CME Program Detail

Title: Pediatric Immigrant Health Symposium
Date: Thu, Apr 12th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium

Statement of Need:
Queens has a population of 2.23 million; if Queens was its own city, it would be the fourth largest city in the United States. 21% of the population is below the age of 18 and 15% of the population is below the poverty level. Queens is also the most ethnically diverse area in the world. 48% of Queens residents were born outside the United States, speaking over 138 different languages. 55% of the population speak a language other than English in the home. Of the foreign born: 50% were born in Latin America, 34% were born in Asia, 15% were born in Europe and 2% were born in Africa. 41% of the population receive Medicaid and 19.2% are uninsured. It is estimated that about 18% of immigrants in New York City are undocumented. Dr Julie Linton is a national leader in pediatric immigrant health. We have planned our educational activities to address the following needs:
1. The lack of a specialized knowledge base to meet the specific health issues of immigrant children, including but not limited to: screening and management of particular infectious diseases, dental care, and immunization status, developmental problems, and mental health.
2. Limited understanding of the complex legal challenges that immigrant children and families encounter. Physicians need to be aware of these challenges and be skilled in connecting the families with requisite legal resources.
3. Understanding the unique educational and psychological challenges confronting immigrant children and their families, which are frequently overlooked by health care providers. Physicians need to be adept in identifying and addressing these challenges, which include but not limited school readiness and enrollment, isolation and acculturation, abuse and mental health.
4. Addressing the limited cross-sector collaboration between pediatric providers and a multiplicity of community-based organizations serving immigrant families in New York City.

Target Audience:
Pediatricians, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers,


Julie Linton, M.D., FAAP
Rome Visiting Professor in Immigrant Health
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Wake Forrest School of Medicine
Co-Chair, AAP Immigrant Health, Special Interest Group

Alan Shapiro, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Medical College
Senior Medical Director, Community Pediatric Programs, Children Hospital at Montefiore
Co-Founder and Medical Director, Terra Firma: Healthcare and Justice for Immigrant Children

Chin Tzu Hoo Li, MS, CLC
Qualified Nutritionist, WIC

Loretta Au, M.D.
Medical Director, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Disclosures: None


Registration, Breakfast and Networking

Family Immigration Status: A Social Determinant of Health
Julie Linton, M.D., FAAP and Alan Shapiro, M.D., FAAP

Evidence Based Health Screening of Immigrant Children
Julie Linton, M.D., FAAP


Moderator: Julie Linton, M.D., FAAP
Panel Discussion of Community Groups on Challenges and Solutions in Immigrant Health
WIC: Chin Tzu Hoo Li, MS, CLC
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center: Loretta Au M.D.
NY Immigrant Coalition: TBA

Community Linkages and Advocacy
Small Group Interdisciplinary Work Groups each with case on a specific immigrant topic: Legal, Mental Health and Development, Education, etc.

Closing Comments

New York Hospital Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

New York Hospital Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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