Workshop: Interprofessional Course on Developmental Disabilities in Pediatrics (Including Congenital Zika)
January 20, 2018
The Vanderbilt Consortium LEND will hold a workshop titled "Interprofessional Course on Developmental Disabilities in Pediatrics (Including Congenital Zika)" on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Second Floor Theater at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. This is a free conference for community pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, school administrators, audiologists, social workers, and clinical and developmental psychologists. Twenty-five percent of outpatient pediatric visits are for developmental or behavioral concerns. For example, 1 in 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder, and up to 17 percent of children have a developmental disability or behavior concern. Although developmental disabilities are common, the needs of these children can be complex. This conference will use an interprofessional approach to identifying and managing global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and behavior problems. Coordinators will also discuss the myriad of causes for intellectual and developmental disabilities, including congenital Zika. Patient- and family-centered care and web-based resources will be emphasized. CME/CNE credits are available for physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, dieticians/nutritionists, and social workers. Leading the course will be Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., MHPE, Director, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND, and Director, Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development. Lunch will be served. Register by clicking here. For more information, contact Tara Minor.