Program Description: 

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference series consists of 5 individual components that are designed to help fill gaps and enhance knowledge and skills that are crucial to the practice of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. These individual components include:

Core Conference: This weekly conference series covers crucial ABP content areas that require further reinforcement or are not covered frequently in clinical care. Specialists throughout the DOP help lead these sessions. The goal is to refresh key concepts that will be applicable to initial or recertification boards for Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • 1. Define brain injury and classify brain injury severity using GCS, duration of loss of consciousness and duration of post traumatic amnesia
  • 2. Describe the mechanisms and epidemiology of brain injury, including abusive head trauma.  Understand outcomes of abusive head trauma based on available literature.
  • 3.  Plan the management of medical complications of brain injury including reduced arousal, sodium abnormalities, heterotopic ossification and neurogenic bowel and bladder
  • 4.  Plan the management, including diagnosing and treating dysautonomia, for a patient with brain injury and understand how dysautonomia, agitation and pain are intertwined


    Faculty & credentials: 

    In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Activity Director:
    Patrick McCarthy, MD, MME
    Assistant Professor
    Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

    Additional Planners: 
    Nicole Emlen, NP
    Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    Hospitalist, Pediatrics


    Kimberley Zvara, MD

    Associate Professor

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation





    Judy Borchardt
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 266-8427

    Accreditation Statement

    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

    Designation of Credit Statement

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

    MOC Part II

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    Participation shared with ABP through PARS:

    Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABP through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). 

    Session date: 
    08/03/2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm CDT
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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