41st Annual Primary Care Pediatrics Conference

The Boston Marriott Long Wharf | December 4 – 6, 2019
Boston MA



Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:00-7:55am   Registration    
Clinical Updates: Peter T. Greenspan, MD
7:55-8:00am   Welcoming Remarks   Peter T. Greenspan, MD
8:00-9:00am   Pediatric Pulmonology: A Breath Taking Experience   Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
9:00-10:00am   Probiotics in Pediatrics: Are We Ready for Microbiome Manipulation as Therapeutic Intervention?   Alessio Fasano, MD
10:00-10:30am   Coffee Break    
10:30-11:30am   BREAKOUT SESSION A    
    Option 1: Contraception: Initiation and Management for the Primary Care Pediatrician   Evangeline M. Galvez, MD
    Option 2: Office Emergencies   Ari R. Cohen, MD
    Option 3: The Essentials of Primary Care for Premature Infants   Janice Lowe, MD
    Option 4: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: Pediatric Cardiology Cases For the Primary Care Physician   Ana Maria Rosales, MD
11:30am-12:30pm   Lunch Break    
Clinical Updates: Janice A. Lowe, MD
12:30-1:45pm   Clinicopathological Conference: Case Records of the MGH for the New England Journal of Medicine   Moderator: Virginia M. Pierce, MD
1:45-2:45pm   What’s New in ADHD?   Timothy E. Wilens, MD
2:45-3:15pm   Coffee Break    
3:15-4:15pm   Navigating the Treatment of Obesity in Children and Adolescents   Fatima Cody Stanford, MD
4:15-4:30pm   Break: Travel Time to Breakout Sessions    
4:30-5:30pm   BREAKOUT SESSION B    
    Option 1: It’s Just Pot, What’s the Big Deal? Addressing Marijuana Use in Teens and Young Adults*†   James McKowan, PhD
    Option 2: A Primer for the Primary Care Pediatrician’s Approach to Hematuria and Proteinuria   Weizhen Tan, MD
    Option 3: You Make Me Sick: ID Lessons From the Inpatient Wards   Chadi M. El Saleeby, MD
    Option 4: Difficult Conversations   Michael Jellinek, MD
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Clinical Updates: Benjamin A. Nelson, MD
8:00-9:00am   Musculoskeletal infections   Mark S. Pasternack, MD
9:00-10:00am   The Opioid Use Disorder Care Continuum:
Prevention, Treatment, and Harm Reduction*†
  Sarah Wakeman, MD
10:00-10:30am   Coffee Break    
10:30-11:30am   Endocrine Issues in Primary Care: A Case Based Discussion   Takara L. Stanley, MD
11:30-11:45am   Break: Travel Time to Breakout Sessions    
11:45am-12:45pm   BREAKOUT SESSION C    
    Option 1: Treating Eating Disorders in the Outpatient Setting
(While Keeping Your Sanity!)
  Kathryn S. Brigham, MD
    Option 2: Implementing Best Practices in the Primary Care Setting for Childhood Obesity  

Lauren Fiechtner, MD;
Stephanie G. Harshman, PhD; Ines Castro, BA

    Option 3: Common ENT Cases Seen In the Primary Care Office and Panel Discussion  

Leila Mankarious, MD;
Michael S. Cohen, MD;
Donald G. Keamy, MD

    Option 4: What Do I Do When My Son Insists He Is a Girl?: Transgender Health 101   Ariel Frey-Vogel, MD
    Option 5: Gun Violence Prevention in Primary Care*   Chana Sacks, MD;
Peter Masiakos, MD
12:45-2:00pm   Lunch Break    
Clinical Updates: Ronni L. Goldsmith, MD
2:00-3:00pm   A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Case-Based Surgical Problems Seen in the Primary Care Setting   Daniel Doody, MD
3:00-4:00pm   Gut Check: Getting to the Bottom of the Most Common GI Complaints
  • Diagnostic Approach to Common Causes of Chronic Pain
  • Constipation: I'm Stuck in the Mud
  • Management of Reflux Across Childhood



Mark Salvatore, MD
Claire Zar Kessler, MD
Victoria Martin, MD

4:00-4:30pm   Coffee Break    
4:30-5:30pm   BREAKOUT SESSION D    
    Option 1: Resiliency and Burnout in 21st Century Pediatric Primary Care   Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD
    Option 2: Aches and Pain: Rheumatology in Primary Care   Holly Rothermel, MD
    Option 3: We should talk... The Role of the Pediatrician in Advance Care Planning for Children With Serious Illness*‡   Patricia J. O’Malley, MD;
Blyth T. Lord, EdM
    Option 4: Legislative Advocacy for Physicians   Aisha K. James, MD;
Hemal Sempat, MD
Friday, December 6, 2019
Clinical Updates: John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH
8:00-9:15am   Management of Common Sports Injuries in Children   Brian Grottkau, MD
9:15-10:15am   Food Allergy Prevention Strategies*   Michael Pistiner, MD
10:15-10:45am   Coffee Break    
10:45-11:45am   JUULING and SCHOOLING:
Addressing the New Tobacco Epidemic
  Jonathan Winickoff, MD
11:45am-12:45pm   Pediatric Dermatology: A Panoply of Practical and Puzzling Patients from Private Practice: Part 13   Ira L. Skolnik, MD, PhD

*Risk Management Study Credits: † Opioid Education and Pain Management Training, ‡ End-of-Life Care Studies

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

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Presented by
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Registration Information

Physicians: $825
Residents and Fellows in Training: $575
Allied Health Professionals: $600
Processing (service fee): $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/PCP2019.

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

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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.

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.