Weather Update - Wednesday, March 7th at 1:30pm.  We expect that the conference on Friday and Saturday will go on as scheduled.  We will contact attendees by email if the situation changes. 


Experience Boston and earn CME/CNE and APB MOC credits!

Boston University School of Medicine is proud to present our annual Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics program on March 9-10, 2018 at the Photonics center on the Boston University Campus near vibrant Kenmore Square.

New this year:

  • Opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.
  • Optional Lunch and Learn Sessions: Day 1 (Friday) ADHD in an ACO World and Day 2 (Saturday): Mindfulness Works: Helping Kids with Headaches and Tummy Aches Using Imagination instead of Medicine 
  • Two cutting edge modules to address these issues: one specifically on Substance Use and Its Impact across the Lifespan and another on Children and Digital Media.

Who should attend?
 Primary care physicians, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, child mental health professionals and family nurse practitioners.


The Photonics Center (Colloquium Room) on BU’s main campus is only steps away from Boston’s vibrant Kenmore Square and Fenway Neighborhoods.  Our spacious new site offers city views, is easily reachable by public transportation, Storrow Drive or the Mass Pike and offers fine eateries and shopping nearby.  Lodging for out of town attendees will be available at a nearby hotel.

Photonics Center Address:  8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor, Boston, MA 02215

Hotel room blocks are now available.


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Jodi Wenger, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Program Grow Clinic Boston Medical Center
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Claire Grimble, CMP

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Rachel Amgott, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

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Mary Ellen Killion, MSN, CPNP-PC

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Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics Head, Division of Child Protection Director, Center for Families Department of Pediatrics University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Seeta Pai

Executive Director, Education WGBH
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Diana Deister, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Developmental Medicine Center Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Boston Children's Hospital

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Shari King, MA

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Eileen Costello, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics Medical Director of SOFAR Clinic
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Jodi Santosuosso, APRN, BC, NP-C

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Bernadette Levesque, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Quality Lead, Division of Neonatology Medical Consultant, Reach Out and Read-Massachusetts for Boston Medical Center NICU
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Dana Rubin, MD, MSW

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Sarah Qin, MBA

Project Coordinator Autism Friendly Initiative
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Jack Maypole, MD

Course Director Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics Boston University School of Medicine Director, Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) Co-Principal Investigator, 4C Program Medical Director SPARK Center Boston Medical Center
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Dave Gottsegen, MD, ABMH

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Naomi Steiner, MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician Director of Training, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Boston Medical Center, Boston University Clinical Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine
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Deborah A. Frank, MD

Director, Grow Clinic for Children Boston Medical Center Founder and Principal Investigator, Children's HealthWatch Professor of Child Health and Well-Being, Boston University School of Medicine
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Marilyn Augustyn, MD

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Simone Dufresne, MA

Transition Navigator Boston Medical Center Autism Program
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Arathi Reddy, DO

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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 12 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.*

By attending this activity and providing your ABP number & Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

This Live activity, The Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care, with a beginning date of 03/09/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to   15.25 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 15.50 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours:  16 of which 1 is eligible for pharmacology credit.

Nurses will receive contact hours for those sessions attended, after completion of the evaluation

This program is pending accreditation by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for 16 NAPNAP CE contact hours, of which 0 are pharmacology (Rx) content.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized  state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 15.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

* Please note, ABP does not allow partial MOC points.  Points may be earned as follows:  10 points for attending all sessions until the afternoon break on both Friday and Saturday.  1 additional point for each lunch session.


Core Competencies

This activity has been developed with consideration given to the American Board of Medical Specialties Six Core Competencies. This activity will increase your competency in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.


About Dr. Parker

Steven Parker, MD graduated from Cornell University, University of Michigan Medical School and completed pediatric residency at Stanford University Hospital. He completed a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Boston with T. Berry Brazelton in Child Development. He started his career in private pediatric practice but after 3 years joined the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center (the former Boston City Hospital) and he became Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 1994, a position he served for over 13 years. He founded and directed the Comprehensive Care Program at BMC – a national model in family centered care for children with developmental disabilities. He published extensively on many areas in DBP and also was the voice of pediatrics for WebMD. His compassion, wisdom and insight in supporting children and families across Boston and the country will not be forgotten. In addition, he cofounded this conference in 1984 with Dr. Barry Zuckerman and it is in his memory that we hold the annual Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Conference. We hope for all participants that it is an annual opportunity to revisit the topics that are at the core of pediatric practice and to remember Steve’s own advice for parents from his blog:

“Enjoy your kids! Enjoy the ride! Some day soon you’ll wonder how it all went by so fast and why you didn’t appreciate it more as it was happening.”