The Future of Pediatric Practice 2019

30/08/2019 - 01/09/2019 • Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8443

Schedule

  • 30 August
  • 31 August
  • 01 September

Registration / Check-In Open

08:00 AM 09:00 PM

Exhibitor Setup

08:00 AM 02:30 PM

Pediatric Resident Forum Lunch, Networking, & Poster Setup

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

Resident Poster Presentations

12:45 PM 02:45 PM

Dr. Shani Cunningham

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Resident Speed Mentoring

12:45 PM 02:45 PM

Mr. Douglas Bell Esq.

Mr. Matthew Davis

Mrs. Alyssa  Greenstein RD, LD/N, FAND

Dr. Lisa  Gwynn DO, MBA, FAAP, CPE

Mr. Chip Hart

Dr. Eugene Hershorin MD, FAAP

Dr. Lela Hobby DNP MSN PHNA-BC

Dr. Madeline Joseph MD, FAAP, FACEP

R. Meredith Plant, MD

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Dr. Tommy Schechtman MD, MSPH, FAAP

Exhibit Hall Open

02:30 PM 07:15 PM

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Poster Setup

02:30 PM 07:15 PM

Resident Poster Scoring

02:45 PM 03:15 PM

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Snack and Networking Break

02:45 PM 03:15 PM

Brain Bowl Preliminary Rounds

03:15 PM 05:30 PM

Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Snack and Networking Break

05:15 PM 05:30 PM

Brain Bowl Final Round and Resident Abstract Awards Presentation

05:30 PM 06:45 PM

Dr. Sara "Sally" H. Goza MD, FAAP

Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Exhibits and Entertainment

06:45 PM 07:15 PM

Family Reception

07:15 PM 09:15 PM

Registration / Check-In Open

06:15 AM 05:30 PM

Breakfast and Exhibits

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

06:30 AM 05:00 PM

Stretching/Yoga

06:30 AM 07:15 AM

Dr. Lela Hobby DNP MSN PHNA-BC

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Poster Setup

07:00 AM 07:45 AM

Student Forum Oral Presentation Setup

07:00 AM 07:45 AM

AAP Update: Imagine Where We Can Go

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Dr. Sara "Sally" H. Goza MD, FAAP

Pediatric Medical Student Welcome

07:55 AM 08:00 AM

Dr. Maria Kelly, MD

Medical Student Research Forum Oral Presentations, Session I

08:00 AM 09:15 AM

Updates on the Assessment and Management of mild TBI/Concussion in Children

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Dr. Madeline Joseph MD, FAAP, FACEP

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Group Photo

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

Physician Burnout: Medical Professional Crisis

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

Mrs. Robin Wessels MBA, BSN, RN, LHRM

Medical Student Research Forum Poster Presentations, Session I

09:30 AM 11:15 AM

Snack and Networking Break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Learning Lab: Culinary Medicine

10:30 AM 10:45 AM

Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (Saturday AM Sessions)

11:00 AM 11:45 AM

Dr. Sara "Sally" H. Goza MD, FAAP

Dr. Madeline Joseph MD, FAAP, FACEP

Mrs. Robin Wessels MBA, BSN, RN, LHRM

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Keynote Presentation

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Recent Thought Provoking Articles in Pediatrics

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Dr. Matthew Garber MD, FAAP

Medical Student Research Forum Luncheon & Career Discussions

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Attendee Luncheon - NBN & Pediatric Care for Opioid Exposed Infants

12:45 PM 01:15 PM

DF Dr. K. Dawn Forbes, MD

Attendee Luncheon - Science and Strategies for Protecting Children from Developing a Food Allergy

12:45 PM 01:15 PM

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Networking and Exhibits

01:15 PM 01:45 PM

Learning Lab: The Magical Vision Screening

01:15 PM 01:30 PM

FCAAP Update and Awards Presentations

01:45 PM 02:15 PM

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Medical Student Research Forum Poster Presentations, Session II

01:45 PM 03:30 PM

Supporting the Grieving Child and Family

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Dr. David Schonfeld MD, FAAP

Pediatrician as Advocate

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

Medical Student Research Forum Oral Presentations, Session II

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Snack and Networking Break

04:15 PM 04:45 PM

Learning Lab: E-Epidemic - Vaping and Youth

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Conclusion & Awards Presentation

04:30 PM 05:00 PM

Dr. Maria Kelly, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (Saturday PM Sessions)

04:45 PM 05:30 PM

Dr. Matthew Garber MD, FAAP

Dr. David Schonfeld MD, FAAP

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

Board Meet & Greet (for select partners, by invitation only)

05:45 PM 06:15 PM

Registration / Check-In Open

06:15 AM 02:15 PM

Breakfast and Exhibits

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

06:30 AM 11:00 AM

Stretching/Yoga

06:30 AM 07:15 AM

Dr. Lela Hobby DNP MSN PHNA-BC

Adolescent Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Overuse in Pediatrics and Value-based Care

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Dr. Matthew Garber MD, FAAP

Weaponized Social Media - What You Don't Know Could Crush You!

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

Supporting Children, Families, and Ourselves at Times of Crisis

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Dr. David Schonfeld MD, FAAP

Big Thunder Moutain Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (AM Sessions)

09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Dr. Nicole Torres M.D., FAAP

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

Carousel of Progress Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (AM Sessions)

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

Dr. Matthew Garber MD, FAAP

Dr. David Schonfeld MD, FAAP

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Snack and Networking Break

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Learning Lab: Culinary Medicine

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

Incorporating Mental Health Practice in Pediatric Primary Care: Making It Work

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Dr. Paola Herrera, MD

Dr. Tommy Schechtman MD, MSPH, FAAP

Adolescent Eating Disorders in an Inpatient Setting

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Infant Feeding and Supporting Breastfeeding Families

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Dr. Cara Cannon MD, MS, IBCLC

Neurosurgery for Pediatric Providers

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Dr. Lance Governale MD, FAANS, FAAP

Big Thunder Mountain Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (PM Sessions)

12:30 PM 01:00 PM

Dr. Cara Cannon MD, MS, IBCLC

Dr. Paola Herrera, MD

Dr. Tommy Schechtman MD, MSPH, FAAP

Dr. Nicole Torres M.D., FAAP

Carousel of Progress Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (PM Sessions)

12:30 PM 01:00 PM

Dr. Lance Governale MD, FAANS, FAAP

Dr. Paul  Robinson MD, FAAP

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Practice Management Track Luncheon

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Recruit, Engage and Retain Patients

02:00 PM 02:45 PM

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

Lower Your Costs, Increase Your Revenues, Improve Productivity

02:45 PM 03:30 PM

Mr. Chip Hart

Streamline Operations, Overhaul Processes, Effectively Manage Your Practice

03:30 PM 04:15 PM

Ms. Susanne  Madden MBA, PCMH CCE

Ask The Experts!

04:15 PM 05:00 PM

Mr. Chip Hart

Dr. Eugene Hershorin MD, FAAP

Ms. Susanne  Madden MBA, PCMH CCE

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

Exhibitors

Speakers

Mr. Douglas Bell Esq.

FCAAP Lobbyist
Metz, Husband & Daughton, PA
Doug Bell focuses his practice on government affairs and administrative law, where he has worked in various policy areas focusing on healthcare, insurance, general business issues and various local government issues.

With 20 years of legislative experience, Doug represents clients such as Avis Budget Group, McDonald’s Corporation, Progressive Insurance Company, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, and Daiichi Sankyo.

He has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. Doug has also been noted in Florida Trend Magazine as a member of the Florida Legal Elite, and has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America® publication.

30 August

Dr. Cara Cannon MD, MS, IBCLC

Lakeside Peditrics
Dr. Cara Cannon, MD, MS, IBCLC, has an undergraduate and masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, respectively. She earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado and completed her pediatric residency at UNC Chapel Hill. She practices at Lakeside Pediatrics in Lakeland, FL where she specializes in support of breastfeeding dyads through breastfeeding classes, newborn nursery rounding, and daily lactation visits. She is passionate about breastfeeding education and increasing breastfeeding rates in Polk County.

