Pediatric Gastroenterology Town Hall: Motility and the Mind Gut Connection

Date:
Nov 11, 2020 from 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (ET)

The mind and gut connection in children can be a complicated. Tune in to this Pediatric GI CME Town Hall focusing on motility disorders in children. We’ll explore the difference between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the underlying pathology of pediatric constipation and appropriately choosing a medical work up for each. We will also discuss the advantages of integrated, interdisciplinary care for youth with functional GI disorders. There will be plenty of time after the presentations to engage with our GI specialists in a lively, interactive discussion. 

Program Agenda:

6:00 p.m. Overview of GI Services

6:10 p.m. Demystifying the Distinctions Between IBD & IBS - Art Kastl, MD

6:30 p.m. Keeping Things Moving: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Constipation - Jennifer Webster, MD

6:50 p.m. Interdisciplinary Care for Pediatric Functional GI Disorders - Kari Baber, PhD

7:10 p.m. GI Panel Q & A - David Piccoli, MD - Moderator

7:40 p.m. Adjourn

Objectives:

  1. Distinguish the difference between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) clinically and diagnostically
  2. Discuss underlying pathology of pediatric constipation and appropriately choose medical work up
  3. Identify commonly used medications and understand population required for referral to pediatric gastroenterology
  4. Explain the role of psychological treatment in management of pediatric FGIDs.
  5. Describe advantages of integrated, interdisciplinary care for youth with functional GI disorders

Speakers:

Kari F. Baber, PhD, psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Art Kastl, MD, attending physician with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Georgia Pitsakis, MSW, LCSW, (Panel) clinical social worker in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jennifer Webster, DO, attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

David A. Piccoli, MD, (Moderator) Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Director of the Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center, and a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Endowed Chair in Pediatric Liver Disease 

Contact: Abe Cooperman

coopermana@email.chop.edu 

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ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Kari F. Baber, PhD (Speaker), Art Kastl, MD (Speaker), David A. Piccoli, MD (Speaker), Georgia Pitsakis, MSW, LCSW (Speaker), Jennifer Webster, DO (Speaker), Katie Lockwood, MD (Course Director), Monica S. Williams (CME Planner) have no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest to disclose.