Friday, March 2 7:00 AM

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Register

Date/Time: March 02, 2018, 7:00 AM

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center are proud to present the 19th annual Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care. A seminar for Pediatrics, Family Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants and Health Care Professionals Providing Direct Care to Children. 

Conference Topics:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management
  • ADHD: Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Next Most Common: Genetic Conditions Further Down the Differential
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Case Presentations
  • ADHD: Tips and Tools to Optimize Outcomes
  • Childhood Adversity: Can We Make a Difference?
  • ADHD: Beyond the Basics – What Clinicians Need to Know to Succeed with Challenging Patients

2018 Conference Faculty:

Andrew Adesman, MD


Dr. Adesman is Professor of Pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, which is part of Northwell Health.

Dr. Adesman received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also completed a Fellowship in Child Development and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to his board certification in Pediatrics, Dr. Adesman is board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and also Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Adesman has authored many research and review articles on developmental disorders in children. He has co-authored a book on adoptive parenting, and has written a book focusing on common parenting myths, Baby Facts: The Truth about Your Child’s Health from Newborn through Preschool. He has an active clinical practice evaluating and treating children with a broad range of developmental and behavioral disorders.
Angela Scheuerle, MD

Dr. Angela Scheuerle is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at UT Southwestern. She holds secondary appointments as Professor of Pathology and in the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development. Her primary role is as a diagnostician for children with birth defects and inherited conditions. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Scheuerle does extensive work in public health and drug safety, including the Texas Department of State Health Services Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch. This Branch operates the Texas Birth Defect Registry, an active state surveillance system that monitors birth prevalence of congenital anomalies and genetic conditions.
Dr. Scheuerle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sewanee: The University of the South. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, completed a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Medical Genetics Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Scheuerle is board certified in Clinical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Pediatrics.
Carol Weitzman, MD

Dr. Weitzman, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She directs the fellowship program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. In addition to serving as the Chair of the Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP) Executive Committee, she has served as the course director for DB:PREP®,  is the Chair of the SDBP Research Scholars Symposium, and the SDBP Program Committee Co-Chair. She is the journal articles review editor for the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.  
Dr. Weitzman received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. She completed a fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, and her internship and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Weitzman is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   She is the AAP District 1 FASD Regional Education and Awareness Liaison (REAL) Champion.

Target Audience:
This course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and health care professionals providing direct care to children.

Purpose & Content:
The one-day conference will highlight common developmental-behavioral conditions, their etiology, identification and management, and feature opportunities to apply knowledge in clinical situations.

The program will utilize case studies and question/answer format in addition to PowerPoint presentations. Ample time will be allowed for discussion between the audience and the faculty.

The goal of this seminar is to equip primary care providers to assess, identify and manage developmental and behavioral problems which present between birth and age 18.

Upon completion of the activity participants should be able to:

  • Describe how to screen children and families for a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and review diagnostic criteria and evidence-based management strategies.
  • Review the latest clinical guidelines and diagnostic criteria for ADHD, and provide an overview of first-line and second-line treatment strategies, including CAM treatment.
  • Identify recognizable but less commonly considered genetic conditions in children with congenital anomalies, unusual features and/or neurocognitive impairments.
  • Discuss varied presentations of children with FASDs and practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provide an overview of the many new stimulant medications that are now available for treatment of ADHD, and provide clinical criteria for choosing among the numerous medication options – both old and new.
  • Identify the threats to early childhood development, know the laws relating to special education for young children in this country, and recognize the system gaps for identifying and treating children in need.
  • Provide insights and interventions for clinicians to better manage challenging ADHD patients – including pearls to address issues with poor adherence, common co-morbidities and significant side effects.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The presentations “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management” and “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Case Presentations” have been designated by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 1 credit hour each in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Off-Label Uses:
Because this course is meant to educate clinicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” uses discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.

It is the policy of ACCME that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the handout.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Conference​ Registration Fee: $165​

Seating is limited – please register early. On-site registration is not available.  

Registration deadline is February 23, 2018, or earlier if maximum attendance is reached.



Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX 75209


Janice Reaves

Phone: 214-559-8596