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Twenty Fifth Annual Pediatrics Update Conference at Danbury Hospital Addresses Contemporary Pediatric Health Issues

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital Department of Pediatrics hosts the 25th Annual Pediatrics Update Conference on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the John C. Creasy Center for Health Education, 24 Hospital Avenue. Park free in the RED Parking Lot, Locust Avenue entrance.

The Pediatrics Update Conference at Danbury Hospital is offered as a continuing medical education program in its service to the community, and is geared toward healthcare professionals caring for infants, children and adolescents. Conference participants will be updated with current medical information regarding the following topics that will be introduced by the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Danbury Hospital Raul A. Arguello, MD:

  • Update on Respiratory Viruses, Leonard Krilov, MD, FAAP, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Winthrop University Hospital
  • Substance Abuse: What Kids are Using and Abusing, Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Appropriateness in Pediatric Medical Imaging, R. Timothy Brown, MD, Medical Director, Department of Radiology, CT Children’s Medical Center, Section Director, Pediatric Radiology, Hartford Hospital
  • High Blood Pressure in the Office: How Much of a Workup?, Frederick J. Kaskel, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Director, Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Bugs, Moles, and Boo-Boos, Barry Goldberg, MD, Attending Physician, Danbury Hospital Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine
  • A Recitation on Rumination – the Evaluation of the Child with Emesis, Donna K. Zeiter, MD, Attending Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, CT Children’s Medical Center

Kevin Ferguson, MD, FAAP, attending pediatrician at Danbury Hospital and Debbie Henriques, RNC, nurse manager, Siefert and Ford Community Health Center, will serve as moderators at the 25th Annual Danbury Hospital Pediatrics Update Conference.

Registration fee for the program is $90 for physicians, $40 for nurses, residents, students and other health care professionals, and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and course materials. The conference provides CME and CEU continuing education credits.

Space is limited; therefore, advance registration is requested no later than October 29, 2010. Registrations received after October 29th will be subject to a late fee of $15. Please make checks payable to the Department of Pediatrics, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810 and send to the attention of Marjorie Szep, Danbury Hospital Department of Pediatrics. Registrations will not being accepted on conference day because of space requirements.

For additional information regarding the 25th Annual Pediatrics Update Conference at Danbury Hospital, call Marjorie Szep, Danbury Hospital Department of Pediatrics, at (203) 739-7940.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management and is nationally recognized for providing a high level of care to Women by HealthGrades®. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

Danbury Hospital Women's and Children's Services is committed to the unique health needs of women and children. With a program nationally ranked in the Top 5% for excellence in Women's Health, Danbury Hospital is one of two hospitals in the state with a Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that include highly-skilled nursing staff, neonatologists and the most technologically advanced equipment that offers a higher level of special care and treatment to newborns and reassurance to the women and their families of our region.