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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Online CE Courses

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Meridian Health
Department of Continuing Education—Online CE

Course Title: First Annual Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium Musculoskeletal Challenges in the Pediatric Population

Course Director:
John Tozzi, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Founder: Orthopaedic Institute of Central New Jersey
Joint Reconstruction and Replacement – Specialty

Program and Faculty (in order of Lectures):
Paul T. Haynes, MD
General & Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Seaview Orthopaedics
Ocean Township, New Jersey

Santhosh Eapen M.D.
Program Director
Pediatric Endocrinology
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Neptune, New Jersey

Amit Y. Merchant, DO
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pediatric Orthopaedics – Sub-Specialty
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey

Reena Jethva, MD
Genetic Services
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HUMC
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at JSUMC
Neptune, New Jersey

Anna Carmela Sagcal Gironella, MD, MS
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital - Hackensack University Medical Center
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Christopher Collins, MD
General & Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Seaview Orthopaedics
Ocean Township, New Jersey

Cost: No fee

Credit: 4.0

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This pediatric orthopedic symposium was designed collaboratively to provide physicians, rehabilitation therapists, PAs, APNs, RNs and other healthcare providers with an increased understanding of treating musculoskeletal challenges in the pediatric population. This course will address the medical and surgical management of scoliosis, the diagnosis and management of mucopolysacchatidosis, and the role of calcium and phosphate in skeletal malformations. This course will provide participants with an appreciation of prompt diagnostic identification, new surgical interventions, and best practice intervention management.

Target Audience:
This CME activity is designed to assist Physicians, Nurses, Residents and Healthcare Professionals in becoming more familiar with new medical information related to pediatric orthopedic procedures.

Cost: No Fee

Overall Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:
1. Differentiate various causes of musculoskeletal conditions in pediatrics;
2. Describe best practices to develop treatment plans for pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions;
3. Describe how genetic abnormalities can cause disruption in the development of musculoskeletal system.

Method of Participation:

This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. In order to receive credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity and complete a multiple choice test at the end of the video presentation. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.


Hackensack Meridian Health MH is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nursing Statement:
NURSES CONTACT HOURS: NJ Board of Nursing (NJAC 13:37-5.3) states: “A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse may obtain continuing education hours from the following: (d)3. Successful completion of continuing medical education courses recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association or the American Podiatric Medical Association: one hour for each 60 minutes of attendance” therefore, CME credits obtained today may be used in place of nursing contact hours.

Disclosure Statements:
Paul Haynes, MD, Santhosh Eapen, MD, Amit Y. Merchant, DO, Reena Jethva, MD, Anna Carmela Sagcal Gironella, MD, and Christopher Collins, MD have indicated that they have no financial interest in any pharmaceutical or device company mentioned in the presentation and he does plan on discussing commercial products or services. Patrick Buckley, MD provides educational support for Arthrex and Smith & Nephew. All other planners involved with this educational activity have nothing to disclose.

All planners involved with this educational activity have nothing to disclose.

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General Information

Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.

Internet Connection
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