Adolescent Health Care Boston, MA • May 15 - 17, 2014

Caring for adolescents brings joys and challenges and requires us to listen and be creative, flexible and open as we develop new skills to meet their changing needs.

Reaching our goal of keeping our teens healthy and safe requires that we constantly evaluate our approach to common issues and concerns faced by our adolescent patients and their families. The 13th annual Adolescent Health Care conference, presented in collaboration with the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston  Children's Hospital, will address key issues affecting your clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, providing you with tools for empowering teens to take control of their health and life. Presented by a faculty of key opinion leaders and clinicians "in the trenches," this conference is certain to make a difference in the adolescent care you provide.

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Overview

Caring for adolescents brings joys and challenges and requires us to listen and be creative, flexible and open as we develop new skills to meet their changing needs.

Reaching our goal of keeping our teens healthy and safe requires that we constantly evaluate our approach to common issues and concerns faced by our adolescent patients and their families. The 13th annual Adolescent Health Care conference, presented in collaboration with the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, will address key issues affecting your clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, providing you with tools for empowering teens to take control of their health and life. Presented by a faculty of key opinion leaders and clinicians "in the trenches," this conference is certain to make a difference in the adolescent care you provide.

Historic Boston

...a city rich in culture and history!

Visit Boston and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail.  While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere's House, the Old North Church and more.

Why You Shouldn't Miss This Conference!

  • Three dynamic Preconferences: Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting, Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine and a Clinical Training on NEXPLANON®.
  • We have assembled a stellar panel of speakers and teachers who will share their perspectives and insights on how to make a difference when caring for teens.
  • Presentations include a number of "hot topics," issues you deal with daily, and provided a variety of teaching formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, Concurrent Sessions, hands-on training and interactive case study discussions for learning from the experts and from your colleagues.
  • Time to share ideas, problem-solve, and build professional relationships with colleagues from across the nation!

Can you think of a reason NOT to attend this exciting educational event? Plan now to come and share your energy and enthusiasm for caring for teens... you won't be disappointed!

 

Conference Objectives

  • Identify evidence-based clinical management options for a variety of common and complex adolescent conditions, including obesity, PCOS, STD's, Lyme disease, substance abuse, abnormal pap, GYN problems, and dermatology.
  • Describe common urologic problems of adolescent boys and current interventions.
  • Examine challenges and controversies related to contraceptive management for adolescents.
  • Evaluate strategies to help teens and their families determine safe use of media and texting.

Who should attend?

  • Adolescent Medicine Specialist
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Clinic, Office or Hospital Nurse
  • Family Practice Physician
  • Pediatrician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • School Nurse
  • School or Clinical Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Women's Health Physician
  • Anyone else providing health care for adolescents...

... this conference is for you!

Thank you for reinforcing practices, refreshing techniques, and teaching new updates in our field of adolescent health nursing that is both challenging and rewarding at the same time!! Laurie Foster, RN, BSN School Nurse, Northwood, NH

Bonita Ryall, PNP
Medford, OR

Conference Program

Thursday, May 15

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

8:00 AM

Why Am I Hurting Myself? Cutting and Other Self Injurious Behaviors
Melissa Freizinger, PhD

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

8:00 AM

Pre-Participation Physical Exam
Keith Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

8:45 AM

Comprehensive Approach to ADHD: It's Not Just Medications (Rx = .25 hr.) Q&D Faculty Panel
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

9:00 AM

Sports Specialization in Young Athletes: Is It a Good Idea?
Jordan Metzl, MD, FAAP

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

10:00 AM

Principles of Psychopharmacology in the Primary Care Setting (Rx = .25 hr.)
Scott Leibowitz, MD

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

10:15 AM

Sports Medicine in 2013: The Future is Prevention
Jordan Metzl, MD, FAAP

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

10:45 AM

Mood Management: From Tantrums to Teens to Disorder Q&D Faculty Panel
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

11:15 AM

Dealing with the Elite Athlete (Rx = .25 hr.)
Keith Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP

Preconference C - Clinical Training for NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant)

1:00 PM

Clinical Training for NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant)

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

1:15 PM

Depressed and Anxious Teens: Prescribing SSR's in the Primary Care Setting (Rx = .25 hr.)
Scott Leibowitz, MD

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

1:15 PM

SIMULTANEOUS WORKSHOPS:Hip and Knee Problems in Youth Athletes: Examination Workshop
Jordan Metzl, MD, FAAP
Keith Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

2:30 PM

Gender Nonconformity, Gender Expression, and Sexuality: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of All AdolescentsQ&D Faculty Panel
Scott Leibowitz, MD

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

2:30 PM

SIMULTANEOUS WORKSHOPS:Hip and Knee Problems in Youth Athletes: Examination Workshop
Jordan Metzl, MD, FAAP
Keith Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

3:45 PM

Interesting Cases in Teen Mental Health
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

Friday, May 16

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 AM

Welcome & Updates on Issues in Adolescent Health Care
Rebecca O'Brien, MD

8:05

Adolescent Preventive Care
Rebecca O'Brien, MD

8:30

Lyme Disease: What Bit Me? (Rx = .25 hr.) Q&D Faculty Panel
Catherine Lachenauer, MD

10:00

New Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Rx = .25 hr.)

10:30

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Get It and Forget It (Rx = .25 hr.)
Elise Berlan, MD, MPH

11:15

Bumps, Sores, and Discharges: Diagnosis and Treatment of STIs (Rx = .5 hr.) Q&D Faculty Panel
Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH

1:30 PM

Sexting, Media and Teens: Advice in the Office
Michael Rich, MD, MPH

2:15

Urologic Problems: Don't Forget the Boys (Rx = .25 hr.)Q&D Faculty Panel
Richard Yu, MD, PhD

3:45

Menstrual Disorders: Too Few? Too Many? (Rx = .25 hr.)

4:15

Another Concussion: When Can I Return to Play? Q&D Faculty Panel
William Meehan, III, MD

Saturday, May 17

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

8:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Too Tired for Class: Common Sleep Problems in Adolescents
Dennis Rosen, MD

Addressing Partner Violence
Veronica Kemeny-Weinstock, LCSW
Jennifer Mehigan, RN, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Incarcerated and High Risk Youth
Dawn Beckman, MS, FNP-BC

Menstrual Cases: Did the Pelvic Ultrasound Help?
Amy DiVasta, MD, MSc
Valerie Ward, MD, MPH

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Chronic Fatigue in Adolescents
Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH

Psychopharmacology Cases: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Rx = .5 hr.)
Joshua Borus, MD, MPH
Scott Leibowitz, MD

Addressing Bone Health Concerns in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa and the Female Athlete Triad
Sarah Pitts, MD

Dermatologic Issues in Adolescents: Acne and More (Rx = .25 hr.)
Elaine Kaye, MD

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

PCOS: Advanced Management Strategies (Rx = .25 hr.)
Elise Berlan, MD, MPH

Obesity: Tips, Tools and Techniques
Tracy Richmond, MD, MPH
Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN

Challenging Cases in Adolescent Medicine
Areej Hassan, MD, MPH

Asthma Management: What's New? (Rx = .25 hr.)
Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH

2:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Primary Medical Care of LGBT Youth
Maurice Melchiono, MS, RN, C-FNP-BC, NE-B

Contraceptive Cases: Common Concerns to Rare Findings (Rx = .5 hr.)
Holly Gooding, MD, MSc

Dilemmas in College Health
Sara Forman, MD
Diana Lemly, MD
Alan Siegel, EdD

Aardvarks to Zebras: Cases Studies in Adolescent Male Health
John Kulig, MD, MPH

3:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Eating Disorders: The Multidisciplinary Approach
Sara Forman, MD
Melissa Freizinger, PhD
Judith Siegel, MSW, LICSW
Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN

Privacy Please: Strategies for Protecting Adolescent Confidentiality within an Electronic Health Record
Susan Gray, MD

Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Type II Diabetes: Who Should be Tested and Treated (Rx = .25 hr.)

HIV Screening and Acute HIV Syndrome
Cathryn Samples, MD, MPH

Dawn Beckman, MS, FNP-BC
Metro DYS Health Services Nurse Manager
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Elise DeVore Berlan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Joshua Borus, MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Amy DiVasta, MD, MSc
Divisions of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Gynecology
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Coordinator, Behavioral Health
Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

S. Jean Emans, MD
Conference Co-Chair
Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Laurie Fishman, MD
Division of Gastroenterology
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Susan M. Fitzgerald, MS, PNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Sara F. Forman, MD
Clinical Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital
Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Melissa Freizinger, PhD
Associate Director, Eating Disorders Program
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Holly Gooding, MD, MSc
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Susan Hayden Gray, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician in Adolescent Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Areej Hassan, MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Elaine Kaye, MD
Attending Physician
Boston Children's Hospital
Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Veronica Kemeny-Weinstock, LCSW
Awake Advocate, Martha Eliot Health Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

John Kulig, MD, MPH
Director, Adolescent Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston Massachusetts

Catherine S. Lachenauer, MD
Director, Infectious Disease Outpatient Practice
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Scott Leibowitz, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Gender and Sex Development Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Diana Lemly, MD
Division of Adolescent/Young Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent and Sports Medicine)
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Geisel School of Medicine and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Director
Division of Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

M. Joan Mansfield, MD
Co-Director, Reproductive Endocrine Program
Divisions of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Endocrinology
Boston Children's Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

William P. Meehan, III, MD
Director, Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
Director, Sports Concussion Clinic
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Mehigan, RN, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Maurice W. Melchiono, MS, RN, C-FNP-BC, NE-B
Conference Co-Chair
Nursing Director, Medical Ambulatory Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
Author: Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office
Medical Director, The Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Hospital for Special Surgery
Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Rebecca Flynn O'Brien, MD
Conference Co-Chair
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Sarah A. B. Pitts, MD
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Endocrinology
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Rich, MD, MPH
Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH)
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Tracy Richmond, MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Dennis Rosen, MD
Associate Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Division of Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Cathryn L. Samples, MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Regional Medical Director, Metro Boston Department of Youth Services
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Alan E. Siegel, EdD
Chief, Medical Health & Counseling Service
MIT Medical
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Judith Siegel, MSW, LICSW
Director of Mental Health Services, Adolescent Medical Practice
Director of Social Work Training, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Program (LEAH)
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Lecturer in Social Work
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Valerie L. Ward, MD, MPH
Staff Radiologist and Director of Quality Improvement
Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH
Conference Co-Chair
Associate Division Chief and Program Director
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital Community Asthma Initiative
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Richard N. Yu, MD, PhD
Department of Urology, Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Surgery (Urology)
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Conference Faculty

Dawn Beckman MS, FNP-BC
Metro DYS Health Services Nurse Manager
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Elise DeVore Berlan MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Joshua Borus MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Amy DiVasta MD, MSc
Divisions of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Gynecology
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Timothy J. Drew EdD, LCPC
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Coordinator, Behavioral Health
Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF
St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

Laurie Fishman MD
Division of Gastroenterology
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Sara F. Forman MD
Clinical Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Melissa Freizinger PhD
Associate Director, Eating Disorders Program
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Holly Gooding MD, MSc
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Susan Hayden Gray MD
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Areej Hassan MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Elaine Kaye MD
Attending Physician
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Veronica Kemeny-Weinstock LCSW
Awake Advocate, Martha Eliot Health Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

John Kulig MD, MPH
Director, Adolescent Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston Massachusetts

Catherine S. Lachenauer MD
Director, Infectious Disease Outpatient Practice
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Scott Leibowitz MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Gender and Sex Development Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Diana Lemly MD
Division of Adolescent/Young Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Keith J. Loud MD, MSc, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent and Sports Medicine)
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Geisel School of Medicine and Children?s Hospital at Dartmouth
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Andrew MacGinnitie MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Director
Division of Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

William P. Meehan, III MD
Director, Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
Director, Sports Concussion Clinic
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Mehigan RN, PNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Maurice W. Melchiono MS, RN, C-FNP-BC, NE-B
Conference Co-Chair
Nursing Director, Medical Ambulatory Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Lecturer in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Jordan D. Metzl MD, FAAP
Author: Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office
Medical Director, The Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Hospital for Special Surgery
Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Rebecca Flynn O'Brien MD
Conference Co-Chair
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Sarah A. B. Pitts MD
Divisions of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Endocrinology
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Rich MD, MPH
Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH)
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Tracy Richmond MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Dennis Rosen MD
Associate Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Division of Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children?s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Cathryn L. Samples MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Regional Medical Director, Metro Boston Department of Youth Services
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Lydia A. Shrier MD, MPH
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Alan E. Siegel EdD
Chief, Medical Health & Counseling Service
MIT Medical
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Judith Siegel MSW, LICSW
Director of Mental Health Services, Adolescent Medical Practice
Director of Social Work Training, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Program (LEAH)
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
Lecturer in Social Work
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Kendrin Sonneville ScD, RD, LDN
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Valerie L. Ward MD, MPH
Staff Radiologist and Director of Quality Improvement
Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Elizabeth R. Woods MD, MPH
Conference Co-Chair
Associate Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Program Director, Community Asthma Initiative, Boston Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Richard N. Yu MD, PhD
Department of Urology, Boston Children's Hospital
Instructor in Surgery (Urology), Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Accreditation

credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours

6 ANCC/7.2 CA BRN contact hours

13.25 ANCC/15.9 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 

This program is approved for a maximum of 20.25 NAPNAP contact hours (7 contact hours - Preconference A, 6 contact hours – Preconference B, 13.25 contact hours - Main Conference) of which a maximum of 4 contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. Contemporary Forums, NAPNAP Approved Provider, Agency #12.


Nurse-Midwives

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

7 hours

6 hours

13.25 hours

The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit. 
Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

.75 hours

.25 hours

3.25 hours

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.


Physicians

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

7 hours

6 hours

13.25 hours

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Please call Contemporary Forums regarding credit for pediatricians.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


Physician Assistants

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

7 hours

6 hours

13.25 hours

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 20.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Psychologists

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

7 hours

6 hours

13.25 hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Contemporary Forums maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers/Marriage, Family & Child Counselors

Preconference A

Preconference B

Main Conference

7 CE credit hours

6 CE credit hours

13.25 CE credit hours

This conference has been approved by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Provider #1975-148.

This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit hours for Marriage, Family & Child Counselors and/or Licensed Clinical Social Workers as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE771.

Note: There is no CE credit for Preconference C.

Location

Historic Boston. Visit Boston, a city rich in culture and history, and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail.  While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere's House, the Old North Church and more. Or, head to the colorful 19th-century Faneuil Hall Marketplace and explore the unique shops, cafes and restaurants.

The conference is scheduled during Boston's most beautiful season -- springtime. Temperatures average in the 70's during the day -- perfect weather for a stroll along the Charles River or a visit to the nearby Boston Public Gardens for a picnic and Swan Boat ride. And, of course, no visit to Boston is complete without enjoying a beverage at Cheers!

Enjoy a spectacular display of sea life at the New England Aquarium, cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park or get tickets to see the famous Boston Pops. Visit Cambridge, just across the Charles River, for a look at the birthplace of higher education in America and the home of Harvard University. You may even want to extend your stay for a leisurely drive to Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket where you can walk the miles of unspoiled beach or play a round of golf.

Centrally located in the historic financial district, the Hyatt Regency Boston creates the perfect starting point for enjoying the sights of the city. Just a block from Boston Common, the hotel is also within walking distance or short subway or cab ride to world-class shopping at Copley Place, the sophisticated restaurants and cafes of Newbury Street and the historic sites of the Freedom Trail. Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, a restaurant serving upscale American cuisine, as well as a cozy lobby bar for relaxing with friends and colleagues.

From quaint Beacon Hill to the redeveloped waterfront, Boston offers many attractions for shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs and sightseers alike! For further information, contact the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau at (888) 733-2678 or visit them online at www.bostonusa.com

Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston
On Friday, May 16, you can board the Old Town Trolley for a special tour through Boston's historic past and urban present. The trolley will depart from the hotel at 5:45 p.m. and take you past the charming sites of Boston including the Boston Common, the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the Boston Massacre, and much, much more. A stop at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall will allow you time to select from many fine restaurants for dinner and to do some shopping. The tour will continue after dinner and return you to the hotel by 9:45 p.m.

Tickets for the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston are $34 per person (which does not include the cost of dinner) and may be purchased when registering for the conference. Reservations must be received by April 30. No refunds given after that date. If a minimum number of reservations is not received, this tour is subject to cancellation. If you require special arrangements for this tour, please call (800) 377-7707, also at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA  02111.

A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from May 13 to May 18 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: $249 single/double
Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is April 14.  Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.

To reserve your room online, please click here.

For room reservations, call (888) 421-1442 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Adolescent Health Care.  Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.  Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy.  For arrivals after 4 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

For additional hotel information, call the Hyatt Regency Boston at (617) 912-1234.  

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZQT4365370. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000261. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A - Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$245.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$285.00

Preconference B - Updates in Adolescent Sports Medicine for Primary Care Providers

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$215.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$255.00

Preconference C - Clinical Training for NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant)

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$95.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$95.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Full Main Conference

Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, Social Worker, Other

Physician

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$435.00

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$485.00

$545.00

NON CE ACTIVITY

Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston

All Attendees

Registration Fee

$34.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast Preconference A- "Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting"

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$220.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$260.00

WEBCAST

Webcast- Adolescent Health Care -Full Main Conference

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$385.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$435.00

All Access Pass

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$495.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$495.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$375.00

 

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

 

Preconference 

Main Conference

 

A

B

C

Nurses, **Residents, PAs, Others

Physicians

Early Registration Fee* (On/before April 3)

$245

$215

$95

$435

$495

Regular Registration Fee (After April 3)

$285

$255

$95

$485

$545

Click on the Webcast tab for more information about Tuition, Group Discounts and Live Stream to medical institutions and hospitals.

*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before April 3.
**Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
***Note: Children's Hospital Boston employees may take a $30 discount on the full Main Conference tuition fee.

Discount does not apply to the Preconferences or to partial Main Conference Registration.
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and Online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.  

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment

Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)

Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.  Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)

To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations

Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before April 3 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after April 3 are assessed a $75 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes

Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com. If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$375.00

CAN'T ATTEND THIS LIVE CONFERENCE?

Register for online access to the recorded conference before 5/17/14 for special pre-order discount.
Cost is $375 and includes:

Conference sessions will be available at Contemporary Forums Online approximately 2 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions will be emailed to you. Place your order today by registering for this meeting online at ContemporaryForums.com and selecting the Online Learning option (formerly Online CE Library) or mail/fax the Registration Form.

GROUP DISCOUNTS
Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff needs.  To request group account discount pricing and details, visit call (925) 361-4811.

NOTE
This entire section of the conference used to refer to the Online CE Library.  Customers who pre-order the recorded Preconference and Main Conference presentations will access their content in our new online learning portal, Contemporary Forums Online.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE
Boston, MA           May 15 - 17

Thank you for registering for the Adolescent Health Care conference, being held May 15 - 17, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, 617-912-1234.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, May 15, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Friday, May 16, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended one of the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS

Approximately ten days before the conference begins, you will receive an email with instructions to review, download or print the handout materials posted by the faculty on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com. The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you will receive. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as Spam or blocked.

RECORDED SESSIONS

This conference will be recorded and you will have complimentary access for one year to the multimedia presentations posted on the ContemporaryForums.com website via the "My Account" link. Details will be in the Conference Guide and access instructions will be emailed to you approximately two weeks after the conference ends.

