Pediatric Symposium Schedule

Program and speakers are subject to change.

Saturday, November 17

Time Topic Moderator and/or Speaker
7:30 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 am
Welcome and Introductions Marshall Ohring, MD
8:05 am
Antibiotic Stewardship and Acne
Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD
8:40 am One Infection Too Many! Approach to the Child with Recurrent Infections Ronald M. Ferdman, MD
9:15 am
Top New Articles in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Gary S. Marshall, MD
9:45 am
Questions and Answers  
10:00 am
Break - Visit Exhibits

10:30 am
“Giving Peace a Chance” Managing Aggression in Youth

Michael A. Scharf, MD

11:05 am Cardiac Conditions that Raise the Pediatrician’s Heart Rate Maryanne Regina Chrisant, MD
11:40 am The Hard Stuff: Pediatric Kidney Stones
Stephen Scott Sparks, MD
12:10 pm Questions and Answers   
12:30 pm Lunch and Visit Exhibits  
1:25 pm Introduction Rosha C. McCoy, MD
1:30 pm Tick Borne Diseases: Lyme and Others Gary S. Marshall, MD
2:00 pm Genetic Testing 101 for Pediatricians Francis Jeshira (Jessie) Reynoso Santos, MD
2:30 pm Order from Disorder: Pearls for ADHD Treatment in Primary Care Michael A. Scharf, MD
3:00 pm Questions and Answers  
3:15 pm
Break- Visit Exhibits  
3:30 pm Hydronephrosis and Pelviectasis: When to Test and Refer Stephen Scott Sparks, MD
4:00 pm Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Manage Atopic Dermatitis Sheila Fallon Friedlander 
4:30 pm Questions and Answers  
4:45 pm Adjourn  

Sunday, November 18

Time Topic Moderator/Speaker
7:30 am Continental Breakfast and Exhibits


7:55 am Welcome Ronald Andrew Ford, MD
8:00 am
Prolonged and Recurrent Unexplained Fevers
Gary S. Marshall, MD
8:30 am
Early Recognition and Management of Anaphylaxis in the Office Setting
Ronald M. Ferdman, MD, MEd
9:00 am
What’s New in Sickle Cell
Kerice Ann Pinkney, MD
9:30 am Drip, Drip, Drip: Urinary Frequency and Enuresis
Stephen Scott Sparks, MD
10:00 am
Questions and Answers
10:20 am
Break and Visit Exhibits

10:40 am
Dealing with Youth Suicide: Trends, Insights and Assessing and Managing Risks
Michael A. Scharf, MD
11:10 am
The Heat is On! Moles, Melanoma and Sun Protection
Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD
11:40 am
Do Nut Be Confused: New Guidelines for Diagnosis and Prevention of Food Allergies
Ronald M. Ferdman, MD, MEd
12:10 pm
Questions and Answers

12:30 pm Round Table Session and Lunch (see topics below)


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: Answering Your Questions about Pediatric Mental Health
Michael A. Scharf, MD

Table 2: Navigating the Waters of Vaccine Hesitancy
Gary S. Marshall, MD

Table 3: Case Studies in Pediatric Dermatology
Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD

Table 4: Management and Treatment of Food Allergies
Ronald M. Ferdman, MD, MEd

Table 5: The Infant Penis: Phimosis, Foreskin Adhesions, Hypospadias “To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise, etc.”
Stephen Scott Sparks, MD

Table 6: Genetic Approach to the Child with Learning Difficulties
Francis Jeshira (Jessie) Reynoso, MD
Kimberly Glaser

Table 7: Pediatrician’s Approach to Anemia
Kerice Pinkney, MD

Table 8: Asthma Gadgets and Gizmos
Carolina Miranda Torres, MD

Table 9: ER/Office-Based Procedures
ED Team: David Nevil Robert Hooke, DO

Table 10: Splinting Workshop
Matthew Fazekas, MD

Table 11: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and Other Menstrual Issues
Elba Amalia Iglesias, MD

Table 12: Depression Screening for the Pediatrician
David M. Rube, MD
Brandy Hughley