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Sunday, March 17, 2019

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (1) ‑ Advanced Knowledge and Skills in Child and Adolescent Nutrition

    Faculty: Zulfiqar Bhutta, Berthold Koletzko, Amira Khan

    This workshop is organized by the IPA Strategic Advisory Group Nutrition, in collaboration with the LMU Univ. Munich and SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto. The workshop will expose participants to contemporary issues in paediatric public health nutrition, with an emphasis on interventions, gaps, and opportunities for paediatricians and paediatric associations.

    The workshop will aim to help participants to:

    • Understand the current evidence and recommendations on maternal, infant, child and adolescent nutrition
    • Strengthen their application of public health nutrition concepts and skills among paediatricians and paediatric associations using discussion and group work
    • Understand the importance and implementation of nutrition interventions at the population level as well as nutrition-related research programs

     

    Capacity: 60 Attendees

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (2) ‑ Expanding Access to Equitable Pediatric Care Globally: Innovations in Pediatric Graduate Medical Education

    Faculty: Christiana Russ, Haroon Saloojee, Tracy Wolbrink, Roseda Marshall, Patricia McQuilkin, Christian Umuhoza, Cliff O’Callahan, Rashmi Kumar, Dioclecio Campos Junior, Juan Carlos Reyes, Areej Hassan, Shoo K. Lee, Zhou Qi, Hazen Ham, Amha Mekasha, Robert Armstrong, Kevin Forsyth

    Now is a time of great opportunity to address both the significant shortage of health workers in low and middle income countries (LMIC), and to reform medical education to address inequities in health care access and outcomes. This workshop will focus on innovations in pediatric graduate medical education to expand pediatric training and subspecialty training in low and middle income countries. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of data supporting the need for pediatric training, with some discussion about the role of academic centers and their relationship with ministries of health and education, task shifting, and clarifying the role of pediatricians to optimize training. Faculty will highlight models of successful programs doing this work.

    Participants will then self-select into groups based on interest - such as developing subspecialty training opportunities, starting new pediatric residency or fellowship programs, developing simulation based curriculum, and incorporating online/digital learning. Faculty will guide participants in small groups to focus on solutions for common challenges and planning improvements at their own institutions. At the end of the session the larger group will share themes of challenges, and ideas for shared projects that the Global Pediatric Academic Alliance could support in future.

     

    Capacity: 100 Attendees 

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (3) ‑ Children and adolescents in the NCD prevention and treatment agenda (NCD – ENT): Leadership Advocacy Workshop

    Faculty: Luis Encarnacion, Sandra Hassink, Mychelle Farmer, Jonathan Klein, Reina Roa, Johan Svensson

    Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are a threat to child and adolescent health. While a commitment to a life-course approach is central to the WHO Global Monitoring Framework on NCDs, there is a lack of attention to systematic implementation of policies and programs which reflect this, and little attention is given to NCD prevention and management interventions for children and adolescents. NCDs include cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes. NCD prevention must include risk factors like tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, malnutrition and obesity, toxic stress and mental health, harmful use of alcohol or other drugs, and intentional and unintentional injury. Many risky behaviors begin during childhood and adolescence. Children with NCDs require access to care, access to medicines and technology, and services different from those with adults chronic illness. This workshop provides an overview of the state of NCDs and practical strategies to advocate for the inclusion of children, adolescents, and young people in country and community-level NCD agendas.

    Objectives:

    1. Provide an overview of current NCD risk factors and opportunities for prevention, and current NCD treatment and access to health services, essential medicine and technologies, and opportunities for improvements in care
    2. Understanding the global non-communicable disease agenda and identify strategies to address NCDs in clinical settings, communities, and national and global policy.
    3. Discuss the role of pediatricians and other stakeholders in advocacy for NCDs
    4. Understand the importance of youth and family voices in planning and policy
    5. Plan measurable, practical activities to address improving NCDs in countries and communities

     

    Capacity: 50 Attendees

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (4) ‑ Quality Improvement (QI) for Child Health: Principles and Practices for Care Providers

    Faculty: Lori DiPrete Brown, Troy Jacobs, Ann Behrmann, Donna Staton

    Make things better starting tomorrow! We all face resource constraints and challenges working to improve children’s healthcare. This QI Workshop will support efforts of leaders and advocates to improve quality of care for children facing challenges related to equity and social justice. Participants from all child health professions welcome, including pediatrics, nursing, public health, pharmacy, midwifery, social work, etc. We encourage pairs/teams from the same health care setting to participate together.

