Clinical Care Week 2024

September 9 – September 13, 2024

The Department of Pediatrics Clinical Care Week is a hybrid conference focused on fostering an interdisciplinary learning community among health care providers. This weeklong conference will highlight innovations in clinical care through state and nationwide lenses. Continuing education credit is provided to encourage pediatricians and nurses to continue their growth and education. This newly reimagined conference takes the place of Seminars in Pediatrics and helps support our mission to promote and enhance the health of children and families.

  1. Outline new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and best practice recommendations in relevant pediatric topics.
  2. Describe medical, social, and environmental issues impacting pediatric health.
  3. Develop relationships with other pediatric health care providers to build community and work collaboratively on addressing the health of children and families in our community.
  4. Examine best practices for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical care practice.

Innovation Forum

On Thursday, September, 12th, Clinical Care Week will be hosting the hybrid Innovation Forum in HSLC 1345. The forum will start with a luncheon from 11:30-12:30 and then move into exciting and engaging content from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Clinical Care Week will be offering Continuing Medical Education Credits. More to come!

Session Recordings

If you missed a session, you can find it on the Department of Pediatrics Clinical Care Week Intranet Page.

Session Information

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Monday, September 8

Updates in Clinical Care, Facility Planning, and Strategic Growth for AFCH and UW Health Kids

8-9 a.m. via zoom

Session Overview: With our successes and expanding regional reputation, our children’s hospital and broader UWH Kids system of care continues to experience increasing demands and pressure on access. This presentation will provide updates on how we’re responding to this need, specifically as relates to the advancement of innovative clinical programs, facility planning and construction, leveraging our EMR and AI tools to provide more efficient care and support our teams, as well as evolving strategic growth opportunities.

Joshua C. Ross, MD Joshua Ross, MD – associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 


The ABCs of EBCD: Integrating the Patient Perspective in Quality Improvement Efforts

12-1 p.m. via zoom

Session Overview: The patient and family perspective is critical to quality and safety efforts. Experience based co-design (EBCD) is an approach that enables patients, families, and healthcare providers to co-design quality improvement initiatives together, at local and system levels.

Nina Menda, MD – associate professor, Neonatology Director of Quality and Safety, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Emily Gregory – Meriter NICU Parent Partner

Tuesday, September 10

Trauma-Informed Care: A PICU Case Study

8-9 a.m. via zoom

Session Overview: This session presents a pediatric critical care case study that highlights the utility of trauma-informed-care skills for all providers and staff in the setting of acute trauma and loss. The panel consists of a 3yo patient’s PICU care team, as well as the patient’s parents—who will share their experience and what helped and hindered their ability to cope in the most difficult circumstances. Learners and listeners will gain awareness of what a trauma-informed-care approach looks like in clinical practice, and sharpen skills for difficult conversations.

Moderator: Rev. Chelsea Cornelius, M.Div, BCC – Pediatric Staff Chaplain, American Family Children’s Hospital, UW Health

Melissa Cercone, MD
 
Panelist: Melissa Cercone, MD – associate professor, fellowship director, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 
  Panelist: Sara Larsen, RN – PICU nurse, American Family Children’s Hospital
Panelist: Brianna Riechers – PICU Certified Child Life Specialist, American Family Children’s Hospital
  Panelist: Carrie McClory and Bob McClory – Family Panelists

Application of Integrative Medicine in Pediatrics

12-1 p.m. via zoom

Session Overview: In this session we will discuss how we can incorporate integrative approaches to pediatric care in our everyday clinical practice. We will also learn about how specific integrative therapies can be used for common pediatric conditions.

Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, FAAP – associate professor, director of professional development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, September 11

Resources Beyond Clinic Walls: Highlighting Community Partnerships

8-9 a.m. via zoom

Session Overview: This panel session is intended to highlight three community programs (RISE, Children’s Resource Center, and Safe Harbor) and their dedicated employees and volunteers. Learn about the impactful work of these community resources and how to continue to best partner with them to serve our patients and families.

Moderator: Megan Yanny, MD – assistant professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Panelist: Jennifer Ginsburg, MSSW, LCSW – Executive Director, Safe Harbor
Panelist: Sara Flugum, MSW – Respite & Court Ordered Evaluations Program Director at RISE
Panelist: Meredith Vitaioli – Director, Children’s Resource Center – South

 


AAP Guidelines Updates: Two Talks

12- 1 p.m. via zoom

Title: Evaluation and Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days old

Session Overview: This presentation aims to explore the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for the assessment and care of well-appearing, full-term infants aged 8 to 60 days who present with a fever exceeding 38°C. We will delve into the historical context of managing febrile infants, followed by an examination of the relevant literature that has led to the essential action statements formulated by the AAP. Finally, we will delve into the three distinct algorithms summarizing the recommendations tailored to infants within the age ranges of 8 to 21 days, 22 to 28 days, and 29 to 60 days.

