PAS Postgraduate Course: Neonatal Neurology: HIE-focused Project-Based Learning
Chair: – Children's National Medical Center
9 am Etiologies of Encephalopathy in the Newborn: 45-minute lecture with interactive cases throughout that will allow problem solving and questions to ensure active learning for adult learners.
Andrea Pardo, MD, Interim Director, Neurocritical Care, Lurie Children's Hospital
Taeun Chang, MD, Director of the Neonatal Neurology Program at Children’s National Hospital
10 am The Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Exam: a mini workshop about the principles of the comprehensive and standardized neonatal neurological exam. A didactic portion (20 min) about use and findings in HIE will be followed by a video demonstration and “how-to” (15 min); A scoring portion will challenge the audience to notice abnormal findings on a dictionary of videos (15 min).
Hammersmith-approved workshop will be taught by SPR Junior member Kristen Benninger, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital
11 am Acute Symptomatic Seizures in the Newborn: 45-minute lecture with interactive cases throughout that will allow problem solving and questions to ensure active learning for adult learners.
Courtney Wusthoff, MD, Director, Neurocritical Care at Stanford Children's Hospital
Noon – 1 hour break
1 pm Outcomes in HIE: This will be a two-part 45 - min symposium followed with an additional 10 min throughout with questions and polling from the audience. The first part of this section will be prediction based on NICU treatment and neuroimaging results; the second will be on new interventions that change trajectories of development after the NICU. A case discussion will thread through the two parts, with a patient followed from birth to two years with imaging, predictions and MRI. This case will tie into the next part of the course.
This workshop will be taught by Sandra Juul, MD, Seattle Children's, and Nathalie Maitre, MD PhD, Nationwide Children's Hospital.
2 pm Giving Diagnoses & Prognosis after Neural Insults: a 55- min interactive workshop. This will start with a 10-min recorded video testimony from the parent in the previous section talking about how she experienced hearing the news about her child’s HIE in the NICU. It will be followed by a 20-minute lecture on literature and practical principles of giving serious diagnoses. Finally, in an interactive 25-min experience, the audience will see first a conversation that goes poorly between a physician and parent, then with the help of the moderator, will be able to change the conversation by sending in recommendations, to have a more supportive, honest, direct and hopeful conversation.
The course is led by Garey Noritz, MD, Chief of Complex Care and Director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Center at NCH, with participation of other faculty.
3 pm Designing a Research Question: 40-minute panel discussion with three experts. This Panel will refer to the SPR HIE symposium (Session #379488) with Yvonne Wu, MD and Sandra Juul, MD PhD. This session will breakdown the process of 1) identifying a question 2) designing a pilot study to test the hypothesis and 3) suggest the next funding/research step after the pilot. The three topics for the panel will be Animal models, Translational and Clinical Trials.
The three speakers will be Tommy Wood, BM BCh, PhD, University of Washington, Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco, and Sunny Juul, MD, Seattle Children's, and there will be a moderator to ensure that questions from the audience can be passed seamlessly to the three speakers.