JUL 19 - JUL 21
2018
THU - SAT

26th Annual Pediatric Update and Pre-Conference: Genetics 2018 – What Pediatric Primary Care Practitioners Need to Know

The Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford, CA

Presented by the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Pre-Conference: Genetics 2018 - What Pediatric Primary Care Practitioners Need to Know

July 19, 2018

Statement of Need

Advances in the field of genetics and genomics over the last few years as well as identification of pediatric diseases and conditions that arise from genes requires pediatricians and family physicians to obtain current knowledge in genetics and genomics. This course, Genetics 2018 – What Pediatric Primary Care Practitioners Need to Know, provides a primer on genetics and highlights such topics as newborn and family screening, consent for genetic testing of minors, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and insurance issues among other topics. This course is presented in a lecture format with ample time for Q&A.

Target Audience

This national program is designed for:

  • Pediatricians
  • Family physicians
  • Primary care practitioners
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Allied health professionals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Prescribe genetic testing for pediatric patients who you suspect are at risk for diabetes, cardiac disease, cancer, autism spectrum disorders and connective tissue disorders.
  • Integrate genetic test results into family health records
  • Develop strategies to assure the privacy and confidentiality of genomic information.
  • Screen and diagnose genetic conditions of the newborn and formulate a treatment or referral plan if indicated.
  • Counsel parents on any ethical, legal and psychological issues of genetic testing, including direct-to-consumer testing in children and adolescents.

26th Annual Pediatric Update

July 20-21, 2018

Statement of Need

The ever-increasing amount of new biomedical information requires pediatricians and family physicians to obtain comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge on a wide range of clinical issues encountered in daily pediatric practice.  The 26th Annual Pediatric Update will highlight recent advances in pediatrics presented by a variety of clinical faculty covering such topics as: pediatric dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, orthopedics, arrhythmias, asthma, as well as behavior, marijuana use and emergent care in the office.  This course is presented in a lecture format with small group breakout and ample time for questions from the learners.

Target Audience

This national program is designed for:

  • Pediatricians
  • Family physicians
  • Primary care practitioners
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Allied health providers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate your patient presenting with a cardiac arrhythmia and determine whether an ECG is needed or if you should refer to a cardiologist for a comprehensive work-up
  • Implement patient education strategies in individualized asthma treatment plans to improve patient adherence and self-management
  • Counsel the adolescent patient and parents on the risks of medicinal and recreational marijuana use
  • Perform an orthopedic exam on a child’s knee to determine optimal treatment strategies based on best available evidence
  • Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for children and adolescents with mood disorders or aggressive behaviors

 

Course Directors

Paul G. Fisher, MD, MHS

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics, and by courtesy, Neurosurgery and Human Biology

26th Annual Pediatric Update Course Director

 

Jon Bernstein, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics) and, by courtesy, of Genetics

Pre-Conference Course Director

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine


Conference Contact

Stanford Children’s Health CME
725 Welch Road
MC 5517
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tel: (650) 498-6757
Fax: (650) 497-5738
lpchcme@stanfordchildrens.org

Conference Coordinators:

Lucia Garcia
CME Conference Coordinator

Marifin Besona
CME Conference Coordinator

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