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Office of Continuing Professional Development

Common Pediatric Hurdles II: Advice and Updates From the Experts

May 7, 2014
7:30AM - 3:15PM

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod
311 Service Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537


This full-day live course will focus on needs of the office-based practitioner. Experts will present new approaches to early recognition of common neurological problems seen in the primary care setting, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies as seen by gastroenterologists. Attendees will increase their awareness of evolving and commonly encountered issues in daily practice, with the goal of improving their diagnostic skills and patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

1.  Apply new or changing practice guidelines to patient care.
2.  Assimilate knowledge of practice guidelines and published standards of care in the diagnosis and management of pediatric pulmonary disease.
3.  Integrate consideration of systems issues highlighted during this conference into the care of patients.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pediatric subspecialists.



7:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Aubrey J. Katz, MD
Clinical Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Network Director, Partners Pediatrics

8:15 a.m.

Voiding Dysfunction
Avram Traum, MD
Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

9:15 a.m.

Asthma 2014 is Not the Old Asthma: Implications for Pediatricians
T. Bernard Kinane, MD
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Director of Pediatric Education, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m

New Aspects of Gastrointestinal Food Allergies
Aubrey J. Katz, MD
Clinical Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Network Director, Partners Pediatrics

11:30 a.m.

Spaulding Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Team: When & Why to Refer
Gabrielle Bray, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Spaulding Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Team
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

12:30 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Early Recognition of Common Neurological Problems in Office-Based Pediatrics
Generoso G. Gascon, MD
Pediatric Neurology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

2:15 p.m.

Pediatric Obesity: A Specialist's Perspective
Paul A. Boepple, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

3:15 p.m.




Americans with Disabilities Act

Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Lianna Mazzei prior to the live event at 617-726-0450

Registration Confirmation

To confirm your registration, please click Next at the bottom of this page. The "Purchase" tab on the left will have a green check mark confirming your registration.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at

Sponsored by:

MassGeneral for Children and Partners HealthCare System

CME Information


Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.