Paediatric Pearls Conference

PAEDIATRIC PEARLS
CONFERENCE

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The Paediatric Pearls Conference is an annual medical education event held by Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Department of Paediatrics, in conjunction with the University of Toronto Family and Community Medicine. This conference is a dynamic and practical program that is directed to address the needs of the local community primary care office practice. A variety of topics in general paediatrics and neonatology are discussed and evaluated to improve the management of common paediatric referrals.

Each year, our Paediatric Pearls Conference brings together more than 500 physicians, medical students, residents, and clinical educators. Our aim is to share ideas, challenge current practices, and innovate in order to advance paediatric medicine in par with today’s medical instruments and needs.

Who it's for


The information addressed in the Paediatric Pearls Conference are directed towards:

  • Clinical educators and mentors
  • Program directors
  • Medical residents
  • Program administrators
  • Educational researchers
  • Medical education leaders
  • Clinicians in family medicine, paediatrics, or neonatology

Conference objectives


Sessions at Paediatric Pearls will cover a broad spectrum of clinical topics in general and subspecialty paediatrics.

Upon completion of this educational activity, conference attendees will be better able to:

 

  • Develop an approach to common paediatric medical issues seen in family practice 
  • Apply best practice for a wide range of issues in paediatric clinical practice
  • Identify innovative medical tools and applications to enhance paediatric and clinical care

Education credits


Accreditation has been applied to the Royal College for conference participants to receive Mainpro+ credits.

Featuring presentations by:

Friday, October 25

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto East, 2035 Kennedy Road, Toronto, Canada

Our 2nd annual Paediatric Pearls Conference will focus on addressing the needs of the local community primary care office practice by providing a variety of topics in General Paediatrics and Neonatology. Experts in the field will present information on relevant issues often faced by pediatricians, and emergency and family physicians. This year, we will also be holding research poster displays for attendees to view.

Get to know our speakers!

Hear from our keynote speakers:

Featuring presentations by:

Dr. Luigi Castagna

Agenda

8 – 8:50 a.m.  Registration & Breakfast

8:50 – 9 a.m. Opening Remarks from SHN’s President & CEO, Elizabeth Buller, and Chief of Staff, Dr. Dick Zoutman

9 – 9:20 a.m. Dr. Latifa Yeung – Approach to the Spitting Baby: Update in GERD

9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Dr. Karoon Danayan – Leaping Lizards: The Lamentable Limp!

9:40 – 10 a.m. Dr. Michael Chang – A Community Paediatric Otolaryngology Update

10 – 10:20 a.m. Dr. Trisha Tulloch – Teen Trafficking & Commercial Exploitation: Pearls for Primary Care Providers

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Savithiri Ratnapalan – Teens, Tots and Toxins

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. Dr. Rebecca Levy – Hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks

11:40 – Noon Dr. Hubert Wong – What’s New? What’s Old?: In Childhood UTIs

Noon – 12:20 p.m. Dr. Ian Kitai – TB in the GTA: What do Children and Adolescents have to do with it?

12:20 – 1:20 p.m.  Lunch Break and Poster Session

1:20 – 2 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Friedman – Say yes to the less: Choosing wisely

2 – 2:20 p.m. Dr. Krishna Anchala – Don’t turn your back on back pain  

2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Dr. Luigi Castagna – Returning to physical activity after brain concussion- what’s new?

2:40 – 3 p.m. Dr. Niraj Mistry – Innovative Apps for Family Physicians  

3 – 3:20 p.m. Door Prize Giveaways & Poster Awards

Conference Poster Submissions

THE 2019 CONFERENCE WILL BE ACCEPTING RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATIONS!

Theme: Paediatrics
Poster size: 119 cm x 84 cm (horizontal orientation)
Submission Deadline: September 8, 2019

The top three poster presentations will be awarded.

If you are interested in presenting about Paediatrics at the conference, view our Conference Poster Guidelines for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact conference director, Dr. M. Akhter Hamid at paediatricpearls@SHN.ca or 647-990-3132.

Registration Fees

Physicians – $100
Allied Health Professionals –$70
Medical Students/Residents – $50

Registration to the conference can be made online. Payments are expected to be done exclusively online via the aforementioned website. Please confirm your attendance and register by October 10, 2019.

Organizing Committee

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently accepting volunteers for this year’s conference!

