Description & Objectives
This symposium is intended for primary-care physicians, pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and allied health professionals who treat pediatric patients in a hospital or clinic setting in the Pacific Northwest.
Current advances in pediatric practice and research require physicians to continually strive to gain the tools necessary to provide concise, up-to-date medical, surgical and behavioral health care for children and adolescents. This course is specifically designed to address gaps in current pediatric care based on recent advances and guidelines in pediatric patient management. Topics will include nutrition, food allergies, vitamin D insufficiencies, nephrology, urology, eating disorders, GLBTQ kids, rashes, post-preemies and post-neonatal abstinence babies.
At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Recognize the value of a multidisciplinary team approach when evaluating pediatric patients with concerns related to growth, feeding and nutrition; identify the latest trends in food labeling and counsel families on how to find gluten-free products in stores
- Identify and manage common food allergy syndromes and select appropriate tests for different age groups
- Apply current guidelines for Vitamin D in older children and explain the management of Vitamin D deficiency states
- State normal and abnormal urination patterns in children, review common management approaches to nocturnal enuresis and discuss when to refer to a specialist
- Explain the presentation and spectrum of voiding dysfunction in children and review management approaches
- Decribe the etiology, evaluation and treatment of hypertension in children
- Explain the presentation and spectrum of non-monosymptomatic enuresis/voiding dysfunction in children and management approaches, identify the psychological co-morbidities of pediatric voiding dysfunction, discuss when to refer to pediatric urology and how to utilize available community resources
- Review the awareness of, and treatment options for, different types of eating disorders; compare different types of presentations of these eating disorders and review when to refer to a specialist
- Recognize, with sensitivity, the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) population and common issues they present within the medical setting, discuss the ways homophobia contributes to GLTBQ outcomes and list three elements of GLBTQ competent healthcare delivery
- Describe recent advances in atopic dermatitis and management of pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis
- Discuss on-going issues facing children who were treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome and review guidelines for the primary care of premature infants