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    Welcome to the South Shore Hospital 2017 Pediatric Health Care Summit. The online presentations are offered free of charge and designed to inform pediatric primary care providers of the changing trends in the management of common health concerns among children and adolescents.


    Pre-Travel Visit in Pediatrics
    Acute Flaccid Myelitis
    Controversies Surrounding Lyme Disease
    Development of Novel Pneumococcal Vaccine: A Tale of Affinities

    COST: None



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    Mark Waltzman, MD - Course Director

    Associate in Medicine; Chairman, South Shore Hospital's Department of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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    Kristin Moffitt, MD

    Associate Physician in Medicine; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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    Leslie Benson, MD

    Assistant in Neurology; Assistant Director, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program; Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuro-Immunology

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    Richard Malley, MD

    Senior Physician in Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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    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 prophylactic medications
  • recognize clinical and radiographic features differentiating acute flaccid myelitis from Guliian Barre syndrome and inflammatory transverse myelitis
  • 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 disease challenges
  • review the current status of pneumococcal vaccines
  • 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.


    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: 2017
  • Reviewed: 2017
  • Expires: 2020

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    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)."


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


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


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    2. Classes Start

      May 30, 2017
    3. Classes End

      May 30, 2020