Sophia Visit 1: A 6-year-old Girl with Marked Short Stature

Title:

Sophia Visit 1: A 6-year-old Girl with Marked Short Stature

Topic: Endocrinology
Relevant Terms: Growth Disorders, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Pediatric Endocrinology
Primary Audience: Pediatric Endocrinologists; Primary Care Physicians; and other healthcare personnel who diagnose and treat growth disorders in the pediatric setting
Launch Date: 05-Jan-12
Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Managing Children with Growth Disorders

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Align stated practice intent with actual practice behavior.
  2. Incorporate recommended standards of care, diagnostic, and treatment guidelines into clinical practice that are based on medically objective decision-making and not contextual input or personal opinion.
  3. Develop a higher level of care for patients with growth disorders through exposure to a contemporary evidence base and case-based experiential scenarios.
  4. Participate in bi-directional communication so that PEs and PCPs function seamlessly to optimize longitudinal growth disorder treatment in children and adolescents.

    Faculty

    Craig A. Alter, MD
    Program Director
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    Justin A. Indyk, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
    Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes 
    Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Columbus, OH
    Jared Pasternak, MD, FAAP
    General Pediatrician
    Advocare Laurel Pediatrics
    Sewell, NJ
    Initiative Description
    This CME activity will offer physicians a specialized case-based curriculum designed to increase knowledge and improve medical practice as it relates to caring for pediatric patients with growth disorders.
     


    Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Cincinnati and Prova Education. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
     
    The University of Cincinnati desig­nates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Target Audience
    This course is designed to meet the Continuing Medical Education needs of the practicing pediatric endocrinologist, primary care physician and other healthcare personnel who diagnose and treat growth disorders in the pediatric setting and consider using GH as an interventional therapy.

    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
    To provide the highest quality of CME programming, and in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the University of Cincinnati and Prova Education require that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces healthcare goods or services. The University of Cincinnati and Prova Education assess conflict of interest with its faculty, planners, authors and reviewers of CME activities. Identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly reviewed and resolved by independent reviewers for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in the activity and patient care recommendations. The University of Cincinnati and Prova Education are committed to providing its learners with high quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education.
     
    Acknowledgement of Commercial Support  
    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

    The following reviewers/planners/authors have reported real or apparent conflicts of interest:
    Name of Reviewer/ Planner/ Author
    Role
    Reported Areas of Conflict
    Craig A. Alter, MD
    Author
    No relationship reported
    Barry Fiedel, PhD
    Planner
    No relationship reported
    Amanda Hilferty
    Planner
    No relationship reported
    Justin A. Indyk, MD, PhD
    Author
    No relationship reported
    Alexandra Lawson
    Planner
    No relationship reported
    Jared Pasternak, MD, FAAP
    Author
    No relationship reported
    Sean T. Saunders, CCMEP
    Planner
    No relationship reported
    Lawrence Sherman, FACME, CCMEP
    Planner
    No relationship reported
    Jennifer Shine Dyer, MD, MPH
    Reviewer
    No relationship reported
    Susan P. Tyler, M.Ed., CCMEP
    Planner
    No relationship reported

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    www.provaeducation.com
    info@provaeducation.com

     
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