Skip to main content

Managing Multiple System Deficits in Children Treated for Craniopharyngioma


Welcome to the Michael J. Bresnan Child Neurology course on “Managing Multiple System Deficits in Children Treated for Craniopharyngioma,” presented by the faculty of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the BCH Department of Medical Education. In his talk, Dr. Scott L. Pomeroy, Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital, reviews the origins, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and post-operative complexities that require a team-based approach to the care and management of Craniopharyngioma.

This is a self-paced course that may be started and completed at any time.





Note: This course requires an updated browser to function properly. Supported Browsers:
  • Safari (v6 or higher)
  • Chrome (v38 or higher)
  • Internet Explorer (v11 or higher)
  • Firefox (v23 or higher)
  • To check your current browser version, click here.


    Course Staff Image #1

    Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, Ph.D.

    Dr. Pomeroy is Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts


    The goal of this course is to illustrate the complexities involved in treating and caring for children with Craniopharyngioma. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe indicators of Craniopharyngioma
  • Describe the neuro-biological impact of surgical treatment
  • Identify conditions that will require post-operative management
  • Apply a team-based approach for surgery and post-operative management

  • Child Neurologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Primary care and family physicians

    1 hr.


    In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

    Boston Children’s Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


    This course is self-paced, using text and video with pre and posttest assessments. Speakers or headphones are required for audio, but video content can also be accessed without audio via downloadable transcripts.


  • Released: 2016
  • Reviewed: 2016
  • Expires: 2017

    Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

    Instructor Disclosures:

    Dr. Scott L. Pomeroy has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    Course Director Disclosures:

    Dr. David K. Urion has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    Content Developer Disclosures:

    Dan Schwartz has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    Boston Children's Hospital CME Manager Disclosures:

    Lesley Niccolini has disclosed that she has no disclosures to report.

    Commercial Support:

    This program receives no commercial support.


    Access the Boston Children's Hospital CME Privacy Policy here.

    CONTACT US or (617) 919-3146




    By accessing or using the material presented in this continuing education program (the “Information”), users acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and the Boston Children’s Hospital Website Terms of Use. In the event of any discrepancy between this Disclaimer and the Boston Children’s Hospital Website Terms of Use, the Terms of Use prevail. The Information is produced by Boston Children’s Hospital and is provided for use by physicians and other healthcare professionals for general information and education purposes only. The Information is not intended to represent the best or only method or procedure appropriate for the medical situation presented. The Information is in no way a substitute for the independent decision-making and judgment by a qualified health care professional. The Information should not be used to make a diagnosis or to overrule the advice of a qualified healthcare provider, nor should it be used to provide advice for emergency medical treatment. Users of the Information assume full responsibility for use of the Information. Neither Boston Children’s Hospital nor any vendor, affiliate, subcontractor, licensor, or representative of Boston Children’s Hospital is responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damages resulting from the use of the Information. Boston Children’s Hospital attempts to keep the Information as accurate and up to date as possible, however, Boston Children’s Hospital makes no warranty or representation whatsoever, express or implied, with regard to the Information. Boston Children’s Hospital does not assume any legal risk or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, correctness or usefulness of any of the Information. Boston Children’s Hospital cannot guarantee that access to the Information will be error free or virus free. Specific medications and/or products may be mentioned in the Information, but this does not represent an endorsement by the speaker or Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains the copyright for all the Information. Commercial use of the Information may be protected under U.S. and foreign copyright laws.

    1. Course Number

    2. Classes Start

      Apr 25, 2017
    3. Classes End

      Apr 30, 2019
    4. Estimated Effort

      1 Hr.