Pediatric Staff & Alumni Day 2016

Tishman Learning Center
November 2, 2016
8:00am – 3:30pm
Montefiore Hospital, Moses Campus
111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467

Featuring the State of the Department of Pediatrics Address.

Judy Aschner, MD
Michael I. Cohen, MD
University Chair Professor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Physician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

For more information, contact: 
Cayra Rosario, Event Coordinator

Event Directors: Kathryn Scharbach, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics 
Director LINCS Program
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore 

Daniel M. Fein, MD 
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Assistant Fellowship Director 
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Event Coordinator: Cayra Rosario, MHM  
7:30am – 9:30am Registration Cherkasky Auditorium 
7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast  Cherkasky Auditorium 
8:00am – 9:00am State of the Department Address
Judy Aschner, MD 
Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair of Pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore
Cherkasky Auditorium
9:30am – 12:15pm


"Lower Extremity Deformities"

Norman Y. Otsuka, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS

"Rheumatology 101: A Pediatrician’s Guide"
Dawn Wahezi, MD
Yonit Sterba, MD
Tamar Rubinstein, MD

"Everything You Need to Know About NAFLD"
Bryan Rudolph, M.D.

"Sickle Cell Disease"
Kerry A. Morrone, MD
Tishman Learning Centers
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch Grand Hall
1:00pm Dessert Cherkasky Auditorium
1:30pm – 2:30pm Barnett Lecture
"The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Newborn Screening"
Melissa Wasserstein, MD 
2:30pm – 3:30pm

"Transgender and Other Gender Non-Conforming Youth: Providing Care and Support"
Donna Futterman, MD

Cherkasky Auditorium


The goal of this educational activity is to provide pediatric caregivers with up-to-date, evidence-based information on important and current topics. Participants will gain knowledge of new developments in the field of pediatrics that will be applicable to their practice and meet their educational gaps.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for pediatricians and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
  • Analyze health concerns and key developmental issues in caring for transgender and gender non-conforming youth.  
  • Integrate gender-affirming language and behaviors into the care of all youth.
  • Examine differential diagnosis and review indicators for screening pediatric patients with joint pain.
  • Recognize the clinical and histopathologic spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and differentiate between patients who should be screened.  
  • Describe the limitations of commonly used tests in diagnosing NAFLD and currently available treatment options.
  • Distinguish between sickle cell trait, sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies by interpreting a hemoglobin electrophoresis.  
  • Recognize situations that require special considerations for patients with sickle cell disease.
  • Describe how newborn screening is expanding to include complex disorders that do not meet traditional newborn screening criteria and the complex ethical issues surrounding this expansion. 
  • Distinguish between normal variations in the development of the lower extremity and variations that are pathologic.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The Conflict of Interest Disclosure policy of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relevant relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company.* Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
Victor B. Hatcher, PhD, and the staff of Continuing Medical Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine have no relevant conflicts of interest with commercial interests, related directly or indirectly, to this educational activity.
* The ACCME defines a Commercial Interest as an entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interest.

Special Needs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant is in need of special accommodations, please submit a written request at least two weeks prior to the activity to
For more information call Cayra Rosario, Event Coordinator, at 718-405-8093 
Or to Register: 

Contact the Staff & Alumni Association

The Montefiore Staff & Alumni Association
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Fax: 718-920-8403