Friday, April 24, 2020


Time Event Evaluation Location
8:00 - 8:30 Conference Registration / Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Tara Baron

8:40 - 9:40

Keynote Address

 

Screen time: Promoting Healthy Screen Use in Children and Adolescents

Speaker: Dr. Michelle Ponti

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based risks and potential benefits of digital media use in children and adolescents
  • Describe key recommendations in the new Canadian Paediatric Society statements on screen use in young children 0-5 years, school-age children and adolescents
  • Choose the appropriate clinical tools to counsel families about healthy use of digital screen media in their daily lives

 

   
9:40 - 10:00 Refrenshment Break
10:05 - 11:05 Concurrent Sessions 
  A1

Approach to Common Rheumatologic Conditions in Children

Speakers: Dr. Gordon Soon & Dr. Nick Blanchette

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent updates in the diagnosis and management juvenile idiopathic arthritis.   
  • Demonstrate a practical approach to the musculoskeletal exam in children.
  • Apply an approach to recurrent fevers from an inflammatory perspective.
   
  A2

Mobile Media Device use and Language Delays in Infants

Speaker: Dr. Meta Van Den Heuval

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the influence of mobile media device use on children’s language development.
  • Discuss the association between mobile media device use and language development.
  • Describe the role of parents’ mobile media device use on children’s language development.
   
  A3

Non-accidental Trauma

Speaker: Dr. Chantal Corbeil

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the circumstances which would lead you to suspect that a child may have suffered child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Discuss the scope of the problem of child maltreatment in Canada.
  • Assess a child’s risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect
  • Recognize the different types of disclosure seen in child maltreatment and support a child through disclosure.
  • Adhere to mandatory reporting legislation related to suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Apply important aspects of the medical assessment of a child who may have experienced physical or sexual abuse.

 

   
11:15 - 12:15

Journal Club

Dr. Carolyn Beck

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss five articles relevant to general pediatric practice over the past year.
  • Critically appraise each article in a “quick hits” format.
  • Summarize each article with “take-home messages,” highlighting implications relevant to general practice.

 

   
12:20 - 1:20 Lunch
1:25 - 2:25 Concurrent Sessions
  B1

Food Insecurity in the Pediatric Practice

Speaker: Dr. Meta Van Den Heuval

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe food insecurity in children in Canada.
  • Discuss screening for food insecurity in pediatric settings.
  • To evaluate interventions to address food insecurity.
   
  B2

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Speaker: Dr. Michelle Ponti

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • List the 2015 Canadian FASD Diagnostic Guidelines

    • Conduct a diagnostic assessment in community practice

    • Identify resources for families living with FASD

   
  B3

Approach to Common Rheumatologic Conditions in Children

Speaker: Dr. Gordon Soon & Dr. Nick Blanchette

 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent updates in the diagnosis and management juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Demonstrate a practical approach to the musculoskeletal exam in children
  • Apply an approach to recurrent fevers from an inflammatory perspective
   
2:50 - 4:10

Quick Hits Sessions

 

Positional Plagiocephaly - Dr. Sarah Dineen

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify positional plagiocephaly and distinguish it from other causes of abnormal head shape in infants (i.e. craniosynostosis)
  • Manage positional plagiocephaly in the community
  • Decide when referral is necessary and what to expect with referral

 

   
 

Infant Feeding - Dr. Cheryl Clayton

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the recommendations from the CPS position statement
  • Assess adequacy in infant feeding using the Newborn weight Tool, and determine the need for intervention

 

   
 

Literacy - Dr. Tara Baron

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact that literacy has on health
  • Describe the current evidence for the role physicians play in the development of literacy in children
  • Describe practical ways physicians can promote literacy within their offices

 

   
 

Infant Hypoglycemia - Dr. Alana Lewis

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Appropriately identify and screen infants at risk for hypoglycemia
  • Apply the algorithm from the updated CPS position statement in order to effectively manage neonatal hypoglycemia.

 

   
4:10 - 4:20 Closing Remarks

 

**Please Complete your Evaluations! 

 

Thank you for attending the Northern Ontario Pediatric conference 2020!