2022 Twin Cities Pediatric Update

St. Paul, MN US
September 15, 2022 to September 16, 2022

Join us as the Twin Cities Pediatric Update returns as a live in-person event!

We invite you to attend this educational experience on Sept. 15-16, 2022, at the St. Paul RiverCenter. The Twin Cities Pediatric Update is hosted by Children’s Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP).

This year’s conference will feature four keynote speakers, a variety of plenary sessions, and three sets of breakout sessions you can select from to keep you current on relevant topics and recent advances in pediatrics that are most important to your practice.

Course Directors:

Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, FAAP
Children’s Minnesota

Jeff Bauer
Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Emily Borman-Shoap, MD, FAAP
University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics


The content for this activity will not be recorded as it is being held live. Registrants will have access to course handouts, presentations, and resources as provided by the presenters. 

Learning Objectives

  • Provide practical strategies and tools to assist clinicians caring for children in a primary care setting
  • Update and review current pediatric best practices and hot topics in a variety of subject areas
  • Join together with local and national pediatric experts to inspire changes in your practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.25 ANCC
  • 12.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/15/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/16/2022 - 3:30pm CDT

*Agenda is subject to change*

Thursday, September 15, 2022

TimePresentationPresenter(s) *additional information    coming soon!
7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m.Welcome Message
8:10 a.m.COVID UpdateAnu Kalaskar, MD
8:30 a.m.Household Hazards "Big Dangers for Little Ones"Abby Montague, MD
8:55 a.m.Saxena Keynote Endowed Lecture - Health at Every SizeRagen Chastain
9:45 a.m.Question and Answer Session
10:00 a.m..Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions 
10:15 a.m.
10:50 a.m.
11:25 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (attendees to select 3 of 5)
 The Parents Role in Pediatric Anxiety Treatment: An Opportunity for CliniciansSam Marzouk, PhD, LP
 Approaches to the "Fussy Baby"Krishnan Subrahmanian, MD, MPhil, DTM
 Too much practice? Pediatric sports related overuse injuriesNatalie Stork, MD
 New Immigrant Screening Updates and Best PracticesRoli Dwivedi, MD
 Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescent Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Challenging teen behaviorsCatherine J. Steingraeber, MD & Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Seham Keynote Endowed Lecture Kenneth Ginsburg, MD
1:50 p.m.Question and Answer Session
2:00 p.m.Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:10 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (attendees will select 2 of 5)
 Updates in Asthma Management: GINA guideline reviewChristina Mikesell, DO
 Save their Sleep: Practical tips for improving sleep health from infants to teensTerese Amble, Psy.D, LP
 Concussions and Return to PlayDavid E. Olson, MD & Chris Ashton, MS, LAT, ATC
 PrEP for Primary CareCalla Brown, MD, MHR, FAAP
 The Urology Office's perspective on IncontinenceBrianna Gloe, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
3:10 p.m.Transition to Closing Sessions
3:20 p.m.Diagnosis and Management of Adolescent Eating Disorders in Primary Care SettingsJanna Gewirtz-O'Brien, MD, MPH, FAAP
3:40 p.m.Development of younger kids growing up in a pandemicKatherine Lingras, PhD, LP
4:00 p.mAdolescent Substance Use: Trends and InterventionsSara Polley, MD
4:20 p.m.Resident Poster Session PresentationsSpeakers will be listed once posters judging is completed.
4:50 p.m.Question and Answer Session
5:00 p.m.Closing
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Resident Poster Viewing and Social Hour
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.MNAAP Annual Meeting

Friday, September 16, 2022

7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m.Welcome Message
8:05 a.m.Newborn Rashes: When to worry?Sheilagh Maguiness, MD
8:25 a.m.Treating Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care: The Basics Joshua Stein, MD
8:50 a.m.The ABCs of ADHDAndrew Barnes, MD, MPH
9:10 a.m.Julia Berg Memorial Keynote Endowed Lecture: When the Shooting StopsAshley Bjorklund, MD, FAAP
10:00 a.m.Question and answer session
10:10 a.m.Break and transition to breakout sessions
10:25 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:35 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (attendees to select 3 of 5)
 ADHD 2.0Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH
 Anxiety and Depression Management 2.0Joshua Stein, MD
 Managing Migraines: What's New in 2022Laura Speltz, MD
 It's Getting Hot in Here: Leveraging de-escalation techniques in the primary care officeEmma E.B. Fronz, MN, RN, PHN
 Promoting Vaccine Confidence in the Community: Hennepin Healthcare Pediatric Mobile Health and Community PartnersDawn Martin, MD, MPH & Sheyanga Beecher, APRN, CNP, MPH
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Pediatric chest pain in a post COVID worldBradford Chu, MD
1:25 p.m.Is it PCOS? Evaluation of irregular periods in teenagersKylie Fowler, MD, MS
1:50 p.m.Pediatric Allergy UpdateNicole Chase, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
2:10 p.m.Gender Affirming Care: What to do while your patient is on the waiting listKelsey Leonardsmith, MD and Katy Miller, MD, FAAP
2:35 p.m.Question and answer session 
2:45 p.m.

