Seminars in Pediatrics

Seminars in Pediatrics, jointly provided annually by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics and the UW Health American Family Children's Hospital, highlights the latest trends in pediatric research and clinical practice. Each year primary care providers, including physicians, nurses, and physician assistants come together to engage in lively lectures and networking with colleagues from across Wisconsin and the Midwest.


Mark Halstead, MD

Mark Halstead, MD

Dr. Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1998. After completing a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin, he completed a fellowship in non-operative pediatric and adult sports medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Halstead is a team physician for the St. Louis Blues, Washington University Athletics and Lafayette High School, and is the Medical Director for the St. Louis Children's Hospital Young Athlete Center and the Sports Concussion Clinic. Dr. Halstead is currently an elected member to the Board of Directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and served 6 years on the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He was the lead author on their clinical reports on "Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents" published in 2010 and “Returning to Learning following a Concussion” published in 2013.

Dr. Halstead focuses his practice on non-surgical treatment of sports related injuries of the upper and lower extremity in adolescents and younger adults. His special interests include sport-related concussions, exertional compartment syndrome in the lower extremity, running and throwing injuries, spondylolysis in young athletes, stress fractures, and education of residents and medical students. Dr. Halstead was a Team Physician for the former St. Louis Rams for 11 years and has been recognized on "The Best Doctors in America" list since 2007.


Pre-Conference Opportunity (Option #1)

Session Facilitator

Daniel M. O'Connell, MD

Daniel M. O'Connell, MD
Assistant Professor (CHS)
Gastroenterology & Nutrition

Facilitated American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part 2 Activity

Topic: 2016 Pediatric Gastroenterology Self-Assessment

September 22, 2016
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
University of Wisconsin
Health Sciences Learning Center - Room 2121
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

Participants in this fast-paced, interactive session will review the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements and complete a Part 2 activity, earning MOC points. This activity will utilize the 2016 Pediatric Gastroenterology Self-Assessment.

NOTE: Pre-work is required for this session.

There is no additional charge for this pre-conference session; however, you must register for the conference in order to attend. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

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Pre-Conference Opportunity (Option #2)

Nexplanon (LARC implant) Training

September 22, 2016
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
University of Wisconsin
Health Sciences Learning Center - Room 1220-1222
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

The NEXPLANON® Training (etonogestrel implant) provides hands-on training for insertion and removal procedures, as well as implant localization techniques. This session, which is facilitated by Merck, is not accredited for continuing education credit. Clinicians who complete the training will receive a certificate verifying that they are approved to order, insert, and remove the Nexplanon® device. The training is open only to MD/DO, NP, PA or CNM's and Residents authorized to perform the procedures entailed in the insertion and removal of NEXPLANON in the jurisdiction where they practice.

There is no additional charge for this pre-conference session; however, you must register for the conference in order to attend. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.

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Seminars in Pediatrics Conference Faculty


General Information


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Parking and Directions to the Conference Site

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been reserved for the nights of September 21, 2016 to September 23, 2016, at the facilities listed below. Please call the facility of your choice directly. Mention Seminars in Pediatrics - 2016 when making your reservation. Be sure to confirm its cancellation policy when you make your reservation in order to avoid a cancellation charge should your plans change. Make your reservations today - all rooms will be released August 22, 2016!

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street, Madison
(608) 255-5100
$189 Conference Rate

Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive, Madison
$139 Conference Rate


NOTE: All costs are the responsibility of the guest. Be sure to note the cancellation policies should you no longer need the room. Reservations made after September 7, 2016, will not be guaranteed at the conference rate.


$275 - Physicians

$150 - Physician Assistants, Nurses, Residents, Others

The conference fee covers the cost of tuition, materials, electronic course materials, a nonrefundable registration fee of $50, early morning refreshments, one lunch and refreshment breaks. Cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $50 registration fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  • Register on site
  • By mail: Return your completed registration form and payment to CME Specialist, Pyle Center Registration, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
  • By phone: (608) 262-1397. Please call and pay by MasterCard, VISA or American Express.
  • By fax: 1-800-741-7416 (In Madison, fax 265-3163.)


All registrations are confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (608) 262-1397.

Overall Conference Objective

Provide physicians and other health care providers with up-to-date information on new trends and developments in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent diseases.

Educational Objectives

  • Participants will be able to independently and consistently identify state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices influencing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment in pediatric medicine.
  • Participants will be able to assess their current clinical practices and determine if the research applies to their patient population in order to evaluate the need to make changes to their standard of care.
  • Participants will identify and discuss with colleagues trends in pediatric medicine and formulate plans to incorporate them into their practice.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge, and practice-based learning and improvement.

