Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Mar 10, 2021 / Dyslexia & Learning Disorders

Scottish Rite Hosts Developmental-Behavioral Virtual Conference

This past weekend, Scottish Rite for Children hosted the 22nd annual Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care. Presented as a half-day virtual seminar, the program was an educational resource for pediatricians, family physicians and advanced practice providers. 

For the first time in 22 years, the conference went virtual but continued its commitment to providing an exceptional educational opportunity for medical professionals. Attendees were able to learn the latest about the common developmental-behavioral conditions - their etiology, identification and management, and how to apply this knowledge in clinical situations. The program included presentations from world-renowned specialists, case studies and live Q+A – giving those in attendance the ability to participate. Below is what was discussed:
  • Community-level stressors in an urban population.
  • Adverse childhood experiences impact on health and well-being.
  • Treatment of common substance use disorders in young people.
  • Recognizing the increase of suicidal attempts and self-harm in children.
  • Importance of integrating behavioral health care into primary care.
  • Short and long-term impacts of ADHD treatment in youth.
Medical director of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders Sheryl Frierson, M.D., served as this year’s course co-director. “This seminar was a true success,” says Frierson. “I am proud of our team and the presenters who provided such a great educational opportunity for the medical community in this area of specialty. It is important to spread more knowledge around developmental-behavioral conditions so that children can receive the best care from any professional – making sure we help them be the best they can be.”

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