40th Anniversary Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care (2024)

Boston, MA US
March 8, 2024 to March 9, 2024

This is a hybrid meeting with in-person and virtual attendance options.

This annual two day accredited conference celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2024! 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.

 

2024 Highlights:

Keynote Talk- How Father Absence/Engagement Affects Child Outcomes in Primary Care Settings; All of Them

Kyle Pruett, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine
Co-Founder of Supporting Father Involvement

In-Depth Modules on Twenty First Century Families and Transforming Medical Care

 

 

Why attend?
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.

This is your chance to enhance your knowledge and interact with colleagues in a two day seminar. Choose to attend in person or virtually. Recordings will be made available for 30 days to those who register for the meeting.  They will not be available to non-registered participants.

 

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

 

Target Audience

This program  is designed for the entire pediatric healthcare team: 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. Explain the role of family structure as broadly defined in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric topics.
  2. Discuss a variety of DBP topics using the lens of  neurodiversity
  3. Describe the latest clinical information on a variety of other developmental and behavioral issues in children and families.
  4. Demonstrate enhanced teamwork skills  through improved communication, shared decision-making, and coordinated care within the healthcare team

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.25 AAP
    This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 13.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • 13.25 ABP Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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.

  • 13.50 ANCC
    • 2.50 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 13.25 Social Work (ACE)
  • 13.25 New York State Social Work
    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Dr. Barry M. Manuel 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.
  • 13.25 Participation
Course opens: 
11/06/2023
Course expires: 
05/09/2024
Event starts: 
03/08/2024 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
03/09/2024 - 5:00pm EST
Cost:
$400.00

Friday March 8, 2024

8:15am    Welcome and Introduction | Marilyn Augustyn, MD

Module One- Twenty First Century Families

8:30am    KEYNOTE- How Father Absence/Engagement Affects Child Outcomes in Primary Care Settings; All of Them | Kyle Pruett, MD

9:45am    Exploring 8 ½ myths about Children and Youth with Special Needs Post Pandemic | Jack Maypole, MD

10:30am    Break

10:45am    What Makes a Family? Supporting ALL KINDS of Families in Primary Care | Audrey Christiansen, MD & Bridget Poznanski, PhD

12:15pm    Lunch 

Optional Lunchtime Programming for In-Person Attendees
 
During the lunchbreaks, we will be showing The Busing Battleground and Drs. Augustyn and Maypole will lead a post-viewing discussion. Part 1 will be on Friday; Part 2 will be on Saturday.
 
This PBS documentary “viscerally captures the class tensions and racial violence that ensued when Black and white students in Boston were bused for the first time between neighborhoods to comply with a federal desegregation order.” For people who lived through it or still recognize its impact today, this powerful documentary brings the issues to life.
 
This session is optional, and no registration is required.   Attendees will have the option of purchasing a box lunch.  It is not for credit and is not available to virtual attendees
.

Order your boxed lunch here  https://cme.bu.edu/FridayLunch by Monday March 4th at 12 noon.

Module Two -  DBP Potpourri

 

1:30pm    Addressing Concerns for Child Sexual Abuse in the Outpatient Setting| Elizabeth Egan, MPH, LICSW, Taneequa Fields, LCSW & Genevieve L. Preer, MD

 

2:15pm    All Hands on Deck: Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and their Families in the Medical Home | Arielle Spellun, MD

3:00pm    Break

3:15pm    Keeping Calm: Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Pediatric Primary Care | Dana Rubin. MD

4:00pm    Referrals, Relationships and Revelations | Mary Ellen Killion, MSN, CPNP-BC

4:45pm    Adjourn

Saturday, March 9, 2024

8:15am    Welcome | Jack Maypole, MD

Module Three- Transforming Medical Care

8:20am    The SAFE Consensus Recommendations: A Starting Point for Change | Marilyn Augustyn, MD

9:00am    Restraining the Medical System: How Can we Keep Autistic Youth Safe in our Hospitals?  | Sarah Canale, MD

9:30am    Supporting Youth Receiving Dental Care | Britany Weissman, MD

10:00am    Break

10:15am    Chat GPT: Tell me about Artificial Intelligence and Pediatrics | Jodi Wenger, MD

11:00am    TEAM UP: A Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative | Anita Morris, MSN, FNP-BC and Huy Nguyen, MD 

12:00pm    Lunch 

Optional Lunchtime Programming for In-Person Attendees
 
During the lunchbreaks, we will be showing The Busing Battleground and Drs. Augustyn and Maypole will lead a post-viewing discussion. Part 1 will be on Friday; Part 2 will be on Saturday.
 
This PBS documentary “viscerally captures the class tensions and racial violence that ensued when Black and white students in Boston were bused for the first time between neighborhoods to comply with a federal desegregation order.” For people who lived through it or still recognize its impact today, this powerful documentary brings the issues to life.
 
This session is optional, and no registration is required.    It is not for credit and is not available to virtual attendees

Order a boxed lunch here - https://cme.bu.edu/SaturdayLunch by March 4th at 12 noon.

