Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Interprofessional Course in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Date: June 18, 2011

Time: 7:30AM to 4:30PM

Location: Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232

Registration Closed


Twenty-five percent of outpatient pediatric visits are for developmental or behavioral concerns. For example, 1/110 children have an autism spectrum disorder and up to 17% of children have a developmental disability or behavior concern. Although developmental disabilities are common, the needs of these children can be complex. This conference will use an interdisciplinary approach to identifying and managing global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and behavior problems. Family-centered care and web-based resources will be emphasized.

7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:15 – 9:00 Developmental Pediatrics Primer
9:00 – 12:00 Case 1: Preschooler with Developmental and Behavioral Concerns
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Case Discussions
1:30 – 4:30 Case 2: School-Aged Child with Developmental and Behavioral Concerns

Target Audience: The target audience is healthcare professionals who provide care to children with developmental disabilities, including pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, audiologists, social workers and clinical and developmental psychologists in the Middle Tennessee region.

Course Directors:

  • Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., Director, Division of Developmental Mediciine and the Center for Child Development
  • Mary Theresa Urbano, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., Director, Vanderbilt LEND Program

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the differential diagnosis, pertinent history and physical examination findings, evaluation, and treatment and therapeutic interventions for common developmental concerns, including global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability (mental retardation), learning disabilities, and ADHD and other behavioral problems.
  2. Use web-based resources such as Pathfinder to identify useful resources and support groups in their communities for children with developmental disabilities and their families.
  3. Incorporate into their clinical practice the family-centered care approach to children with developmental disabilities.
  4. Describe the role of various healthcare professionals in the care of children with developmental disabilities.

Sponsored by:

  • Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine (Center for Child Development)
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development

Cost: This program is provided free of charge through Grant No. T73MC00050 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

Obtaining CME Credit for this event: Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this educational activity for 7.25 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 7.25 ASHA CEU’s (intermediate level; professional area).

Physicians may obtain credit by signing the attendance log; attendance and credit data will be stored in the CME database. For further information contact the Vanderbilt CME office at

OTs, PTs, and Social Workers will receive a certificate of attendance that they can use to apply for CEUs through their professional association.

Registration is full.

For more information or to have your name added to a wait list, please contact Danna Conn at (615) 936-0262 or

Parking Information: The conference will be held in Vanderbilt Medical Center East, 1215 21st Avenue South (South Tower, 8th floor, room 8380-A) Nashville, TN 37232, on-site telephone (615) 936-5000.

Parking is available in the Central Garage next door. Access the Central Garage by turning onto Dixie Place from 21st Avenue. You will take a parking voucher on entry, which you may need for exit, but there is no charge for parking.

Cross the top parking deck to Medical Center East, take the elevators to the 8th floor, and look for us at the end of the long hall; a map is attached. (Medical Center East is built above the East Garage, however the East Garage is technically a patient-only garage and gets very crowded first thing in the morning.)