01 September

01 September

Dr. Shani Cunningham

Pediatric Hospitalist
Advent Health for Children
Dr. Cunningham is a pediatric hospitalist in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Cunningham holds a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. She completed medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cunningham completed her pediatrics residency training and a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children’s Hospital. During fellowship her focus was on clinical practice guideline development.

Dr. Cunningham enjoys teaching and works closely with the residency program at Advent Health. She is a member of the AAP Section of Hospital Medicine and AAP Section of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Her clinical interests include nutrition, infectious disease, and fluids in the inpatient setting. She is married and is the mother of 2 girls.

30 August

Mr. Matthew Davis

Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Matthew Davis is a Financial Advisor with Gainesville, FL office of Northwestern Mutual. Raised in the Gainesville area, Matthew left and joined the Army in 2006. During his 4 years of service he was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and served one tour to Iraq. After his honorable discharge in 2010, he attended the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Finance at the Warrington College of Business. During his time at UF, he served as the President of the Collegiate Veterans Society and started his career with Northwestern Mutual as an intern in 2012. He is also a graduating member of the 43rd class of Leadership Gainesville. His passions are Florida Gator sports and volunteering. Most of his volunteering time is spent on military/veteran advocacy and Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation fundraising—the leading national charity for Pediatric Cancer research. Matthew specializes in working with Resident Physicians, helping them develop their first written financial plan. Counseling on topics from student loans, saving strategies, insurance planning, and investments.

30 August

DF

Dr. K. Dawn Forbes, MD

CEO & Founder
NASCEND, LLC

31 August

Dr. Matthew Garber MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Florida COM
Dr. Garber is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville. He is a founding member and medical director of the AAP’s Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network and Chair of the Section on Hospital Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, his medical degree from the University of South Florida, and completed his pediatric residency training at the University of South Carolina. He was the 2017 American Board of Pediatrics Paul V. Miles Fellow. Dr. Garber’s primary interests include evidence based medicine and decreasing waste and overuse through quality improvement.

31 August

31 August

01 September

01 September

Dr. Lance Governale MD, FAANS, FAAP

Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida
Lance S. Governale, MD, FAANS, FAAP is the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the L.D. Hupp Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics. He joined the University of Florida’s Department of Neurological Surgery in 2017 after serving as a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Governale obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland, research training from the National Institutes of Health, and his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He then stayed at Harvard to complete neurosurgical residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and pediatric neurosurgical fellowship training at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Dr. Governale has the distinction of having received awards from his colleagues for excellence in research, teaching, and clinical care, including the Harvard Medical School Richardson Research Fellowship for MD Scientists and a nomination for the Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. His research interests focus on clinical outcomes, quality improvement, and medical informatics; and he is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Although he enjoys the full range of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Governale is especially interested in craniosynostosis, minimally invasive neurosurgery (including endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, pituitary disease, and skull base disease), brain / spinal cord tumors, tethered spinal cords, arachnoid cysts, and cavernous malformations. He is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

01 September

01 September

Dr. Sara "Sally" H. Goza MD, FAAP

2019 President-Elect
American Academy of Pediatrics
Sally Goza, MD, FAAP, is the 2019 President-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Goza will begin her one-year term as AAP president on Jan. 1, 2020.

Dr. Goza is a general pediatrician and has had the privilege of taking care of children in her hometown of Fayetteville, Ga., for over 30 years. She is a managing partner in First Georgia Physicians Group.

After graduating from Rhodes College, Dr. Goza attended Medical College of Georgia for her medical degree. Her internship and residency were at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Goza is on the Community Physicians Advisory Board for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

She has been involved with the AAP Georgia Chapter for over 20 years, including serving on the Board of Directors, Medicaid Task Force and as chapter president. She currently is on the legislative committee, the fall planning group and the Board of the Pediatric Foundation of Georgia.

Dr. Goza was on the National Nominating Committee and was District X representative to the Board of Directors. While on the board, she was chair of oversight committees to practice, marketing/sales, strategic planning and finance. She was selected by her colleagues as the first at-large representative to the executive committee. She is the chair of the For Our Future Campaign Steering Committee.

Dr. Goza was involved in the Hub and Spoke quality improvement initiative and the development of the current AAP strategic plan. She represented the Academy at the Council for Medical Specialty Societies.

Dr. Goza is active in her community having served on the boards for Girl Scouts, Promise Place (domestic violence) and the Joseph Sams School for children with special needs.

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31 August

Mrs. Alyssa Greenstein RD, LD/N, FAND

Registered Dietitian
Florida Dairy Farmers and Dairy Council of Florida
Alyssa Greenstein, RD, LD/N is a Registered Dietitian with Florida Dairy Farmers and the Dairy Council of Florida. Alyssa assists health professionals by offering the tools necessary to help them educate their patients on the importance of 3-4 servings of nutrient-rich dairy everyday. She provides timely, scientifically sound nutrition information to the media, physicians, dietitians, nurses, educators, consumers and others concerned about fostering a healthier society. Alyssa is the immediate past president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has 20 years of experience in nutrition and is a graduate of FSU.

30 August

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Clinical Attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has more than 15 years of experience as a board-certified pediatrician and health researcher and currently serves as the director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR) and Science and Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research Program (SOAAR) where she is actively involved in clinical, epidemiological, and community-based research.

Dr. Gupta is nationally recognized for her groundbreaking research in the area of food allergy and asthma epidemiology; specifically, her research on childhood food allergy prevalence. She has also significantly contributed to academic research surrounding economic costs, pediatric management of food allergy and asthma, ED visits and hospitalizations, quality of life and community interventions especially in schools. Dr. Gupta has over 100 peer reviewed publications and her work has been featured in major TV networks and print media. Dr. Gupta strives to improve the lives of children and their families through her research and hopes to continue finding answers and shaping policies surrounding pediatric food allergy and asthma.

Dr. Gupta completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Louisville. She completed her medical residency at Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, University of Washington in Seattle, WA and then a pediatric health services research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She then received her Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.


31 August

Dr. Lisa Gwynn DO, MBA, FAAP, CPE

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Lisa Gwynn is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) and serves as Medical Director for the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, a program that provides a medical home to uninsured children, as well as Program Director for the School Health Initiative, 9 pediatric clinics in Miami-Dade County schools. Dr. Gwynn received her medical degree from NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her postgraduate medical training in Pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She worked in private practice for 9 years and joined the faculty at UMMSOM in 2010. In 2011, she earned her MBA, with a specialization in Health Sector Management and Policy from University of Miami School of Business. Her areas of interest include community pediatrics, telemedicine, school health, advocacy and healthcare delivery in underserved populations. She plays a large role in educating pediatric residents, medical, nursing and public health students on the complexities of caring for immigrant and underserved populations and how the social determinants of health play a large role in the well-being of children. Dr. Gwynn also is the Director of Innovation and Community Engagement for the Mailman Center for Child Development, and leads efforts to implement telemedicine programs within the center. She serves as Associate Division Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at UMMSOM.

Dr. Gwynn has over 12 years’ experience in the non-profit sector. In 2002, she co-founded a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and young adults with paralysis. Under her leadership, the organization developed an innovative injury prevention curriculum, endorsed by the Department of Education, offered to high school students throughout the State of Florida.

She is a Certified Physician Executive, Board Certified in Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Florida Chapter of the AAP and chair of the committee on Telemedicine. Dr. Gwynn remains steadfast in serving her community, and is a passionate advocate for kids, especially those children who are most marginalized in our society.

30 August

Mr. Chip Hart

Director of Pediatric Solutions
PCC
Chip Hart is the Director of Pediatric Solutions for PCC and the author of the Confessions of a Pediatric Practice Management Consultant blog - chipsblog.com. Mr. Hart is a nationally recognized speaker on topics such as pediatric practice management, physician compensation, and pediatric benchmarking.

