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AAP National Conference and Exhibition
October 11-14, 2014
San Diego, California

PROGRAMS FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

X1007 - Everyday Neurology Questions from Pediatricians
➤ Repeats as X2006
Meet-the-Expert Discussion
Does your next patient have a big head from increased intracranial pressure, or maybe a facial weakness masquerading as Bell palsy, or even subtle seizures? You make the call! Be prepared with neurology basics for everyday practice. Bring your cases and questions.
Faculty:  Max Wiznitzer, MD, FAAP
7:00 -8:00 am
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

X1008 - Tics, CANS, and Other Movement Disorders
Meet the Expert Discussion
Was that a shrug, wink, drop, or a stare? Do you know how to handle the child with tics? And when do you need to think about CANS or something else? Come learn how to diagnose and treat children with tics, Tourette Syndrome and the most common movement disorders..
Faculty:  Donald Gilbert, MD, FAAP
7:00 - 8:00 am
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

F1092 - Basics of Seizure Medicines: What General Pediatricians Need to Know
Selected Short Subject
New medicines for treating seizures are being introduced to market nearly once per year. As a result, there is a whole new set of side effects to know. There is an increasing realization of long-term side effects of older medicines, as well. Examples include bone health, reproductive health (including teratogenesis) and electrolyte abnormalities, among others. Come listen to our experts discuss what general pediatricians need to know about seizure medicines.
Faculty:  Raman Sankar, MD, PhD
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

F1097 - Neurological Emergencies!
Audience Response Case Discussion
One of the scariest experiences a pediatrician faces is an infant or child with the sudden onset of a neurological deficit or abnormal activity. This session will arm the general pediatrician with knowledge of how to initially approach problems like loss of motor function (focal or generalized), vision, or consciousness, as well as abnormal activity.
Faculty:  Thomas Koch, MD, FAAN, FAAP and Max Wiznitzer, MD, FAAP
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

A1133- Skin Spots, Brain Spots
Audience Response Case Discussion
Does that child have a rash or nevus, or perhaps something more complicated that also is in his or her brain. Identify the hallmarks of neurocutaneous disorders, such as neurofibromatosis, tolerous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber, ataxiz-telangectasia, and PHACES. Learn how to diagnose and manage these children in your practice, when to order genetic tests, and when to consult.
Faculty:  Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP and Sonia Partap, MD, FAAP
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

A1126 - Flat Heads:  Evaluation and Management
Selected Short Subject
The Back to Sleep campaign has been remarkably successful in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) but has created a cohort of children with positional plagiocephaly. Pediatricians are the first to see this problem in the office, and need to decide whether the misshapen skull is the result of sleep position or other pathology. Management can be very confusing. This session will help attendees sort through this common conundrum!
Faculty:  Gerald Grant, MD
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Joint Program Sponsored by the Section on Neurology and the Section on Neurosurgery

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014

X2006- Everyday Neurology Questions from Pediatricians
➤ Repeats as X1007
Meet-the- Expert Discussion
Does your next patient have a big head from increased intracranial pressure, or maybe a facial weakness masquerading as Bell palsy, or even subtle seizures? You make the call! Be prepared with neurology basics for everyday practice. Bring your cases and questions.
Faculty:  Max Wiznitzer, MD, FAAP
7:00 -8:00 am
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

X2010- Pump It Up! Acute Neuromuscular Disorders You Should Not Miss
Meet-the- Expert Discussion
Weakness in infancy and childhood can be the result of problems with muscles, neuromuscular junction, nerves, or any other part of the nervous system. Although making a diagnosis can be challenging in the office, certain neuromuscular disorders can be life-threatening and should not be missed (eg, infant botulism, Guillain-Barré syndrome). Our expert will guide you through the initial steps, including how to differentiate between weakness and decreased tone.
Faculty:  John Day, MD
7:00 -8:00 am

Sponsored by the Section on Neurology
X2034- Is That a Conversion Disorder?
Selected Short Subject
Does that patient have a neurological problem or is it a conversion disorder? Do you know what to do when a child has a conversion disorder? What about malingering or Munchausen syndrome? Come learn how to sort out conversion and other behavioral disorders often confused as neurological problems.
Faculty:  Donald Gilbert, MD, FAAP
8:30 - 9:15 am
Joint Program Sponsored by Section on Neurology and Section on Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

