Practical Problems in Pediatrics

February 15 - 16, 2018
Montréal Québec


Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:30 - 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:20 Announcements and Quick Quiz Holly Agostino, MD
8:20 - 8:55 Take a Deep Breath: Asthma Updates Beyond the Guidelines David Zielinski, MD Providing safe and effective treatment for asthma remains a challenge despite it being the most common chronic illness of childhood. Stay ahead of the game with expert updates on diagnosis and management.
8:55 - 9:05 QUICK QUIZ
9:05 - 9:40 Parents Know Best! Parent-administered Behavioral Therapy in ADHD Lily Hechtman, MD Parent-administered behavioral therapy interventions are first-line treatment for preschool children with ADHD - not medication. Learn more about these interventions, when to actually initiate stimulants and local resources to tap into for ongoing support.
9:40 - 9:50 QUICK QUIZ
9:50 - 10:25 Positional Problems: Approach to the Infant with Plagiocephaly Roy Dudley, MD When is a misshapen head something more serious? Review the approach to craniosynostosis and positional plagiocephaly with the expert guidance of an experienced pediatric neurosurgeon.
10:25 - 10:35 QUICK QUIZ
11:00 - 11:35 Sickle Cell Solutions Sharon Abish, MD Review the essential elements of screening and comprehensive care for children with sickle cell disease and their families.
11:35 - 11:45 QUICK QUIZ
11:45 - 12:20 X Marks the Spot: Review of Birthmarks in Infants Fatemeh Jafarian, MD From angel kisses to port-wine stains, all you need to know to address parents' questions and concerns around birthmarks in your practice.
12:20 - 12:30 QUICK QUIZ
12:30 - 13:15 LUNCH

(Each participant will rank these workshops in order of areas of interest and each individual will be assigned to participate in 3 workshops on the basis of order of registrations received.)

13:15 - 14:00 SESSION I
A. Care in the Chair: Approach to the Physical Examination of Children and Youth in a Wheelchair Anne Marie Sbrocchi, MD, and Laurence Gauquelin, MD Practice a suggested approach to the head-to-toe examination of the pediatric patient in a wheelchair. This session also highlights important factors to consider when examining a child with medical complexity.
  B. The Why Behind Choosing Wisely Catherine Nolin, MD, and Nadine Korah, MD Participate in an interactive dialogue on tests or procedures commonly used in the office setting whose true necessity may be debatable. This workshop will allow for open discussion about the need – or lack thereof – of many frequently ordered tests or treatments and why there is a new government focus on reducing medical waste.
  C. Nephrology 101 for the Office Indra Gupta, MD "You got to be kidney me!!!" Work your way through interesting nephrology cases that you might encounter in the office setting with the guidance of an experienced nephrologist.
  D. Breastfeeding Myths and Misconceptions Mylène Dandavino, MD From grandparents to famous celebrities: everyone has an opinion on breastfeeding! Support families in adopting the best breastfeeding practices by debunking common myths and misconceptions with our expert.
  E. Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine Brett Burstein, MD What's hot, new and exciting in emergency medicine? Discuss trendy topics that are making headlines and might influence your daily practice.
  F. All Eyes and Ears: Physical Exam Essentials Hema Patel, MD, and Benjamin Burko, MD A unique hands-on opportunity to practice your examination techniques for the pediatric eyes and ears exam using diagnostic equipment. Common clinical findings and conditions will also be reviewed. (limited to 14 participants per session)
This workshop is now full

14:05 - 14:50 SESSION II (repeat of workshops A to F)
15:15 - 16:00 SESSION III (repeat of workshops A to F)
Let Them Play Ball! Updates on Concussion Management for Children and Youth Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky, MD, and Isabelle Gagnon, MD
Awareness and concerns regarding concussions in the developing brain have grown in recent years. This symposium will provide an update on the latest in pediatric concussion research and its impact on clinical practice.

By the end of this presentation, the learner should be able to:
  • Understand the pathophysiology, presenting symptoms and prognostic factors affecting recovery post-concussion;
  • Identify patients at risk of delayed recovery;
  • Demonstrate awareness of effective interventions and referral criteria for children with concussion.

Friday, February 16, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
New Advances in the Prevention of Invasive Meningococcal Disease Dr. Earl Rubin, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases / Microbiology, The Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC To come.
8:30 - 8:35 Quick Quiz
8:35 - 9:10 Assessment and Management of Childhood Obesity in Primary Care Laurent Legault, MD Attendees will be provided practical advice on screening guidelines and management of patients with a body mass index over the 85th percentile. Overview of what's needed in a family history, review of systems, physical exam and lab investigations will be discussed.
9:10 - 9:20 QUICK QUIZ
9:20 - 9:55 ABCs of the ADOS Catherine Serra Poirier, PhD This session will review the autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS) – a scale used to diagnose individuals with suspected pervasive developmental disorders. Focus will be on what clinicians should look for in their office visits to be able to screen for ASD before referring for further assessment.
9:55 - 10:05 QUICK QUIZ
10:05 - 10:40 Daycare-Itis: Chronic Cough in the Toddler Adam Shapiro, MD Repeated cold and coughs is the norm for kids in daycare but when should you investigate further? This session will provide a practical approach to persistent viral symptoms in toddlers from a respirologist's point of view.
11:05 - 11:40 Endo 911: Life Threatening Endocrinologic Conditions Preetha Krishnamoorthy, MD Yes, hormones can be deadly – at least when symptoms are not recognized early. This session will focus on common hormonal disorders (diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, and adrenal crisis) that can have detrimental effects to patients. How to recognize the early signs and deliver prompt stabilization of the underlying endocrine disorders will be stressed.
11:40 - 11:50 QUICK QUIZ
11:50 - 12:25 When, Where and How Much? The Evidence Behind Early Peanut Exposure Reza Alizadehfar, MD Although many have heard about the advantages of early peanut introduction, few know the evidence behind the guidelines. Do benefits exist for every child and what qualifies as an exposure? What if other allergies already exist? The answers to these and other pertinent peanut problems will be reviewed.
12:25 - 12:30 QUICK QUIZ
12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 14:05 Digital Dilemmas Sam Freeman, MD What limits should parents place on screen use for young children? Does using digital technology in the early years have lasting negative effects? Are there benefits? This session covers current research around screen time in young children and reviews the Canadian Paediatric Society’s new guidelines to help physicians counsel parents on this topical issue.
14:05 - 14:15 QUICK QUIZ
14:15 - 14:50 Spitting It Out: Office Based GER Management Ana Sant'Anna, MD Reflux is a common condition in young infants. When severe, it can lead to feeding problems, weight loss and family distress. But when is spit up just spit up? What work-up should be done? When should treatment be initiated? This session provides a practical management guide to reflux for infants presenting in the office setting.
14:50 - 15:00 QUICK QUIZ
15:00 - 15:35 Interesting Articles of the Year Stephen Treherne, MD 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 Wrap-up and Collection of Course Evaluations