Spring-Summer 2021 Issue

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Spring Conference Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who joined our 2021 Virtual Spring Conference, “DOing Pediatric Education Together: The Resilient Child.” Childhood resiliency was discussed as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood trauma, cancer, and chronic conditions affecting the pediatric population. The conference was a collaboration between the ACOP and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and featured nationally renowned speakers. The conference took place virtually, with live question and answer sessions.

Although we missed seeing everyone in person, we are glad we were able to provide education and collaboration while maintaining safety in regards to the COVID pandemic. If you happened to miss the conference, listed below are some of the highlights.

ACES/Childhood Trauma
Daniel Taylor, DO

Dr. Taylor’s lecture on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) discussed how ACEs can lead to Toxic Stress, which leads to proinflammatory tendencies. Dr. Taylor also discussed the controversies around screening for ACEs and the importance of being informed about ACEs as a clinician.

Type 1 Diabetes – Is it Preventable?
Henry Anhalt, DO

Dr. Anhalt discussed the increased prevalence of Type I Diabetes and how screening and early detection can prevent DKA as well as help families adjust to the new diagnosis. Dr. Anhalt also reviewed a study that found dietary changes, nicotinamide, and insulin did not prevent Type I Diabetes.

Learning, Health and Well-Being - The Impact of COVID 19
Lisa Spector, MD, FAAP

Dr. Spector lectured on the impact of COVID-19 in children. She addressed the negative effect of the pandemic on math scores, the gap in education due to socioeconomic status, increased family stress, difficulties with online learning, and more.

Red Flags to Identify Leukemia for the Pediatrician
Pablo Angulo, DO

Dr. Angulo discussed presenting symptoms for leukemias including fevers, petechiae, bruising, arthralgias, bleeding from nose or mouth, anorexia, fatigue, and neurological symptoms. He then discussed physical exam findings, test results, when and who to refer to, and the role of the primary care physician in management after oncology treatment.

Osteopathic Principles/Holistic Approach to Address Child Abuse
Terra Frazier, DO, FACOP

Dr. Frazier addressed the osteopathic tenants and how they should be applied to caring for a child who experienced abuse. Addressing child resiliency involves supporting the care giver as well, framing the abusive event while also incorporating cultural values, therapy, and intrinsic characteristics of the child.

Solutions For Food Insecurity: Food Security: Vital for the Pediatric Patient / Dinners4Kids: A Success Story
Tabitha I. Jones-McKnight, DO, MPH, FACOP

Dr. Jones-McKnight discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted food insecurity. Food insecurity impacts health by increasing risk for hospitalizations, anemia, low bone density, obesity, asthma, depression, and more. She also discussed the importance of pediatricians being educated on how to recognize food insecurity and what resources are available to assist families.

Rabbi Roger Lerner
Rabbi Lerner discussed the program “Dinner4Kids,” which aims to limit childhood hunger by providing healthy meals. He also discussed the impact the program has had and how to start a program in your community.

Other topics discussed during the conference included asthma, OMT, neurology, how chronic illness effects the family, nutrition, ophthalmology, dermatology, and more. If you registered for the conference and would like to review lectures, they are available on-demand. Again, the ACOP would like to thank everyone who participated in the conference!


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