Conferences offer pediatric-focused knowledge, multiple CME credits

stethoscopeSt. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Early Bird Rounds began again in September, and it’s a good time to remember the presentations earn participants one hour of continuing medical education (CME). In recent years, this has become easier with CMEasy, through which the recorded Early Bird Rounds presentations may be viewed online at times convenient for physicians. The presentations cover a range of important pediatric topics; last year’s talks addressed such subjects as adolescent substance abuse, sports-related concussions, and management of pediatric pain and depression in adolescents. The CMEasy presentations include pre-test, post-test and evaluation sections.

“The Early Bird Rounds presentations are a valuable resource for physicians who want to keep abreast of the latest advances in diagnosing and treating pediatric-related illnesses and disorders,” says Ellyn Rosenblum, manager of physician services/telehealth.

“This is a great opportunity for physicians to advance their knowledge with presentations conducted by nationally recognized leaders in their subspecialties.”

In addition, community physicians may take advantage of several annual and semi-annual conferences throughout the year that provide them with in-depth updates while earning multiple CME credits.

“For example, we conduct spring and fall clinical pediatric updates and annual psychiatry and coding conferences,” says Linda Menard, program coordinator in physician services. “Physicians may learn and network with their peers while earning seven to eight CME credits.”

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The 2015-2016 Early Bird Rounds Presenters

“Early Bird Rounds are an integral part of the educational and training experience at St. Louis Children’s Hospital,” says Ellyn Rosenblum, manager of physician services/ telehealth. “We are grateful to our attending physicians for their exceptional efforts

in developing informative, interesting presentations throughout the year.”

Presenters for 2015-2016:

Philip Abraham, MD, Hospitalist Medicine

Shafkat Anwar, MD, Cardiology

Kevin Baszis, MD, Rheumatology

Avi Beigelman, MD, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, Hospitalist Medicine

Candice Burns, MD, Critical Care Medicine

John Constantino, MD, Psychiatry

Douglas Coplen, MD, Urology

Susan Culican, MD, PhD, Ophthalmology

Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Michele Estabrook, MD, Infectious Diseases

Eric Eutsler, MD, Radiology

Paul Glaser, MD, PhD, Psychiatry

Andrea Granados, MD, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Carmen Halabi, MD, Nephrology

Mark Halstead, MD, Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Christina Hickey, MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Keiko Hirose, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery; Craig Buchman, MD, Otolaryngology; Jamie Cadieux, Audiology; Drea Gregg, SLP

Dee Hodge III, MD, Emergency Medicine

Rochelle Holtzman, PhD, Clinical Pediatrics

David Hunstad, MD, Infectious Diseases

Martin Keller, MD, Trauma Services

James Kemp, MD, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine; and Maithilee Menezes, MD, Otolaryngology

Sarah Mermelstein, MD, Adolescent Medicine

Diane Merritt, MD, Gynecology

Peter Michelson, MD, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Jessica Muse, MD, Hospitalist Medicine

Jeff Nepple, MD, Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Shalani Shenoy, MD, Hematology and Oncology

Janis Stoll, MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Zachary Vesoulis, MD, Newborn Medicine

Adam Vogel, MD, Surgery

Michael Wong, MD, PhD, Neurology