Experience Boston and earn CME/CNE and APB MOC credits!  Also approved by NAPNAP and NASW!

Boston University School of Medicine in conjunction with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center is proud to present the annual Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics program on March 8-9, 2019 at the Trustees Ballroom on the Boston University Campus near vibrant Kenmore Square.


  • Opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits
  • Optional Lunch and Learn Sessions: Day 1 (Friday) Visual Diagnosis in Genetics and Day 2 (Saturday) What Families Wish We Understood - Cross Cultural Panel in DBP
  • Two cutting edge modules: Day 1 (Friday) Communication in Primary Care and Day 2 (Saturday) Development at the Crossroads: Supporting Children Through Change and What Neurodevelopment Can Teach us About How to do it Better

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




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Ivys Fernandez-Pastrana, JD

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Marilyn Augustyn, MD

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Soukaina Adolphe

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Lauren Bartolotti Busa, MA

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Naomi Steiner, MD

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Mary Ellen Killion, MSN, CPNP-PC

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Dana Rubin, MD, MSW

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Kathleen Reilly, MS, CCC-SLP; MA, Applied Linguistics

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Jodi Hoffman, MD

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Jodi Wenger, MD

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L. Erik von Hahn, MD

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John Gabrieli, PhD

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Robert Needlman, MD

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Karen Miller, MD

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Jack Maypole, MD

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Cathy Mason, MEd

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Shari King, MA

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Carrie Mauras, PhD

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Alison Schonwald, MD

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Paula Cardoso, BA

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Sheryl Levy, MD

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Christina Sakai, MD

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Jenifer Walkowiak, PhD, LP

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Jodi Santosuosso, APRN, BC, NP-C

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Physician Accreditation
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 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 13.0 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.

This Live activity, The Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care, with a beginning date of 03/08/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to   13.00 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

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 9.5 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.

 * Please note, ABP does not allow partial MOC points. Points may be earned as follows: 9.5 points for attending all sessions until the afternoon break on both Friday and Saturday. 1 additional point for each lunch session.

Nursing Accreditationg 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: 13.5  of which 0.75 is eligible for pharmacology credit

This program has been approved by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Inc., (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Committee for the following contact hours: 13 contact hours of which 0.75 contact hours are pharmacology. (Program # A10-19-02)

Physician Assistant Accreditation
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 13 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Social Workers

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886791045-9963) for 13 continuing education contact hours. (Does not include NY, MI, WI, NJ, ID, OR)

Credit for the lunchtime sessions is limited to just CME, CNE and MOC.

Planning Committee

Marilyn Augustyn, MD
Course Co-Director
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
Co-Editor, Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jack Maypole, MD
Course Co-Director
Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics, BUSM/BMC
Vice Chair of Population Health and Practice Transformation
Director, Comprehensive Care Program (CCP)
Medical Director, Special Kids Special Care Program
Medical Director, SPARK Center

Maureen Patterson-Fede, MSW, LICSW
Social Work Course Advisor
Mental Health Clinician
Child Witness to Violence Project | Good Grief Program
Department of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Boston Medical Center

Jodi Santosuosso, APRN, BC, NP-C
CNE Course Advisor
Clinical Instructor
Family Nurse Practitioner
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
Continuing Medical Education Office
Boston University School of Medicine

Karen Miller

Erik von Hahn, MD



Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway
125 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215
617.236.8787 or 800.331.3131

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Residence Inn Boston Back Way/Fenway which is a 12 minute walk (approx. 0.5 miles) from the meeting venue. The BU rate is $209/night, single or double, plus tax and includes breakfast. The room block will be held until Feb. 8th, 2019 or until it is full. You may make reservations by calling the hotel directly. Mention you are with the BU School of Medicine conference. After Feb. 8th, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis. Visit this link for online reservations.

Valet Parking at the hotel is $48 per night.