Sunday Sessions

9:00-9:45am
Food Insecurity: Hiding in Plain Sight Ethics
Objectives:

  • Summarize the effects of food insecurity on children and families and the increased need for FI screening during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Analyze and share current practices and resources for FI from your clinical setting, and identify areas for improvement
  • Formulate a practice plan to “screen and intervene”: FI screening, destigmatizing conversations, and educating all staff on area resources for FI

Speakers:
Megan Gray, MD

9:45-10:30am
The Toughest Question in Pediatrics: When to Report a Family to CPS Ethics
Objectives:

  • Recognize the role that cognitive pitfalls and implicit bias may play in how practitioners interpret child risk, recognize abuse or neglect, and report suspicions
  • Review literature related to standardization of evaluation and reporting to mitigate or eliminate bias
  • Identify strategies that help with complex medical decision related to reporting child abuse or neglect

Speakers:
Raquel Vargas-Whale, MD

10:30-11:00 am Break

11:00-11:45am
A New Era in Newborn Screening: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Ethics
Objectives:

  • Identify the clinical features of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Summarize the benefits and risks of newborn SMA screening
  • Describe how early diagnosis and advances in therapeutics have improved clinical outcomes

Speakers:
Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH
Debra Freedenberg, MD, PhD

11:45am-12:30pm
Advocacy 101 Ethics
Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the range of advocacy
  • Increase understanding of the process of advocacy in TPS
  • Produce a one-pager leave behind document

Speakers:
Joyce Elizabeth Mauk, MD
Sandra McKay, MD