Seminars in Pediatrics

Seminars in Pediatrics, provided annually by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics, the UW Health American Family Children's Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin−Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) 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.


Lucien Gonzalez MD, MS, FAAP

Lucien Gonzalez MD, MS, FAAP

Lucien Gonzalez MD, MS, FAAP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. They received their Medical Degree from the University of Massachusetts, while also pursuing graduate studies in Neuroscience. Dr. Gonzalez completed an internship in Pediatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Pediatric residency at Westchester Medical Center. They pursued fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gonzalez is a former member of the AAP Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, Core Project Team member of AAP Practice Improvement to Address Adolescent Substance Use, and Steering Committee Member to Providers’ Clinical Support Services for Opioid Therapies and Medication-Assisted Treatment. View Dr. Gonzalez's academic publications here!


Pre-Conference Opportunity (Option #1)

Facilitated American Board of Pediatrics Part 2 Activity

Topic: Adapted Motivational Interviewing Self-Assessment

September 28, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 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 Adapted Motivational Interviewing 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.

If you have questions, email mzink [at]  


Pre-Conference Opportunity (Option #2)

Getting Down and Dirty with Fracture Splinting

September 28, 2017
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
University of Wisconsin
University Hospital - G5/152
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

This hands-on course will provide attendees the opportunity to apply splints using a variety of materials after identifying appropriate options for immobilization of common upper extremity fractures. Discussion will also address indications for subspecialty referral for surgery or ongoing management and appropriate timing of follow-up. Lower extremity splinting options will be on display with discussion if time allows.

Attendees will work in groups of 2-4 with an instructor applying splints to one another. Plaster and fiberglass will be utilized to apply ulnar gutter, thumb-spica, sugar-tong and long-arm splints, as well as off-the-shelf splints for finger and wrist fractures. Attendees should wear appropriate clothing to allow splint application to an upper extremity. Gowns and shoe covers will be provided to cover clothing, but wearing a separate set of clothes from conference attire may be desired by some attendees; closed-toe shoes are recommended.

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 20 participants.

If you have questions, email mzink [at]

**No CME credit is offered for this session.


Seminars in Pediatrics Conference Faculty
Mark Burnett, MD
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Tripler Army Medical Center
Gregory DeMuri, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Rachel Edwards, RN-BC, MSN
Nurse Manager
UW Health, Psychiatry
Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor (CHS)
Neonatology & Newborn Nursery
Jonathan Kohler, MD, MA
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Surgery
Pamela Lang, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Nan Peterson, MS, RN
Director, Child Advocacy
American Family Children’s Hospital
Keith Poulsen, DVM PhD, DACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor
UW School of Veterinary Medicine
Daniel Stattelman-Scanlan, RN
Nursing Supervisor
Public Health Madison and Dane County
Ellen Wald, MD
Professor and Chair
Pediatric Infectious Diseases



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 28, 2017 to September 30, 2017, at the facilities listed below. 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 29, 2017!

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street, Madison
(608) 255-5100
$175 Conference Rate
**Book Online

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

Best Western Plus InnTowner Madison
2424 University Avenue, Madison
(608) 233-8778
$160 Conference Rate
**Book Online with Group Booking Code: PEDSSEPT

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 August 29, 2017, will not be guaranteed at the conference rate.


$300 - Physicians

$175 - 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, nurses 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 the interprofessional team trends in pediatric medicine and formulate plans to improve team-based practice.

Elements of Competence

This CE 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. This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of interprofessional communication and teams/teamwork.