30 August

01 September

01 September

Dr. Paola Herrera, MD

Behavioral Health Clinical Coordinator
Pediatric Partners
Dr. Paola Herrera completed her medical education and pediatric training in Venezuela.She graduated Medical School from Carabobo University and completed his pediatric residency at Hospital Central de Maracay.

Although she is not a practicing pediatrician in the United States, Paola has followed her passion for the care of children by taking a lead role in developing mental health and developmental services within a primary care pediatric practice.

She is the behavioral health clinical coordinator for Pediatric Partners in Palm Beach County.The practice is recognized by the NCQA as a level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and was the first practice in the State of Florida to earn NCQA’s Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration.

Paola leads a team that includes pediatricians, a co-located psychologist, social worker, case management and triage nurses. She also converted an exam room in to a sensory room that is used for patients with autism, special needs and/or sensory sensitivities to provide them a safe space to regulate their sense and feel calm during their visit.

01 September

01 September

Dr. Eugene Hershorin MD, FAAP

Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Eugene R. Hershorin, M.D., F.A.A.P., is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, and Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Hershorin specializes in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Hershorin received his medical degree from Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University and completed both his pediatric internship and pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Department of Pediatrics, where he also served as the Assistant Chief Resident. Dr. Hershorin has been named one of The Best Doctors in America and one of The Best Doctors in Florida on numerous occasions. Dr. Hershorin is currently serving his second term as the FCAAP Secretary.

30 August

01 September

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Concordia Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics
Harvard School of Medicine

31 August

Dr. Lela Hobby DNP MSN PHNA-BC

Professor and Program Coordinator
University of West Florida, School of Nursing
Dr. Lela Hobby is a University of West FL assistant professor and Program coordinator for the RN to BSN program.

She studied Yoga with the Himalayan Institute in 2006 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200E) with Yoga Alliance; she is also an American Council of Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor.

She received a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) from Medical College of Georgia, master’s in family health nursing with a minor in nursing education (MSN) from University of San Diego, and doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) in public health nursing from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Hobby is a board-certified, advanced-practice public health nurse who has experience developing and implementing community-based health promotion programs. Her main areas of research interest focus on preventing obesity, corporate wellness, and promoting oral health care in pre-school children.

30 August

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01 September

Dr. Madeline Joseph MD, FAAP, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville
Madeline M. Joseph, MD, FAAP, FACEP, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. She is the Associate Dean- College of Medicine Jacksonville for Inclusion and Equity. She is also the Assistant Chairman for Pediatric Quality Improvement, Emergency Medicine Department and the Division Chief and Medical Director of the UF Health Pediatric Weight Management Center at WCH. Dr. Joseph completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Florida and completed her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Birmingham in Alabama in 1992 and 1994 respectively. Dr. Joseph has numerous publications including 70 refereed-articles, 40 book chapters and 2 books. Dr. Joseph has served in leadership positions on numerous national Committees at the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also served as one of the main authors on the CDC guidelines on the assessment and management of mild TBI in children. In addition, Dr. Joseph is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Chapter of the AAP and is involved in numerous advocacy and quality initiatives to improve the healthcare for children in the state of Florida.

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Dr. Maria Kelly, MD

Associate Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine
Dr. Maria Kelly is an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. As a general pediatrician at the University of Florida, Dr. Kelly’s clinical duties include serving as an attending physician in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients in the University of Florida affiliated ambulatory pediatric clinics and at the Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kelly is also an awarded clinician educator that holds leadership roles in both undergraduate and graduate pediatric medical education. Her scholarly interests and research endeavors include topics relating to medical education and quality improvement.

31 August

31 August

Ms. Susanne Madden MBA, PCMH CCE

Founder and CEO
The Verden Group
Susanne is founder and CEO of The Verden Group, a consulting and business intelligence firm founded in 2007 to help medical practices navigate through the increasingly complex business of healthcare. She is also co-founder of Patient Centered Solutions, a subsidiary to Verden that is focused on helping practices achieve Patient Centered Medical Home recognition, and she is COO of the National Breastfeeding Center, a consulting firm that assists providers, hospitals and employers with providing lactation support services. In addition, she oversees The Policy Authority, an technology firm that tracks insurance companies medical policy changes and enables better search, as its Chief Knowledge Officer and most recently co-founded Independent Practice MSO, a healthcare service aggregator designed to lower cost for vaccines, medical supplies and a variety of needed services for independent pediatric practices.

Her career has spanned across several sections of the healthcare industry including working with health care providers, medical device manufacturers, and insurance companies. Prior to founding Verden in 2007, she was employed by UnitedHealthcare in the area of physician network management and advocacy and previously spent several years managing Pediatric and Surgical Specialty practices and working with hospitals. Her consulting work has focused on business development, Payer contract negotiations, vendor management and process improvement. A seasoned professional, she understands the many different challenges facing practices today.

With an MBA in both Management Systems and Information & Communication Systems, Susanne has applied her formal learning to understanding the principles of knowledge management and how information can be transformed into comprehension at all levels with the right facilitation. Her collective businesses are the culmination of that knowledge, each seeking to inform, transform and reform the business of healthcare today.

Susanne is an outspoken advocate for physicians, working with policy-makers in several states to bring about much needed reform of insurance companies business practices. With a keen focus on insurers’ ever-changing policies and the impact and cost of such changes on the provider community, Susanne is both a policy expert and a business strategist.

Susanne is a national expert in practice management and insurance company issues.

01 September

01 September

Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine (UF COM)/UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine (UF COM)/UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary and her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and went on to do a chief residency year at The Barbara Bush’s Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Paradise Black joined the faculty at (UF COM) in 2005 where she was the Associate Director of the pediatric residency program for five years, became the Program Director in 2010, and Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics, in 2017. Her professional areas of interest and expertise include curriculum development, blended learning, and patient- and family-centered care. Dr. Paradise Black is extensively involved in educational and professional development on both the local and national level. Locally, Dr. Paradise Black is a seven-time recipient of the UF COM Exemplary Teacher Award and nationally she was the recipient of the 2013 Association of Pediatric Program Directors’ Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education and the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association Mid-Career Faculty Teacher Award. She is married to Dr. Erik Black, an educational psychologist, and they have two amazing children, a son, Brennan, and a daughter, Ryan.

30 August

30 August

R. Meredith Plant, MD

Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of Pediatric Residency
University of South Florida
Meredith Plant, MD completed her Pediatric Residency in 2017 and is now an Assistant Professor at USF and Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency. She is a preceptor in inpatient and outpatient settings teaching students, interns, and senior pediatric residents. She is also the Pediatric Didactic and Clerkship director for the new USF Physician Assistant program. The physician assistant charter class of 2019 awarded her as the “Outstanding Clinical Preceptor”. She successfully passed her Pediatric Boards during her chief year as well as maintaining her Florida license. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics society and the Florida Chapter.
During her chief year, she and her co-chief instituted an innovative wellness house cup competition with the pediatric and combined medicine-pediatric residents to encourage community and wellness. They are also measuring burnout rates in attempt to decrease overall rates within the residency program. This quality improvement work was presented at the national spring Association of Pediatric Program Directors meeting in 2018. Annually, she orchestrates a fundraiser for a Holiday Party for some of our most underserved patients and their families; the party consists of a gift give-away for the children as well as gift cards for the families to help offset cost during a very difficult time. Most recently, she with the help of a few residents have published a chapter titled “The Essentials of Essential Oils” in Advances in Pediatrics, an annual journal that overviews “current areas of major progress and controversy.”

