Pediatric Symposium

November 5-6, 2016
7 am - 5 pm

Diplomat Resort & Spa (Beach Location)

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Registration Type Fee
MHS Physician $250
MHS Nurse/Resident*/Extender $125
Non-MHS Physician $450
Non MHS Resident*/RN/PA/Ext $250

Late fee/on-site registration fee: $25

*Letter from program director must accompany this form (Non-MHS residents only).

If you wish to make any changes to an existing registration such as a cancellation, please contact the CME office via phone. Changes to existing registrations cannot be made via the online registration system.

Cancellation Policy: Deadline for Registration is October 21, 2016. Registrations postmarked after October 21 will be charged a late fee of $25.00. The course registration fee is refundable, minus a $25 administrative charge, upon receipt of a written request postmarked by October 21. No refunds will be made after October 21.

Target Audience

The program is designed for:

  • Pediatricians
  • Primary care physicians
  • Other interested pediatric health care professionals


Memorial Healthcare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The following credit types are being offered for this course:

  • Category 1 (13)


At the end of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the latest outbreaks of mosquito borne diseases and how to diagnose them, and address the potential for spread in the US mainland
  • Review the association of Zika virus infection with microcephaly in babies
  • Learn when to suspect FPIES in an infant with gastrointestinal symptoms, describe management strategies and identify the most common food triggers
  • Describe recent research that links the developing intestinal microbiome to preterm delivery, neonatal morbidities and metabolic problems in adulthood and analyze newly developing knowledge of how the developing microbiota interact with the host
  • Understand how to use technology in dermatologic diagnoses
  • Define and differentiate developmental screening, surveillance, and evaluation
  • Describe the processes that underlie problems in development, and identify patterns of developmental delay
  • Recognize common non-epileptic paroxysmal spells and their treatments
  • Identify when to suspect and refer patients for EOE, understand it’s diagnosis, and differentiate the efficacy of various dietary and medical therapies
  • Analyze the need for special formulas depending on special infant circumstance, describe the composition of these special formulas, and clarify the evidence for the use of non-lactose containing formulas, soy formulas, products with additives such as DHA.
  • Recognize the Female Athlete Triad/RED-S and understand concussion management for the female athlete
  • Review the epidemiology and clinical impact of genital HPV infections and apply present HPV vaccine recommendations
  • Learn about new insights into pathophysiology and how they affect management of atopic dermatitis
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for the presenting complaints of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, recognize ADHD within the spectrum of developmental-behavioral disorders, and diagnose associated co-morbid conditions
  • Recognize which children are at risk of nutritional deficiency and the associated skin manifestations.
  • Summarize various gastrointestinal diseases and review the efficacy of dietary restriction therapies for these diseases
  • Recognize and manage common anxiety disorders and review evidence-based treatments and guidelines for referral
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines for preventative and treatment modalities in the newborn nursery for the management of GBS, Herpes and Sepsis and review the controversies
  • Recognize autism spectrum disorders (ASD) within the spectrum and continuum of developmental-behavioral disorders, and describe the developmental and behavioral profiles of children with ASD
  • Integrate newer and/or changed recommendations from the AAP Red Book and understand the process for AAP updates


Saturday, November 5, 2016

7:30 AM  Registration, Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
 8:00 AM  Welcome and Introductions
Marshall Ohring, MD
 8:05 AM  Mosquito Borne Illnesses from A [Exodes] to Z [Zika]
Leonard R. Krilov, MD
 8:40 AM  FPIES: Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH
 9:15 AM  The Denise Causa Keynote Lecture: Emerging Importance of the Microbiome
Josef Neu, MD
 9:45 AM  Questions and Answers
10:00 AM Break -Visit Exhibits
10:30 AM Online Technologies to Make Dermatologic Diagnosis
Jim Treat, MD
 11:05 AM Don't Hide Behind the Screen: Pediatric Developmental Assessment
Robert G. Voigt, MD, FAAP
 11:40 AM Paroxysmal Spells: It's Not Always a Seizure
Stephanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, MD
 12:10 PM Questions and Answers
 12:30 PM Lunch and Visit Exhibits
 1:25 PM Introduction
Marshall Ohring, MD
 1:30 PM Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH
 2:00 PM “Physician” Formula Intolerance: Selecting the Appropriate Infant Formula
Josef Neu, MD
 2:30 PM Unique Sports Medicine Issues for the Female Athlete
Matthew Fazekas MD
 3:00 PM Questions and Answers
 3:15 PM Break- Visit Exhibits
 3:30 PM The Case for HPV
Leonard R. Krilov, MD
 4:00 PM What's New in Atopic Dermatitis
Jim Treat, MD
 4:30 PM Questions and Answers
 4:45 PM Adjourn

