Adolescent Medicine Conference 2023
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, mental health providers and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of adolescents and young adults. This course is designed to stimulate the health professional to become more knowledgeable about the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of adolescent medical, emotional and social problems and to become more proficient in providing office-based preventive services and counseling to adolescents.
The Adolescent Medicine 2023 course will be presented in-person at the Longwood Inn. The majority of the plenary sessions, and a selection of the workshops, will be available virtually for participants unable to attend in person.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:
- Integrate findings from research and clinical innovations with the delivery of adolescent patient-centered care
- Apply the principles of quality improvement, addressing systems and practice issues, into clinical activities
- Model communication skills with adolescents and their families
- Identify the newest recommendations for topics such as adolescent vaccinations, sexually transmitted infections, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment of chronic pain and anxiety and depression.
- Develop strategies to diagnose, treat or manage adolescent conditions, including sports injuries, chronic disease, and substance abuse.
AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 18.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
This course has been approved for 18.0 continuing education credits.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 18.0 ACE CE continuing education credits
Opioid and prescription drug misuse, challenging legal issues in adolescent medicine, the adolescent vaping epidemic, and Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorders in Primary Care meets the requirements for 3.0 Risk Management Credit as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. This includes 1 credit of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has reviewed and approved the course to fulfill the state opioid training requirement.
Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials, along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.
|Ida Assefa||Katelin Blackburn|
|Joanna Brown||Loren DAngelo|
|John Emans||Michael Ferguson|
|Shannon Fitzgerald||Sara Forman|
|Anuj Goel||Jacob Gartz|
|Patricia Ibeziako||Grace Jhe|
|Tonya Lemonious||Lisa Mancini|
|William Meehan||Pamela Murray|
|Hannah Rauchle||Michael Rich|
|Dennis Rosen||Margaret Stefater-Richards|
|Erin Towler||Michael Tsappis|
|Kathleen Waddicor||Dascha Weir|
|Josh Borus||Amanda Bryson|
|Jessica Calihan||Susan Fitzgerald|
|Melissa Freizinger||Nanci Ginty Butler|
|Holly Gooding||Carly Guss|
|Elaine Kaye||Hung Le|
|Alyssa Lebel||Rebecca O’Brien|
|Andrea Pettinato||Frinny Polanco-Walters|
|Tracy Richmond||Lydia Shrier|
|Matt Tvedte||Gabriela Vargas|
Lesley Niccolini No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose
Greg Durkin (Nursing) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate
Crystal Tom (Pharmacy) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate
Pamela Charmarro (Social Work) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate
Eugene D’Angelo (Psychology) No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose or as appropriate
The following course faculty have reported the following disclosures:
|Name||Company and Relationship|
|Amy DiVasta||Organon, recipient of investigator|
|Christine Lee||Echosens, Research grant;|
|Sharon Levy||Expert witness on cannabis litigation, Consultant|
|Kristen Moffitt||GSK, Patent beneficiary on IP out-licensed by BCH; ContraFect, Site PI of phase 3 trial- research funds only|
|Sarah Pitts||Merck (Merck Sharp & Donhme a subsidiary of Merck & Co, Inc.), PI on Research Grant|
|Eugenia Chan||UpToDate, peer review royalties; American Board of Pediatrics, Independent Contractor|
|Areej Hassan||Organon, clinical trainer for Nexplanon (implant)|
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