30 August

Dr. Paul Robinson MD, FAAP

President
Florida Chapter of the AAP
Dr. Robinson is the current President of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). He graduated with an M.D. degree from Vanderbilt (1983) where he completed his residency and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Robinson spent seven years in private practice in Jacksonville before going into academic medicine at the University of Missouri as Chief of Adolescent Medicine for 14 years. There he was director of the Residency Program for 5 years and was the Associate Chairman for Education in the Department of Pediatrics from 2002-2008. In late 2008, he returned to Florida to be closer to family. He joined Tallahassee Pediatrics for two years before joining the faculty at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program teaching pediatrics to residents.

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Dr. Tommy Schechtman MD, MSPH, FAAP

Founder
Pediatric Partners
Dr. Tommy Schechtman is a pediatrician in private practice and the founding partner of Pediatric Partners in Palm Beach County, Florida. He graduated Medical School from University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his pediatric residency at Texas Children’s Hospital. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas. He is a Past President of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the volunteer faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

As a pediatrician, his focus is providing exceptional care for all children. His practice specializes in providing behavioral, developmental, and mental health services. Dr. Schechtman has achieved NCQA Level 3 Recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home and has been awarded MGMA’s Superior Performance for Successful Medical Groups. Pediatric Partners is the first practice in the State of Florida to earn NCQA’s Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration.

He is the medical consultant for the Palm Beach County School District’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program and is a Board Member of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.

Dr. Schechtman was honored as Palm Beach County Medical Society’s 2016 Physician Hero of the Year and most recently the CDC presented him with the 2017 Childhood Immunization Champion Award for the State of Florida.

Dr. Schechtman is a dedicated advocate and community leader for children’s health and safety issues. Topics of interest include immunizations, gun safety and injury prevention, pediatric legislative advocacy, healthy schools, advancing pediatric mental health awareness and improving the access and quality of healthcare for Florida’s Medicaid and uninsured children.

30 August

01 September

01 September

Dr. David Schonfeld MD, FAAP

Professor of the Practice in Social Work and Pediatrics
University of Southern California
Dr. Schonfeld established and directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, located at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in the University of Southern California. He is Professor of the Practice in Social Work and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Prior faculty positions have been in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine; Head of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Chair of Pediatrics at Drexel University School of Medicine.

For over 30 years, he has provided consultation and training to schools on supporting students and staff at times of crisis and loss in the aftermath of numerous school crisis events and disasters within the United States and abroad, including school and community shootings and stabbings in Parkland, FL, Newton, CT, Benton, KY, Las Vegas, NC, Spokane, WA, Marysville, WA, Osaka, Japan, Corning, CA, Aurora, CO, Platte Canyon, CO, Chardon, Oh, and Townville, SC; flooding from Hurricanes Maria in San Juan, Sandy in NYC and NJ, Katrina in New Orleans and Ike in Galveston; tornadoes in Joplin, MO and Alabama; wildfires in Butte County, CA, Sonoma County, CA and in the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN; and the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. He coordinated the training for school crisis response teams for the NYC DOE after the events of September 11, 2001. Dr. Schonfeld frequently speaks (with over 1,000 presentations) on the topics of crisis and loss and has authored more than 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, and books. He has conducted school-based research (funded by NICHD, NIMH, NIDA, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, William T Grant Foundation, and other foundations) involving children’s understanding of and adjustment to serious illness and death and school-based interventions to promote adjustment and risk prevention. Dr. Schonfeld is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB)/National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB). He served as a Commissioner for both the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in CT. He served as President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 2006-7.

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31 August

01 September

01 September

Dr. Nicole Torres M.D., FAAP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Miami Clinic - Miami
Nicole S. Torres, MD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics within the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Torres received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. She earned her MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then completed a residency and chief residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Torres is board-certified in General Pediatrics and practices at UHealth Pediatrics in the suburbs of Miami, where she cares for children of all ages – from infancy to young adulthood. She is actively involved with the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Torres also serves as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program.

01 September

01 September

Mrs. Robin Wessels MBA, BSN, RN, LHRM

The Doctors Company
Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, SE Region
Robin Wessels has over 30 years of healthcare experience and a wealth of broad-based patient safety and risk management knowledge. She has held various positions including Director, Emergency Services at Howard County General Hospital, a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Columbia, Maryland, where she was responsible for daily operations, identifying process improvement and risk reduction opportunities in a high-volume Emergency Department.

In addition, Ms. Wessels held the position of Director, Corporate Risk Management at MedStar Health, Inc. in Columbia, Maryland where she was responsible for the analysis of risk management and claims data, strategic planning and coordination of loss control activities for the Department of Risk Management.

Ms. Wessels earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York and her master’s degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager (LHRM) in the state of Florida. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

31 August

31 August

Dr. Jeffrey Winer MD, MA, MSHS, FAAP

Pediatric Hospitalist
University of Florida - Jacksonville
Since moving to Florida four years ago, Dr. Winer has sought to advance clinical practice and medical education both locally in Jacksonville and at the state level. Dr. Winer is the Pediatric Subspecialist At Large Representative on the FCAAP Board of Directors, the Chair of the FCAAP Early Career Physicians Committee, and the 2019 Pediatric Resident Forum Coordinator.

Within his day-to-day practice, he spends half of his time as a clinical hospitalist and half of it serving as Wolfson Children's Hospital's Hospitalist Division Academic Clinical Quality Officer. Over the past four years, he has had the privilege of leading the hospital's effort to improve its discharge process, focusing not only on patient care and family education but also on improving communication and transition of care to the outpatient pediatricians. He has given patient safety and quality improvement noon conferences, grand rounds, and workshops locally, regionally, and nationally. He has published a quality improvement primer in the Florida Pediatrician.

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30 August

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30 August

01 September

01 September

Dr. Todd Wolynn MD, MM, IBCLC

President, CEO, and co-owner
Kids Plus Pediatrics
Dr. Todd Wolynn is President, CEO, and co-owner of Kids Plus Pediatrics — a cutting edge, independent practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also serves as Chief Executive Director of the nationally renowned Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh, and as CEO of the National Breastfeeding Center. An active member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Wolynn is a nationally recognized expert on pediatric sleep, breastfeeding, immunization, practice management, and the use of social media in pediatrics.

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31 August

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01 September

Before Brands

Luncheon Partner
SpoonfulOne’s mission is to help protect children from developing a food allergy.* Created by one of the global leaders in pediatric food allergies, SpoonfulOne is based on landmark research as well as proprietary studies. SpoonfulOne’s line of pediatric nutritional products was designed specifically for the Food Allergy Protection Plan, and each serving includes its Foundational Food Blend that contains all food groups responsible for over 90% of food allergies. These foods include peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (oats and wheat), soy, and sesame.

*For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age. FDA has determined, however, that the evidence supporting this claim is limited to one study. If your infant has severe eczema and/or egg allergy, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.


Mead Johnson

Luncheon Partner
At Mead Johnson, the health and development of infants and children is our sole concern.

We are the only global company focused primarily on infant and child nutrition. That singular devotion has made our flagship “Enfa” line the leading infant nutrition brand in the world.


Today, Mead Johnson develops and markets safe, high quality, innovative products that help meet the nutritional needs of infants and children. With more than 70 products in over 50 countries, Mead Johnson products are trusted by millions of parents and healthcare professionals around the world

Dairy Council of Florida / Florida Dairy Farmers

Family Reception Partner
Registered dieticians with the Dairy Council of Florida provide outreach to dieticians, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. The Council is considered a reliable source that offers sound, research-based information to assure the benefits of dairy are portrayed accurately. Dairy Council dieticians routinely make presentations at seminars and meetings where they deliver information on breaking research while reiterating the importance of keeping dairy in the diets of patients and children.

Extra Magic Items:
Family Reception Enhancement Sponsor - Ice Cream Station
Family Reception Sponsor - Photo Booth

PCC

Gold Partner
PCC (Physician’s Computer Company) is an independent software solutions firm exclusively working to meet the needs of independent pediatricians nationwide. We have the solution that gives you the attention you deserve and a dedication that goes far beyond what you expect, because we believe that pediatricians need more than just EHR and Practice Management software to thrive. They need a dedicated partner with the right tools and unlimited support that helps them get more time, more productivity, and more peace of mind.

