Thursday, May 4, 2017

7:00am - 5:00pm
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Upper Peninsula Health System - Marquette
580 W College Ave
Marquette, MI 48955

Use East Entrance. Meeting will be in Conference Room 1 on the 3rd Floor.

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University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

  • Gregory Ensing MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Jessica Fealy MD, Department of Pediatrics Co-director of Education, Division of General Pediatrics
  • Gwen Fosse RN BSN MSA, Clinical Outreach Specialist, Congenital Heart Center
  • Ronald Grifka MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Sharon Kileny, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Ambulatory Care
  • Andrea Kirila, Senior Physician Liaison - C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services
  • Christine La Jeunesse, Administrative Director, U-M Congenital Heart Center
  • Nasuh Malas MD MPH, Director, Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Rebecca Priest, Lead Brand Manager for Children’s and Women’s Services
  • Matt Stephens, Chief Administrator, Department of Pediatrics
  • Donna Wilkin, Graphic Designer/Event Planner, Congenital Heart Center
  • Jodi Zuiderveen, Division Administrator - Pediatric Cardiology

The Committee would also like to acknowledge the input from regional colleagues.


Michigan Medicine Faculty

  • Bernard Biermann, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • David Bradley, MD, Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology
  • Terrill Bravender, MD, MPH, David S Rosen, MD Collegiate Professor of Adolescent Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Psychiatry
  • Gwen Fosse, RN, BSN, MSA, Clinical Outreach, Congenital Heart Center
  • Ronald Grifka, MD, Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology
  • Kathleen Mammel, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine Medical Co-Director, U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
  • Nasuh Malas, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
  • Scott Maurer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology
  • Kenneth Pituch, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Team
  • Elisabeth Quint, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellowship Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Assistant Dean for Clinical Faculty
  • Margaret Riley, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; Medical Director, Adolescent Health Initiative
  • Eric L. Scott, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Pediatric Psychology
  • Prachi Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Daniel Shumer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology

Guest Faculty

  • Patricia Gundrum, LMSW, Director of Programming, Ele’s Place
  • Leela Kausch, LMSW, Program Coordinator, Ele’s Place
  • Daniel Layman, MM, President & CEO, Ele’s Place


For questions regarding the conference and registration, call 800-962-3555.

For questions regarding the Alpena location, contact Erika Osier at erika.osier@mghs.org.


This course is designed to be of interest to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals involved in primary and specialty care for children.


Participants will learn how to better integrate primary and subspecialty care for children with acute or chronic disease.

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will understand and be able to implement the following:

  • Describe implications of a unique service for helping grieving children.
  • Implement strategies for diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome in teens.
  • Describe national guidelines for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment.
  • Define expedited partner therapy (EPT) as a strategy for management of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Recognize ways to manage transgender/Gender questioning patients in pediatric practice and resources available for pediatricians to help support patients and families.
  • Describe collaboration between primary and palliative care in pediatrics.
  • Implement strategies of chronic pain management in the primary care pediatric practice.
  • Review practices that can be utilized in pediatric care to maximize neurodevelopmental outcomes.
  • Understand epidemiology, risk factors and clinical presentation of substance use disorders in adolescents and identify non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic and community-based resources to treat substance use disorders. 
  • Identify the early warning signs and presentation of an eating disorder and securing the appropriate resources to manage the patient with an eating disorder.
  • Understand the diseases subsumed by the DSM V Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders disease. category, including risk factors, evaluation and management of the patient with significant somatization and functional symptoms (chronic fatigue, chronic headache, chronic abdominal pain, etc... without clear organic disease).
  • Review key tips in assessment of heart murmurs in the pediatric population.
  • Recognize key findings and “red flags” in pediatric EKGs.
  • Identify controversies in primary prevention and strategies for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death in the young.


The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for ContinuingMedical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Universityof Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participationin the activity.


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7:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

7:45  - Welcome

8:00 - Grief Happens! Healing for Grieving Children

  • Leela Kausch and Dan Layman, Ele’s Place

8:30 - Adolescent Sexuality/Gynecology

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Teens - Elisabeth Quint
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Diagnosis and management - Maggie Riley
  • Care of the Transgender Adolescent - Daniel Shumer 
  • Talk Time: Q&A and discussion

10:15 - Break

10:30 - Chronic Condition Care

  • Making the Most of Today: Palliative care - Ken Pituch
  • Pediatric Pain Management - Eric Scott
  • Neurodevelopmental Follow Up/Outcomes - Prachi Shah
  • Talk Time: Q&A and discussion

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 - Mental Health Challenges

  • Substance Use in Adolescents - Ben Biermann
  • Eating Disorders in Adolescents - Terry Bravender (May 4) and Kathy Mammel (Jun 2)
  • Pediatric Somatization: Functional symptom evaluation and management - Nasuh Malas
  • Talk Time: Q&A and discussion

2:45 - Break

3:00 - Heart Health

  • Murmurs: Innocent or not? Deciding when to refer - Scott Maurer
  • Common EKG Abnormalities in Pediatrics - David Bradley
  • Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention - Ronald Grifka and Gwen Fosse
  • Talk Time: Q&A and discussion

4:45 - Closing remarks, evaluations and conclusion


Marquette Videoconference participants, May 4                                      $100.00

Fee includes educational materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. 

Course registrations will be confirmed by email.  If you do not receive confirmation or if you have questions about your registration, please contact us at 800-962-3555.

Registration Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from any and all cancellations. Refund requests must be received in writing no later than April 19, 2017.