42nd Annual Primary Care Pediatrics Conference

Live Stream | December 2 – 4, 2020



Wednesday, December 2, 2020
7:45-8:00am   Welcoming Remarks   Peter T. Greenspan, MD
8:00-9:00am   Clinical Perspective of COVID-19   Vandana Madhavan, MD, MPH
9:00-10:00am   Pediatric Pulmonology: You Take my (Virtual) Breath Away   Ben Nelson, MD & Kevin Gipson, MD
10:00-10:15am   Coffee Break    
10:15-11:15am   Celiac Disease: diagnosis, treatment, and possible prevention   Alessio Fasano, MD
11:15-12:15pm   Lunch Break Meet with Faculty, Network with Colleagues
12:15-1:30pm   Clinicopathological Conference: Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital for the New England Journal of Medicine   CPC Panel - Moderated by Kathy Tran, MD
1:30-2:30pm   Children at the Border: Reality and Update   Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH
2:30-2:45pm   Break    
2:45-3:45pm   Gun Violence Prevention in Clinical Care *   Chana Sacks, MD & Peter Masiakos, MD
3:45-4:45pm   Science and Research Aspects of COVID-19   Lael Yonker, MD
4:45-5:45pm   Meet with Faculty, Network with Colleagues
Thursday, December 3, 2020
7:30-8:00am   Meet with Course Directors    
8:00-9:00am   Group A Streptococcal Infections   Mark Pasternack, MD
9:00-10:00am   Changes and Opportunities in Pediatric Practice and Payment
- In and Through COVID-19
  James Perrin, MD
10:00-10:15am   Break    
10:15-11:15am   Marijuana use in Kids: What do we really know? †   Timothy Wilens, MD
11:15-12:15pm   Lunch Break Meet with Faculty, Network with Colleagues
12:15-1:15pm   Suicide in Adolescents: Context and Assessment *   Michael Jellinek, MD
1:15-2:15pm   What Do I Do When My Son Insists He Is a Girl?: Transgender and Gender-Affirming Healthcare for the Primary Care Pediatrician   Ariel Frey-Vogel, MD & Dallas Ducar, N.P
2:15-2:30pm   Break    
2:30-3:30pm   Contraception Management: What are the barriers?   Evangeline Galvez, MD &
Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD
3:30-4:30pm   Pro/Con debate: Arguing the Finer Points of Pediatric Gastroenterology   Christopher Moran, MD &
Victoria Martin, MD, MPH
4:30-5:30pm   Meet with Faculty, Network with Colleagues
Friday, December 4, 2020
7:30-8:00am   Meet with Course Directors    
8:00-9:00am   What Pediatricians Need to Know about Food Allergies: Diagnostics and New Therapies   Yamini Virkud, MD
9:00-10:00am   Scoliosis   Brian Grottkau, MD
10:00-10:15am   Break    
10:15-11:15am   Artificial Intelligence: Impact on Frontline Clinicians   David Ting, MD
11:15-12:15pm   Pediatric Dermatology: A Panoply of Practical and Puzzling Patients from Private Practice: Part 14   Ira Skolnik, MD
12:15-12:20pm   Concluding Remarks   John Co, MD
12:30-1:00pm   Meet with Faculty    

* Risk Management Study Credits, † Opioid Education and Pain Management Training

**Please Note: Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

Presented by
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Registration Information
Early Registration Fees –
Prior to October 1st

Physicians: $200

Allied Health Professionals: $150

Residents/Fellows: $125

Late Registration Fees –
October 1st and onward

Physicians: $250

Allied Health Professionals: $200

Residents/Fellows: $175

Processing (service fee) For All Attendees, Early or Late: $10

*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.

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.


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.

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

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.