5 Reasons Not to Miss Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric Innovation Summit

Pediatricians to gather in Cleveland June 11-13

What are the past year’s most important advances in clinical pediatric care? Find out at Cleveland Clinic Children’s second annual Pediatric Innovation Summit — an evidence-based review of the areas of pediatric care recently impacted by new data, screening tools or therapies.

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From June 11 to 13, 2015, physicians and other pediatric caregivers will converge at the new Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland. Some will come for the main 1.5-day program on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. Some will come for the specialized full-day symposia on Thursday the 11th or the half-day symposium on Saturday afternoon. Some will come for it all.

Here are five reasons you’ll want to be one of them:

1. A packed lineup of multidisciplinary sessions. Highlights will include an in-depth review of the year’s top pediatric papers related to public health and an immunization update focused on recommendations and controversies. You’ll also learn the latest about diagnosing and managing neonatal conditions, common urologic problems, and dermatologic and ophthalmic issues as well as new insights into puberty-related care and managing medically complex children. In-depth workshops will focus on celiac disease, periodic fever syndromes and more.

2. Prominent guest faculty. The summit’s faculty of more than 50 subspecialist and primary care pediatric experts comprises distinguished Cleveland Clinic Children’s staff as well as a number of prominent guest speakers, including:

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  • Benjamin Carson Sr., MD, retired Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, who will present a keynote address on June 12.
  • Benard P. Dreyer, MD, Director of the Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center and President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who will present a keynote address on June 11.

Drs. Carson and Dreyer, along with Mark Wietecha, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Association, also will head a panel discussion entitled “The Future of Pediatric Healthcare.”

3. The 8th Annual Helen and Ronald Ross Symposium on Pediatric Cardiology. On Thursday, June 11, you can get the latest insights on pediatric congenital heart disease from Cleveland Clinic Children’s experts. Topics will include heart murmurs and nonsurgical approaches to management, neurologic sequelae of heart lesions and the role of genetic factors. Discussion also will cover management of chest pain, syncope and palpitations, as well as issues surrounding sports clearance.

4. Nursing symposium. Running concurrently on Thursday, June 11, Cleveland Clinic Children’s nursing leaders will explore the latest advances in diagnosing and managing common pediatric conditions, including diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and a host of cardiac and neonatal disorders. Another hot topic of discussion will be the role of nurse practitioners in instituting comprehensive care programs.

5. Autism and ADHD symposium. Following the general session on Saturday, June 13, stay for an additional half-day, in-depth look at autism and ADHD. You’ll learn the latest screening and management options for autism as well as how to combine pharmacotherapy and behavioral therapy for optimal ADHD outcomes.

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Register now for the complete three-day summit or for individual symposia. For more about the program, visit ccfcme.org/pediatrics.

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