CME Program Detail

Title: Pediatric and Adolescent Symposium 2021: The Pediatric Athlete
Date: Wed, May 5th, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online

Statement of Need:
Sports and pediatrics has greatly changed after the 2020 pandemic. Covid-19 has brought new challenges to pediatricians and pediatric specialists and when dealing with youth athletics. Scoliosis, concussions and various cardiac and pulmonological conditions are common to high level pediatric athletes. These can present in varying degrees of severity and understanding them will assist the healthcare professional in providing an appropriate treatment option. These conditions require care from a multitude of pediatric professionals. The Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium will be a virtual event that will focus on the assessment and management of various pediatric conditions . The symposium will be beneficial for health care providers wishing to improve their knowledge and competence in the care of pediatric athletes. It will provide current information on operative and non-operative management of scoliosis and understanding and management of various pediatric conditions.

Target Audience:
orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family medicine physicians, physician assistants, neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, sport administrators


Ken Bayle, DO
Attending Pediatric Cardiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine

Jules Beal, MD
Attending Pediatric Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology Weill Cornell Medicine

Lana Nirenstein, MD
Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Maria Thanjan, MD, FAAP, FACC
Director of Pediatric Cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine

Kalliope Tsirilakis, MD
Director of Pediatric Pulmonary and Asthma, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Disclosures: None


Lana Nirenstein, MD and Anthony Vucenik, PT, MS


1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of Covid-19.
2. Recognize the clinical implications and possible long-term effects of Covid-19 in pediatrics while playing sports.
3. Discuss the potential benefits of surgical intervention with scoliosis.
4. Understand the various conservative treatment options of scoliosis.
5. Recognize the various cardiac conditions associated with the pediatric/ adolescent athlete.
6. Determine how asthma and exercise induced dyspnea affects playing sports.
7. Determine appropriate treatment options for asthma and dyspnea in pediatric sports.
8. Recognize the difference between adult and pediatric concussion.
9. Understand the role of neurology, sports medicine and pediatrics in managing concussions in a pediatric athlete.
10. Recognize when it is safe for players to return to sports after concussion.


5:00PM Introduction
Joseph J. Abularrage, MD, MPH, M.Phil, FAAP
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Jeffrey E. Rosen, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

5:15PM Program Overview
Lana Nirenstein, MD

Part I: Cardiology
Cardiac Effects of COVID
Maria Thanjan, MD

Sports with Congenital Heart Disease
Ken Bayle, DO

6:10PM Q/A

Part II: Orthopedics
Scoliosis and Sports
Lana Nirenstein, MD

6:35PM Q/A

Part III: Pulmonology
6:40 PM
Exercise Induced Dyspnea: Is it Asthma?
Kalliope Tsirilakis, MD

7:00PM Q/A

Part IV: Neurology
Concussion and Return to Play in the Pediatric Population
Jules Beal, MD

7:25 PM Q/A

7:30 PM Closing Remarks

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

NewYork Presbyterian/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, CPME 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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