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Dr. Margaret I. Handy Annual Memorial Lectureship

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship is designed to provide cutting edge insights on topics in neonatal/perinatal medicine and held in honor of Dr. Margaret Handy, Delaware’s first pediatrician. This year’s topics will include the pathophysiology of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature babies, the impact of NICU design on developmental care of neonatal patients, and optimizing nutrition and growth in neonates.

This event is intended for neonatologists, primary care physicians, obstetricians, perinatologists, subspecialty pediatric physicians, pediatric, neonatal and obstetrical nurses, epidemiologists, and other health care providers for mother and infants.

About the Speakers:

Ronald Clyman, MD: Dr. Clyman is a professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, and a neonatologist by training. He is internationally renowned for his work to understand and manage the patent ductus arteriosus in preterm neonates.

Robert White, MD: Dr. White is Director of the Regional Newborn Program at Beacon Children’s Hospital in Indiana and has devoted his career to advancing structural and operational strategies to provide the optimal NICU environment of care for babies, families, and caregivers.

Deborah Tuttle, MD: Dr. Tuttle is a neonatologist at Christiana Care Health System and director of the Mother’s Milk Bank. Dr. Tuttle has done extensive clinical research and process improvement work in the area of neonatal nutrition, particularly focusing on the use of human milk.

Now Accepting Poster Submissions:

We would like to invite participants to submit a poster for display at the Handy Lectureship on topics related to neonatal clinical research, quality improvement, education, or other initiatives. 

Please submit your abstract (250 words or less) to Beth Smith (besmith@christianacare.org) by August 30, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by September 6, 2019.

There is no fee for this conference.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2019

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Christiana Care Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Delaware Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hour approval is in progress.

Questions? Email the office of CME at cme@christianacare.org or call 302-623-5588.

 

Agenda – Dr. Margaret I. Handy Annual Memorial Lectureship

7:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Set-up

 

8:00 a.m. Introductions and Opening Remarks

Shazia Bhat, MD

Program Chair, Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship

Associate Director, Division of Neonatology

Christiana Care Health System

Newark, DE

 

8:15 a.m. “Factors Involved with Successful PDA Closure: Pathophysiology of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus”

Ronald Clyman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

 

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Break, Posters and Exhibits

 

9:45 a.m. “What is the Clinical Evidence for Treating or Not Treating the PDA”

Ronald Clyman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

 

11:00 a.m. “The NICU of the Future: Structural Features”

Robert White, MD

Attending Neonatologist

Director, Regional Newborn Program, Memorial Hospital

South Bend, IN

Medical Director, Pediatrix Medical Group of Indiana

 

12:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch, Posters, and Exhibits

 

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. “Breast Milk is Best But…Challenges in Nutrition with Exclusive Human Milk Diet for Preterm Infants”

Deborah Tuttle, MD

Attending Neonatologist

Director, Mother’s Milk Bank

Christiana Care Health System

Newark, DE

 

2:00p.m. “The Optimal Environment of Care for the NICU Infant: Operational Features”

Robert White, MD

Attending Neonatologist

Director, Regional Newborn Program, Memorial Hospital

South Bend, IN

Medical Director, Pediatrix Medical Group of Indiana

 

3:15 p.m. Conclusion

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