Thursday Sessions

Thursday Morning
Concurrent Tracks
Autism Track & Complex Care Track
8:30-11:45 am


8:30-9:15 am
Sorting out the puzzle: identification and evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Objectives:
Describe the diagnostic criteria for ASD based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
Describe the range of signs and symptoms of ASD
Describe the screening for ASD including effective use of screening tools, and referral options for evaluation Be aware of appropriate screening devices for autism and how to use them effectively
Speakers: James A. Phalen, MD, FAAP

8:30-9:15 am
Coming Back to Our Senses: Improving Health and Developmental Outcomes of the Child with Tracheostomy Dependence
Objectives:
Recognize the prevalence of children with tracheostomy tube dependence, the most common indications for placement and common co-morbid conditions.
Identify different tracheostomy tubes and adjuncts along with indications for each; followed by the ability to demonstrate proper technique of tracheostomy tube insertion through simulation.
Optimize health and developmental outcomes of children with tracheostomies using a simple mnemonic to guide timely evaluation/referral of airway complications, communication delays, and dysphagia.
Speakers:
Michelle I. Thomas, MD
Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS, MSSc

9:15-10:00 am
When Behaviors Are Really Falling Apart: Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Objectives:
Recognize common behavioral symptoms seen in children with ASD that may be a focus of psychotropic medication use
Identify medication treatment of behavioral symptoms with an emphasis on evidence-based use of medications
Speakers:
Nhung T. Tran, MD, FAAP

9:15-10:00 am
Approach to Addressing Caregiver Stress in Special Pediatric Populations [ETHICS]
Objectives:
Examine the literature that demonstrates impact of caregiver stress and well-being on child health, particularly in families of children with special health care needs
Evaluate validated screening tools for caregiver stress and well-being and discuss potential processes to incorporate screening into clinical practice.
Discuss interventions to address caregiver stress in clinical practice.
Speakers:
Michelle I. Thomas, MD
Heidi K. Roman, MD

10:15-11:00 am
Handling All the Pieces: Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Objectives:
Describe the medical evaluation after a child receives a diagnosis and common co-morbid medical problems in ASD
Describe the developmental and behavioral interventions in a child with ASD and when to consider them
Discuss common complementary and alternative medicines and therapies
Speakers:
Melissa Svoboda, MD

10:15-11:00 am

The 2nd Most Common Cause of Developmental Delay: Improving Health and Developmental Surveillance of Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Objectives:
Review 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome prevalence, range of clinical features, and 2011 JPeds Practical Guidelines.
Describe the spectrum of behavioral and psychiatric phenotypes in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome along with risk factors in order to improve screening and anticipatory guidance.
Examine the guidelines for screening, treatment, and psychopharmacological intervention in order to improve evaluation and referral of children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
Speakers:
Michelle I. Thomas, MD
Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP

11:00-11:45 am
Sexuality Issues in Youth with Autism [ETHICS]
Objectives:
Describe DSM5 Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and relate criteria to sexual development. Discuss gender dysphoria in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Delineate barriers to supporting healthy socio-sexual development and functioning in youth with autism spectrum disorder at the parent/family, teacher/educational, provider and community levels
Utilize evaluations to identify sexual health status in a youth with autism and provide appropriate recommendations for sexual health education programs for school and home settings
Speakers:
Veronica M. Meneses, MD, MSHS

11:00-11:45 am
Children with Medical Complexity: Palliative Care Principles for the General Pediatrician [ETHICS]
Objectives:
Discuss palliative care principles and the role the PCP can play in helping to set goals of care
Identify strategies to introduce palliative care principles to families
Review shared decision making tools
Speakers:
Katherine G. Maddox, MD

Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30-4:00 pm (with a 30 minute break)

Defusing the Situation: What Experts Can Teach Us About Managing Difficult Interactions with Patients and Families
Objectives:
Recognize at least three techniques hospitalist must practice in order to manage difficult conversations.
Develop strategies to manage difficult conversations and apply them to common scenarios encountered in practice.
Speakers:
Jorge Ganem, MD
Lynn Thoreson, DO
Janie E. Black, PhD

Visual Diagnosis of Anogenital Conditions: What’s up Down There?
Objectives:
Develop a schema of normal anogenital anatomy and anatomical variants
Create a lexicon for describing both non-traumatic and traumatic findings on anogenital exam
Compare vulvar and anal infections that are at high, low and intermediate risk for sexual abuse
Speakers:
Marcella Donaruma-Kwoh, MD

The Changing Landscape of Health Care for Texas Children in Foster Care [ETHICS]
Objectives:
Describe the unique vulnerabilities of children in foster care that necessitate specialized health care.
Discuss the new DFPS 3 in 30 initiative and be able to implement the new 3 day medical exam in their practices.                         Identify how different practice settings and regions meet the special needs and requirements for children in foster care and identify resources within their region.
Speakers:
Valerie Borum Smith, MD
Anu Partap, MD, MPH
Michal M. Pankratz, MD
Rachael J. Keefe, MD, MPH, FAAP