33rd Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care
The theme of this year's conference is "New Frontiers in Child Health" with sessions focusing on primary care, acute care, pharmacy, and mental health. In order to achieve the organization's mission, keynote speakers will be speaking about "promoting optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education and research."
There are several factors that determine whether children with psychiatric disorders and their families decide to use psychotropic drugs as part of treatment. The patient-provider relationship is a key factor in promoting treatment adherence in this patient population, and there are several strategies that providers can use to improve this relationship and help ensure successful treatment.
Bullying is on everyone's mind these days. Over the past two weeks, the media has strongly focuses on the trial of Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers University student recently convicted of 15 counts, including a hate crime and anti-gay intimidation of Tyler Clementi, his former roommate who committed suicide in September 2010.