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Saturday Morning MED Talks: Updates in Pediatrics

Location: Online Event, Via WebEx

Date: 5 February 2022



Saturday Morning MED Talks is a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program from the Office of Professional and Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Beginning in February 2022, OPED will host a monthly virtual CPD program geared for family physicians and other primary health care providers that offers an opportunity for synchronous online group learning. Each monthly webinar will be developed to offer educational updates across clinical disciplinary-focused topics relevant to primary health care practice.

All fees are inclusive of HST.

Registration Fees

$34.50Allied Health
$23.00Students and Residents

Upon registration at the live event, students MUST provide a student ID in order to be eligible for the student rate.

Program Agenda

Saturday, February 5, 2022
8:50 AM
Log in / Opening Remarks
9:00 AM
Eating Disorders in Adolescents
Presenter: Dr. Dr. Zahra Alebraheem
Session Learning Objectives:
  • Explain DSM-5 Diagnostic criteria of common eating disorders in adolescents
  • Discuss potential medical complications
  • Identify patients at risk, how to apply diagnostic criteria and baseline supportive testing clinically
  • Discuss treatment options, importance of early intervention and regular follow up
  • Identify urgency and when to refer patient to emergency room/admission criteria

  • CanMED Roles:
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Leader
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

  • 9:45 AM
    The Well Newborn: parents top questions. Is my baby getting enough milk? Why is my baby not sleeping? Why is my baby not pooping?
    Presenter: Dr. Anne Drover
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Define constipation in the newborn and infant number.
  • Explore pathological causes of constipation.
  • Assess stools in babies.
  • Explain the guidelines to assess proper growth in the healthy, term newborn number
  • Discuss the approach to growth in the late preterm or other high-risk newborn.
  • Break down pathological causes for poor sleep.
  • Explain an approach to improved infant sleep.

  • CanMED Roles:
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator

  • 10:30 AM
    10:40 AM
    ABCs of the CBC and other common Pediatric Hematology Questions
    Presenter: Dr. Lisa Goodyear
    Session Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the tests involved in a CBC and coagulation profile
  • Explain pediatric ranges and what they mean
  • Identify common abnormalities and differentials
  • Discuss indications for further work-up

  • CanMED Roles:
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator

  • 11:25 AM


    Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by:

    The Office of Professional & Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPED to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.