Sam Dillman, MD – assistant professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Title: ADHD Care: Key Actions from the Latest Pediatric Guidelines

Session Overview: Coming soon!

Julie Gocey, MD, MS – associate professor, Division of Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Thursday, September 12

Pediatrics Grand Rounds

7:30-8:30 a.m. via zoom

Session Overview: Coming Soon!

Session Title: Coming Soon!

Inna Neyman Lobeck, MD – assistant professor of pediatric surgery, Director UW Health Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

Innovation Forum: Thursday, September 12

Clinical Care Week Luncheon

11:30-12:30 p.m. HLSC 1345 and zoom

Register for The Innovation Forum Now!

 


Simulated Encounter

12:30-1:30 p.m. HSLC 1345 and zoom

Session Overview: Coming Soon!

Ann Marsh, MD – associate professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 


Pediatric Puzzler: A Multidisciplinary Case-Based Discussion

1:30-2:45 p.m. HSLC 1345 and zoom

Session Overview: Pediatric Puzzler is back! Using a Firm Rounds format, Dr. Allen will facilitate discussion of a complex case with interactive (anonymous) audience input on decision-making as well as comments from primary care and specialists added along the way to highlight different clinical approaches and learning points.

Moderator: Britt Allen, MD – associate professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Madison and Public Health
Specialist: Tess Chapman, MD, MA, FACR – professor, program director of pediatric radiology fellowship, Department of Pediatric Radiology & Neuroradiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. David Bernhardt Specialist: David Bernhardt, MD – professor, fellowship director, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Specialist: Paula Cody, MD, MPH – associate professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Two Minutes, Two Slides, Two Questions

3-3:40 HSLC 1345 and zoom

More Information Coming soon!

Friday, September 13

Multidisciplinary Forum

8-9:30 a.m. via zoom

Session Overview: The multi-disciplinary forum highlights four speakers, who each have 20 minutes to talk about what their clinic does, who is apart of it, and how it operates within the UW Health system. This is a great opportunity for people to hear about different parts of UW Health and learn about clinics they may not know exist!

Moderator: Daniel O’Connell, MD – associate professor, interim division chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
8-8:20: Neil Paloian, MD – associate professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 

Title: The Pediatric Bone and Mineral Metabolism Clinic – A home for children with metabolic bone disease

Overview: Care for pediatric patients with medical bone disease is often fragmented amongst different subspecialists and practices fluctuate widely between institutions. At the UWHealth Pediatric Bone and Mineral Metabolism Clinic we have assembled a diverse team that together provides comprehensive evaluations, treatments, and long-term management for these children with primary or secondary metabolic bone disease.

Ellen Connor, MD 8:20-8:40: Ellen Connor, MD – professor, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Title: Coming Soon!

Overview: Coming Soon!

8:40-9 – Kerry Gannon-Loew, MD, MS – assistant professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 Title: Adolescent Medicine Substance Use Disorders Support (SUDS) Clinic: A Primary Care-based Approach to the Treatment of Teens and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders

Overview: Substance use initiation often occurs in adolescence and consequences of use can be significant, including negative effects on physical and mental health and interpersonal conflicts.  Substance use treatment for teens and young adults should be evidence-based, and tailored to the unique needs and goals of the individual.  The Adolescent Medicine Substance Use Disorder Support (SUDS) clinic provides accessible, individualized, and primary care-based treatment for teens and young adults with substance use disorders.

9-9:20: Emily Ruedinger, MD, MEd, associate professor, associate resident program director, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Title: Coming soon!

Overview: Coming Soon!

9:20-9:30: Jennifer Meier – associate department administrator, clinical operations, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 


Grateful Families

12-1 p.m. via zoom

Overview: Members of the development team from the UW Foundation will present an overview of the Grateful Patient & Family Philanthropy program. They will share insights on identifying grateful families, how they engage with donors to provide them a meaningful philanthropic journey, various ways donors can support through philanthropy, and opportunities for members of the healthcare team to partner with the development team.

AJ Prathivadi – associate director of development, American Family Children’s Hospital, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association