Mark Waltzman, MD - Course Director
Associate in Medicine; Chairman, South Shore Hospital's Department of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kristin Moffitt, MD
Associate Physician in Medicine; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Leslie Benson, MD
Assistant in Neurology; Assistant Director, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program; Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuro-Immunology
Richard Malley, MD
Senior Physician in Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Todd Ellerin, MD
Chief of Infectious Disease, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine South Shore Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Upon completion, you will be able to:
discuss preventable causes of travel-related
illnesses and injury in children
review relevant immunizations and
recognize clinical and radiographic features
differentiating acute flaccid myelitis from
Guliian Barre syndrome and inflammatory
discuss the current data supporting an
association between enterovirus D68 and
acute flaccid myelitis
name the currently considered treatment
options for acute flaccid myelitis
discuss controversies surrounding Lyme disease
discuss case-based scenarios highlighting Lyme
review the current status of
discuss novel approaches for the development
of novel pneumococcal vaccines
Pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other members of the
health care team.
FORMAT AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.
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.
Dr. Waltzman has no relevant disclosures to report
Dr. Moffitt has disclosed receipt of Office of Faculty Development, Career Development Award
Dr. Ellerin has no relevant disclosures to report
Dr. Benson has no relevant disclosures to report
Dr. Malley has reported the following disclosures:
"I disclose the following financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the content I am planning, developing, or presenting: Scientific Advisor for Vaccines, Merck. I also disclose membership on the Scientific Advisory Board of
Arsanis Biosciences, and Advanced Inhalation Therapies. I am a Scientific Founder, consultant and member of the Board of Directors of Affinivax, Inc, which receives funding from: NIH, PATH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,TRP and TIDO (Boston Children’s Hospital)."
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.
This program receives no commercial support.
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