 Sunday, November 6, 2016

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
7:55 AM Welcome
Rosha McCoy, MD
 8:00 AM ADHD or Not ADHD: That is the Question
Robert G. Voigt, MD, FAAP
 8:30 AM Skin Manifestations of Nutritional Disease
Jim Treat, MD
 9:00 AM Dietary Therapy for Gastrointestinal Allergic Diseases
Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH
 9:35 AM Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!—Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
David Rube, MD
 10:05 AM Questions and Answers
 10:20 AM Break - Visit Exhibits
 10:40 AM Newborn Nursery Dilemmas
Josef Neu, MD
 11:10 AM An Autism CHAT: It's Not Just a Checklist
Robert G. Voigt, MD, FAAP
 11:40 AM Red Book Update
Leonard R. Krilov, MD
 12:10 PM Questions and Answers
 12:30 PM

Round-Table Talks
Please note that this will be limited to 12 per table. Please pre-register and provide your top two choices.

TABLE 1: Interesting ID Cases
Leonard R. Krilov, MD

TABLE 2: Can You Identify the Rash?
Jim Treat, MD

TABLE 3: Making a Developmental Diagnosis in the Office
Robert G. Voigt, MD, FAAP

TABLE 4: Case Studies in G-I Allergies
Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH

TABLE 5: Newborn Emergencies for the General Pediatrician
Josef Neu, MD

TABLE 6: Adolescent Depression: Screening and Referral
David Rube, MD

TABLE 7: Hands-on Sideline Concussion Assessment
Matthew Fazekas, MD

TABLE 8: Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes - Case Presentations
Stefanie Berry, MD

TABLE 9: Asthma Update on Medications, Gadgets and Gizmos

TABLE 10: Overcoming the Feeding Woes of Babies Born with Cleft lip/ Cleft palate
Margaret Grell MD; Kristen Deluca MS, CCC-SLP; Josephine Greto MS, RD, LD/N

TABLE 11: AAP UTI guidelines; awareness, agreement and barriers for implementation
Xamayta Negroni-Balasquide, MD

TABLE 12: Minor Office Procedures
David Hooke, MD



Hotel Information

Diplomat Resort
3555 S. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida

A block of standard rooms at a group rate of $263.00 plus tax per night single/double has been reserved at the Diplomat Resort (beach location):

To make your reservations, contact the reservation desk at 855-689-2911, or you may contact the hotel directly at 954-602-6000 – GROUP CODE is GJDJ28, or make your reservation online.

Registrants who are staying at the hotel should notify the Hotel Reservation Clerk during check-in of any changes to their stay at check-in so as to avoid early check out penalties.

Reservations must be received by October 04, 2016. Please book early as rooms may sell out prior to the cut-off date. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be confirmed on a space available basis.


The registration fee includes complimentary self-parking in the hotel garage. You may pick up your voucher at the course registration desk each morning. Please note that only one (1) voucher will be issued per day per vehicle. Valet parking is not included in the registration fee and will be charged at prevailing rates.

Airport Information

Diplomat Resort is ideally situated on the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood and is easily accessible from the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport (closest) or Miami International Airport (more distant).


Director Emeritus

Arnold L. Tanis, MD, FAAP
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Nova Southeastern Osteopathic School of Medicine
Davie, Florida
Department of Medicine – Pediatrics
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, Florida

Symposium Director

Marshall Ohring, MD, FAAP
Department of Medicine – Pediatrics
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, Florida


Symposium Co-Directors

Rosha McCoy, MD, FAAP
Director of Medical Affairs
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, Florida

Ronald Ford MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Program
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, Florida


Program Coordinators

Tamara M. Gonzalez
Department of Medical Education
Memorial Healthcare System

Paola Goyeneche, MBA
Department of Medical Education
Memorial Healthcare System


National Faculty

Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Mount Sinai Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Leonard R. Krilov, MD
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center
Winthrop University Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

Josef Neu, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Neonatology Fellowship Training Program
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Jim Treat, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Dermatology
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Dermatology
Education director, Pediatric Dermatology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Robert G. Voigt, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Section of Developmental Pediatrics
Program Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Director: Autism Center and Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas


Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Faculty

Stefanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Matthew Fazekas, MD
Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Margaret Grell, MD
Team Leader

Kristen Deluca MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Josephine Greto MS, RD, LD/N
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

David Hooke, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Juan Martinez, MD
Medical Director
Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Secretary-Treasurer of Medical Advisory Committee
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Xamayta Negroni-Balasquide, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

David M. Rube, MD
Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL