October 10-12, 2019

Atlanta Buckhead Marriott Hotel in Atlanta

The meeting is open to all pediatricians, residents, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, family physicians, medical students, and other child healthcare professionals.

In accordance with ACCME Standards. All faculty members are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest to the content of their presentation(s). This information will be included in the course syllabus/packet.

Pediatrics “Just Off” Peachtree

Georgia AAP’s Fall CME Meeting

CME Information
The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification
An application has been submitted to the American Board of Pediatrics to request MOC Part 2 Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment credit. Registered physician attendees will receive MOC Part 2 assessment at the conclusion of the conference. Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatrics who score an 80 percent or higher on the assessment will receive MOC Part 2 points.

Nursing Contact Hours
This activity will be submitted to the Georgia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Georgia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Hotel Reservations

Participant & Exhibitor

Conference Educational Goals

The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Georgia AAP) Continuing Medical Education (CME) program aims to develop, maintain, and improve the competence, skills, and professional performance of pediatricians and pediatric healthcare professionals by providing quality, relevant, accessible, and effective educational experiences. This conference will address gaps in professional practice and improve patient outcomes. Pediatrics on the Parkway strives to meet participants’ identified educational needs and support their life-long learning with a goal of improving care for children and families. The Georgia AAP is committed to excellence and innovation in education.

Learner Objectives

As a result of attending this activity, learners will be able to:
1. Practice evidence-based, informed pediatric medicine.
2. Apply current techniques and procedures.
3. Advocate effectively for issues related to children’s health.
4. Demonstrate change in competence, performance or patient outcomes.

For more information about the conference please contact Kathryn Autry at 404-881-5091 or via email at kautry@gaaap.org.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:00 am
Registration Open & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pediatric Nutrition Seminar

Moderators: Jay Hochman, MD & Tanya Hofmekler, MD

8:30 – 8:45 am             Welcome & Introduction

8:45 – 9:30 am             Emerging Science of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) and Probiotics in Infant Nutrition

9:30 – 10:15 am          Pediatric Food Allergy Update
Luqman Seidu, MD

10:15 – 10:30 am        Break

10:30 -11:15 am         What’s Hot in Pediatric Gastroenterology: An Editor’s Perspective
William Balistreri, MD

11:15 – 11:45 am        Food Safety: “What’s Bugging Us?”
William Balistreri, MD

11:45 am – 12:00 pm  Questions & Answers

8:30 am – 12:00 pm   
Behavioral Pediatrics & Mental Health Seminar

8:30 – 8:35 am            Welcome & Introduction

8:35 – 9:20 am            Keys to Accessing to Mental Health Resources (in rural areas)
Michelle Zeanah, MD

9:20 – 10:05 am          Suicide Story: A Parent’s Perspective
Shawn Smith

10:05 – 10:20 am        Break

10:20 – 10:50 am        APEX & other state Resources for Children: Update for Pediatricians
Donte McKay, JD, MPA

10:50 – 11:50 am        Depression Screening: Guidelines that Equip Pediatricians for Mental Health Issues
Maryland Pao, MD

11:50 – 12:05 pm       Questions & Answers

(Lunch on your own/Satellite Symposium)

1:30 – 4:35 pm
Hospital Medicine Seminar

Moderators: Patricia Lantis, MD & Joanne Kennedy, MD

1:30 – 1:35 pm            Welcome & Introductions

1:35 – 2:20 pm            Kawasaki Disease Management
David Lloyd, MD 

2:20 – 3:05 pm            Newborn Quandaries for the Hospitalist: From Delivery to Discharge
Lauren Wagner, MD

3:05 – 3:20 pm            Break

3:20 – 3:50 pm            Surgical Patients Commonly Encountered on the Hospitalist Service
Robyn Hatley, MD

3:50 – 4:20 pm           Top 5 Articles in Hospital Medicine – 2019
Justine Mrosak, MD and Gargi Mukherjee, MD

4:20 – 4:35 pm            Question & Answer


1:30 – 4:30 pm           
Practice Management Seminar
Moderators: Ben Spitalnick, MD & Ross MacLeod, MD

1:30 – 1:45 pm            Welcome & Introductions

1:45 – 2:30 pm            Coding & Compliance Update for the General Pediatrician
Crystal Reeves, CPC, CMPE

2:30 – 3:15 pm            Getting Paid for What You Do
Chip Harbaugh, MD

3:15 – 3:30 pm            Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm            Maintaining Patient Volume in a Competitive Environment
Roy Benaroch, MD

4:15 – 4:30 pm            Question & Answer/Wrap Up

Friday, October 11, 2019

7:30 – 8:15 am
Registration Open & Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:15 am            Registration Open & Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am            Welcome & Announcements

                                    Yasmin Tyler-Hill, MD

8:30 – 9:15 am            Approaches to Atopic Dermatitis in Pediatric Patient

                                    Candrice Heath, MD

9:15 – 10:00 am          Vaccine Preventable Illnesses You Haven’t Seen

                                    Frank Berkowitz, MD

10:00 – 10:30 am        Break             

10:30 – 11:15 am        Adolescent OBGYN Potpourri

                                    Krista Childress, MD

11:15 – 12:00 pm        Evaluation & Management of the Limping Child

                                    Michael Schmitz, MD

12:00 pm                    Morning Plenary Session Ends         

12:00 – 1:30 pm          Awards Luncheon                 

1:30 pm                       Plenary Session resumes                  

1:30 – 2:15 pm            Newborn Screening: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Stuart Shapira, MD, PhD

2:15 – 3:00 pm            Marty Michaels Memorial Advocacy Lecture

                                   Benard Dreyer, MD

3:00 – 3:30 pm            Break 

3:30 – 4:15 pm            Caveats and Pearls for Dermatologic Disorders in Children with Skin of Color

Candrice Heath, MD                      

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm     Q&A Session (15 minutes)                

4:30 pm                       Afternoon Plenary Session Ends                  

4:30 – 5:15 pm            Reception      

Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 am            Committee Meetings & Roundtables (Open to all attendees)

8:45 – 9:15 am            Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast     

9:15 – 9:20 am            Announcements         

9:20 – 10:05 am          Media Use & Screen Time for Children

                                    Benard Dreyer, MD

10:05 – 10:50 am       Climate Change and Child Health: Global Impacts to Local Practice

                                    Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, MPA

10:50 – 11:10 am        Break

11:10 – 11:55 am        Pediatric Resident Jeopardy

                                    (Contestants: Memorial-Savannah, Morehouse & Mercer-Macon)

                                    Moderator: Judson Miller, MD

11:55 – 12:40 pm        Travel Medicine: A Pediatrician’s Guide

                                    Susan Reines, MD

12:40 – 12:45 pm       Closing Remarks/Adjourn    

Pediatrics Just off Peachtree Registration

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