40th Annual Primary Care Pediatrics Conference

The Boston Marriott Long Wharf | November 28 – 30, 2018
Boston MA



Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:00-7:55 am   Registration    
Clinical Updates: Peter T. Greenspan, MD
7:55-8:00   Welcoming Remarks   Peter T. Greenspan, MD
8:00-9:00   Pediatric Pulmonary Cases: To Wheeze or Not to Wheeze   Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
9:00-10:00   Gluten-Related Disorders: Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone   Alessio Fasano, MD
10:00-10:30   Coffee Break    
10:30-11:30   BREAKOUT SESSION A    
    Option 1: Managing Contraception for the Primary Care Pediatrician   Evangeline M. Galvez, MD
    ‡Option 2: "We Should Talk": Advance Care Planning for Children with Lifespan-Limiting Conditions   Patricia J. O'Malley, MD; Blyth T. Lord, EdM
    Option 3: Improving the Care of Children with Autism: Medical and Psychopharmacological Treatment Updates   Ann Neumeyer, MD
    Option 4: Controversies Regarding Stimulants and Cardiac Clearance   Ana Maria Rosales, MD
11:30-12:30   Lunch Break    
Clinical Updates: Janice A. Lowe, MD
12:30-1:45   Clinicopathological Conference: Case Records of the MGH for the New England Journal of Medicine   Moderator: Virginia M. Pierce, MD
1:45-2:45   Common Endocrine Issues in Primary Care   Takara L. Stanley, MD
2:45-3:15   Coffee Break    
3:15-4:15   Challenging Cases in Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Lessons from the Inpatient Wards for the General Practitioner   Chadi M. El Saleeby, MD
4:15-4:30   Break: Travel Time to Breakout Sessions    
4:30-5:30   BREAKOUT SESSION B    
    Option 1: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Myths: Don't Let These Get in the Way of Effective Management   Michael Pistiner, MD
    Option 2: Hot Topics; Updates in Workup and Management of Pediatric Fevers   Kevin Schwartz, MD; Madeleine Matthiesen, MD; Chadi El Saleeby, MD
    †Option 3: Identifying and Treating Substance Use Disorder in Pediatric Practice   Jessica Gray, MD
    Option 4: Pediatric Lower Extremity Examination: A Pragmatic Approach   Gleeson N. Rebello, MD
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Clinical Updates: Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
8:00-9:00am   Recognition and Treatment of PANDAS and PANS   Mark S. Pasternack, MD; Kyle Williams, MD, PhD
9:00-10:00   Pediatric Ophthalmology Essentials   Melanie Kazlas, MD
10:00-10:30   Coffee Break    
10:30-11:30   What's New in ADHD?   Timothy E. Wilens, MD
11:30-11:45   Break: Travel Time to Breakout Sessions    
11:45-12:45   BREAKOUT SESSION C    
    Option 1: Treating Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting   Kathryn S. Brigham, MD
    †Option 2: Pediatric Headache: Overview of Evaluation and Management   Kristen Lindgren, MD
    Option 3: Premature Infants: Special Considerations in Primary Care   Janice Lowe, M
    Option 4: "What Do I Do When My Son Insists He Is a Girl?": Transgender and Gender-Affirming Medicine for the Primary Care Pediatrician   Ariel Frey-Vogel, MD
12:45-2:00   Lunch Break    
Clinical Updates: Ronni L. Goldsmith, MD
2:00-3:00   Pediatric Anxiety Disorder   Erica Greenberg, MD
3:00-4:00   Office Emergencies   Ari R. Cohen, MD, FAAP
4:00-4:30   Coffee Break    
4:30-5:30   BREAKOUT SESSION D    
    *Option 1: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Case-Based Surgical Problems Seen in the Primary Care Setting   Daniel P. Doody, MD
    Option 2: Difficult Families, Difficult Conversations, Difficult Circumstances: Let's Talk It Over   Michael S. Jellinek, MD
    Option 3: Stump the Chumps -CANCELLED   Peter T. Greenspan, MD; Marjorie A. Curran, MD
    Option 4: What's New in the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center?   M. Shannon Fracchia, MD; Christopher J. Hartnick, MD; Stephen C. Hardy, MD; Cheryl Hersh, MA, CCC-SLP
    Option 5: Bringing Our Best Selves to Our Work: Reflecting on Our Relationships as Pediatric Providers   Rob M. Meyer, MD; Susan R. Hata, MD
Friday, November 30, 2018
Clinical Updates: John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH

Magical; The Life of Gi

  • Chronic Abdominal Pain: What is Wrong With Me?
  Claire Zar Kessler, MD
  • GI Manifestations of Food Allergy
  Navneet Virk Hundal MD
  • Fatty Liver Disease; It's Not Just the Weight
  Uzma Shah, MD
  • When Everything Goes Wrong in the End
  Christopher J. Moran, MD
9:15-10:15   Paying for Child Health Care—What's New?   James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP
10:15-10:45   Coffee Break    
10:45-11:45   Primary Care Pediatric ENT   Leila Mankarious, MD; Mike Cohen, MD; Donald Keamy, MD
11:45-12:45   Pediatric Dermatology: A Panoply of Practical and Puzzling Patients from Private Practice: Part 12   Ira L. Skolnik, MD, PhD
* Risk Management Study Credits    † Opioid Education and Pain Management Training    ‡ End-of-Life Care Studies
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Presented by
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Registration Information

Physicians: $825
Residents and Fellows in Training: $575
Allied Health Professionals: $575
Processing (service fee): $5

*All fees shown in USD


Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) or check can be made through Harvard Medical School's secure online registration system at cmeregistration.hms.harvard.edu/PCP2018.

Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School. Learners who choose to pay by check will be prompted to download an online form to send in with a payment. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

Upon receipt of your paid registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

All attendees of Primary Care Pediatrics will receive website access to course materials in advance to print materials on their own. You may also pre-purchase a printed copy of these materials at the time of registration for $45. Only limited copies of the printed syllabus will be available on site to purchase.

Who should attend?

The target audience is pediatric healthcare providers, the majority of whom are general pediatricians, family physicians, advanced practice registered nurses and other providers. We also welcome subspecialty pediatric physicians. Participants come from all over the United States and around the world to attend this program.


By phone 617-384-8600, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) or by email at: ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu


CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

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Refund Policy

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior. "No shows" are subject to the full course fee.