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Pediatric Health Issues Addressed by Experts at the 27th Annual Pediatrics Update Conference at the Ethan Allen Inn

Friday, October 26, 2012 - Danbury, Ct

Raul Arguello, M.D.

Raul A. Arguello, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
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The Department of Pediatrics at Danbury Hospital will sponsor the 27th Annual Pediatrics Update Conference on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Ethan Allen Inn, 21 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, Connecticut. The conference takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration must be made (and payment received) in advance of the event.

Danbury Hospital offers the conference as part of a continuing medical education program in its service to the community, and is geared toward health care professionals serving infants, children and adolescents.

Participants will be updated with current medical information about the following topics introduced by the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Danbury Hospital Raul A. Arguello, M.D.

  • "The D-Lightful Vitamin D for Pediatric Health," Michael Holick, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine; Director of the General Clinical Research Center; Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory; Director, Biologic Effects of Light Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • "Approach to Bleeding Problems," Mehmet F. Ozkaynak, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, New York Medical College; Interim Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, New York Medical College; Director of Pediatric bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  • "Prader-Willi Syndrome-Endocrine Evaluation and Management," Moris A. Angulo, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Stony Brook University Hospital-Director of Medical Genetics; Assistant Director of Pediatric Endocrinology, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • "The Molecular Basis of Growth Failure: Diagnosis and Management," Ron Rosenfeld, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University; Professor and Chair (emeritus) of Pediatrics and of Cell and Developmental Biology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; President, STAT5 Consulting, LLC
  • "Understanding SIDS and Sleep Related Infant Deaths," Rachel Moon, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services; Director of Academic Development for the Goldberg Center; Community Pediatric Health at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • "The Role of Bariatric Surgery in Children," Christine Finck, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Program Director & Director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery; Associate Director, Surgery; Director, Section of Pediatric Surgical Research; Associate Chair for Surgical Academic Affairs, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
  • "Questions and Answers" - The Faculty

Pediatricians Drs. Rajadevi Satchi, Child Care Associates, Danbury, John Ertl, Pediatric Associates, Danbury, will serve as moderators at the 27th Annual Danbury Hospital Pediatrics Update Conference.

Registration fee for the conference is $100 for physicians, $50 for non-physicians, $25 for medical and nursing students, and includes lunch, refreshments and conference related materials. The conference provides CME and CEU continuing education credits.

For more information regarding the 27th Pediatrics Update Conference at Danbury Hospital, call Gail Owen, Department of Pediatrics, Danbury Hospital, at (203) 749-5769. Please make checks payable to the Department of Pediatrics, Danbury Hospital and send to 79 Sand Pit Road, Suite 201, Danbury, CT 06810.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premiere, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.