APGNN Program
Friday, October 18-Saturday, October 19

Friday, October 18

7:30am - 8:45am APGNN Welcome & Business Meeting 

8:45am - 9:30am Session I - Keynote (Session 1 Speaker Slides Here)
                                        Promoting resilience while caring for transgender children
                                        Claire Coyne, Psychologist
  • Describe current terminology and models for understanding gender
  • Describe gender identity development and differentiate between trajectories of gender dysmorphia in childhood
  • Identify common presentations of gender-nonconformity in childhood and adolescence and describe areas of focus for strengths-based clinical work with transgender and gender-expansive youth and families

9:30am-10:00am  Session II - New testing for old problems in functional GI disorders (Session II Speaker Slides Here)
                                        Julie Shotwell
  • Describe two advantages and/or disadvantages of colonic scintigraphy
  • Describe the process for endoscopic functional imaging
  • State the benefits of trans nasal endoscopy over sedated esophaogastroduodenoscopy

10:00am - 10:30 am Break

10:30am - 12:00pm  Session III - Obesity: From cradle to college  (Session III Speaker Slides Here)
10:30am - 11:00am Medical Overview
                                        Goldie Markowitz, PNP 
  • Discuss the current evidence for the medical management of childhood obesity
  • List one pharmacological agent used as adjunctive therapy
11:00am - 11:30am Nutritional Overview
                                        Betsy Hjelmgren MS, RDN, CSP, LDN
  • Discuss the current dietary approaches to pediatric weight management
  • Describe the challenges in obtaining healthy foods in insecure areas
11:30am - 12:00pm Behavioral Overview
                                        Kimberly Genuario Psychologist
  • Understand the role of child and family psychosocial functioning on obesity
  • Discuss strategies for successful engagement in obesity intervention

12:00pm - 2:00pm Poster Session II

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Session IV - Neurogastrointestinal (Session IV Speaker Slides  Here)  
2:00pm - 2:30pm School integration for patients diagnosed with pediatric functional GI disorders
                                        Julie Snyder, PhD
  • Describe the barriers and challenges associated with the reintegration of pediatric patients into the academic setting
  • Identify common recommendations that can be incorporated into a school integration plan
  • Recognize the role of the medical team in the school integration process, including communication regarding diagnosis and verifying understanding of a multidisciplinary treatment plan
2:30pm - 3:00pm New GERD guidelines
                                        Rachel Rosen, MD
  • Review the treatment algorithm for the treatment of infant reflux
  • Review the diagnostic algorithm for the treatment of typical GERD symptoms
  • Discuss the changing roles for acid suppression in the diagnosis and treatment of GERD
3:00pm - 3:30pm Rome IV
                                        Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
  • Clarify the importance of using symptoms based on criteria in diagnosing functional GI disorders
  • Describe how the Rome IV criteria differ from previous versions
  • Emphasize the benefit of using the Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Profile (MDCP) and other Rome IV products in the care of children with functional GI disorders

3:30pm - 5:00pm Session V - IBD (Session V Speaker Slides Here)
3:30pm - 4:00pm Ethics and IBD
                                        Stacy Kahn MD
  • Review common ethical issues that arise in the care of patients with IBD
  • Learn about the principles and framework that guide clinical medical ethics
  • Understand approaches that can be used to address ethical decisions in the care of patients with IBD
4:00pm – 5:00pm Panel Discussion: Transition to adult care: It’s more than knowledge and independence
4:00pm - 4:10pm Patty Bierly, PNP
  • Explain fundamental components in transitioning pediatric IBD patients to adult care
4:10pm - 4:40pm Teri Jackson, PNP, Amy Donegan, PNP, Maureen Kelly, DNP
  • Compare the approach of 3 IBD centers in the preparation of pediatric patients for transition through case presentations
  • Select clinical pearls of transition that can be applied to your practice
4:40pm - 5:00pm Whitney Gray, FNP
  • Generate effective communication that outlines patient’s progress on transition
  • Choose appropriate resources for transitioning pediatric IBD patients to adult care

5:00pm - 6:00pm Conference Wrap up and Committee Meetings

6:00pm APGNN Social Event


Saturday, October 19 

8:00am - 8:30am Awards

8:30am - 10:00am Session VI - Potpourri (Session VI Speaker Slides Here)
8:30am - 9:00am Endoscopy of the small bowel: Through the looking glass
                                        Douglas Fishman MD, FASGE
  • Discuss modalities and complementary uses for endoscopic imaging of the small bowel
  • Propose disease specific opportunities for the use of small bowel endoscopy in pediatrics
  • Highlight new technologies in endoscopy for the small intestines
9:00am - 9:30am Challenging liver cases
                                        Sanjiv Harpavat, MD 
  • Understand how to efficiently evaluate a child with elevated AST/ALT
  • Understand how to triage an infant with elevated bilirubin levels
9:30am - 10:00am APGNN and Advocacy: You Can Make a Difference
                                        Bernadette Diez, PNP
  • Define advocacy
  • Describe the advocacy process
  • Describe ways to get involved in advocacy
10:00am - 10:30am Break

10:30am-12:00pm Session VII - Feeding Disorders (Session VII Speaker Slides Here)
10:30am - 11:00am Feeding disorders: How far we have come and where we are going?
Sherri Cohen MD, MPH, FAAP
  • Define pediatric feeding disorders
  • Identify the four primary domains that contribute to pediatric feeding disorders
  • Review the history of the International Association of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
11:00am - 11:30am Pediatric feeding disorder measurement: Making it patient family centered
                                        Hayley Estrem, PhD 
  • Describe the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for pediatric feeding disorders
  • Understand the need to use questionnaires with established reliability and validity
  • Name two benefits of using parent report measures for pediatric feeding disorders
11:30am - 12:00pm Supporting families of children with feeding disorders
                                        Andrea Begokta, PhD
  • Describe the relationship between caregiver stress and mealtime behaviors
  • Identify three common feeding concerns caregivers have
  • Understand the process and importance of caregiver training