    The workshop will:

    1. Introduce principles of quality care and practical QI tools (process flowcharts, cause/effect analysis, checklists, etc.) for limited-resource settings.
    2. Prepare participants to create a quality circle in their healthcare settings.
    3. Guide participants through a 10-step QI process to develop a project addressing a priority challenge.
    4. Review the state of the art and illustrate how, by reducing error and waste and using evidence-based practices, attendees can achieve improved patient outcomes and increased efficiency.
    5. Encourage presenters and participants to share leadership lessons, real world experiences and successes/challenges.
    6. Facilitate formation of a network of colleagues interested in QI in limited-resource settings to support attendees pursuing their own QI initiatives.
    7. Help position attendees as advocates for investments in primary healthcare and improved quality of care for children while improving health systems.

    Participants may submit QI proposals to presenters for feedback. All will receive feedback; up to 3 participants will be chosen to attend the 2019 QI Leadership Institute offered by Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin, USA (UW-Madison, https://ghi.wisc.edu/); some travel support available).

     

    Capacity: 50 Attendees

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (5) ‑ Psychosocial Issues of Children in Disasters

    Faculty: Johnny Chinnapha, Marisa Herran, Ayesha Cheema, Saleh Al Salehi, Karen Olness

    More children are displaced by natural and manmade disasters than at any time in recorded history. The majority of child health professionals will be involved in helping children who have experienced disasters. Many of children in disasters will benefit from early interventions to prevent long term mental health issues. Children who do not receive such assistance are likely to have long term problems, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and weather phobias. These may last a lifetime. This workshop will address the psychsocial issues of children who experience disasters via short didactic lectures and group discussion of cases related to psy triage, school issues, chronic illness, and return to happiness programs.

     

    Capacity: 50 Attendees

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (6) ‑ Violence against Children: Recognition, Rights, Responses

    Faculty: Shanti Raman, Barbara Rubio, Susan Bennett, Jeff Goldhagen, Rajeev Seth, Tufail Mohamad, Paul Hotton, Raúl Mercer

    Recognising and responding to VAC is critical, as the outcomes of violence experienced early in life have long-lasting physical and mental health consequences throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood—inter-generationally and for society as a whole. We know that globally VAC is widespread. Pediatricians have a critical role in recognizing and responding to children exposed to all forms of violence—more importantly, they need to be at the forefront of advocacy efforts to end VAC. In this workshop we will up-skill participants to recognize and respond to the various typologies of violence using a child-rights based approach.

     

    Capacity: 50 Attendees

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 8:00 17:00

    Workshop (8) ‑ Nurturing care in practice: the role of paediatricians and allied professionals in supporting early childhood development

    Faculty: Linda Richter, Mohamad Mikati, Bernadette Daelmans, Pia Britto, Frank Oberklaid

    The Nurturing Care Framework was developed by WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank Group, PMNCH and ECDAN in response the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016 -30, a strategy that addresses the objectives of Survive, Thrive and Transform. The evidence-based Framework builds on the key messages of third Lancet series on ECD (2016), and provides a global roadmap for action. It describes effective policies and interventions, proposes five action areas, and summarizes indicators for tracking progress. The Framework aims to fill a critical gap in investment for early childhood development in the formative years from pregnancy to age 3. It addresses a range of stakeholders and constituencies and recognizes the critical role that paediatricians and paediatric associations can play in supporting parents to provide nurturing care for young children by reinforcing and strengthening their parenting skills.

    Objectives: the one-day programme aims to:

    • Provide an update on state-of-the art evidence for early childhood development with a focus on the earliest years
    • Introduce the Nurturing Care Framework as a roadmap for action with parents, families and communities at the centre of the actions that are further supported by multisectoral policies and services.
    • Outline concrete examples of national programmes that focus on the earliest years from pregnancy to age 3 as part of a continuum of care for early childhood development that extends to children age 8.
    • Facilitate creative thinking and discussion on how paediatricians and allied professionals can work together in their communities to support early childhood development - their professional practice and the services they manage.

     

    Capacity: 100 Attendees

    Cost: $75 pre-purchase until March 14 | $125 onsite 

  • 17:30 18:30

    Inauguration/Opening Ceremony

    Dr. Natalia Kanem (USA) [Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund - UNPF]
  • 18:30 20:30

    Welcome Reception