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Michael J. Bresnan Course 2022

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The Michael J. Bresnan Continuing Education Course in Child Neurology is an intensive, comprehensive review of new developments in child neurology, ranging from basic neuroscience of particular use to practicing clinicians to the latest evidence from clinical trials and studies that should influence the practice of child neurology. The faculty of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital serves as the core faculty for this course.

For more than three decades, the Bresnan Course has met the varied learning needs of both child neurology specialists and others from related disciplines and professions. We offer a wide array of content organized into thematic packages so participants can choose the most relevant sessions for their practice.

Course Format
In response to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 Bresnan Course pivoted to a virtual offering, which participants rated highly. In 2022 attendees will have access to a combination of prerecorded lectures to watch at their own pace, and engaging live virtual sessions including panel discussions, roundtable lunches, and interactive talks.

A total of 37* AMA PRA Category 1 credits will be presented as follows:

  • 16 hours of live/interactive presentations during the week of September 12-16, 2022
  • 21 hours of pre-recorded presentations available online for a period before, during, and after that week

Attendees have the option to register for the entire five-day course—Bresnan Complete—or for one or more of the following 4 packages: 

Bresnan 1: Fundamentals of Child Neurology- 8 Credit Hours 

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Recovery from Concussions
  • Updates in Diagnosing and Treating Headache Disorders in Children and Adolescents
  • When It’s Not Just a Headache
  • Latest Updates in Genetic Testing for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • First Time Seizure / When to Start Medications
  • Infantile Spasms Part 1: Overview for the Generalists

 Bresnan 2: Child Neurology in Clinical Practice- 8.5 Credit Hours

  • Movement Disorders
  • Topic TBD
  • Long COVID19Mental/Behavioral Health in Children with NDDs
  • Tics
  • Long Term Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Bresnan 3: Pediatric Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, and Sleep- 12.25 Credit Hours

  • Autoimmune Epilepsies
  • Status Epilepticus 
  • Epilepsy Surgery 
  • The EEG 
  • Seizure Detection Devices 
  • The Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy 
  • Infantile Spasms Part 2, Updates in Treatments/Protocols 
  • Epilepsy: Genetic Testing: When, How, Why 
  • Sleep: A National Public Health Priority 
  • Sleep: Treating Circadian Rhythm Disorders 
  • Sleep: Treating Children for Sleep Disorders: Hypersomnolence 
  • Special Presentation: Creativity and the Brain

Bresnan 4: Leading-Edge Specialty Topics in Child Neurology- 8.25 Credit Hours 

  • The Hypotonic Infant and Child, Including SMA Updates
  • Mitochondrial Disorders 
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Pediatric Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Preterm Brain Injury
  • What’s New in Neonatal Seizures and Epilepsy?
  • Neurometabolic Disorders


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Integrate advances in neuroscience into the care of children with neurological conditions.
  2. Recognize and implement critical updates in clinical practices and treatments.
  3. Meet the current practice needs and demands on medical providers across specialties and professions.

In 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 live activity for a maximum of 37.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 37.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CME – AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (37.00 hours), Non-Physician (Attendance) (37.00 hours), CNE (Nursing) (37.00 hours)

Disclosure Statement

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.

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.

Course Faculty:

Basil DarrasCaitlin Rollins
Beth SheidleyAnna Pinto
Kerri LaRovereJoshua August
Laura LehmanMelissa Tsuboyama
April LevinCoral Stredny
Christopher EllitAlyssa Ailion
Mark LibensonHannah Shapiro
Viviana BenitezLacey Smith
Lesley HayesJeffrey Bolton
Lance RodenChristelle Moufawad El AChkar
Christopher YuskaitisRoula Choueiri
Kinga TomczakAlexander Cohen
Stephanie DonatelliKarameh Kuemmerle
Elizabeth BarkoudahMargaret Wilson-Murphy
Agnieszka KielianIrina Anselm
Danielle KowalskiChellamani Harini
Clemente VegaKatrina Boyer
David UrionRichard Antonelli
Archana Patel 

CME Reviewer
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 Chamorro (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:

NameCompany and Relationship
Phillip PearlEisai, PTC Therapeutics, Consultant
Darius Ebrahimi-FakhariAstellas Pharmaceuticals, Research Grant
Joshua AugustHarmony Biosciences, Researcher
Maitreyi MazumdarPfizer, spouse employment
Robert StoweNeurocrine Biosciences, Consultant
Tobias LoddenkemperEpitel, EEG sensor donations, active NIH grant, pending research contract paid to BCH; MIKU, Research Grant through Epilepsy Foundation/Epilepsy Venture fund; Upsher Smith, Proximagen,  UCB (Research contract started with Upsher, was then sold to Proximagen, then sold to UCB, ended this year)), Research Contract to investigate seizure clusters; Mallinckrodt, Research contract; SmartWatch, Epitel, Embrace, Neuroelectrics, Device Donations
Siddharth SrivastavaGLG, Consultant; Guidepoint, Consultant; Novartis, Consultant; ExpertConnect, Consultant; Orchard Therapeutics, Consultant
Kiran MaskiTakeda, Consultant; Harmony, Consultant; KemPharm, Consultant; Alkermes, Consultant; Jazz, Consultant; Jazz, grant support; Harmony, grant support
Partha GhoshCVS CareMark, Consultant; PTC, Ad hoc scientific advisor; Sarepta, Ad hoc advisor
Janet SoulUCB, research support
Heather OlsonTakeda Pharmaceuticals, Consultant; Zogenix, Consultant; Ovid Therapeutics, Consultant; Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Consultant; FOXG1 Research Foundation, Consultant 
Sarah SpenceRoche, Research support; GW pharma, research support;
Mark GormanGenentech, Research support; Pfizer, research funding
Nicole UllrichAstra Zeneca, speaker; University of Alabama Birmingham Research Foundation, royalties; UpToDate, royalties
Scott PomeroyNational Cancer Institute, grant funding; National Human Genome Institute, grant funding; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, grant funding; Children’s Oncology Group, grant funding; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, grant funding

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