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The Fifth Evidence-Based Pediatric Update Symposium (19MR05)


CME/CE Certified Activity
Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:00 am - 2:30 pm



PLEASE NOTE: Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registrations will be accommodated for individuals who were unable to register online.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Clinical Academic Building
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Complimentary parking will be available in the Paterson Street parking deck located directly across from the Clinical Academic Building. Participants will receive additional information in their confirmation materials.


Provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


A wide range of diseases and conditions that affect children and adolescents cause significant mortality and morbidity. These diseases present challenges to clinicians who diagnose and manage patients with these disorders on a daily basis.  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, skills/strategies 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. 

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, providers will be able to prepare patients and their caretakers for what to expect from recommended testing, consultations and treatment plans.

View the full conference agenda.


This activity is designed for primary health care providers involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, management, and treatment of patients with pediatric disorders; this includes, but is not limited to, pediatricians, family practice physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.


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

  • Recognize childhood conditions commonly presented in the pediatric 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.



Benjamin J. Lentzner, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ


Joann M. Carlson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

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

Yi-Horng Lee, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

Ernest G. Leva, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Ian Marshall, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Wendy P. Neal, MD, MPHTM
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics; Executive Director, The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Melissa Weidner, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Sharon MS Weinberger, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

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 program. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 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.

This activity is awarded 5.25 contact hours. (60 minute CH)  Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 5.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

American Board of Pediatrics’ MOC Points

MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

After 10/30/2018
(payable on-site)**
Physician $ 80 $100
Other Healthcare Professional $ 65 $ 85
$ 50
$ 70

*Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming 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 credits and course materials.

Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa. American Express is not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registrations will be accommodated for individuals who were unable to register online.


For additional information, questions, concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact CCOE by telephone at 973-972-4267 / 855-482-1843 or by email at ccoereg@ca.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, so we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.

A full refund, less a $25 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. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

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 content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.


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