Pediatric Hematology/Oncology CME

Friday, November 6, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue
Griffis Faculty Club
New York, NY 10065


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This activity is designed as a periodic refresher for the general pediatric practitioner to provide updated knowledge on some common disorders, newer testing and treatment paradigms and suggestions for a new and more efficient referral pattern to be established. Recently, our specialty practice has seen a change in referral patterns, with a number of such referrals being made for common disorders. In some cases, there have been unnecessary laboratory tests and incorrect interpretation of results. General practitioners may not be familiar with new tests available which may simplify diagnosis and the latest treatments. In addition, there has been an increase in the prevalence of some disorders such as thrombosis and drug induces cytopenias. General practitioners would benefit from receiving up-to-date information in these areas.


This course is designed for general pediatric practitioners including pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and pediatric physician assistants (PPAs).


It is intended that this Weill Cornell CME activity will lead to improved patient care, including improvements in knowledge, competence, or performance. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Demonstrate an increase in knowledge of epidemiology, differential diagnosis, newer testing modalities and management of common hematologic disorders in children.

Implement a rational clinical approach, focusing on avoiding unnecessary laboratory testing, to facilitate the correct ordering and interpretation of appropriate testing.

Assess diagnostic and management skills, including appropriate primary and secondary prevention, to improve the overall health of children.


8:20am - 8:30am WELCOME
8:30am - 9:15am Approach to the Child with Bleeding—What to Worry About
Catherine McGuinn, MD
9:15am - 10:00am Petechiae and Purpura—Update on Thrombocytopenia
W. Beau Mitchell, MD
10:00am - 10:15am COFFEE BREAK
10:15am - 11:00am Childhood Anemias, a Focus on Iron Deficiency
Sujit Sheth, MDD
11:00am - 11:45am Thalassemia and Sickle Cell—the Trait and the Disease
Patricia J. Giardina, MD
11:45am - 12:00pm Morning Session Q & A
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm - 1:45pm Neutropenia and Pancytopenia—When to Worry about Leukemia
Alexander Aledo, MD
1:45pm - 2:30pm Adenopathy, Hepatosplenomegaly—When to Suspect Cancer
Lisa G. Roth, MD
2:30pm - 3:00pm Update on Clotting Issues
Nicole Kucine, MD
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session Q&A and Closing

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