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2016 Webinar Series

 

       
         

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Understanding Immunization Matters in Preterm & Early Infancy
Wednesday, June 29th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Immunizations are a crucial part of routine care for infants worldwide. This webinar will go over vaccine preventable diseases in infants, including those infants who are premature. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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Marietta Vazquez, MD - ppt.
Kristin Gerard, MPH - ppt.

       
       

Lead Poisoning Prevention in CT: Why the Second Screening is Important
Wednesday, July 20th   12:10 – 1:00PM
Childhood Lead Poisoning is the most common pediatric public health problem, yet it is entirely preventable. Understand why screening is so important. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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Immunization Update 2016
Thursday, September 8th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Join us for this webinar featuring the latest information on vaccines and a forecast of this year's flu season.  Our presenter will review recently updated vaccine schedules and discuss the latest information regarding meningococcal and HPV immunizations.  An overview of updates to CDC’s 2016 Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit will also be provided. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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Identifying Sentinel Injuries and Appropriate Next Steps for Medical Providers
Tuesday, September 13th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Many cases of child physical abuse involve injuries that clearly are inflicted by a caregiver of the child. There are many more types of injuries, however, that escape notice by primary care physicians and other medical providers. These injuries can be medically minor but forensically significant, and identifying these injuries early may lead to protection of children and prevention of further serious harm.  This session will review these “sentinel injuries” and identify appropriate next steps for medical providers. 
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New Ways for Pediatricians to Think About Common Surgical Problems
Wednesday, September 28th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
This webinar will cover several prevalent pediatric surgical conditions that are commonly seen by general pediatricians and whose management paradigm has evolved over time.  All topics will be covered using a pragmatic approach, and emphasizing the best available evidence and when surgery can be safely avoided.
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* WARNING these slides conatin sensitive images.

       
       

Opiate Abuse and Overdose -These Children Belong To Us
Wednesday, October 19th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Prescription opiate drug abuse and narcotic overdoses is on the rise in Connecticut.  It has become increasingly important for pediatricians to engage their patients , families and communities in conversations about substance abuse.  It remains imperative that providers feel comfortable and are committed to substance abuse screening in primary care. Simple screening tools and resources regarding the response to screens form an essential part of this process.   This session will help providers feel comfortable screening for substance abuse in their primary care office and embrace the national model of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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To Eat Gluten or Not To Eat Gluten: Answers to Questions on Celiac Disease and Gluten-Related Disorders in Pediatrics 
Wednesday, November 2nd - 12:10 to 1:00PM
The Gluten-free diet and Gluten-free products are increasingly popular, but are they suitable for everyone? While a diet without gluten may work for adults, there are some considerations for pediatricians who may be advising parents regarding the gluten-free diet. 
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An Autism Primer for the PCP: What to Expect, When to Refer
Wednesday, November 9th - 12:10 to 1:00PM (PART 1 of 6 part series)
Autism Spectrum Disorders are now being recognized in increasing numbers of children.  Autism is being seen in such numbers (1 in 68 children) that every pediatric practice in the state of Connecticut will have several patients with this diagnosis.  This introductory presentation of a Webinar Series on Autism Spectrum Disorders will focus on how children initially present, their outcomes and the unique issues present in some of these children.  With this information, it becomes easier for primary care providers to support these children and families and identify the need for additional help when these children are not making the progress they should.
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Update: New and Changing Definitions
Tuesday, November 15th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Prenatal Alcohol exposure is common and the incidence of  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders may be as high as 2% of the general population. These disorders tend to be underrecognized in children, particularly in high risk groups such as children in foster care or other out of home placements. This presentation will review updated information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders including updated diagnostic criteria. In this talk, the different diagnoses included under the umbrella of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders will be defined. The epidemiology of FASDs, ways to screen for prenatal alcohol use in pediatric practice, evidence-based interventions for children with significant prenatal alcohol exposure and practical tips for pediatricians in practice will be reviewed.
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Identifying and Addressing Adverse Childhood Events & Trauma Related Symptoms in Primary Care Settings
Tuesday, December 13th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
There are many types of traumatic experiences that can affect children. It is important to identify how trauma may show up in your patients and families. Knowing how to screen for it and once it’s recognized, knowing what to do next is what we will learn about today. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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Anxiety First Aid - Office Based Strategies for Children and Parents
Friday, December 16th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems in youth but often go undetected for long periods of time after the onset of the disorder. Primary care providers who are equipped to identify childhood anxiety problems and to provide children and parents with brief, practical, and effective tools can be crucial to ameliorating the course of a child's anxiety. This webinar will focus on such brief, office-based, strategies. From knowing what questions to ask, to what advice to give to parents, and to what tools a child can learn in 1-2 minutes that can help with coping with anxiety. Pharmacological treatment strategies will be reviewed and discussed with best practice recommendations.

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