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, family practice physician, advance practice providers, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team 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

Opioid Use Disorder: A Pediatric Illness
Lucien Gonzalez, MD (Keynote)

  • Identify major risk factors for initiating opioid use
  • Identify the roles of health care team to increase screening of mental health and substance use in pediatric patients
  • Explain the role of medication as part of adolescent opioid use disorder treatment


Strengthening a Culture of Safety for Infants: Dane County Safe Sleep Initiative
Nan Peterson, MS, RN & Daniel Stattelman-Scanlan, RN

  • Review the risk factors for unsafe sleep in infants
  • Describe current best practice recommendations for infant safe sleep
  • Discuss team-based strategies to promote a safe sleep environment for infants in the home


Acute Knee Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete: The ACL and Beyond
Pamela Lang, MD

  • Review the presentation and evaluation of an acute knee injury in a pediatric athlete and be able to establish a differential diagnosis
  • Recognize the indications for higher level referral for acute knee injuries in pediatric athletes
  • Summarize the algorithm for treating ACL injuries in the pediatric athlete
  • Utilize evidence-based practices to encourage ACL prevention among patients and their families


Acute Otitis Media and Acute Bacterial Sinusitis - 2017 Update
Ellen Wald, MD

  • Explore the similarities in pathogenesis, epidemiology, microbiology and treatment of acute otitis media and acute bacterial sinusitis
  • Explore the data supporting antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media and recommendations for duration of treatment
  • Describe the key physical findings essential to diagnose acute otitis media
  • Identify key clinical criteria upon which to base a diagnosis of acute bacterial sinusitis.


Surgery & the Vomiting Child
Jonathan Kohler, MD

  • Identify the causes of vomiting that are most likely to require operations in infants and young children
  • Review the essential elements of history and physical exam to determine if a vomiting child might need an operation
  • Review the hallmarks of abdominal surgical emergencies
  • Recognize the value of different imaging modalities for diagnosing anatomic causes of vomiting


Is 'I Grew Up on a Farm' Enough to Protect Your Patients from Zoonotic Disease?
Keith Poulsen, PhD

  • Review at risk populations for zoonotic diseases and why children are particularly vulnerable
  • Reflect on the current multi-state MDR Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak and how Wisconsin is responding to it
  • Compare the clinical syndromes of listeriosis in people and domestic animals
  • Discuss shedding and risk factors for exposure to Listeria monocytogenes for people


Trauma Informed Care: Brief Overview
Rachel Edwards, RN-BC, MSN

  • Identify types of trauma and the impact of complex trauma on the brain
  • Describe the Adverse Childhood Events study and its findings
  • Demonstrate understanding of the five guiding principles of Trauma Informed Care


Traveling with Children: A 'Round the World Review of Pediatric Travel Medicine
Mark Burnett, MD

  • List vaccinations which should be considered for children prior to travel to tropical locations
  • Discuss malaria prophylaxis in children
  • Describe anticipatory guidance for the returning pediatric traveler


Caring for the Drug Exposed Infant: Nursery, NICU and Beyond
Liz Goetz, MD, MPH

  • Review strategies for providing optimal care of newborns at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the Normal Newborn Nursery
  • Discuss identification and management of drug exposed infants in the outpatient setting
  • Explore special healthcare needs of drug exposed infants beyond the first weeks of life


Pediatric Substance Use: More Than About Addiction
Lucien Gonzalez, MD (Keynote)

  • Recognize risk and protective factors for substance use initiation
  • Identify risk and protective factors for developing SUD
  • Review the negative consequences of adolescent substance use beyond the development of addiction


“Something Special From Wisconsin”: Arboviral Infections in America’s Dairyland
Gregory DeMuri, MD

  • Choose the best diagnostic and therapeutic options for Lyme Disease
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichiosis in children
  • Discuss the epidemiology of vector borne diseases in Wisconsin
  • Recommend to patients the best options for the prevention of aborviral illnesses



Course Directors

Kristin Shadman, MD

Kristin Shadman, MD

Assistant Professor
Hospital Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Mala Mathur, MD, MPH

Mala Mathur, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor
General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Accreditation Statement

Joinly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 ANCC contact hours (10.8 Iowa contact hours). The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.  A copy of the evaluation may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), 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–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE 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 available in the activity handout materials.

Maintenance of Certification (Part 2)

American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 6 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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.