Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Register
Date/Time: March 05, 2021, 7:30 AM
This course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, and advanced practice providers delivering direct care to children.
Purpose & Content:
The 4-hour virtual conference with live Q&A will highlight common developmental-behavioral conditions, their etiology, identification and management, and feature opportunities to apply knowledge in clinical situations.
The program will utilize case studies and question/answer format in addition to PowerPoint presentations.
The goal of this seminar is to equip primary care providers to assess, identify and manage developmental and behavioral problems which present between birth and age 18.
Upon completion of the activity participants should be able to:
- Examine community-level stressors (including racism) in an urban population using the Philadelphia expanded ACE model, recognize the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences on health and well-being across the lifespan, and review strategies on how to advocate for children who have experienced expanded ACES.
- Describe strategies to treat common substance use disorders in young people.
- Recognize the falling age and increasing numbers of children who are experiencing suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and self-harm, and discuss the societal trends contributing to this problem. Describe the significant health disparity for minority populations including racial and sexual minority with respect to suicidality, and implement screening and safety plans in primary care.
- Describe the importance of and barriers to integrating children’s behavioral health care into primary care, and how the model of off-site collaboration with behavioral health providers through the Texas Child Psychiatry Access Network can help primary care providers.
- Discuss the short and longer-term impacts of treatment on ADHD youth growing up.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Scottish Rite for Children. The University of Texas Southwestern is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UT Southwestern designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UT Southwestern certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
The presentations “The Expanded Model of Adverse Childhood Experiences” and “Substance Use in Adolescents: From Misuse to Disorder” have been designated by UT Southwestern for 1.5 credit hours in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Because this course is meant to educate clinicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” uses discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.
It is the policy of ACCME that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the handout.
Timothy E. Wilens, MD
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Timothy Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is co-director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the MGH Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Wilens earned his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residency in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry at Mass General.
Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders; embedded health care models, and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD across the lifespan. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, concerning these and related topics. He has also coedited more than 80 book chapters, 4 books, and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Wilens is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is on the editorial boards or is a scientific reviewer for more than 35 journals.
Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP
Developmental and Forensic Pediatrician
President/CEO of Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics, PA
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Faculty, Uniformed University of Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Sharon Cooper is the CEO of Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics, P.A., a consulting firm which provides medical care to children with developmental disabilities, and provides medical care, research and training, and expert witness testimony in cases of child maltreatment. Dr. Cooper spent 21 years in the United States Army, retiring as a Colonel.
Dr. Cooper holds faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill-School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She serves on the boards of several national and international organizations focused on violence against children.
Dr. Cooper has lectured both nationally and internationally in well over 300 conferences, including many federal justice agencies, the National Judicial College, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, INTERPOL, and academic conferences focused on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has provided extensive training to representatives of more than 45 countries whose hotlines are focused on the rescue and identification of child and adolescent victims of sexual exploitation.
Dr. Cooper is the lead author of two comprehensive texts on child sexual exploitation and is co-author of a book focused on the complexity of investigation, discovery and recovery of missing children and adults. She served on the International Working Group which published the landmark Survivor Survey of victims of abusive images, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. She has testified before the United States Congress, the European Commission, the Manitoba Legislature, the Italian Senate and the Russian Duma (Parliament).
Dr. Cooper has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children providing victim-centered training for more than a decade and presently serves on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Cooper served on the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence at the request of the Attorney General of the United States. She also served as a member of the bipartisan Homeland Security Advisory Council on Children and Families for Customs and Border Protection regarding migrating populations from the Northern Triangle.
Dr. Cooper is the Executive Producer of the documentary Not Just Pictures, which delves into the extraordinary victim impact of abusive images and other types of sexual exploitation.
Nhung T. Tran, MD, FAAP
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Pediatric Specialty Center
Cedar Park Texas
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Nhung Tran, MD, FAAP, is a Board-certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and recently joined as staff physician at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She completed medical school and residency training in General Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and her fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
As a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr. Tran’s primary responsibilities are the evaluation and management of children with developmental delays and behavioral differences, with speech-language disorders, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and complex Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder being the most common conditions seen. She has special interests in children with dual diagnoses (an intellectual or developmental disability and behavioral or mental health disorder) and children with increased risks due to underlying genetic disorders, adverse childhood experiences or prenatal substance exposures, among others.
Dr. Tran has a personal passion in medical education and advocacy, in order to reach as many children as possible by educating current and future pediatricians in early identification and management of developmental, behavioral and mental health issues in primary care and influencing policy whenever possible. She has been the co-chair of the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Committee on Mental Health for several years, and also has co-chaired the TPS Autism Spectrum Disorder Workgroup and TPS COVID-19 School Reopening Workgroup. She testified in the Senate and House during the 2019 legislative session on behalf of TPS, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Federation of Psychiatry in support of SB11 that created the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, one component of which is the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN). Since its inception, she has served as the pediatric representative for CPAN.
Registration fee is $75 for the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Conference.
Registration will be available until March 1, 2021.
Cancellation requests must be received by email or fax prior to February 19, 2021. No refunds will be made thereafter.
Kathleen Saxon, Course Administrator
Christie Steinborn, Course Registrar
Scottish Rite for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX 75209