APGNN Annual Meeting


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Friday, October 14th

7:30-8:00am: Breakfast ** & Welcome 

8:00-9:00am: Session I – Keynote Speaker & APGNN Year in Review

8:00-8:30am: Gut Check: Are You Ready to Respond to Human Trafficking in Your Clinical Practice?
                        Jessica L. Peck DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN, Clinical Professor, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University
                        Learning objectives:
  • Describe human trafficking of children and potential clinical presentations
  • Identify principles of trauma-informed care in caring for potentially trafficked persons
  • Analyze best practices for response to victims in the clinical environment
8:30-9:00am: APGNN Year in Review
                        Elizabeth Burch, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, APGNN President 

9:00-10:00am:  Session II - Nutrition 

9:00-9:30am: When Diets Cause Harm
                        Toni Solari, RD, LDN- Boston Children’s Hospital 
                        Learning objectives:
  • Understand the potential negative impact of diet therapies for the pediatric patient population
  • Identify patients who may be at most at risk for disordered eating
  • Understand how to safely implement dietary interventions in an at risk population
9:30-10:00am: Identifying Maladaptive Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders in the Clinical Gastroenterology Setting
                        Julia Carmody, PhD-  Boston Children’s Hospital 
                        Learning objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to describe common gastrointestinal complaints in patients with eating disorders and describe maladaptive eating behaviors that can develop in the context of gastrointestinal conditions
  • Attendees will be able to recognize clinical presentations and diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • Attendees will be able to identify clinical interview questions and standardized measures that can assist in eating disorder screening and diagnosis
10:00-10:30am: Committee Meetings ** & Break**
10:30-12:00 pm:   Session III - Pancreas 

10:30-11:00am: Management of Patients After an Episode of Pancreatitis 
                             Maisam Haija, MD- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital  

11:00- 11:30am: Overview of ERCP and Other Testing in Pancreatitis
                              Wenly Ruan, MD - Texas Children’s Hospital  

11:30-12:00am: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
                             Soma Kumar, MD- Rady Children’s Hospital 

12:00-1:30pm: Lunch** and Poster Session** 
1:30-3:00pm:  Session IV - Nutrition Part 2

1:30-2:00pm: Weaning Tube Feeds
                         Kristen Cole, CNP- NC Children’s Hospital

2:00-2:30pm: Feeding Difficulties in the Premature Infant
                        Daniel Duncan, MD, MPH – Boston Children’s Hospital 
                        Learning objectives:
  • Review potential causes of feeding difficulties in premature infants while in the NICU and after hospital discharge
  • Discuss the work-up and management of gastroesophageal reflux and oropharyngeal dysphagia in premature infants
  • Develop a multidisciplinary approach to safely providing nutrition and advancing feeding skills for premature infants with feeding difficulties
2:30-3:00pm: Making Sense of Infant Formula: An Overview for Health Professionals
                        Lisa Richardson, MS, RD, LDN, Knowing Nutrition LLC
                        Learning objectives:
  • Summarize primary ingredient differences between four categories of infant formula
  • Infer an infant formula category based on the ingredients a formula contains
  • Describe GI considerations for each category of infant formula
  • Suggest alternative formula to address common feeding difficulties
3:00-5:00:  Session V - Hot Topics 

3:00-3:30pm: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
                         Neetu Bali, MD- Nationwide Children’s Hospital

3:30-4:00pm: Approach to the Jaundiced Infant
                        Shabina Walji-Virani, CNP- UTSW Children’s Medical Center 

4:00-4:30pm: IBD Immunizations
                        Maureen Kelly, DNP, MS, CPNP- NC Children’s Hospital

4:30-5:00pm: HEADDS Shoulders Knees and Psych
                        Sarah Bolog, MSW, LSW - Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital  

5:00-5:30pm: APGNN Awards & Presentations **

6:00PM APGNN Social Event**
Saturday, October 15th 

8:00-8:30am: Breakfast & Welcome 

8:30-10:00am:  Session VI - Intestinal Failure & Rehabilitation 

8:30-9:00am: Introduction to Intestinal Failure
                        Lindsey Gumer, MD- Colorado Children’s Hospital

9:00-9:30am: Common Complications and Management of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Patient
                        Kim Ackerman, CNP- Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital
                        Learning objectives:
  • Discuss routine management of a febrile TPN dependent patient
  • Identify complications of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and prevention prophylaxis
  • Discuss complications of long term indwelling catheters
  • Identify risk factors for central vessel thrombosis and prevention prophylaxis
  • Discuss unique complications associated with small bowel bacterial overgrowth and D-lactic acidosis
9:30-10:00am: Intro to TPN
                          Nicole Lidyard, RD, LD - Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital   

10:00-10:30am Break 
10:30- 12:00pm:  Session VII - Procedures

10:30-1100am: Endoscopy Findings
                            Joseph Picararo, MD - Columbia University Irving Medical Center 

11:00-11:30am: Utilization of Botox in the Pediatric GI Patient
                             Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD - Children’s Hospital Colorado 

11:30-12:00pm: Endoflip
                             Rachel Rosen, MD- Boston Children’s Hospital 

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch and Poster Session**
2:00 -6:00pm: NASPGHAN Concurrent Sessions 

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM NASPGHAN Concurrent Session V

When a spoonful of sugar doesn't make it go down
Moderators: Hannibal Person, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital and Karla Kristine Hicks Vaz, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital

2:00 PM    Approach to functional dyspepsia and chronic nausea
                 Julie Khlevner, MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and
                  New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
                  Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the criteria for diagnosing functional dyspepsia (FD)
  • Understand the current concepts in pathogenesis of FD and nausea
  • Review evidence-based approach to therapy in pediatric FD and nausea
2:25 PM    A tough pill to swallow: Novel tests and treatments to define clinical algorithms in esophageal dysphagia
                 Justin C. Wheeler, MD, University of Utah
                 Learning objectives:
  • Review clinical algorithms for management of pediatric patients with esophageal dysphagia
  • Review novel and proven testing modalities used to guide diagnosis in pediatric patients with esophageal dysphagia
  • Review treatment options for pediatric patients with esophageal dysphagia
2:50 PM    Abstract
3:02 PM    Decoding gastroparesis: What is motor vs sensation
                 Samuel Nurko, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
                 Learning objectives
  • Describe clinical characteristics of patients with gastroparesis
  • Understand symptom generation in patients with gastroparesis
  • Describe a symptom based approach to patients with gastroparesis

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM NASPGHAN Concurrent Session VI 

IBD beyond the scope
Moderators: Jennifer Dotson, MD, MPH, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Joseph Picoraro, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

3:45 PM    “Mild IBD” How do we address this as pediatric gastroenterologists?
                 Sandra Chihyun Kim, MD, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
                 Learning objectives:
  • Define “mild” pediatric Crohn’s disease
  • Review treatment options for mild Crohn’s disease
  • Discuss future areas of research
4:10 PM    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Pediatric IBD
                 Eric Benchimol, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
                 Learning objectives:
  • Review the pathophysiology of VTEs in IBD
  • Discuss rates and risk factors of VTEs in pediatric IBD
  • Determine indications and safety of VTE prophylaxis in children with IBD
4:35 PM    Abstract
4:47 PM    What are roles for ultrasound in IBD and who needs it
                 Mallory Chavannes, MD, MHSc, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
                 Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the role and indications of intestinal ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of IBD
  • Review how intestinal ultrasound is performed in clinical practice
  • Discuss advanced applications of intestinal ultrasound and its potential impact on clinical care