Woodard L. Colby, MD Keynote Lectureship: Life is Good - The Power of Optimism

Steve Gross, MSW - Life is Good Kids Foundation
3:30 p.m.Closing


St, Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States


Terese Amble, Psy.D., LP, Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Minnesota

Chris Ashton, MS, LAT, ATC, Concussion Program Coordinator; Twin Cities Orthopedics

Andrew Barnes, MD MPH, Associate Professor & Fellowship Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Sheyanga Beecher, APRN, CNP, MPH, Program Director, Hennepin Healthcare Pediatric Mobile Health, Hennepin Healthcare

Ashley Bjorklund, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care, Hennepin Healthcare; Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, University of Minnesota; Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Calla Brown, MD, MHR, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; University of Minnesota Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Nicole Chase, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI,  Allergy and Immunology, St. Paul Allergy & Asthma, PA

Ragen Chastain

Bradford Chu, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Medical Director of Echocardiography, Children’s Heart Clinic

Roli Dwivedi, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC); Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Kylie Fowler, MD, MS, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Children’s Minnesota

Emma E.B. Fronz, MN, RN, PHN

Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School

Janna R. Gewirtz-O’Brien, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota; Adolescent Medicine Physician, HennepinHealthcare

Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Co-Founder and Director of Programs at the Center for Parent and Teen Communication

Brianna Gloe, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Surgical Associates

Steve Gross, MSW, Founder and Chief Playmaker, Life is Good Kids Foundation

Anu Kalaskar, MD,  Medical Director Infectious Disease, Children’s Minnesota

Kelsey Leonardsmith, MD, Director of Child and Adolescent Transgender Hormone Care Program at Family Tree Clinic

Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor, Child Psychologist, University of Minnesota Medical School

Sheilagh Maguiness, MD, Associate Professor, Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Division Director, Pediatric Dermatology, Medical Director UMMCH Vascular Anomalies Clinic

Dawn Martin, MD, MPH, Medical Director, HHS Pediatric Mobile Health, HennepinHealthcare

Sam Marzouk, PhD, LP, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Promethean Psychology, LLC

Katy Miller MD, FAAP,  Adolescent Medicine and Gender Health, Children’s Minnesota

Abby Montague, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School; Pediatric Hospitalist and Medical Toxicologist, HennepinHealthcare

David E. Olson, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Sara Polley, MD, National Medical Director of the Youth Continuum for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Laura Speltz, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Joshua Stein, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Brooklyn Park Office Building, PrairieCare

Catherine J. Steingraeber, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School

Natalie Stork, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopaedic Physician, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Krishnan Subrahmanian, MD, MPhil, DTM, Pediatrician, HennepinHealthcare


Jeff Bauer, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Rachel Bies, MD, Wayzata Children's Clinic
Emily Borman Shoap, MD, FAAP, University of Minnesota
Emily Bruggeman, PharmD, BCACP, Children's Minnesota
Brandi Buczynski, University of Minnesota
Rebecca Carlson, MAN, APRN, CPNP-PC, Children's Minnesota
Michael Esan MD FAAP, M Health Fairview
Cheri Friedrich, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, FNAP, University of Minnesota
Janna R. Gewirtz O'Brien, MD, MPH, FAAP, Hennepin Healthcare
Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, FAAP, Children's Minnesota
Mary Grimm, Children's Minnesota
Meghan Harney, MD, Partners in Pediatrics
Kim Honcharenko, RN, CHCP, Children's Minnesota
Kacey Justesen, MD, University of Minnesota North Memorial Health
Erin King, MD, FAAP, Children's Minnesota
Kelsey Leonardsmith, MD, Family Tree Clinic
Tracey McGuinn, MD, Children's Minnesota
Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP, Mankato Clinic
Rachel Tellez, MD, MS, FAAP, HealthPartners
Bethany Venable, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics


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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Children’s Minnesota, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics. Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Pharmacy credits will be recorded with the ACPE provided the pharmacist includes this information when setting up their user profile. Learners can access this at anytime after logging into their account.

This program offers 12.25 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.25 ANCC
  • 12.25 Attendance


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