Extra Magic Items:
Morning Yoga Sponsor

PMI

Gold Partner
Pediatric Management Institute is a full-service consulting firm providing an array of services to exclusively assist Pediatric practices, networks, and hospitals with:
  • Onsite & Remote Practice Assessments
  • Practice Valuation
  • Virtual-CFO Services
  • Business Intelligence Services
  • Physician/Shareholder compensation issues

Extra Magic Items:

Saturday Breakfast Sponsor
Sunday Breakfast Sponsor
Saturday Placemat Sponsor
Sunday Placemat Sponsor


Florida Health, The Power to Protect

Gold Partner
Research confirms that parents look to health care providers for the most accurate information regarding their family’s health, including vaccines. Doctors and medical professionals play a critical role in educating parents about vaccines, answering their questions and addressing safety concerns. The Florida Department of Health aims to increase awareness of the importance of vaccinations among pregnant women, parents/guardians, and healthcare providers across the state through the bilingual campaign called “The Power to Protect.” “The Power to Protect” is about empowering knowledge, prioritizing vaccination, and passing that protection on to our community and loved ones. More information and campaign materials for health care providers and parents can be found at: www.thepowertoprotect.org.

Tobacco Free Florida

Gold Partner

Sanofi Pasteur

Gold Partner
Vaccine Manufacturer

Ironshore Pharmaceuticals

Gold Partner
ADHD focused pharmaceutical company.

The Verden Group - Patient Centered Solutions

Bronze Partner
The Verden Group. Helping you to meet the challenges of operating an independent practice successfully, by providing expert advice, optimal service solutions and best prices buying options.

Florida Peanut Producers Association

Bronze Partner
Florida Peanut Producers Association is a grower Check-Off organization representing Florida’s peanut farmers in research, promotion and education. We will be sharing information with the attendees at this year’s FCAAP Conference on the benefits of early introduction of peanuts to prevent peanut allergies

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Bronze Partner
Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, University of Florida physicians at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services to patients from throughout Florida and the United States. UF Health Shands Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida . with some of the most specialized pediatric programs for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of complex conditions.

The Doctor's Company

Bronze Partner
About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 79,000 members and over $4.8 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings. Discover how we are taking the mal out of malpractice insurance at thedoctors.com.

Nutricia North America

Bronze Partner
Specialty advanced pediatric medical nutrition

PlusOptix

Bronze Partner
Extra Magic Items:
Learning Lab Provider

Plusoptix, a world leader in vision screening, was established 2 decades ago with a goal of reducing the impact of amblyopia. To this goal, Plusoptix was the first company to create an immediate result vision screener and the first auto-refractor designed for pediatrics. Today, the entire line of Plusoptix vision screeners are easy to use, have documented accuracy and are reimbursed by many insurance companies and state medicaid programs. Plusoptix vision screeners also have the lowest cost in the industry over the life of the screener and an industry leading Hassle-Free warranty.

Tris Pharma

Bronze Partner
Tris Pharma, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on the development of pharmaceutical and technology based products. At Tris Pharma, we’re committed to bringing together people technology, experience, and support programs to best serve those affected by ADHD. We’re continuing to invest in research dedicated to delivering innovative technology that offers patients with ADHD a range of treatment options.

MHS Assessments

Bronze Partner
A leading technology company focused on innovative digital delivery of data analysis and scientifically validated assessments for more than 30 years, Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) serves clients in corporate, clinical, educational, public safety, government, military, pharmaceutical, and research settings. With offices in North America and partners around the world, MHS is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and communities through technology.

SEPPA

Bronze Partner

About SEPPA

The Southeastern PANS/PANDAS Association is a group of medical professionals and parents who have teamed up to raise awareness of Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and a subset of PANS called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). We strive to support the medical community and caregivers in their efforts to heal and take care of children with PANS/PANDAS.


SEPPA works for children and families with PANS/PANDAS to expand access to timely, appropriate, insurance-based medical care in our region.

Objectives:

  • None of the 1 in 200 children in our region with PANS/PANDAS go undiagnosed or without appropriate treatment.
  • Every pediatrician in our region knows how to recognize PANS/PANDAS symptoms and where to refer children for treatment.
  • Families who seek information about PANS/PANDAS can quickly access resources to find a provider, understand the diagnostic process and find support from other PANS/PANDAS families.
  • All facets of traditional medical care for PANS/PANDAS are covered by insurance: extended courses of antibiotics, intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) and plasmapheresis (PEX or Plasma Exchange).

CPP

Bronze Partner
Physician founded and led, CPP is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving overall population health by supporting in-office immunization programs. The CPP vaccine group purchase program supports members with the following resources: Vaccine Savings, Financial Analysis, Educational Tools, Practice Management Help, Quality Improvement Programs and a Collaborative Community of Learning. We know you have a choice when selecting a purchasing organization and we believe CPP is the right choice for all primary care providers.

Takeda

Bronze Partner
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases and Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.
For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com

Merck

Bronze Partner

Pediatric Associates

Bronze Partner
Florida General Pediatrician Opportunities
Pediatric Associates is seeking General Pediatricians to join their expanding team of physicians. With more than 250 providers in 35 locations across the state of Florida, Pediatric Associates has been serving children in Florida’s communities for more than 60 years. With offices located in Jacksonville, Tampa, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, there is an opportunity waiting for you.

Join Pediatric Associates and practice with some of the best pediatricians in South Florida. Our innovative practice model allows our physicians to focus on patient care while our administrative teams provide full support to handle billing, collections, contracting and marketing. Other benefits include, but are not limited to:

Flexible Work Schedule / Balanced Lifestyle
Competitive Compensation
Comprehensive Insurance Package
Retirement Plan
Malpractice Insurance
Relocation Allowance
Paid Time Off
Sign-on Bonus/ Retention Bonus

Interested candidates please see our physician careers at http://physicianjobs.pediatricassociates.com. To learn more about Pediatric Associates, please see our website www.pediatricassociates.com.

USF Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health

Bronze Partner
USF Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health works with Medicaid health plans and providers to improve behavioral health prescribing practices.

AccuVax

Bronze Partner
AccuVax is a fully automated, pharmaceutical-grade vaccine management system that ensures vaccine integrity, reduces medication errors, and delivers time-savings that allows a practice to focus on what matters most, patients.

VitalMD Group Holding, LLC

Bronze Partner
Founded in 2004 by a group of Ob-Gyn’s, VitalMD is a large, privately-held multispecialty group practice with more than 600 affiliated providers throughout Florida. By uniquely positioning itself in the healthcare community, VitalMD prides itself on being physician owned and physician led by members who empower one another to achieve success. Members have access to a wealth of resources and knowledge that allows them to enhance patient care while maximizing profitability.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Bronze Partner
At Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, our mission is to provide optimal health for the region’s children by providing patient- and family-centered care, education, research and child advocacy. From common playground accidents to complex medical conditions and trauma, expert teams in a full range of pediatric specialties are here to help you and your family.

EHRC Technologies

Bronze Partner
We specialize in promoting solutions supporting the healing process of damaged cells, tissues and nerves. Using LLLT and Electro-therapy technologies which are known to help manage pain, increase blood flow, decrease muscle spasms and reduce inflammation.

The treatment is completely safe, FDA approved and has no reported side effects. The benefits extended to a wide range of fields including, but not limited to: Dermatology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Gynecology,
Dentistry, and more.

Sarepta Therapeutics

Bronze Partner

Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals

Bronze Partner

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Bronze Partner
We have a strong legacy in developing therapies for lysosomal storage disorder (LSDs), with a portfolio that includes commercial products, late-stage investigational therapies, and pipeline candidates, as well as a robust R&D program.