If you are interested, contact conference director, Dr. M. Akhter Hamid at paediatricpearls@SHN.ca or 647-990-3132 and find out how you can get involved.

Contact Us

Conference Director:

Dr. M. Akhter Hamid,
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

paediatricpearls@SHN.ca
647-990-3132

2018

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PAEDIATRIC PEARLS
CONFERENCE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

The Paediatric Pearls Conference is an annual medical education event held by Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Department of Paediatrics, in conjunction with the University of Toronto Family and Community Medicine. This conference is a dynamic and practical program that is directed to address the needs of the local community primary care office practice. A variety of topics in general paediatrics and neonatology are discussed and evaluated to improve the management of common paediatric referrals.

Each year, our Paediatric Pearls Conference brings together more than 500 physicians, medical students, residents, and clinical educators. Our aim is to share ideas, challenge current practices, and innovate in order to advance paediatric medicine in par with today’s medical instruments and needs.

Who it's for


The information addressed in the Paediatric Pearls Conference are directed towards:

  • Clinical educators and mentors
  • Program directors
  • Medical residents
  • Program administrators
  • Educational researchers
  • Medical education leaders
  • Clinicians in family medicine, paediatrics or neonatology

Conference objectives


  • Understand common errors in current clinical practices pertaining to specific specialties in paediatrics
  • Discuss and ask questions with physicians in different specialties of paediatrics
  • Receive better insights on various concepts effecting family medicine and paediatric patients and their family
  • Participate in a problem based approach to learning, in which common clinical dilemmas in the family medicine and paediatric community are highlighted
  • Reflect on the appropriateness and the relevance of current clinical practices

Education credits


The conference will be offering Mainpro+ credits (The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Ontario Chapter) to all active participants of the conference. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Friday, October 25

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto East, 2035 Kennedy Road, Toronto, Canada

Our second annual Paediatric Pearls Conference will focus on addressing the needs of the local community primary care office practice by providing a variety of topics in General Paediatrics and Neonatology relevant to their practice. Experts in the field will present information on relevant issues often faced by pediatricians, emergency and family physicians. This year, we will also be holding research poster displays for attendees to view.

Speakers

Speaker list goes here.

Agenda

08:00 – 09:00  Registration & Breakfast

09:00 – 09:10  Opening Remarks

09:10 – 09:30 

09:30 – 09:50 

09:50 – 10:10 

10:10 – 10:30 

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:30  Keynote Speaker 1

11:30 – 11:50 

11:50 – 12:10 

12:10 – 12:30 

12:30 – 13:15  Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:55  Keynote Speaker 2

13:55 – 14:15 

14:15 – 14:35 

14:35 – 14:55 

14:55 – 15:05  Adjournment

Conference Poster Submissions

If you are interested in presenting about Paediatrics at the conference, we will be accepting poster submissions.

Theme: Paediatrics
Poster size: 3ft x 5ft
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

More details to come.

Registration Fees

Physicians – $99
Allied Health Professionals –$69
Medical Students/Residents – $49

Registration to the conference can be made online. Payments are expected to be done exclusively online via the aforementioned website. Please confirm your attendance and register by October 10, 2019.

Contact Us

Dr. M. Akhter Hamid,
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

paediatricpearls@SHN.ca
647-990-3132

2018

2018 Conference Topics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in children- What do I do? When do I refer to GI?
Dr. Latifa Yeung

The practical approach to Paediatric Dermatological conditions in the office
Dr. Rebecca Levy

Can I raise a Healthy Vegan Family?
Leanne Ingram, RD

Fever in the Office- When do I need to worry?
Dr. Nancy Nashid

ADHD- What does the Family Physician need to know and do?!
Dr. Mark Feldman

Medical Education – How do I teach effectively in my busy office?
Dr. Leah Tattum

The Weed Talk- Approach teens who are consuming Marijuana in this new era?
Dr. Trisha Tulloch

Paediatric Drug and Food Allergy
Dr. Audrey Segal

Should I send this kid to ER?! A potpourri of Paediatric cases
Dr. Savithiri Ratnapalan

What do you do when you see the telltale signs of Autism
Dr. Deepali Mankad

Short Stature: What does the Family Doctor need to know?
Dr. Sanjukta Basak

Abnormal findings in newborn exam – Tags, Pits, Dimples, etc…. What do I do?
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed