New England Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

By Tufts Floating & MassGeneral Hospital for Children (other events)

Monday, June 3 2019 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Please register for the conference by April 30th!

Please consider attending the pre-conference dinner and reception on Sunday, June 2nd 6-9pm (including in registration fee! guests extra) located at Southern Kin Cookhouse @ 500 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA

Register for workshops/ pre-conference dinner: HERE

Please see linked pdf for CME information and complete list of speakers.


Conference Course Description:

Pediatric Hospital Medicine continues to present challenges to pediatricians, nurse practitioners, residents, nurses and all other providers caring for children. The program includes a variety of evidence-based lectures with question and answer sessions, hands-on workshops and an unknown Clinicopathological Conference (CPC) case from the New England Journal of Medicine. The conference is geared towards presenting recent advances and challenges in Pediatric Hospital Medicine in preparation for the boards as well as discussing cutting-edge new projects. Thirteen different sites from across the six New England states have collaborated to bring this conference to you. This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with your peers from across New England.

The program includes 8 lectures, one keynote address, one clinicopathological conference and 8 workshops, all in one day:

Lecture titles:

  • More than Maculo-Papular - Rashes to Recognize in the Hospital
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: The Challenges of Managing Complex Cases on the Inpatient Service
  • Rehab 101 for the Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Techniques and Approaches to Improving the Experience of Care for Patients with Autism: the Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center
  • Radiology for Pediatric Hospitalists
  • Escaping the Island: Mentorship Challenges and Rules for Success in PHM 
  • TTYL! Advancing FaceTime to the Next Level- Using Virtual Visits to Optimize Pediatric Hospital Medicine Post-Discharge Care
  • Leaving the Ivory Tower: Making a Case for Community Academic Medicine

Clinicopathological Conference; An unknown case from the Mass. General Hospital and the New England Journal of Medicine:

  • The interdisciplinary CPCs are teaching exercises focused on clinical reasoning (how to “think like a physician”) and clinicopathological correlation.  In the classical unknown differential diagnosis CPC format, a master clinician is asked to deduce the diagnosis of an anonymous, actual MGH patient based solely on the reported medical history, physical examination findings, and preliminary test results. The discussant ends his presentation by stating what she thinks the diagnosis most likely turned out to be and how she thinks that diagnosis was established; then, the confirmed diagnosis is presented, usually by an anatomic or clinical pathologist, and issues related to management are discussed.

Workshop titles:  

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Program Strategies to Optimize Newborn Care
  • Patient- and Family-Centered IPASS
  • Simulation program at Community Hospitals
  • pSIC - Pediatric Serious Illness Conversations
  • Challenges in Hospitalized Patients with Eating Disorders
  • UTI – Making clinical decisions using the evidence
  • An introduction to strategic planning concepts through consideration of the development of a new medical care unit
  • Integrating long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) into your Hospital Medicine practice

Who should attend?

Pediatric Hospitalists, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Residents, Pediatric Nurses and other health care workers who take care of Pediatric patients in the inpatient setting.

Course Co-Directors

Chadi El-Saleeby, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School,

Divisions of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, MGHfC, Boston MA

Kathryn Niro, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Daniel Rauch, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Kerstin Zanger, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School,

Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, MGHfC, Boston MA



Tufts Floating & MassGeneral Hospital for Children