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5th Annual Practical Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium

Location: Dell Children’s Medical Center, Signe Auditorium

Address: 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, Texas 78723 | View Map »

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Time: 8–3 p.m.

About the Event

Designed for general pediatric practitioners, this event will feature interactive presentations by faculty members of UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s with topics ranging from concussion to emerging gene therapies for neuromuscular disease. Each presentation will provide specific techniques and evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management of neurological conditions commonly encountered by the general pediatrician.

Registration is available for in-person or virtual attendance. Information on CME, conflicts of interest and all other event details are available on the registration site.

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  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. | Check-In
  • 8:30-8:40 a.m. | Welcome
  • 8:40-9:25 a.m. | Keynote: “How Do We Serve the Less Well Served?” With Dave Clarke, M.D.
  • 9:25-9:55 a.m. | “Infantile Spasms: Recognition & Management Updates” With Kristen Arredondo, M.D.
  • 9:55-10:00 a.m. | Coffee Break
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. | “Pediatric Neurosurgery for the General Practitioner” With Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, M.D., Ph.D., FAANS
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. | “Migraine in the Pediatric Population: Emerging Treatment” With Sara Pavitt, M.D.
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m. | “Prematurity: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes & Management” With Leah Ferrante, M.D.
  • 11:30 a.m.-Noon | “Identifying Psychotherapy Needs for Children With Neurological Disorders” With Lindsey Elliott, Ph.D.
  • Noon-12:50 p.m. | Working Lunch - “Clinical Pearl: When Flintstones Aren’t Enough” With Emily Ramirez, D.O., and “Clinical Pearl: Late-Onset Dyslexia?” With E. Steve Roach, M.D.
  • 12:50-1:40 p.m. | “Pediatric Concussion” With Cynthia Austin, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 1:40-2:10 p.m. | “Introduction to Adaptive Sports” With Faheem Mahomed, M.D., FAAPMR
  • 2:10-2:40 p.m. | “Does My Patient Have Neuromuscular Disease?” With Vettaikorumakankav Vedanarayanan, M.D., FRCPC
  • 2:40-2:50 p.m. | Conclusion

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Physician/learners will be able to discuss etiology, pathophysiology, assessment, treatment plans and evaluation of infants and children with select neurological conditions.
  2. Nursing/learners will identify how evidence-based communication and interprofessional teams including support groups can improve care of children with neurological disorders.
  3. Interdisciplinary audience/learners will identify the role of interdisciplinary care in managing patients with common neurological disorders.

Target Audience

Pediatricians and other practitioners involved in the care of children.

Accreditation Statement

Ascension is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 5.50 IPCE credits for learning and change.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (5.50 hours), ABS CC (0.00 hours), ANCC Contact Hour(s) (5.50 hours), APA Credit(s) (5.50 hours), ASWB Credit(s) (5.50 hours), General Attendance (5.50 hours), IPCE Credit(s) (5.50 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (5.50 hours)