Live CME Opportunity

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“Mitochondrial Diseases” 
April 6, 2017
Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN

Director, Neuro Developmental Science Center
Department of Neurology, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH  


 This lecture is part of Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds Regularly Scheduled Series; therefore our educational objectives are global in scope and apply to the year’s entire series of lectures. At least one of the listed objectives will apply to this lecture. On occasion, a speaker may provide specific objectives listed on their slides which directly relate to the topic.
Upon completion of the 2017 Grand Rounds series, participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize and review diagnosis and current management options for a variety of illnesses related to the field of pediatrics.
  2. Discuss research related to a variety of pediatric illnesses.
  3. Recognize and utilize new advances in technology and physician practice for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of the pediatric patient.
  4. Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to provide optimal outcomes for the pediatric patient.
  5. Discuss improvement methodology to provide quality care for the pediatric patient.
  6. Discuss the role of pediatric practice in education and advocacy.
The following CME Committee Members and Planners of this Activity have nothing to Disclose:

Brad Troxler, MD, CME Chair 
Paola Mendoza-Sengco, MD, Grand Rounds Program Director – Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Katherine Busler, MFA, Continuing Medical Resources Supervisor
Amy Richardson, Continuing Medical Education Resources Coordinator
Content Reviewer Information:
Children’s of Alabama requires that the content of CME activities and related materials provide balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Content must be free of the influence or control of a commercial entity and must promote improvements or quality in healthcare Regarding CME content, it is the policy and expectation of Children’s of Alabama that:

  • All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  • All scientific research referred to, reported or used in this activity in support of justification of a patient care recommendation conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Content review was conducted prior to this presentation and considered compliant with the standards listed above by one or more of the following CME Committee Members:

Susan Walley, MD, Post CME Chair
Disclosure: Indenix and Atea stocks related to potential Hepatitis C drugs.

The following members have no disclosures:
Brad Troxler, MD, CME Chair
Paola Mendoza-Sengco, MD, Grand Rounds Program Director – Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Stephanie Berger, MD, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Nefertiti Durant, MD, Adolescent Medicine
Khalilah Brown, MD, JCDH Pediatrics
Krisztina Harsanyi, MD, Neurology
Ann Klasner, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Post CME Chair
Mary Halsey Maddox, MD, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Joseph Philips, MD, Neonatology
Sam Strachan, MD, Co-Chief Resident – 2016/2017
Bette Jolly, MSN, RN, Divisional Director, Nursing ED.
Brenda Vason, RN, BSN, CIC Director, Inf. Control/PI/CME
Disclosures of the speakers:

Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN
Director, Neuro Developmental Science Center
Department of Neurology, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

  • Does not intend to discuss commercial products or services.
  • Does not intend to discuss non-FDA approved uses of products/providers of services.
  • Discloses a financial relationship with: 

    Stealth Biotherapeutics – research funding to his institution and consulting related to experimental clinical trials.
    Reata Pharma, BioElectron Technology, Horizon Pharma – research funding to his institution related to experimental clinical trials.
    Wellstat Pharma – planning a clinical study, no financial arrangements yet related to experimental clinical trials.

Children's of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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