ONLINE CE LIBRARY

Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education and offers over 1000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences. For more information or details about group access discounts, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call 925-361-4811

 

HYATT REGENCY

Offers a special conference rate which is available until April 14, 2014, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Hyatt Reservations at 888-421-1442. Be sure to say you are participating in the Adolescent Health Care conference. To reserve your room online, please visit our website at ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of April 14, call the hotel directly at 617-912-1234 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is available at Hyatt Regency Boston at the following rates: Valet parking: $50.00 for 3 to 24 hours (includes in and out privileges). Self-parking: Available in the public garage adjacent to the Hotel. Overnight self-parking (12-24 hours) is $34.00 (subject to change without notice).

Local open air lots can be recommended by the Concierge.

TAXI

Fare from Boston Logan International Airport to the Hyatt Regency is approximately $25.00. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Available through GO Boston Shuttle at a one-way cost of $17.00 per person (subject to change without notice).  Shuttle buses are located outside the baggage claim area of each terminal. Look for the "Shared Van Pick-up" sign. For more information, visit gobostonshuttle.com.  

FOLLOW THE ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE ON TWITTER: #EFDC14

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #AHC14 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #AHC14 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Webcast Preconference A- "Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting"

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$220.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$260.00

Webcast- Adolescent Health Care -Full Main Conference

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$385.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$435.00

All Access Pass

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$495.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and April 3, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$495.00

Can't make it to Boston?  Participate as a virtual attendee and register for the live Webcast today!

Experience the Preconference “A” and/or the Main Conference, including all plenary sessions and Concurrent Sessions 11, 24, 31, 42 and 51.  Network  live with other virtual attendees via the chat room feature and submit your questions online for speaker responses - all from the convenience of your home or practice setting. New this year - interact with your colleagues in Boston via the live Twitter feed!

Select the Webcast conference type when you register for this conference above.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for  Main Conference only)

3-9 individuals, save $75 per registration
10 or more individuals, save $100 per registration

To avail of the discount, fax/mail registrations together or call toll free 1-800-377-7707.

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS or SCHOOLS

Live stream the conference to an unlimited audience in a conference room and CE Credits for 5 Employees, $1000 only!
Phone registration required - call 925-361-4822.

WEBCAST DETAILS

Preconference A: Teen Mental Health: Understanding Identity Development and Facing Challenges in the Primary Care Setting webcast is Thursday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) and includes  Certificate of Attendance for up to 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours. Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority Preconference = .75 hours.  See Accreditation tab for CE credit details. Registration fee includes access to the recorded Preconference webcast sessions for 2 years. 

The Main Conference Webcast begins on Friday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) and ends on Saturday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) and includes a Certificate of Attendance for up to 13.25 ANCC/15.9 CA BRN contact hours. Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority Preconference = 3.25 hours. See Accreditation tab for CE credit details.  In addition, you will have to the recorded sessions, including the concurrent sessions not part of the live webcast, approximately 2 weeks after the end of the conference. Online exams to earn additional ANCC/ACCME CE credit for these concurrent sessions is included in your webcast registration fee. Click the program tab for schedule and speaker details.

Comments from past Live Webcast participants:

"It was great to feel as if I was sitting in the audience. The sound, visuals, and tech support were exceptional and immediate - thank you so much. I am already looking at future conferences I can be part of through the live webcast version."

"This was my first webcast "conference" and I will definitely do it again. I'll also promote this as an economical option for other clinical staff as a means to gain knowledge and CEUs. Honestly, the combination of being able to take a break from the delivery of care, AND being able to attend this conference from the comforts of my own home was just a great experience! Thanks for doing a great job!

"The webcast staff  were awesome! The chat room made it more personal. My questions to speakers were answered, which was an important aspect of the conference for me."

Exhibitors

We are inviting representatives from professionally relevant companies, organizations and hospitals to exhibit equipment, supplies, services and career opportunities.

For exhibit space availability or additional information:
PHONE: (925) 361-4807
EMAIL: exhibits@cforums.com
VISIT: contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors.html