MHI- Conference

MHI – Conference

The Medical Home Initiative is hosting a two day conferences this Spring on two important topics affecting your patients and your practice. The PA AAP and our Medical Home Initiative are pleased to offer a one-day conference focused on integrated behavioral/physical health on Thursday, April 20th and a one-day conference on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on Friday, April 21st. Both conferences will be held at the Best Western Premier Hotel and Conference Center, 800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA. The conference will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:30pm each day. A catered breakfast and lunch will be served on both days. 


Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health for Children and Adolescents (April 20)

  • Abigail B. Schlesinger, MD - Medical Director, Outpatient Behavioral Health and Child and Family Counseling Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Medical Director of Western PA TiPS; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Gordon Hodas, MD – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; consultant to the PA Dept of Human Services, Office of Medical Assistant Programs
  • Renee Martin, JD, RN, MSH – Dilworth Paxson LLP

You will learn behavioral health care management skills, confidentiality and legal risks, medication management, community-based resources.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: How the opioid crisis is affecting families (April 21)

  • Elizabeth E. Krans, MD, MSc – Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Magee-Women's Research Institute
  • Kim Costello, MD, FAAP – Neonatologist, St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem and Executive Committee of the PA Preemie Network at PA AAP
  • Debra L. Bogen, MD, FAAP – General Academic Pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director, Primary Care Physician Faculty Development Fellowship

You will learn key aspects of the complexities of neonatal abstinence syndrome care management and the psycho-social supports needed by the mother-baby dyad. The conference will also cover community-based resources for families in addiction recovery.

All practice team members, including parent partners, are encouraged to attend. There are no fees for attendance. Attendees will receive CME or CEU credits for their participation.

More details about the conference will be revealed at a later date. Click the link below to register

Additional Info

  • Conference Date:: Thursday, 20 April 2017