Speakers Bureau

CHaD faculty have a portfolio of lectures that are designed to educate and apply directly to your practice. Our speakers deliver relevant lectures and work with community physicians, nurses, and other child health providers in Northern New England to meet their continuing medical education needs.

Customized Continuing Medical Education programs

Customized programs are available for your staff on request. Each customized program can utilize three potential speakers and topics. We request at least three months' notice for customized programs.  

If you are interested in requesting a speaker, complete this form (DOC).

Speakers by specialty

General Academic Pediatrics

Alison Holmes, MD, MS, MPH

  • Understanding hyperbilirubinemia: 10 questions with answers
  • Improved family-centered care at lower cost: Rooming-in to treat neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome
  • Prenatal screening: A lot to review

Keith J. Loud, MD, MSC

  • ABCs of Teen Hips & Knees: An Update on Important Orthopaedic Conditions in Adolescents
  • Acute Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Adolescent Bone Health: Pearls and Pitfalls 
  • Adolescent Confidentiality
  • Adolescent Development: Why do they do what they do?
  • Adolescent Sports Medicine: An Overview
  • Anatomy and Examination of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Appropriate Medical Care for the Adolescent Athlete 
  • Asthma in Athletics: EIA to EIB
  • Athletic Injury Among Adolescents
  • Bone Health in Adolescents: Clinical Dilemmas for the Pediatrician
  • Bone Health in Cystic Fibrosis: A Primer
  • Cleared for Takeoff: Ethical Considerations in Athletic Participation
  • Common Athletic Injuries in Adolescent Girls
  • Common Lower Body Injuries in Teen Athletes 
  • Concussion in Context: Not Just Return to Play 
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Getting Them Moving: Athletic Participation for Adolescents with ‘Medical Excuses’ 
  • Hot Topics in Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete: Fractures vs. Soft Tissue Injuries 
  • Knee and Ankle Complaints
  • Let’s Hear it for the Boys: Adolescent Male Health 
  • Male Health
  • Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis for the Pediatric Physical Therapist 
  • Meeting the Growing Demands of the Orthopaedic, Pediatric Patient 
  • MRSA in the Athletic Environment 
  • Physical Examination Workshop: Knee and Ankle 
  • Physical Examination Workshop: The Hip 
  • Physical Examination Workshop: Upper Extremity 
  • PPE for the PCP: More than just a ‘Sports Physical’ 
  • Preventing Sports Injuries: The Pre-participation Physical Evaluation 
  • Prevention of Stress Fractures 
  • Primary Care of the ‘Elite’ Adolescent Male Athlete 
  • Relevance of Sports Participation for Healthy Children and Children with Chronic Disease 
  • Reporting Requirements for Underage Sexual Activity
  • Sideline Preparedness
  • Special Concerns for the Athletic Female Adolescent 
  • Sports Injuries: Prevention and Treatment 
  • Sports Medicine – Knee Injuries in the Young Athlete 
  • Stress Fracture: Return to Play
  • Stress Fracture: What it says about Adolescent Bone Health
  • The Catch to Confidentiality: Adolescent Care in the EHR Era 
  • Upper Extremity Complaints
  • Work Up of the Sports Physical in the Older Child
  • Use it or Lose it: Bone Health Advising for the Adolescent

Mary E O'Connor, MD, MPH

  • Breastfeeding topics
  • Infant ankyloglossia
  • Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, What do we know?

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH

  • The future of primary care: it’s a team sport 
  • Improving care at the interface of primary care and specialty care
  • Clinician skills needed to deliver high quality care via telehealth
  • eConsults: A national study of impact on patients, PCPs, and specialists
  • Alarming trends in the rural physician workforce pipeline
  • Other health care workforce and workforce policy topics

Catherine Shubkin, MD

  • Adolescent Sexuality
  • Contraception: It's not your mama's birth control!
  • Pediatric Bioethics
  • The Teenage Brain and Ethics: What were they thinking?

Susanne Tanski, MD

  • Media's influence on kids
  • Tobacco and all things vaping

Bonny Whalen, MD

  • Care of the opioid-exposed newborn including:
    • Optimizing care for the opioid-exposed newborn including use of the ESC Care Tool
    • Plans of safe and supportive care for substance-exposed mother-infant dyads
    • Supporting the breastfeeding newborn with in-utero opioid exposure.

