University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Pediatric Psychiatry Round Up

May 5, 2023 - 8am-4:30pm

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This one day, virtual continuing education conference is sponsored by Carle Health, the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, and Child Health Specialty Clinics.


Session Information

Family Mental Health in a Post Pandemic World - Burgundy Johnson, DO

Objectives: Identify the impact of the pandemic on children and caregivers with regards to mental health; Review recommendations for families struggling with mental health concerns; Describe strategies caregivers can take to improve their relationships with children in a post pandemic world.


Mini Child Psychiatry Topics: Tips and Tricks in Evaluating and Treating: ADHD, Mood Disorders, Trauma/PTSD - Burgundy Johnson, DO

Objectives: Review high yield tips and tricks in evaluating and treating ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma/PTSD.


Pediatric Sleep: Normal or Not and What to Do About It - Rachel Immen, MD

Objectives: Define and review with parents and kids what normal total sleep times are at different stages from birth through teen years; Express why diagnosing OSA in toddlers to teens is important, use a screening tool, implement at-home testing and guide next steps; Describe practical solutions for insomnia in kids who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Supporting Attachment Relationships - Beth Troutman, PhD

Objectives: To recognize the role of attachment in healthy development; How to promote healthy attachment; About resources for parent-child relationship difficulties.


When the Child is a Trigger: The Plight of the Parent with a History of Childhood Abuse - Angeles Morcuende, MD

Objectives: Describe in what ways an unresolved childhood abuse history emerges in the context of parenting; Explain how parental unresolved trauma impacts the emotional development of the child; Identify ways we can support the parent to minimize the intergenerational transmission of trauma.


Autism: Screening, Diagnosis, and Beyond! - Kelly Pelzel, PhD

Objectives: Attendees will be able to explain the importance of prospectively tracking social communication skills in infancy and toddlerhood; Name two autism screening measures and two autism diagnostic measures; Identify several evidence-based interventions frequently used with autistic individuals.


A Walk Through the AAP Mental Health Toolkit:  In Case of Emergency, Dial A-A-P: An Overview of AAP Mental Health Initiatives, Practice Tools, and Resources - Amy Shriver, MD - Blank Children’s Hospital in Iowa

Objectives: Review AAP Mental Health Competencies; Identify AAP Mental Health Teaching and Training opportunities; Explore AAP practice tools and resources; Locate AAP mental health resources for families and apply to clinical cases.