Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care (Hybrid -2022)

Boston, MA US
March 11, 2022 to March 12, 2022

Our Program is Back In-Person (And Virtual Too!) 

This annual two day accredited conference has been going strong for over three decades. It is designed for practicing clinicians who have an interest, passion or emerging expertise in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and want to take their knowledge and skill to the next level.

Many clinicians and allied medical professionals do not feel adequately trained when in practice and yet they face these challenges with patients and families every day. The course offers practical approaches to these issues and we welcome participants from a broad array of disciplines including physicians, advance practice providers, nurses, social workers, and allied medical professionals who work in Pediatrics and the broader medical community.

Program Highlights

  • Keynotes from Charles A. Nelson III, PhD and  Drs. Judy and Sean Palfrey.

  • In Depth Modules on Relational Health and DSM 5 A Decade Later

This is your chance to enhance your knowledge and interact with colleagues in a two day seminar.

What Attendees are Saying about the Parker DBP Course:

  • Innovative, real world, real time information.  Extremely helpful and engaging.  Will definitely attend in person next year, barring any new unforeseeable events!  Thank you!

  • Very well-organized conference, informative and inspirational. Thank you!

  • Fantastic conference and the speakers truly shared of their knowledge, experience and empathic selves.

About Dr. Parker

Steven Parker, MD graduated from Cornell University, University of Michigan Medical School and completed pediatric residency at Stanford University Hospital. He completed a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Boston with T. Berry Brazelton in Child Development. He started his career in private pediatric practice but after 3 years joined the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center (the former Boston City Hospital) and he became Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 1994, a position he served for over 13 years. He founded and directed the Comprehensive Care Program at BMC – a national model in family centered care for children with developmental disabilities. He published extensively on many areas in DBP and also was the voice of pediatrics for WebMD. His compassion, wisdom and insight in supporting children and families across Boston and the country will not be forgotten. In addition, he cofounded this conference in 1984 with Dr. Barry Zuckerman and it is in his memory that we hold the annual Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Conference. We hope for all participants that it is an annual opportunity to revisit the topics that are at the core of pediatric practice and to remember Steve’s own advice for parents from his blog:

 “Enjoy your kids! Enjoy the ride! Some day soon you’ll wonder how it all went by so fast and why you didn’t appreciate it more as it was happening

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Please note we will be following all Boston University and City of Boston event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.  In person attendees must attest that they have been fully vaccinated (14 days since last dose) before attending the meeting.  If you will not be fully vaccinated or feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you attend the meeting virtually (We are happy to convert any in-person registrations to virtual at any time)

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, child mental health professionals and family nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Through lectures and question and answer sessions, participants at the conclusion of this conference will be able to:

  1. Recognize the impact of relational health on the developmental trajectory of children and families
  2. Identify strategies to support relational strengths and protective factors to mitigate problems and risks associated with child-caregiver relationships.

  3. Describe the latest clinical information on developmental and behavioral issues in children and families
  4. Choose and provide appropriate treatment for such issues
     

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 13.25 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 13.25 Participation
Course opens: 
11/15/2021
Course expires: 
03/12/2023
Event starts: 
03/11/2022 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/12/2022 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$400.00

Friday, March 11, 2022

7:15 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast (In-Person)
8:15 AMWelcome and Introduction - Marilyn Augustyn, MD

MODULE 1:  Relational Health

8:30 AMHarris Keynote - Sensitive Periods in Human Development: The Effects of Early Profound Deprivation
Charles A. Nelson III, PhD
9:45 AMBreak
10:00 AMImproving Early Childhood Well-Being: Understanding and Addressing Maternal Adversity
Mei Elansary, MD
10:45 AMSmall Moments Big Impact Update Cyndie S. Hatcher, MD, MPH 
11:15 AMImpact of DV on Parenting - Neena McConnico, PhD, LMHC
12:00 PMBreak/Lunch On Your Own
1:30 PMAlphabet Soup of DBP - Christine McGivney, DO, FAAP
2:00 PMThe Alphabet Soup of Special Education - Audrey Christiansen, MD
2:45 PMHow Bad WAS It? A Look at the Impact of the Pandemic on Families and Children with Chronic and Complex Illness - Jack Maypole, MD
3:30 PMBreak
3:45 PMUrban Behavior Consultation Clinic - Christina Lazdowsky, MSN, CPNP-PC, RN and Jacqueline McKendry, MS, BCBA, LABA
4:30 PMUpdate on Child Protection Team Elizabeth Egan, MSW, MPH, LICSW and Genevieve L. Preer, MD
5:15 PMAdjourn

 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

7:45 AMContinental Breakfast (in person)
8:15 AMIntroduction - Jack Maypole, MD

Module 2: DSM 5 A Decade Later, Any Clearer?

