst.
10:45 - 11:30 Improving Contraception Uptake and Compliance in Adolescents Giosi Di Meglio, MD As physicians, reducing the rate of teen pregnancy and STIs seems obvious - but how do we get teens involved in this process? This lecture will cover various ways to improve access and patient engagement in the realm of sexual health.
11:30 - 12:15 13 Reasons Why Not: Examining Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicide Jason Bond, MD Media, peers, bullying - teens are often confronted daily by various life struggles, with some tolerating it better than others. Understand the factors at play and learn to recognize suicide risk factors so that you may intervene in a meaningful way with your patients.
12:15 - 13:15 LUNCH

(Each participant will rank the following workshops in order of areas of interest and each individual will be assigned to participate in 2 workshops on the basis of order of registrations received.)

13:15 - 14:00 SESSION I
A. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Assuring Adolescent Confidentiality and Consent Suzanne Mac Donald, MD Learn how to navigate the rocky terrain that comes with treating adolescent patients while balancing parental involvement in your practice. This workshop will review the real life application of Québec legislature around the concepts of confidentiality and consent in teens.
  B. Getting into the Motivational Interviewing Spirit with Adolescents in the Office Danit Nitka, PhD Open questions, Affirmation, Reflective listening and Summary reflections (OARS) are the basis for motivational interviewing. This workshop will review how to apply this essential technique to improve your patient alliance.
  C. Where To Go From Here? How to Help Teens Process the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse Franziska Baltzer, MD One in 4 teenage girls are sexually abused, often by a known perpetrator. This workshop will cover the biopsychosocial priorities of care post sexual abuse disclosure of your teen patient. Medicolegal implications such as indications for a medicolegal trousse, how to document, DYP involvement, safety issues, examination, STI testing, preventing pregnancy and STIs, therapeutic interventions and when and where to refer will be discussed.
14:05 - 14:50 SESSION II (repeat of workshops A to C)

(Each participant will rank the following workshops in order of areas of interest and each individual will be assigned to participate in 2 workshops on the basis of order of registrations received.)

15:05 - 15:50 SESSION III
D. Are THEY Trans? Do’s and Don’ts Shuvo Ghosh, MD Youth trans issues are gaining representation in the media and medical curricula; are you up to date? This workshop will review do’s and don’ts when caring for trans youth, discussing topics ranging from trans friendly settings, use of gender neutral and preferred pronouns, gynecological care, hormonal and surgical treatments and fertility issues.
  E. Snap, Crackle, Pop: Office Based Treatments for Common Sports Injuries in Teens Claire LeBlanc, MD, and Elie Wakim Athletic teens can suffer musculoskeletal injuries that are often encountered in the office. This workshop, run by a pediatric sports medicine physician and sports physiotherapist, will focus on the more common injuries seen in adolescent patients. Basic office treatment strategies will be discussed including the role of physical therapy and bracing to enhance recovery for your patients.
  F. Putting Down the Fork, Picking Up the Knife: Assessment of the Severely Obese Teenager Julius Erdstein, MD Childhood and adolescent obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. This workshop will cover the assessment and treatment options for the severely obese teenager including current surgical interventions and their outcomes. The advantages of a multidisciplinary approach will be discussed as well as the importance of concurrent psychosocial and dietary interventions.
15:55 - 16:40 SESSION IV (repeat of workshops D to F)