Module Four DBP Potpourri

1:15pm    Why Talk About Eating Disorders? What Pediatric Clinicians Need to Know | Rachel Amgott, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC

2:00pm    Pediatric Sanctuaries:    A Call to Create Protective Spaces for Immigrant Families  | Ivys Fernández-Pastrana, JD, Carmen Rosa Noroña, MSW, MS.Ed., LICSW, IECMH-E® & Elizabeth Raskin, MPH MSW

2:45pm    Break

3:00pm    Catching ZZZ’s With Ease – Sleep Medicine for the PCPs | Patrick Mabray MD, PhD

3:45pm    10 Best Articles in DBP 2023 | Jack Maypole, MD & Marilyn Augustyn, MD

4:45pm    Adjourn


 

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.

We will be using Zoom Webinar for the online program. Connection info wil be sent out the week of the meeting. 

Travel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Hotel Commonwealth in the heart of Kenmore Square for $229 + taxes for our out of town participants.  Rooms at this rate can be booked here:  

Hotel Commonwealth Reservations – BU Steven Parker Conference 

You can also make a reservation by telephone by calling the Reservations Department toll-free at (1 866) 784-4000 (in the United States and Canada) or (1 617) 532-5019 or via email at allreservations@hotelcommonwealth.com  Please identify yourself as part of the BU Medical - Steven J. Parker Conference 2024 group when calling or emailing.

Reservations should be made by Feburary 6th, 2024.

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

 

Guest Speakers

Kyle Pruett, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine
Co-Founder of Supporting Father Involvement

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center Speakers

Rachel Amgott, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

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

Sarah Canale, MD
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow

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

Elizabeth Egan, MPH, LICSW
Social Work Manager, Child Protection Team
Adjunct, Simmons University 

Taneequa Fields, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
Child Protection Team
Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

Ivys Fernández-Pastrana, JD
Program Manager
Supporting Immigrant Families Project

Mary Ellen Killion, MSN, CPNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Patrick Mabray MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Director of Pediatric Movement Disorders, Boston Medical Center
Pediatric Sleep Physician, Boston Medical Center

Jack Maypole, MD
Clinical Professor in Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Population Health and Practice Transformation
Director, Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) Medical Director, Special Kids Special Care Program 

Anita Morris, MSN, FNP-BC
Project Director
TEAM UP for Children 
Director of Research Strategy and Process Improvement  

Carmen Rosa Noroña, MSW, MS.Ed., LICSW, IECMH-E®
Child Trauma Clinical Services and Training Lead
Boston Site ETTN Associate Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Child Witness to Violence Project 

Huy Q. Nguyen, MD
Pediatrics
DotHouse Health

Bridget Poznanski, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor 
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Genevieve L. Preer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics 

Elizabeth Raskin, MPH MSW
Senior Training & Learning Specialist - Center of Excellence in Immigrant IECMH

Dana Rubin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Arielle Spellun, MD
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Health and Wellness at Deaf Center, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, Boston University

Britany Weissman, MD
Fellow
Division of Developmental Pediatrics

Jodi Wenger, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Comprehensive Care Program, Grow Clinic

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center Planners

Rachel Amgott MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
CNE Course Advisor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
Department of Pediatrics | Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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

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

Maureen A Patterson-Fede, LICSW
Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

CCE Program Manager:  Claire P. Grimble, CMP

Credit Types:  AMA, ANCC, Social Work, MOC, IPCE, Participation

 


In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

 

 

Physicians
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 13.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The AAFP has reviewed The Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 13.25 Live AAFP Elective credits. Term of Approval is from 03/08/2024 to 03/09/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 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 learner 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 BU CCE office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

Physician Assistant
NCCPA 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 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurses
Nursing Contact Hours: 13.5 of which 2.5 are eligible for pharmacology credit.

Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 13.25 clinical continuing education credits.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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. (Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed.)

IPCE


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 13.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Other Learners:  All other learners may claim a certificate of participation.  Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education.

Available Credit

  • 13.25 AAP
    This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 13.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • 13.25 ABP Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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.

  • 13.50 ANCC
    • 2.50 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 13.25 Social Work (ACE)
  • 13.25 New York State Social Work
    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Dr. Barry M. Manuel 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.
  • 13.25 Participation

Price

Cost:
$400.00
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Registration Fees

MD/DO

$400

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

$300

BUSM/BMC Staff Rate

$100

Residents/Fellows/Students

Free (but still need to register)

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. Note that the syllabus materials for the 2024 conference will be all electronic.  We will not have paper copies. 

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.

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here

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Special Services / Dietary Needs

Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive and diverse in our facilities, programming and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability, require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact the BU-CCE Office at least 3 weeks prior to event to discuss your needs.  For in person meetings with meals, we will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least three weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Please contact us at cme@bu.edu

Please Note
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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows

We are committed to creating a safe conference environment. Mask-wearing is not required, but remains optional, for events. We also strongly encourage all attendees to be vaccinated with boosters, as eligible. Any participant with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should not engage in group activities and seek medical advice. 

We will continue to follow local, state, and Federal 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. 

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Registration for courses managed by BU-CCE can only be completed through our website at https://cme.bu.edu. Course registrations made through other sites cannot be honored. BU-CCE is not able to refund fees paid through unaffiliated registration sites, such as eMedEvents.com

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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Claire Grimble, cme@bu.edu, 617-358-5005.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.