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Pinehurst Pediatric Symposium

| Date Posted: 9/25/2014

Pinehurst Pediatric Symposium 

October 25, 2014

 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m


Please join us for our Pinehurst Pediatric Symposium


7:00 a.m.         Breakfast & Registration

 8:00 a.m.         Welcome

 8:15 a.m.         Topic:  Updates on Sinusitis, Pneumonia, Otitis Media, and Strep      Pharyngitis: A Guide to the Guidelines

Speaker:  Niraj C. Patel, MD, Carolinas HealthCare System, Levine Children’s Hospital


  • Recognize and provide optimal management for children with sinusitis and pneumonia
    • Recognize and provide optimal management for children with otitis media and GAS pharyngitis

 9:00 a.m.         Topic:  Common Overuse Injuries in Sports

Speaker:  Matthew E. Ravish, DO, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Brenner Children’s Hospital


  • Describe the common overuse injuries in young athletes based on age and sporting activity
  • Examine what makes overuse injuries unique in growing children and adolescents
  • Formulate an approach to the evaluation and treatment of overuse injuries


9:45 a.m.         Topic 1:  Childhood Obesity, Evaluation and Management

Speaker:  Robert P. Schwartz, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine


  • Identity the societal causes of the obesity epidemic
  • Describe the evaluation and office management of the overweight/obese child or adolescent     


10:15 a.m.       Break


10:30 a.m.       Topic 2:  Type 2Diabetes in Adolescents

                        Speaker:  Robert P. Schwartz, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine


  • Describe the screening tests and management of type 2 diabetes
  • Examine the significance of the metabolic syndrome in adolescents


11: 00 a.m.      Topic:  Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Speaker:  Michelle M. Macias, MD, Medical University of South Carolina


  • Describe early social & communication “red flags” for autism spectrum disorders
  • Identify ASD surveillance and screening tools


11: 45 a.m.      Topic:  Evaluation and Management of Headache in Children

Speaker: Michael B. Tennison, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Describe the epidemiology of childhood headache including the frequency of childhood migraine and rarity of serious intracranial lesions 
  • Recognize the “red flags” that suggest a serious etiology of headache
  • Examine criteria for diagnosing, the rescue and preventative treatments of childhood migraine
  • Make appropriate referrals of patients with headache


12:30 p.m.       Wrap up and Evaluations



Accreditation Statement:  FirstHealth of the Carolinas is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Statement:  FirstHealth of the Carolinas designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsÔ.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Sponsor:  This program is being offered by FirstHealth’s Office of Continuing Medical Education.  Please call (910) 715-1582 or 1583 to register.


Please call (910) 715-1582 or 1583 if ADA accommodations are needed.

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