South Beach Symposium Masters of Peditric Dermatology

The annual Master's of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium (MOPD) is a one-day session, held prior to each year's South Beach Symposium. The MOPD Symposium was initially developed to promote and advance education surrounding skin diseases & disorders in pediatric age groups, and to foster an exchange of information between physicians and health professionals interested in the field of pediatric dermatology.
This year's MOPD Symposium will allow attendees to learn the latest treatment approaches, protocols, procedures, and tools needed to support children with dermatologic conditions, and ultimately provide better, more personalized care for this specific population of younger patients.

Registration / Check-In Open

08:00 AM 09:00 PM Registration Counter

Preregistered guests can check in anytime the Registration Counter is open. New registrations may also be completed at the Registration Counter. Attendees must wear a name badge at all times during the conference sessions.
Partners (Exhibitors/Sponsors)

Exhibitor Setup

08:00 AM 02:30 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Registered partners may setup their booths in the Exhibit Hall beginning at 8:00am. All setup must be complete before 2:30pm.
Resident Forum

Pediatric Resident Forum Lunch, Networking, & Poster Setup

12:00 PM 12:45 PM Salon 3

Residents registered for the Pediatric Resident Forum Track may setup their posters, eat lunch, and network with one another during this time.
Resident Forum

Resident Poster Presentations

12:45 PM 02:45 PM Porte Cochere

Accepted abstracts will be presented in poster format by residents at the times assigned for each category:
o 12:45pm – 1:05pm: Original Research Poster Presentations
o 1:05pm – 1:15pm: Judges complete scoring sheets for Original Research
o 1:15pm – 1:35pm: Advocacy/QI Poster Presentations
o 1:35pm – 1:45pm: Judges complete scoring sheets for Advocacy/QI
o 1:45pm – 2:05pm: Case Report Poster Presentations – group 1
o 2:05pm – 2:15pm: Judges complete scoring sheets for Case Reports Group 1
o 2:15pm – 2:35pm: Case Report Poster Presentations – group 2
o 2:35pm – 2:45pm: Judges complete scoring sheets for Case Reports Group 2

Speakers

Resident Forum

Resident Speed Mentoring

12:45 PM 02:45 PM Salon 1 -2

Get advice from industry experts to help you prepare for your career in pediatrics. Stations will include: • Dr. Gene Hershorin: Learn how to find a job after residency, including the preparations that should be made during residency, tips for interviewing, and what should be included in an employment contract. • Dr. Tommy Schechtman: Private pediatric practice, the challenges and rewards of navigating the changing healthcare landscape of 2019. Dr. Schechtman will discuss how to implement practice strategies that will promote professional success and personal fulfillment. • Dr. Lela Hobby: In-office stretch & breathing practice. Learn to find calm during your hectic day with simple 5-minute practices. The quality of breath is a barometer for the nervous system. Unconsciously, work-related stress may lead to shallow tense breathing & a feeling of strain. Deep diaphragmatic breathing, with simple in-office stretches, trigger a calming effect that can break this internal distress cycle. • Mr. Chip Hart : Learn what is involved in setting up and running a successful, independent practice, and the steps that can be taken after residency to be your own boss. • Mrs. Alyssa Greenstein: Learn simple ways to eat healthy, even on your busiest days in the clinic. • Dr. Lisa Gwynn: Telehealth is an innovative tool that is improving the health of children around the world. This session will discuss the use of telemedicine technologies by pediatricians and specialists to deliver inpatient and outpatient care, as well as interacting with patients remotely. • Mr. Doug Bell: Learn how pediatricians can positively impact children's health through the state legislative process. • Dr. Paul Robinson: Learn how to develop leadership skills and get involved in improving the practice of pediatrics outside of clinical practice. • Mr. Matthew Davis: Learn about the fundamentals of what a Resident can do set up for a lifetime of financial success, starting with what steps he/she can take in residency. The transition into an attending salary can be overwhelming with countless short term goals, student loan debt, and the large annual bill to Uncle Sam! Let’s develop a focus! • Dr. Madeline Joseph: Learn about a variety of topics including pediatric emergency medicine, career plans, and balancing work-family life. • Dr. Meredith Plant: Life after residency... there is one! You can focus your energy into where your passion lies or experiment with different areas to find it.

Speakers

Exhibit Hall Open

02:30 PM 07:15 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Refresh with a coffee or snack while catching up with colleagues and visiting with representatives from the 2019 partners who make the conference possible.
Student Forum

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Poster Setup

02:30 PM 07:15 PM Salons 5-6

Students registered for and presenting a poster during the Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum may setup their posters after checking in before the start of the Family Reception.
Resident Forum

Resident Poster Scoring

02:45 PM 03:15 PM Salon 3

Poster judges will gather to finalize the scores from the resident poster presentations and select the winners of the 2019 Pediatric Resident Forum abstract presentations.

Speakers

Snack and Networking Break

02:45 PM 03:15 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy a snack while networking with colleagues and interacting with representatives of the partners who make the conference possible.

Brain Bowl Preliminary Rounds

03:15 PM 05:30 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

In this Jeopardy! Style Competition, residents from each of the State's pediatric residency programs will compete in three preliminary rounds for a chance to compete for the title of Statewide Brain Bowl Champion in the final round against the 2018 champion University of South Florida. The rounds will be timed as follows: 3:15 – 3:25pm: Overview of Rules 3:25 – 3:55pm: Round 1 4:05 – 4:35pm: Round 2 4:45 – 5:15pm: Round 3

Speakers

Snack and Networking Break

05:15 PM 05:30 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy refreshments while networking with colleagues, meeting representatives of the 2019 partners, and mingling with family and friends before the start of the final round of the 2019 Brain Bowl.

Brain Bowl Final Round and Resident Abstract Awards Presentation

05:30 PM 06:45 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Colleagues, friends, and families will gather to cheer their alma mater or favorite residency program to victory in the highly competitive 60-minute Final Round of the 2019 Brain Bowl competition. The winning program will walk away with the coveted title of Statewide Brain Bowl Champion! Awards from the 2019 resident abstract presentations will be presented before the final round.

Speakers

Exhibits and Entertainment

06:45 PM 07:15 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Attendees and their families are invited to enjoy entertainment while networking with colleagues and friends following the naming of the 2019 Statewide Brain Bowl Champion.

Family Reception

07:15 PM 09:15 PM Reception Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom South)

Purchase tickets for the 2019 Family Reception, "A Walk on the Boardwalk" to enjoy food, music, dancing, activities, and photo opportunities with Disney characters before heading out to view Epcot's firework show! Tickets are available for individual registrants ($30) or for families ($60 - 2 adults plus kids). Additional adult tickets can be purchased for only $30 each.

Registration / Check-In Open

06:15 AM 05:30 PM Registration Counter

Preregistered guests can check in anytime the Registration Counter is open. New registrations may also be completed at the Registration Counter. Attendees must wear a name badge at all times during the conference sessions.

Breakfast and Exhibits

06:30 AM 07:30 AM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy a hot breakfast while networking with colleagues and interacting with representatives of the 2019 partners.

Exhibit Hall Open

06:30 AM 05:00 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Refresh with a coffee or snack while catching up with colleagues and visiting with representatives from the 2019 partners who make the conference possible.

Stretching/Yoga

06:30 AM 07:15 AM Saybrook Room

Start your morning right with guided stretching and basic yoga. Develop awareness of the calming effect of simultaneous stretching and breathing in a mindful practice. This 45-minute yoga practice will energize you for a day of sitting and learning. Practice will begin with a warmup, followed by slow sun salutations, a floor practice, and ending with a 3-minute ‘wakeful rest’ shavasana. This class is suitable for both novice and advanced practitioners. Active wear is not required, but you are encouraged to wear a comfortable shirt and pants.

