There is much controversy and confusion over when treatment with human growth hormone (rhGH) for short stature in children should be considered. This activity will focus on which children and conditions which may benefit from treatment, the FDA approved criteria for treating idiopathic short stature (ISS), efficacy, cost, and safety of rhGH treatment.
Dr. Chris Giza, Director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program and a Professor of Pediatric Neurology at UCLA will review evidence-based management for youth sports concussion. He will discuss epidemiology of sports concussions in children, diagnosis, and recommended management including recent updates in the field of concussion management in young children. He will also review the current evidence for controversies in concussion including second impact syndrome, cognitive rest and chronic neurocognitive impairment.
ADHD is a rising concern in children and adolescents. In this activity, learn about effectively treating ADHD in the presence of comorbid conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. Dr. Cummins also explains management strategies for dealing with side effects normally associated with stimulants prescribed for ADHD.
Discuss how to improve understanding of current best practices in diagnosis of IgE and non-IgE mediated food allergy. Dr. Shreffler will go over strategies to raise awareness of the unmet needs in food allergy management. He will also discuss state of the research on food allergy treatment and the identification of surrogates for clinical efficacy.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common condition in children and adolescents, requiring careful diagnosis and targeted treatment. In this session, learn how to identify the core symptoms of ADHD; how to select and sequence stimulant and non-stimulant medication, based on symptom presentation; and when psychosocial interventions are appropriate.
This program will review the signs of child abuse including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment and medical child abuse. This discussion will include the dynamics of child sexual abuse and how it differs from acute sexual assault. Requirements for reporting reasonable suspicion of abuse will also be discussed.
Get the latest updates on the new clinical practice guidelines for food allergies management by the NIAID. Learn about the definition of food allergy and how to differentiate between allergy and intolerance. The faculty will also discuss the management of acute and non-acute allergic reactions and review prevention strategies.
In this lecture, Dr. Wurm will review recent studies on nutrition and integrative pediatrics including ones on dietary interventions, exercise programs and meditation. Effective strategies to implement these into practice to reduce pediatric obesity will be discussed.
Dr. Domino addresses several questions relevant to primary care providers regarding treating infections in children, obesity, diet and exercise. He also reviews new information on dietary supplements and lists suggestions for lifestyle for managing obesity.
Using two cases scenarios, Dr. Teresia O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, reviews the challenges and solutions for managing obesity in children, including when to screen for comorbid conditions and key behaviors to focus on in children to help them lose weight and encourage health lifestyle habits.
Drs. Sanchez and Brosco, an endocrinologist and a pediatrician specializing in childhood obesity, provide guidance for primary care clinicians on assessment, referral, lab tests and prevention for pediatric patients with or at risk for obesity.
In this activity, Dr. Katz will discuss common endocrine disrupting chemicals found in plastics today and their effect on health. He will also outline strategies to limit exposure and mention steps, both physicians and patients can take to increase awareness about the long-term health effects of EDCs.