X2045- Shake, Rattle and Roll
➤ Repeats as A2103
Audience Response Case Discussion
What was that? A seizure, breath-holding spell, myoclonus, shuddering attack, migraine, tic, faint, or something else? Come learn how to sort out and identify the spells that will present in your practice, and learn what is neurological, cardiac, or even benign.
Faculty:  Sucheta Joshi, MD, FAAP and Sankar Raman, MD
8:30 – 10:00 am
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

X2068 - Water on the Brain: Hydrocephalus, Shunts, and Vents?
Selected Short Subject
Three percent of children in any pediatrics practice have macrocephaly but who actually has hydrocephalus? Learn to identify, evaluate, and/or refer the child with new-onset hydrocephalus and appreciate the latest techniques used for treatment. Understand how to "trouble shoot" the child with hydrocephalus when ill.
Faculty:  Gerald Grant, MD
9:30 - 10:15 am
Joint Program Sponsored by the Section on Neurosurgery and the Section on Neurology

X2103- Shake, Rattle and Roll
➤ Repeats as A2045
Audience Response Case Discussion
What was that? A seizure, breath-holding spell, myoclonus, shuddering attack, migraine, tic, faint, or something else? Come learn how to sort out and identify the spells that will present in your practice, and learn what is neurological, cardiac, or even benign.
Faculty:  Sucheta Joshi, MD, FAAP and Sankar Raman, MD
2:00 -3:30 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

S2115- My Head Is Going to Explode: Migraines and Its Variants
Seminar
Headache is so common in children, but when is it a migraine? Learn to rule out worrisome headaches, diagnose migraines, and execute a sound treatment plan. And realize that many things you thought weren't migraine really are! Come learn from these headache cases.
Faculty:  Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP
2:00 -3:30 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014

F3041 - I've Got Your Back: Sacral Dimples, Tufts, and Other Spine Problems
Selected Short Subject
Identifying a dimple, tuft, or other lesion on an infant or child’s back can lead to anxiety and lots of tests. Come hear our expert discuss these issues so you can appropriately counsel families and order tests, if indicated.
Faculty:  Michael Partington, MD, FAAP
8:30 – 9:15 am
Joint Program Sponsored by the Section on Neurosurgery and the Section on Neurology

F3119- One Seizure, Two Seizures: What Do I Do Now?
➤ Repeats as F4084
Selected Short Subject
When a child presents with a first or second seizure both temperature and anxiety can be high. Do you know how to evaluate and manage the child with a first or second febrile seizure or seizure without fever? Come review the most current approach for handling a child with new-onset seizures, and review AAP guidelines.
Faculty:  Courtney J. Wusthoff, MD
3:00 -3:45 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014

F4004 - Down Syndrome Update
Meet-The-Expert Discussion
Down syndrome remains the most common cause of intellectual disability, but can you manage all the health needs of a child with Down syndrome? Come hear the latest advances, and understand the developmental and neurologic issues central to Down syndrome.
Faculty:  Keith Kenneth Vaux, MD
7:00 -8:00 am
Joint Program Sponsored by the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Section on Neurology

F4056 - Neurology in Neonates: Nagging Questions
Meet-The-Expert Discussion
Does that baby have a big head? Why is my newborn floppy? Is my child delayed? Do you know how to manage the neurologic problems most commonly seen among babies and toddlers in your practice? Learn how to diagnose and manage macrocephaly, brachial plexus injury, hypotonia, delay, neurocutaneous finds, and funny movements.
Faculty:  Courtney J. Wusthoff, MD
12:30 -1:30 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology

F4084- One Seizure, Two Seizures: What Do I Do Now?
➤ Repeats as F3119
Selected Short Subject
When a child presents with a first or second seizure both temperature and anxiety can be high. Do you know how to evaluate and manage the child with a first or second febrile seizure or seizure without fever? Come review the most current approach for handling a child with new-onset seizures, and review AAP guidelines.
Faculty:  Courtney J. Wusthoff, MD
4:00 -4:45 pm
Sponsored by the Section on Neurology