Speakers

Student Forum

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Poster Setup

07:00 AM 07:45 AM Salons 5-6

Students registered for and presenting a poster in the Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum who did not setup their posters on Friday, may setup their posters at this time.
Student Forum

Student Forum Oral Presentation Setup

07:00 AM 07:45 AM Salon 1

Students registered for and presenting orally in the Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum may setup their PowerPoint presentations during this time.

AAP Update: Imagine Where We Can Go

07:30 AM 08:30 AM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

After attending this session, participants will understand the issues affecting child health at a national level, and the initiatives the American Academy of Pediatrics is involved to address those issues.

Speakers

Student Forum

Pediatric Medical Student Welcome

07:55 AM 08:00 AM Salon 1

Speakers

Student Forum

Medical Student Research Forum Oral Presentations, Session I

08:00 AM 09:15 AM Salon 1

Updates on the Assessment and Management of mild TBI/Concussion in Children

08:30 AM 09:30 AM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

After this session, participants will be able to: * Identify pediatric patients at low risk for clinically important TBI * Identify pediatric patients with mild TBI who can be observes safely without imaging * Recognize the potential complications of mTBI such as post-concussive syndrome and second impact syndrome * Understand practical tips on safe return to activities after mild TBI

Speakers

Student Forum

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Group Photo

09:15 AM 09:30 AM Porte Cochere

Physician Burnout: Medical Professional Crisis

09:30 AM 10:30 AM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

Healthcare is hard work and it is getting harder. This stress is unlike anything experienced before for physicians and healthcare workers. The key to being able to endure and be resilient is to know how to recharge, to refill your bucket so you are not always running on empty. This session will: * Describe initiatives to address the crisis of physician professional burnout; * Explain how the quality of care and patient safety are affected when a physician becomes disengaged; * Apply individual and practice strategies that can enhance resiliency and promote physician satisfaction and engagement.

Speakers

Student Forum

Medical Student Research Forum Poster Presentations, Session I

09:30 AM 11:15 AM Salon 5-6

Snack and Networking Break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy a refreshment while networking with colleagues and partner representatives. Remember to take your Partner Punch Card to complete the challenge and be entered for the chance to win a prize at the end of the conference!

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by participating in a Learning Lab on "Culinary Medicine." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.

Learning Lab: Culinary Medicine

10:30 AM 10:45 AM Exhibit Hall Stage

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by joining The Dairy Council of Florida for a Learning Lab on "Culinary Medicine." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.

Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (Saturday AM Sessions)

11:00 AM 11:45 AM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

Have your questions answered by the morning's presenters during this interactive panel discussion.

Speakers

Student Forum

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Keynote Presentation

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Salon 1

From Human Genetics to Biology of Height, Weight, and Other Polygenic Traits

Speakers

Recent Thought Provoking Articles in Pediatrics

11:45 AM 12:45 PM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

So many articles, so little time. This session examines recent pediatric literature that may actually change your practice. In addition to an overview of the most important literature, a deeper dive into the research design and statistical analysis of some articles will provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the results, while simultaneously enhancing attendees’ critical appraisal skills. Learning objective: At the end of the session the learner will be able to list several potential practice changes based on recent literature.

Speakers

Student Forum

Medical Student Research Forum Luncheon & Career Discussions

12:30 PM 01:30 PM Salon 4

Attendee Luncheon - NBN & Pediatric Care for Opioid Exposed Infants

12:45 PM 01:15 PM Salon 3

Enjoy a complimentary lunch while seeing a 30-minute discussion from one of the 2019 luncheon partners.

NBN & Pediatric Care for Opioid Exposed Infants
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
• Recognize addiction as a disease
• Define NAS and understand its impact
• Review monitoring the opioid exposed infant in the newborn nursery
• Review traditional comfort measures
• Learn how to use music as comfort measure
• Recognize the common signs of infant overstimulation Review minimizing factors for gastrointestinal dysfunction in NAS
• Identify the nutritional needs of substance exposed infants
• Discuss the benefits and contraindications of breast feeding in NAS
• Understand the ongoing needs for care after NICU/NBN discharge

Speaker: K. Dawn Forbes, MD
CEO & Founder, NASCEND, LLC
Louisville KY

For more information
contact your local Mead Johnson Nutrition Representative
Hillary Moren hillary.moren@rb.com Cell: (813) 382-9596 or
Elizabeth Travis elizabeth.travis@rb.com Cell/Text:(786) 355-053

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Attendee Luncheon - Science and Strategies for Protecting Children from Developing a Food Allergy

12:45 PM 01:15 PM Salon 2

Enjoy a complimentary lunch during a 30-minute presentation from Dr. Ruchi Gupta on how to protect children from developing a food allergy. Dr. Gupta will explore research in support of the Food Allergy Protection Plan: how early and regular dietary exposure to a food—specifically a food, often associated with allergies, like peanut—may reduce the risk of a child developing an allergy to that food.

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Networking and Exhibits

01:15 PM 01:45 PM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

Enjoy time to stretch your legs and network with colleagues and partner representatives after lunch before the afternoon sessions begin.

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by participating in a Learning Lab on "The Magical Vision Screening." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.


Learning Lab: The Magical Vision Screening

01:15 PM 01:30 PM Exhibit Hall Stage

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by joining PlusOptix for a Learning Lab on "The Magical Vision Screening." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.

FCAAP Update and Awards Presentations

01:45 PM 02:15 PM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

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Student Forum

Medical Student Research Forum Poster Presentations, Session II

01:45 PM 03:30 PM Salons 5-6

Supporting the Grieving Child and Family

02:15 PM 03:15 PM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

Virtually all children experience the death of a friend of family member at some point in their childhood. Even though bereavement is a normative experience, a significant loss can have a significant impact on children’s psychological adjustment, academic achievement, and personal development. This presentation will provide insight into how children come to understand and adjust to a loss and practical suggestions on how adults can talk with children and provide needed support. By participating in the session, the learner will be able to: 1. Initiate conversations with children and their families related to deaths of family members and friends 2. Understand the role of guilt in impacting adjustment to a loss 3. Provide practical advice on issues such as funeral attendance of children and appreciate the importance of long-term follow-up after a significant loss.

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Pediatrician as Advocate

03:15 PM 04:15 PM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

During this session, attendees will learn: * How to use your trusted, respected, and unacknowledged power as a pediatrician; * How to advocate for the child first in a non-partisan and evidence-based manner; * How to advocate at the local, regional, and national level; * How to utilize AAP guidance, support, and empowerment in advocacy efforts.

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Student Forum

Medical Student Research Forum Oral Presentations, Session II

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Salon 1

Snack and Networking Break

04:15 PM 04:45 PM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy a refreshment while networking with colleagues and partner representatives. Remember to take your Partner Punch Card to complete the challenge and be entered for the chance to win a prize at the end of the conference!

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by participating in a Learning Lab on "E-Epidemic: Vaping and Youth." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.

Learning Lab: E-Epidemic - Vaping and Youth

04:15 PM 04:30 PM Exhibit Hall Stage

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by joining Tobacco Free Florida for a Learning Lab on "E-Epidemic: Vaping and Youth." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.
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Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Conclusion & Awards Presentation

04:30 PM 05:00 PM Salon 1

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Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (Saturday PM Sessions)

04:45 PM 05:30 PM CME Hall (Cape Cod Hall)

Have your questions answered by the afternoon's presenters during this interactive panel discussion.

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Board Meet & Greet (for select partners, by invitation only)

05:45 PM 06:15 PM Salon 2

Exclusive meet-and-greet with the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Florida Pediatric Foundation and representatives of the Presenting Partner, the Luncheon Partners, and the Family Reception Partners. By invitation only.

Registration / Check-In Open

06:15 AM 02:15 PM Registration Counter

Preregistered guests can check in anytime the Registration Counter is open. New registrations may also be completed at the Registration Counter. Attendees must wear a name badge at all times during the conference sessions. Registrants attending ONLY the Practice Administration Track may check-in as early as 12:30pm.

