23rd Annual Practical Pediatrics: 2020 Update

23rd Annual Practical Pediatrics: 2020 Update
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00am - 3:45pm

Pediatrics is an ever-changing field requiring continual educational updates to best care for the pediatric population. The Stephen A. Chartrand, MD Memorial 2020 Practical Pediatrics Conference involves updates in several areas of care.

Course Directors

Erin A. Loucks, MD, FAAP
Harold A. Kaftan, MD, FAAP

A Regional Conference Designed For

Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Providers, Behavioral Therapists, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Health Care Providers

Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education


This conference will provide attendees with a review of recent advances and new developments in the field of pediatrics.


  • Examine adolescents for STIs according to national guidelines
  • Locate up-to-date treatment recommendations for STIs
  • Explain and recommend the HPV vaccine using the most effective language
  • Review an appropriate eye exam on children
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal eye findings
  • Recognize the clinical characteristics of conditions requiring referral
  • Identify common overuse injuries in children and adolescents
  • Review first line treatments for overuse injuries
  • Discuss current recommendations regarding sports specialization in youth athletes
  • Identify how screens effect sleep
  • Discuss the latest research linking depression and social media use
  • Report AAP guidelines for screen use in pediatric population
  • Illustrate current research initiatives and projects in pediatrics
  • Apply skills to assist mothers with babies in the NICU or NICU graduates with breast feeding
  • Associate parent teaching about benefits of the use of breast milk in the pre term population
  • Review how feeding is different in NICU population and understand their special challenges
  • Review common causes of abdominal pain in pediatric patients
  • Describe the evaluation of a patient with abdominal pain
  • Identify various lab testing and treatment options


7 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Erin A. Loucks, MD, FAAP

7:45 a.m.
Keynote: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents

Cynthia M. Holland-Hall, MD, MPH

8:45 a.m.
Common Pediatric Eye Problems

Sebastian J. Troia, MD

9:45 a.m.
Break, Visit Exhibits, and View Posters

10 a.m.
Overuse Sports Injuries in Youth Athletes

Natalie C. Ronshaugen, MD, FAAP

11 a.m.
The Effect of Screens and Social Media on Children

Marie M. Belin, MD

11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

12:30 p.m.
Poster Session

1 p.m.
Ask the Experts Panel

Sharon Stoolman, MD
Meera Varman, MD

2 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

2:15 p.m.
Feeding the Premature Infant… It’s no “micro problem”

Brenda K. Gamerl, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
Sharon Detten, RN, BSN, IBCLC

3 p.m.
Abdominal Pain

Ojasvini Choudhry Chandan, MD

3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Evaluation and Adjournment

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 6.75 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, 23rd Annual Practical Pediatrics: 2020 Update, with a beginning date of 02/28/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education 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 healthcare team.


Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists: $150
Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Providers, Behavioral Therapists, Other Interested Health Care Providers: $85
Fellows, Residents and Students: $50
Remote Video Conferencing Registration Fee: $45

Remote Video Conferencing

The 23rd Annual Practical Pediatrics: 2020 Update will be available via remote video conferencing for those areas located 100 miles outside the city of Omaha, Nebraska. This is a web-based conferencing system and can be viewed on most electronic devices individually or as a group. Each video conferencing participant will be assessed a registration fee. This fee applies to each video conferencing participant regardless of the number of attendees at each site and the profession of each participant.

Individuals that have registered to attend the conference via remote video conferencing will receive an email with a link to join the conference.

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Call for Poster Abstracts

The program committee is seeking to complement a dynamic symposium with topics related to innovative research, education, case studies or health promotion focusing on improving pediatric care. Posters that have been presented at other conferences within the past year or those you plan to present at future conferences in the next year may be submitted.

Poster abstracts are limited to 300 words and should include:

  • Title
  • Name/credentials of presenter(s)
  • Purpose
  • Design (if appropriate)
  • Findings
  • Implications for practice

Poster abstracts should be submitted by the author via the online form submission by January 15, 2020 for peer review. Acceptance of poster abstracts for presentation will be sent via email by January 31, 2020.

To submit your poster, click on the link titled Abstract Submission.

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