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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care


Friday, March 01, 2013 - Saturday, March 02, 2013

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care is our 14th annual conference providing an intensive learning experience for pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and health care professionals providing direct care to children. The program content addresses current issues in developmental-behavioral medicine and provides primary care providers an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in etiology, early identification, management and prevention of a broad range of developmental conditions, which present between birth and age 18. Expert faculty will update attendees with the latest information on developmental-behavioral disorders, and their impact on the child, family, educational system and community.

The program features John Duby, MD, FAAP, president-elect of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Chair of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Group. His insights into detecting the earliest signs of autism in infants and toddlers, expertise on detecting and providing initial therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders, and vast experience in psychopharmacology of ADHD and co-morbid disorders are of utmost importance to primary care.

Judith Owens, MD, MPH, professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and director of Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, is an internationally recognized authority on pediatric sleep and neurobehavioral and health consequences of sleep problems in children. Understanding the impact of sleep disorders on children’s functioning, management of sleep disorders and the interface of sleep problems associated with ADHD are topics of interest. She will also discuss public health implications of school start times on adolescents.

Monica Ultmann, MD, director of the Center for Children with Special Needs at Tufts Medical Center and Expert Contributor to the National Reach Out and Read Program, brings new vision to developmental surveillance using children’s interaction with books to observe developmental milestones and to detect red flags for developmental delays. Her presentation of literacy milestones in preschool children equips providers to promote literacy in the context of well-child care for typically developing and developmentally delayed children.

This year’s conference will meet all-day Friday and Saturday morning. Saturday morning’s workshops include two hours of case-based psychopharmacology related to ADHD and co-morbid conditions and a repeat workshop on Academic Performance Problems in Primary Care. All participants will select a focus area, and last year’s participants will be able to attend the alternate session.

The registration fee includes syllabus materials, continental breakfast both days and lunch on Friday. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits will be provided. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the accredited sponsor, is jointly sponsoring this activity with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

For more information or to register online, visit our DBP website or download our brochure.  You can also call (214) 559-7817 or (800) 421-1121 ext. 7817, or email janice.reaves@tsrh.org.

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