Breakfast and Exhibits

06:30 AM 07:30 AM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy a hot breakfast while networking with colleagues and interacting with representatives of the 2019 partners.

Exhibit Hall Open

06:30 AM 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Refresh with a coffee or snack while catching up with colleagues and visiting with representatives from the 2019 partners who make the conference possible.

Stretching/Yoga

06:30 AM 07:15 AM Saybrook Room

Start your morning right with guided stretching and basic yoga. Develop awareness of the calming effect of simultaneous stretching and breathing in a mindful practice. This 45-minute yoga practice will energize you for a day of sitting and learning. Practice will begin with a warmup, followed by slow sun salutations, a floor practice, and ending with a 3-minute ‘wakeful rest’ shavasana. This class is suitable for both novice and advanced practitioners. Active wear is not required, but you are encouraged to wear a comfortable shirt and pants.

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Big Thunder Mountain - because primary care pediatrics is a wild ride!

Adolescent Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Salon 2

After attending this session, participants will * Be able to recognize the presentation of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in an office practice. * Understand management options for eating disorders in the pediatric office.

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Carousel of Progress - it's a great, big beautiful tomorrow on the wards!

Overuse in Pediatrics and Value-based Care

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Salon 3

All pediatricians desire to provide high-value care to their patients, however, a limited evidence base, entrenched practices, and misaligned incentives often lead to low-value care. This talks provides an introduction to value in medicine and discusses overuse as a major driver of low-value care. Additionally lessons learned over 10 years in an AAP quality improvement network dedicated to decreasing overuse will be discussed. Learning objective: After attending the session learners will be able to define common terms in value-based care including high and low value care, over diagnosis, overuse, and value based purchasing.

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Big Thunder Mountain - because primary care pediatrics is a wild ride!

Weaponized Social Media - What You Don't Know Could Crush You!

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Salon 2

During this session, attendees will learn: * how to utilize a rapid response social media network; * how to meet immunization foals in-person and online through relationship building; * the power of the healthcare provider’s recommendation

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Carousel of Progress - it's a great, big beautiful tomorrow on the wards!

Supporting Children, Families, and Ourselves at Times of Crisis

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Salon 3

Crises have the potential to cause short- and long-term effects on the psychological functioning, emotional adjustment, health, and developmental trajectory of children. This session with provide practical suggestions on how to identify common adjustment difficulties in children at times of crisis and to promote effective coping strategies. Crisis events often impact healthcare providers to at least the same degree they impact others in the community. In addition, being with children and families who are in distress can be distressing for providers – the importance of professional self-care and strategies to address this need will be included. By participating in the session, the learner will be able to: 1. Understand the importance of psychological first aid and basic supportive services to promoting adjustment after a crisis 2. Outline the common symptoms of adjustment reactions in children and adolescents that may occur in response to a crisis 3. Describe the timeline for adjustment for children after a crisis event 4. Appreciate the importance of professional self-care

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Big Thunder Mountain - because primary care pediatrics is a wild ride!

Big Thunder Moutain Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (AM Sessions)

09:30 AM 10:00 AM Salon 2

Have your questions answered by the morning's speakers during this interactive panel discussion.

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Carousel of Progress - it's a great, big beautiful tomorrow on the wards!

Carousel of Progress Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (AM Sessions)

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Salon 3

Have your questions answered by the morning's presenters with this interactive panel discussion.

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Snack and Networking Break

10:00 AM 10:30 AM Exhibit Hall (Grand Harbor Ballroom North)

Enjoy a refreshment while networking with colleagues and partner representatives. Remember to take your Partner Punch Card to complete the challenge and be entered for the chance to win a prize at the end of the conference!

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by participating in a Learning Lab on "Culinary Medicine." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.

Learning Lab: Culinary Medicine

10:00 AM 10:15 AM Exhibit Hall Stage

During the break, earn extra entries for the raffle by joining The Dairy Council of Florida for a Learning Lab on "Culinary Medicine." Learning Labs will be hosted at the Exhibit Hall Stage.
Big Thunder Mountain - because primary care pediatrics is a wild ride!

Incorporating Mental Health Practice in Pediatric Primary Care: Making It Work

10:30 AM 11:30 AM Salon 2

After attending this session, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize the role of primary care in managing mental health disorders 2. List the advantages of co-locating mental health and primary care services 3. Describe at least one practical model of collaborative care between medical and psychological practitioners 4. Implement at least one strategy to improve access to mental health for pediatric patients

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Carousel of Progress - it's a great, big beautiful tomorrow on the wards!

Adolescent Eating Disorders in an Inpatient Setting

10:30 AM 11:30 AM Salon 3

After attending this session, participants will * Understand the criteria for medical admission for eating disorders. * Understand inpatient management of eating disorders in a medical hospital. * Be able to avoid severe refeeding syndrome when managing severe malnutrition.

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Big Thunder Mountain - because primary care pediatrics is a wild ride!

Infant Feeding and Supporting Breastfeeding Families

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Salon 2

Understanding breast milk and formula, their use in infant feeding, and how the general pediatrician can assist moms and babies in the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding including how to receive reimbursement for your support. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the true contents of breast milk and formula and their effect on the infant gut 2. Know 2-3 methods for providing formula supplementation to the breastfeeding baby 3. Know how to bill for breastfeeding related visits

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Carousel of Progress - it's a great, big beautiful tomorrow on the wards!

Neurosurgery for Pediatric Providers

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Salon 3

Designed as a review of the most common neurosurgical issues seen by a pediatric provider, including the latest minimally invasive treatment options, this presentation will help the audience to: 1. Compare the clinical features of the different varieties of craniosynostosis and contrast with positional plagiocephaly; 2. Differentiate benign macrocrania from hydrocephalus; 3. Identify cutaneous signs that may signify an underlying tethered spinal cord.

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Big Thunder Mountain - because primary care pediatrics is a wild ride!

Big Thunder Mountain Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (PM Sessions)

12:30 PM 01:00 PM Salon 2

Have your questions answered by the afternoon's speakers during this interactive panel discussion.

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Carousel of Progress - it's a great, big beautiful tomorrow on the wards!

Carousel of Progress Panel Discussion with Audience Questions (PM Sessions)

12:30 PM 01:00 PM Salon 3

Have your questions answered by the afternoon's speakers during this interactive panel discussion.

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Stay Independent! Running a Successful & Profitable Independent Practice.

Practice Management Track Luncheon

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Salon 1

Attendees registered for the Practice Management Track will enjoy lunch and time to network with colleagues before the afternoon's sessions begin.
Stay Independent! Running a Successful & Profitable Independent Practice.

Recruit, Engage and Retain Patients

02:00 PM 02:45 PM Salon 2

How to effectively engage your community to attract like-minded patients to your practice, engage them in their care and participate in your programs, and ensure that they keep coming back to you.

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Stay Independent! Running a Successful & Profitable Independent Practice.

Lower Your Costs, Increase Your Revenues, Improve Productivity

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Salon 2

Running a small business isn't rocket science - money comes in, money goes out. Yet so many pediatric practices struggle to remain on solid financial ground. We will review the simplest and most common "practice management hacks" that strong pediatric practices use to be able to focus on their mission to keep kids healthy.

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Stay Independent! Running a Successful & Profitable Independent Practice.

Streamline Operations, Overhaul Processes, Effectively Manage Your Practice

03:30 PM 04:15 PM Salon 2

Little improvements accumulate to become efficiently running organizations. Assessing your operations and drilling down to root causes for poor performance can uncover big opportunities for change, and engage your staff in the process. Dr. Todd Wolynn, Mr. Chip Hart, & Mrs. Susanne Madden Ask The Experts! Get answers to your questions about running a successful and profitable independent practice from the industry's leading experts.

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Stay Independent! Running a Successful & Profitable Independent Practice.

Ask The Experts!

04:15 PM 05:00 PM Salon 2

Get answers to your questions about running a successful and profitable independent practice from the industry's leading experts.

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