Target Audience/Scope of Practice

This activity was designed to meet the needs of primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care providers who participate in the care of the pediatric and adolescent patients.

Statement of Need

The field of pediatric medicine is continually changing, resulting in knowledge and performance gaps between current practice and best-practice recommendations. For the general pediatrician and the family practice physician, access to updates in state-of-the-art pediatric medicine is critical to providing optimal patient care resulting in knowledge and performance gaps between current practice and best practice recommendations. In addition to feedback from past conferences and grand rounds programs, results of a survey of Wisconsin-based physicians indicated great interest in these topics. Furthermore, the members of the conference planning committee, considered experts in this field, identified issues that have seen significant advances in recent years and that will be most applicable to attendees’ clinical work.

Session Objectives

Returning to the Classroom and the Playing Field Following Sports Concussions
Mark Halstead, MD (Keynote)

  • Identify common terminology used in school systems for assisting students
  • Describe typical return to play protocols following a concussion
  • Explain understanding of how the primary care provider can assist students in their cognitive recovery from concussion


What to do with the Sleepy Teen?
Cami Matthews, MD

  • Outline the varied causes of sleepiness in teenagers
  • Discuss the public health impact of sleepiness on teen education and drowsy driving
  • Describe and review the circadian rhythm changes known in teenagers
  • Review the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea in teenagers
  • Explore symptoms and treatment of restless leg syndrome in teenagers


Toward Health Equity: Moving Beyond Health Disparities and Race
Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH

  • Discuss the current landscape of health disparities
  • Examine the impacts of social determinants of health including racism upon health
  • Apply strategies to move toward health equity


Common Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries in Sports
Mark Halstead, MD (Keynote)

  • Describe common overuse conditions affecting the lower extremity
  • Improve comfort with appropriate physical exam and history taking for common overuse injuries
  • Review treatment options for common overuse conditions of the lower extremity


Ovarian Masses in Adolescents: Diagnosis and Management
Cara King, DO, MS

  • Describe the most common presenting symptoms in an adolescent with an adnexal mass
  • Comprise a thoughtful and thorough differential diagnosis
  • Execute a complete work up for a suspected adnexal mass including indicated radiology and laboratory testing
  • Understand the criteria necessitating a referral to a Benign Gynecologist vs. Gynecologic Oncologist


Framing Treatment Approaches and Thoughtful Referral Questions for Mental Health Symptoms
William Taft, MD

  • Develop a framework for identifying internalizing and externalizing symptoms that are likely amenable to therapy
  • Have a framework for which diagnoses strongly favor treatment with meds or therapy
  • Have a framework for targeting where in a family system psychosocial intervention will most be helpful
  • List of short-term therapeutic interventions that can be provided in the primary care setting


Period Problems and How to Fix Them
Paula Cody, MD, MPH

  • Define normal menses and identify common menstrual problems including menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual syndrome.
  • Identify ways to perform an appropriate history and physical exam for assessing contraceptive eligibility
  • Develop a plan for treating menstrual concerns, including when to refer to provider experienced with LARCs


The Young, Faint, and Dizzy
Erin Marriott, NP

  • Explain “red flags” for syncope in children and adolescents
  • Identify treatments for neurocardiogenic/vasovagal syncope
  • Explain symptoms of POTS, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
  • Review the treatment of POTS, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome


EKG screening in Athletes – Time for a Paradigm Shift?
David Bernhardt, MD

  • Examine the controversy (EKG vs standard History and physical examination) regarding PPE screen
  • Discuss with patient and families issues pertaining to sudden cardiac death and whether further testing is warranted
  • Recognize new criteria in EKG screening which may assist with improving sensitivity and specificity


Adolescent Substance Abuse: Screening and Initial Management for the General Pediatrician
Kirstin Nackers, MD

  • Describe the use trends for alcohol and common other drugs by youth in the United States
  • Recognize the primary care clinician’s role in screening and management of alcohol and substance use
  • Review motivational interviewing techniques to apply during in-office brief interventions across the spectrum of adolescent substance use
  • Compare and contrast the utility of urine drug testing in various clinical situations



Course Directors

Kristin Shadman, MD

Kristin Shadman, MD

Assistant Professor
Hospital Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Paula J. Cody, MD, MPH

Paula J. Cody, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor (CHS)
General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health American Family Children’s Hospital. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .9 CEUs or 9 hours.

AAFP Credit Designation Statement

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. The AAFP invites comments on any activity that has been approved for AAFP CME credit. Please forward your comments on the quality of this activity to the AAFP.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

For Further Information

For conference information, please contact the mzink [at] (CME Manager)
H4/461 Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 263-8542.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Mallory Zink at (608) 263-8542.