Timely Topics in Fetal, Neonatal and Pediatric Care, September 14 , 2018

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Conference Description

Timely Topics is an educational conference held in Kalispell, MT designed for physicians, mid-level providers,  and nurses to gain a better understanding and knowledge base regarding fetal, neonatal, and pediatric care. Topics to be addressed include autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays and behavioral issues, neck masses, pediatric trauma, neonatal updates, fetal surgery, respiratory failure and airway emergencies. Attendees should be able to formulate a practical approach to pediatric chronic and acute disease states, identify the appropriate diagnostic tests, make an accurate diagnosis, discuss the various treatment options, and recognize when to treat and when to refer pediatric patients for subspecialty assessment and care. This activity is expected to result in increased provider confidence in making an appropriate diagnosis and treatment decisions.



Registration is now open.

MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs= $150.00
RNs, LPNs, MAs, and others = $75.00
KRH employee RN, LPN, MA, RT and other =$35.00

No refunds after August 20, 2018.
Payment includes professional credits, a syllabus,
and food offered during the conference.

Target Audience

The target audience includes pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, hospitalists, emergency medicine practitioners, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, and other interested allied healthcare providers.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Identify pediatric respiratory decomposition.
  • Provide appropriate intervention to infants and children with respiratory compromise.
  • Describe most common fetal surgical procedures.
  • Discuss the evidence of fetal surgical procedures effectiveness.
  • List current indications for fetal surgical procedures and outcomes.
  • List diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder.
  • List the most common neonatal and pediatric neck masses.
  • Develop strategies for evaluating behavioral issues in autism spectrum disorder.
  • Discuss the role of psychotropic medications in autism spectrum disorder.
  • Describe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
  • Discuss when to transfer for total body cooling.
  • Explain the workup of neonatal and pediatric neck mass.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of a neonatal pediatric neck mass.
  • Describe strategies to avoid secondary brain injury.
  • Discuss common neurosurgical inventions in response to pediatric trauma.
  • Discuss concussion management.
  • Discuss the indications and surgical options to obtain feeding access in neonates, infants, and children.

Schedule of Events

Friday September 14, 2018
Sign In and Welcome
Mark Kaneta, MD

Current Updates in Fetal Surgery
Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD

Updates on Neonatal Issues
Mark Kaneta, MD


Respiratory Failure and Airway Emergencies in Children
Margaret Satchell, MD

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Overview and Treatment Considerations
Constance Mash, MD


Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Kelly Schmidt, MD

Surgical Feeding Access in Neonates, Infants and Children
Federico Seifarth, MD


Neonatal and Pediatric Neck Masses
Kyle Tubbs, MD




Conference Director:
Mark Kaneta, MD

Conference Faculty:
Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD
Constance Mash, MD
Margaret Satchell, MD
Federico Seifarth, MD
Kelly Schmidt, MD
Kyle Tubbs, MD

Disclosure Summary

Timely Topics in Pediatric Care
Course # TC1707
The University of Washington School of Medicine endorses the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the guidelines of the Association of American Colleges that the sponsors of continuing medical education activities and the speakers at the activities disclose significant relationship with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.  For speakers, significant relationships include receiving from a commercial company research grants, consultancies, honoraria and travel, or other benefits or having a self-managed equity interest in a company. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation or a presentation.
The following speakers have disclosed the described relationships:
Speaker                                                                                                         Description of Relationship
The following have indicated they do not have any relationships to disclose:
Timely Topics in Pediatric Care Planning Committee Members (and Presenters):
Mark Kaneta, MD
Mindy Fuzesy, RNC
Kristi Anderson, BSN, RN-BC
Heidi Brandt, MN, RN, CNL
Ashley Roth, BSN, RN
Lindsay Konen, BA
Presenters not on planning committee:
Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD
Constance Mash, MD
Margaret Satchell, MD
Federico Seifarth, MD
Kelly Schmidt, MD
Kyle Tubbs, MD


Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Buffalo Hill Conference Center
310 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901

Area Activities

The Flathead Valley has a wide array of activities for individuals and families to experience. From hiking in Glacier National Park or The Whitefish Trail to boating on Whitefish Lake or Flathead Lake, there are activities to suit all participants.

To learn more about extracurricular activities,
please visit the following websites:
Whitefish Chamber of Commerce
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Accreditation Statement

Kalispell Regional Medical Center is affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Kalispell Regional Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In order to obtain nursing contact hours, criteria for successful completion includes attending at least 80% of the conference and completing a course evaluation. Attendees meeting the criteria for successful completion can receive 7.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) credit.

More Information

For more information, please contact;
Heidi Brandt (406) 752-1775