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The Third Evidence-Based Pediatric Update Symposium (14MR10)


Saturday, September 27, 2014
7 :00 am – 2:30 pm



PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Division of Urology and Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences with The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.


A wide range of diseases and conditions that affect children cause significant mortality and morbidity. These diseases present challenges to clinicians who diagnose and manage patients with these disorders on a daily basis. Pediatricians and primary care providers must be able to identify, diagnose, treat, and refer when necessary, a wide range of important pediatric conditions. In addition to the significant morbidity and mortality that can occur without proper diagnosis and treatment, health care costs can be increased due to unnecessary testing and improper referral.

Presenting current evidence-based information by expert pediatric subspecialists will enhance the knowledge, competence and performance of clinicians regarding current and new management concepts, guidelines, and recommendations that they need to know and implement in order to provide their patients with state-of-the-art care. In the long run, this form of community based education will result in high quality health care delivery at the lowest cost and with the best patient outcomes.

This activity will highlight the latest diagnostic techniques and management strategies that impact the care of patients with common and complex pediatric disorders. The latest clinical research findings and their application to clinical practice will also be presented.

Armed with the information from this activity, clinicians will be able to make timely diagnostic, treatment, and referral decisions in the context of patient choice and the resources within their communities. In addition, learners will be able to prepare patients and their caretakers for what to expect from recommended testing, consultations and treatment plans.


This educational activity will be of interest to primary care clinicians (pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, management, and treatment of patients with pediatric disorders.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize childhood conditions commonly presented in the primary care practice setting
  • Assess current practice guidelines managing common pediatric health concerns
  • Identify effective strategies for diagnosing and managing challenging clinical problems in practice
  • Review recent advances in biomedical and behavioral sciences that will impact the medical care of children
  • Recognize the pathologies for specific medical conditions that may require consultation and/or evaluation by a specialist



Joseph G. Barone, MD, MBA
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Urology,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and Surgeon-in-Chief,
Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey


Michael Chee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Mariam Gangat, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Somasundaram Jayabose, MD
Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Kelvin M. Kwong, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Yi-Horng Lee, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Naiem Nassiri, MD, RPVI
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Vascular Surgery,
Director, Vascular Anomalies & Malformations Program

L. Nandini Moorthy, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

Ragui Sadek, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Kapila Seshadri, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Program Director,
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk, attend the program and complete an online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying your attendance and credit verification will be emailed to you upon completion of the online evaluation survey.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


$75 - Physicians
$60 - Other Healthcare Professionals
$45 - Residents and Fellows *
$45 - RBHS Faculty and Staff *
No Charge for RBHS Residents and Fellows*

* Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming the resident/fellow status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371.

Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for the reduced/complimentary rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment break, lunch, continuing education credit, and course material. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa cards. American Express is not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on September 23, 2014 or earlier if seating capacity is reached. On-site registration will be accommodated on a space available basis.


Course Information: Contact Cate Mackay at (973) 972-3691 or cate.mackay@rutgers.edu

Registration: Contact CCOE at 973-972-4267/(800) 227-4852 or ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu

For additional program information, questions, or concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact Cate Mackay by telephone at (973) 972-3961 or cate.mackay@rutgers.edu


In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity - we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.

A full refund, less a $20 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received up to the date of the program. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows” or cancellations received once the program has started.

Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program contents, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the conference, or any part of the conference, is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.


Program Brochure (pdf format)

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