CHOP Open-access Medical Education: General Pediatrics Presentations

This seminar focuses on General Pediatrics. The lectures are prepared by staff of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in weeklong modules that are prepared in affiliation with the American Austrian Foundation Open Medical Institute and presented in Salzburg, Austria. The lectures of this seminar are presented in the order of the live event.

What is Adolescent Medicine?

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand the history of Adolescent Medicine in the United States, identify improvements in adolescent health and discuss strategies to improve adolescent health in their home country.

Presenter: Carol A. Ford, MD

Kawasaki Disease - A General Pediatrics Update

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify and evaluate Kawasaki disease, and outline treatment for the disease and long-term follow-up considerations.

Presenter: Catherine Yun, MD, MHS

Visual Diagnosis

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to apply diagnostic considerations when examining a patient visually and through obtaining a medical history.

Presenter: Louis M. Bell, MD

Approach to Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

At the conclusion of this session, participants will understand the approach to acute and non-acute sexual assault evaluations, to recognize common presentations in sexual abuse and potential mimickers, and to understand the integration of healthcare and the child advocacy center model.

Presenter: Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE

Strategies to Improve Adolescent Healthcare

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand adolescent health issues and care needs, to identify key findings from the 2014 & 2015 WHO Report, and to summarize current recommendations for routine adolescent healthcare in the United States.

Presenter: Carol A. Ford, MD

Micronutrient Deficiencies in Primary Care

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand why malnutrition is an important component of primary care and to identify specific micronutrient deficiencies including iodine, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B12 and D.

Presenter: Catherine Yun, MD, MHS

Factitious Disorders

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to gain an approach to recognizing factitious illness and the potential risks, to understand the spectrum of medical child abuse, and to recognize several presentations of medical child abuse along with the role of the medical provider.

Presenter: Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE

The Case for Quality Improvement

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify key learnings from the manufacturing process improvement theory and how they apply to healthcare, and to identify key concepts and steps to quality improvement.

Presenter: Louis M. Bell, MD

Menstrual Problems Among Adolescents

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the normal menstrual cycle and menstrual disorders.

Presenter: Carol A. Ford, MD

Health Equity

At the conclusion of this session, participants will understand the impact of language on children’s health and to evaluate different strategies for achieving health equity.

Presenter: Catherine Yun, MD, MHS

Children Exposed to Violence

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify the impact of violence exposure on the neurodevelopment of children, to recognize the interaction of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence, and to identify prevention interventions.

Presenter: Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE

Urinary Tract Infections

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify past and present recommendations for diagnostic and treatment practices of children with urinary tract infections.

Presenter: Catherine Yun, MD, MHS

Emerging Infectious Diseases

At the conclusion of this session, participants will understand changes in the approach to infectious diseases in the 20th century, and be able to identify factors that have created an opportunity for infectious disease to emerge.

Presenter: Louis M. Bell, MD

The Path to Suspected Physical Abuse

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify the epidemiology and risk factors for child physical abuse, to recognize injuries suspicious of non-accidental trama, and to use pathways to guide suspicion and management of non-accidental trauma.

Presenter: Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE

Talking with Teenagers

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to locate resources to support communication with adolescent patients and to discuss tips for effective communication.

Presenter: Carol A. Ford, MD

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Global Medicine

We work to extend our expertise to reach children worldwide.

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Refer a Patient

Refer an international patient to Children's Hospital.