3rd Annual ABCD Conference Presentations and Handouts

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ABOUT THE 3rd ANNUAL ABCD CONFERENCE

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. In the past, health was only measured by markers including how well we ate, whether or not we exercised, and which vaccines we had. While these factors play an important role in our health, increasing attention is being focused on the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. In fact, where a child lives (their zip code) has a far greater impact on their health and well-being than biological influences (their genetic code) alone. Furthermore, environmental factors, such as chronic stress, can actually change how a person’s genetic code is expressed. Examples of these social determinants of health include availability and access to resources such as quality medical care and clean food, water, and air, the quality of education in a community, the overall physical and social safety of a community and more.

All of these factors help shape the physical, mental, and behavioral health of children and families. Therefore, there is a greater need for tools that enable providers to recognize and address some root sources of health and pathology from children’s social, economic, physical, and educational environments. The 3rd Annual ABC-D Conference will deliver valuable information about social determinants of health in order to enable providers across many disciplines to recognize and address these determinants when caring for children and families with special healthcare needs, including those impacted by trauma and adverse childhood experiences.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be better able to:

1. Recognize that social determinants of health of children and families with special health care needs inform the context of working with a wide array of providers.

2. Apply a social determinants-informed and interprofessional approach when serving children and families with special health care needs.

3. Integrate care coordination protocols when serving children and adolescents with special health care needs that are specific to a community’s economic and social conditions.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target audience for ABC conferences includes primary care providers and their teams, including pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows, medical students, and allied health care professionals. In addition, providers from other settings including child care, early education, home visiting, and more are encouraged to attend. The conference will offer an opportunity for providers to network with other like- hearted and like-minded professionals from other child-serving systems that also have a stake in the lives of children with autism, behavioral challenges, and complex medical needs.

CONFERENCE REMINDERS

Continuing Education

You must complete an online evaluation to receive continuing education for this conference. All attendees will receive a link to the online session evaluations following the conference. Additional paperwork is required for the following and can be found at the registration table in the main lobby:

  • Dental Hygienist Continuing Education Credits
  • Gateways to Opportunity
  • LSW, LCSW, LCP, and LCPC Continuing Education Units

If you have any questions about continuing education, please contact Nirja Shah at nshah@illinoisaap.com or 312/733-1026 ext. 216.

Evaluations

All attendees will receive a link to the online session evaluations following the conference. We ask that all participants complete an evaluation for each session attended, as well as for the overall conference. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and vital in the planning of future conferences. If you are requesting continuing education, you must complete your evaluations in order to receive a letter of completion.

3rd Annual ABCD Conference Brochure (PDF)

List of Exhibitors (PDF)

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KEYNOTE SESSIONS

MORNING

 When Zip Code Matters More Than Genetic Code
David E. Steward, MD, MPH
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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NOON

 Building a Strong Bridge to Connect Community and Healthcare: Bolstering Those Who Are Medically Complex and Socially Fragile
Janice Frue, PharmD, BCPS; Meghan Golden, LCSW; Nicole Mirocha, DO; & Tracey Smith, DNP, PHCNS-BC
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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Handout: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Map

AFTERNOON

 Caring Too Hard: Refueling When You Are Spent
William Gordon, DMin, MDiv
Rosalind Franklin University

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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Breakout Session 1

AUTISM TRACK

The Autism Research and Treatment Center (SIU): Promoting the Emergence of Complex Language and Social Skills
Dana Paliliunas, MS, BCBA & William B. Root, M.S., BCBA
The Autism Research and Treatment Center, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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BEHAVIOR TRACK

 Diagnosis and Management of ADHD
Cesar Ochoa-Lubinoff, MD, MPH, FAAP
Rush University Medical Center

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COMPLEX MEDICAL NEEDS TRACK

 Inattention, Hyperactivity, Snoring and Restless Sleep: My Child’s Dentist Can Help?!
Kevin L. Boyd, D.D.S, M.Sc.
Lurie Children’s Hospital
& Darius Loghmanee, MD
Advocate Children’s Hospital

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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Handouts

Can history and physical examination reliably diagnose pediatric obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome? A systematic review of the literature

Childhood Sleep-Disorder Breathing: A Dental Perspective

Chicago HEART

Clinical Evaluation in Predicting Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Efficacy of rapid maxillary expansion in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: 36 months of follow-up

Sleep medicine referral/consultation request

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Breakout Session 2

AUTISM TRACK

The Importance of Including Caregivers in Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Latha Soorya, PhD, BCBA & Allison Wainer, PhD
Rush University Medical Center

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BEHAVIOR TRACK

Restorative Justice and Youth with Disabilities
Sara Balgoyen, Heather Dalmage, PhD & Nancy Michaels, BA, MA
Roosevelt University, Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation

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COMPLEX MEDICAL NEEDS TRACK

Transitioning the Special Needs Child to the Adult Community
Erica D. Wiebe, MD
Carle Hospital and Clinics

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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Breakout Session 3

AUTISM TRACK

Promoting Home and Community Participation among Latino children with ASD
Mansha Mirza, PhD, OTR/L, MSHSOR
University of Illinois at Chicago

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BEHAVIOR TRACK

 Reducing Toxic Stress by Living the Protective Factors
Dena Chapman, BA & Sarita Sashington, BA
Be Strong Families/American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Partner

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COMPLEX MEDICAL NEEDS TRACK

Accessing Educational Services for Children With Disabilities
Matthew Cohen, JD
Matt Cohen and Associates

Presentation Slides (Printable PDF)

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For more information about the ABC Conferences, please contact:

Elise Groenewegen
Manager, Child Development Initiatives
1400 W Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
312/733-1026, ext. 204
Fax: 312/733-1791
egroenewegen@illinoisaap.com