8:30 AMPrimary Diagnosis vs Primary Care - Judith Palfrey, MD and Sean Palfrey, MD
9:15 AMInfant Mental Health - Alyssa King, PhD
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AMARFID Diagnosis and Multidisciplinary Treatment in Youth with Feeding Difficulties
Laura Nelson Darling, MA
11:00 AMADHD and the DSM 5 - Andrea E. Spencer, MD
11:45 AMASD and the DSM 5- How Soon till 5.1?   - Marilyn Augustyn, MD
12:30 PMBreak/Lunch On Your Own
2:00 PMReconnect With Your Inner Self: Stress Management Techniques During Times of Change
 - Jodi Santosuosso, APRN, BC, NP-C CNE
2:30 PMSIDS/SUID: What We Know & What We Can Do - Alexander Friedman, MPH and Shari Krauss, MA, MPH
3:15 PMBreak
3:30 PMGrief and COVID Panel
4:15 PMThe Ten Best Articles in DBP 2021 - Marilyn Augustyn, MD and Jack Maypole, MD
5:00 PMAdjourn

 

In-Person Venue: Trustees Ballroom, Charles River Campus, Boston University
1 Silber Way, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02215
United States
+1 (617) 358-5005

The Metcalf Trustee Center offers elegance with a view. Located on the ninth floor of One Silber Way, it features a classically appointed ballroom with crystal chandeliers.

The Metcalf Trustee Center is located on the Boston University campus at 1 Silber Way on the 9th floor. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

Online (Virtual Live Stream)

Online attendees will receive connection information a week prior to the meeting.  Lectures will be streamed  in real time.  Attendees will be able to downloard materials and ask questions of the faculty. 

Travel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Hotel Commonwealth in the heart of Kenmore Square for $199 + taxes for our out of town participants.  Rooms at this rate can be booked here:  Hotel Commonwealth Reservations – BU Medical - Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference

For more details on the Hotel Commonwealth, please visit:  https://www.hotelcommonwealth.com/

Marilyn Augustyn, MD
Course Co-Director
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
Co-Editor, “Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Audrey Christiansen, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Training Director, Division of Developmental Pediatrics

Laura Nelson Darling, MA, Doctoral Candidate
Clinical Psychology Extern
Pediatric Feeding Clinic
Boston Medical Center

Elizabeth Egan, MSW, MPH, LICSW  
Social Work Manager
Child Protection Team at Boston Medical Center

Mei Elansary, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Boston  University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Alexander Friedman, MPH 
Trainings & Operations Specialist, The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant & Child Death
Project Coordinator, The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center

Cyndie Hatcher, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Alyssa King, PhD
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Boston Medical Center

Shari Krauss, MA, MPH
Program Director, The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Death
Boston Medical Center Autism Program, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Boston University/Boston Medical Center

Christina Lazdowsky, MSN, CPNP-PC, RN
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Jack Maypole, MD
CME Course Co-Director
Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics, BUSM/BMC
Vice Chair of Population Health and Practice Transformation
Director, Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) Medical Director, Special Kids Special Care Program Medical

Neena McConnico, PhD, LMHC
Executive Director, Child Witness to Violence Project |Boston Medical Center
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion |Department of Pediatrics| Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics| Boston University School of Medicine

Christine McGivney, DO, FAAP
PGY-6 Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow
Boston Medical Center

Jacqueline McKendry MS, BCBA, LABA
Behavior Analyst & Autism Resource Specialist
The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
BCBA Supervisor & PhD Student
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Education
Harvard University
Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research
Boston Children's Hospital
Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience

Sean Palfrey, MD
Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health
Boston University

Maureen Patterson-Fede, MSW, LICSW 
Social Work Course Advisor
Child Witness to Violence Project | Good Grief Program
Department of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Boston Medical Center

Genevieve L. Preer, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Jodi Santosuosso, H.S.M.I, APRN,BC, NP-C
CNE Course Advisor
Clinical Instructor
Family Nurse Practitioner
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Andrea E. Spencer, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health, Boston Medical Center

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN 
Accredited Provider Activity Director
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine

CME Program Manager:  Claire P. Grimble, CMP

 

Physician Accreditation
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 13.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

By attending this activity and providing your ABP number and Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

Physician Assistant Accreditation
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 13.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Social Workers.

Coming Soon.

Social Workers – New York State
Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0589.

Note:  Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed.

 

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Available Credit

  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 13.25 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 13.25 Participation

Price

Cost:
$400.00
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Registration Fees

MD/DO

$400.00

Allied Health Professional (RN, NP, PA, SW etc.)

$300.00

BUSM/BMC Staff Rate

$100.00

Residents/Fellows/Students

$100.00

BU Alumni are 20% off.  Please use coupon code ALUMNI20 at checkout

Please note the registration fees are the same for both in-person or virtual attendance.

To pay by check, please create an account and email us at cme@bu.edu or call 617-358-5005 and we will assist you.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an $50 administrative fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.

Special Services / Dietary Needs
To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Office of Continuing Medical Education in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference. The Office of Continuing Medical Education will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference

Please Note
The conference organizers may take pictures or record videos during the conference. In registering for the conference, you acknowledge that BUSM may photograph you during the meeting, and you agree that we may include images of yourself, intact or in part, for conference promotional activities or other related endeavors. This material may also appear on the conference's website or associated social media outlets. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the BUSM representative onsite know

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Please note we will be following all Boston University and City of Boston event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.  In person attendees must attest that they have been fully vaccinated (14 days since last dose) before attending the meeting.  If you will not be fully vaccinated or feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you attend the meeting virtually (We are happy to convert any in-person registrations to virtual at any time or vice versa if space allows.)