Child Advocacy and Protection Program

Resmiye Oral, MD, FAAP

  • Any topic related to child abuse and neglect including:
    • Abusive head trauma
    • Drug endangered children
    • Fractures
    • Genital examination
    • Internal organ injuries
    • Interviewing children and families
    • Medical child abuse
    • Neglect
    • Psychological abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Sexually transmitted infection
    • Skin injuries
    • Systems building to respond to child abuse and neglect
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Corporal punishment: Tolerated violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Trauma informed care

Development and Behavioral Pediatrics

Nina Sand-Loud, MD

  • AD/HD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sleep
  • Early Childhood education and development 
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental Screening and Early Intervention
  • Learning disabilities

Global Health

Amer Al-Nimr, MD, FAAP

  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Water and Sanitation in Emergencies
  • Preparation for Medical Missions/Global Health Trips

Juvenile Idiopathic (Rheumatoid) Arthritis

John H. Yost, MD

  • Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases of Childhood (lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, etc.)
  • Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Managementof Juvenile Idiopathic (rheumatoid) Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis and Inflammatory Myopathies of Childhood

Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology

Brian O'Sullivan, MD

  • Any/all pediatric lung diseases
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Research and research ethics

Pediatric Cardiology

Norman B. Berman, MD

  • The ECG as a screening tool
  • Echocardiography in the pediatric patient - appropriate use
  • Pediatric Cardiology - What has changed in 30 years, and what has not
  • Sycnope in the pediatric patient: What's a PCP to do?

Pediatric Dermatology

Julianne Mann, MD

  • Autoimmune skin diseases in children 
  • Brown and white birthmarks: what the pediatrician needs to know 
  • Dermatologic manifestations of pediatric drug hypersensitivity reactions 
  • Genodermatoses: great cases with pearls for the pediatrician 
  • Infantile hemangioma update: the era of beta blocker therapy 
  • Lumps and bumps in children 
  • Neonatal dermatology pearls 
  • Pediatric acne update 
  • Pediatric atopic dermatitis management pearls 
  • Pediatric melanoma: finding the needle in a haystack 
  • Pediatric psoriasis as a systemic pro-inflammatory disease: what the pediatrician needs to know
  • Pediatric skin infections and infestations: staph, strep, warts, molluscum, scabies, and more 
  • Port wine stains in infants and children

Pediatric Endocrinology

Ann Christiano, APRN

  • Diabetes technology
  • Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Amer Al-Nimr, MD, FAAP

  • Celiac Disease in children: updates.
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis: where are we now.
  • Functional GI disorders in children (abd pain, vomiting, IBS)
  • Constipation: when simple measures don't work
  • GERD: latest guidelines and controversies.
  • H Pylori in children
  • Gastrostomy and G-J tube, feeding tubes: care for ambulatory providers

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Angela M. Ricci, MD

  • Common pediatric hematologic diagnoses workup and management
  • Overview of pediatric leukemia and treatment
  • Cancer predisposition syndromes and screening recommendations
  • Pediatric ITP diagnosis and management
  • Approach to pediatric oncology patients receiving active therapy
  • Caring for pediatric cancer survivors: review of long term follow up guidelines and management
  • Introduction to pediatric brain tumors

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Joel M. Bradley, MD

  • Communication after adverse events (error disclosure)
  • Teaching quality and safety
  • Narrative medicine

Samantha House, DO

  • Bronchiolitis
  • De-implementation
  • Quality Measurement

JoAnna Leyenaar, MD

  • Urban-rural disparities in children with medical complexity
  • Pediatric mental health boarding

Ryan Ratts, MD

  • Transitioning from pediatrics to adult medicine
  • Development and implementation of medical devices for pediatricians (or adults)
  • Asthma and respiratory monitors: Novel tool for improving diagnosis and treatment
  • COVID-19

Pediatric Integrative Medicine

Matthew Hand, DO

  • The Role of Integrative Care in Western Medicine: Patient Driven, Doctor Approved 
  • Botanical Bootcamp for Calming the mind: Herbs and supplements for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia 
  • Integrative Medicine Approach to Nephrology: “You Are NOT your Kidneys!”
  • Integrative Medicine in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Integrative Approach to common GI issues 
  • Integrative Approach to ADHD and Autism 
  • An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Pain Management
  • An Integrative Approach to Cystic Fibrosis
  • Integrative Mental Health in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Food in Cystic Fibrosis: An integrative approach to food for CF
  • Integrative approach to Asthma 
  • Integrative Medicine in the primary care pediatric office: Putting more tools in the tool box.
  • Integrative approach to Headaches: Why isn’t anything working?!
  • “My Child won’t Sleep!”: An integrative approach to insomnia
  • Integrative Approach to Oncology 
  • Botanical Bootcamp for the primary care teams: Resources, Fact vs Fiction and my favorite ones!

Pediatric Nephrology

Adam Weinstein, MD

  • Hypertension in Children and Adolescents
  • Glomerular Disease in Children
  • Fluid Management in Children
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Dilation in Children
  • Hyponatremia

Pediatric Urology and Nephrology

Bridget Linehan, PhD, APRN

  • Urologic effects of trauma and abuse
  • Urinary incontinence in children and adolescents
  • Urinary incontinence in female athletes
  • Urinary incontinence during laughter
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction in children
  • UTIs in children and adolescents
  • Urologic care in children with spina bifida
  • Teaching and precepting nurse practitioner students
  • Nurse practitioner role development and advocacy
  • Nursing research and mentoring