NEAN/Griffin Symposium 2014
Current Topics in Neonatal Infectious Disease

New England Association of Neonatologists District I
in association with the
16th Annual Braden E. Griffin, M.D.
Memorial Symposium

 

Friday, September 12, 2014


DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Hotel
Boston-Westborough

5400Computer Drive

Westborough, MA  01581
Hotel Phone: 508-366-5581


 

Program Presentations
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Neonatal Herpes: What Have We Learned-
Dr. Whitley (currently unavailable)


Breastmilk, Breastfeeding and the Substance Exposed Dyad-
Dr. Jansson


The Use of Human Mild For Premature Infants-Dr. Rhine

Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency-
Dr. Comeau


Optimization of Antibiotics Practices by Applying Antibiotic Stewardship Principles-Dr. Weiner

Stratification of Risk of Early Onset Sepsis in Newborsnx>34 weeks Gestation- Dr. Puopolo


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UMass Office of Continuing
Medical Education
55 Lake Ave North, S4-124
Worcester, MA  01655 
Phone: 508-856-1671
or
1-877-234-1673

 

 

Registration fees:
Physicians - $125.00
Members of AAP District I, Neonatal-Perinatal Section - $25
Other health professionals - $100
Fellows and Residents - fee waived

 

Program # 15/100

 

Continuing Education Credit

 

 

Accreditation Statement:

  The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

 

Designation Statement:

Physicians:  The UMMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nurses:   Contact hours for this program have been applied for.  UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses" Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Respiratory therapists:  Contact hours have been applied for through the Massachusetts Society of Respiratory Care.

Policy on Faculty Disclosure:  

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities.  All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed.  Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

  

 

 


Program Overview

This program is part of the New England Association of Neonatologists Annual Fall Meeting, AAP District I Neonatal Perinatal Section, in Association with the 16th Annual Braden E. Griffin, MD Memorial Symposium.  The thematic approach to this year's conference will focus on Current Topics in Neonatl Infectious Diease.  Experts on various aspects of neonatal care are invited to talk about recent advances in this field. 

Target Audience

This one-day symposium is designed for: neonatologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal fellows, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists and other allied health personnel.   

 Educational Objectives

The theme of the conference is Current Issues Facing NICUs: Optimizing Future Neonatal Care

and will focus on the following educational objectives:

1. Learn about severe combined immunodeficiency and how to implement the newborn screening test algorithm
2. Learn about the current evaluation and treatment of infants with HSV.
3. Learn about the practical use of combining objective maternal data along with evolving neonatal clinical findings to define evaluation and treatment of early onset sepsis in term and late preterm infants.
4. Learn key antibiotic stewardship principles in accurately identifying which infants need antibiotic therapy, using local epidemiology to guide the selection of empiric therapy, and adjusting antibiotics when culture results become available.
5. Learn about the effects of methadone on the fetus and the breast feeding infant.
6. Learn how to improve NICU nutritional practice supporting the provision of individualized fortified human milk to premature infants. .


                                              Braden E. Griffin, MD 
                                                      1943-1998


Braden E. Griffin, MD, founded the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UMass Memorial Medical Center as a Level III perinatal center in 1974. He integrated the regionalization concept of neonatal and maternal transports to enhance newborn and high-risk obstetrical care in Central Massachusetts. As the hospital’s chief of neonatology and vice chair of pediatrics, Dr. Griffin oversaw the development of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit from six beds to a 43-bed, environmentally designed center, in the East Wing of UMass Memorial – Memorial Campus. Dr. Griffin’s leadership gave physicians, nurses and staff the freedom to develop and grow as individuals in order to achieve his vision of quality care for sick newborns and their families. As a result, the UMass Memorial NICU is widely held as a model for family-centered care. 


Program Agenda

7:30 - 8 am     Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 - 8:10 am     Welcome 
                    Gina M. Trachimowicz, MD
                    President of New England Association of Neonatologists 

                    Mary Lee, MD, Chair, Pediatrics
                    UMass Medical School
                    Physician-in-Chief
                    UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center 

                                 Moderator - Morning Session 
                             Gina M. Trachimowicz, MD

8:10 - 9:10 am    
The Braden E. Griffin, MD, Memorial Lectureship
Neontal Herpes: What Have We Learned 
Richard Whitley, MD

9:10 – 9:25 am 
Presentation of the Griffin Memorial Lectureship Award 
Alan Picarillo, MD

9:25 – 10:25 am  
Breastmilk, Breastfeeding and the Substance Exposed Dyad 
Lauren Jansson, MD

10:25 – 10:45 am   Break 
    
10:45 - 11:45 am 
The Douglas Richardson, MD, Memorial Lectureship - The Use of Human Milk for Premature Infants 
William Rhine, MD

11:45 am – 12 noon
Presentation of the Douglas Richardson, Memorial Lectureship

DeWayne Pursley, MD

12 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch 

                                 Moderator – Afternoon Session
 
                                 Rachana Singh, MD

1:00 – 1:40 pm
Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Anne Marie Comeau, PhD

1:40 – 2:20 pm
Optimization of Antibiotics Practices by Applying Antibiotic Stewardship Principles
Joel Weiner, MD 

2:20 - 3:20 pm
Stratification of Risk of Early Onset Sepsis in Newborns >34 weeks Gestation
Karen Marie Puopolo, MD, PhD 

3:20 - 3:30 pm  Closing Remarks

3:30 – 4:30 pm District I Business Meeting
 


Conference Faculty 
  

 

 

 

 

Anne Marie Comeau, MD
Deputy Director of the New England Newborn Screening Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Lauren Jansson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatrics at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Karen Marie Puopolo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
ICN Medical Director
Chief, CHOP Newborn Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philidelphia, PA

William Rhine, MD
Professor in Neonatal and Behavioral Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Joel Weiner, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Richard Whitley, MD
Professor and Division Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease at University of Alabama
Department of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Welcoming Faculty

Gina M. Trachimowicz, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Mary Lee, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics  
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Physician-in-Chief
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Presentation of the Braden E. Griffin, MD Memorial Lectureship Award

Alan Picarillo, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chief, Division of Neonatology
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Presentation of the Douglas Richardson, MD Memorial Lectureship Award

DeWayne Pursley, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Neonatology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

 
Registration Information
Physicians - $125 

Members of AAP District I, Neonatal-Perinatal Section - $25

Other health professionals - $100 

Fellows and Residents - Fee Waived 

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Program brochure

UMass Memorial gratefully acknowledges support for this program by the Griffin Symposium Fund - UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Development Office, AAP District I and Abbott Nutrition.