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A New Approach

More of what you want,
less of what you don't.

When we decided to put on a new statewide pediatric CME conference, we were committed to making it the best experience available. 

Listening to feedback from our members, we've designed each talk to be shorter, more interactive, and more focused on information you can utilize in your everyday practice. The goal is to give our attendees a chance to meaningfully interact with conference faculty and get the real-world tips and tricks they need.

The all-star roster of speakers we've put together from across the state and country have the expertise needed to guide you through new and emerging issues in pediatrics. 

We've also stripped away common conference staples you might be used to seeing. Instead of an exhibit hall, we've set up break rooms to utilize throughout the day. With delicious snacks at the ready, we hope these areas will let you relax, connect with other attendees, or check a few emails.

Creative Working

Information You Want, Credit You Need


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Participants can earn up to 8.50 MOC Part II points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 8.50 ANCC contact hours.



Mark Del Monte, JD

Mark Del Monte, JD serves as interim CEO/Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In this capacity, Mark leads a strong chief executive team for the organization which serves 67,000 pediatrician, pediatric medical subspecialist, and pediatric surgical specialist members.

Michelle Curtin, DO, FAAP

Dr. Michelle Curtin is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician (DBP) who joined the IUSM Department of Pediatrics in 2016.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in Riley Child Development and received her osteopathic medical training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and subsequently completed a pediatric residency at Palmetto Health / University of South Carolina.

Dave Stukus, MD

David R. Stukus, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.

Steven North, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. North is a practicing Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine specialist at a rural health center in Mitchell County, NC.

Dr. North received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his medical doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Kathy Webster, MD

Dr. Kathleen Webster practices Pediatric Critical Care and is Medical Director of Pediatric Telehealth at Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL. She holds an MD from the University
of Louisville, KY, and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS

J. Dennis Fortenberry MD MS (he/him/his) is Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, and founding director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Health Program at Riley Hospital for Children.

Victoria Pratt


Dr. Pratt is a Medical and Clinical Molecular Geneticist board-certified by the American College of Medical Genetics. She is the Director of the Pharmacogenomics Laboratory and Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Sandra Prucka, MS, LCGC

Sandra Prucka is a board-certified genetic counselor and holds a license to practice genetic counseling in the state
of Indiana. She is the Director of Genetic Counseling for Clinical Services at Indiana University School of
Medicine where she is committed to providing access to genetic counseling services throughout the State.

Amy LaHood, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Amy LaHood graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed her family medicine residency followed by a fellowship in Maternal Child Health.  Dr. LaHood joined the Ascension St. Vincent Family Medicine Faculty in 2005 where she continues to train Family Medicine residents.   Dr. LaHood has a passion for population and public health and served as a volunteer member of the Indiana Attorney General’s Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force from 2012-2019.

Carolyn Greer, MS, MD, FACOG, FASAM

Carolyn Warner-Greer is originally from Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics-gynecology and addiction medicine and currently is a staff physician at the Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services and the medical director of the Bowen Recovery Center, a new opioid treatment center in Fort Wayne.

Chris Eades, JD

Chris Eades is a shareholder at Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, which is the largest law firm in the nation devoted to the practice of health law.  Chris graduated from the Indiana
University School of Law – Bloomington in 1997, and has practiced within the area of health law for more than 21 years.  Chris is particularly focused on the areas of medical staff governance,
peer review, and telemedicine.

Rebekah Williams

Dr. Becky Williams is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine Riley Hospital for Children where she has been on faculty for 10 years.

She is Co-Chief Physician Executive of the Eskenazi Health Center Teen Care and Wellness Program, providing medical directorship for a network of hybrid primary care-specialty care adolescent clinics in 7 sites, for which she was co-recipient of the AAP Section on Adolescent Health's 2017 Richard B. Heyman Award.


Conference Schedule


Beyond The Pill: Implementing Best Practices in Adolescent Contraception

Friday, August 23

 5:00 PM

 This presentation will review adolescent contraception with specific focus on how to set up practice supports in general pediatric clinics to: (1) facilitate identification of patients in need of contraception, (2) conduct comprehensive contraceptive counseling, and (3) provide a wide range of contraceptive methods inclusive of long-acting reversible contraceptives (intrauterine devices and implants).

Dinner Reception

Friday, August 23
6:00 PM

Enjoy a libation and catch up with colleagues from around the state.


Friday, August 23
6:45 PM

A plated dinner will be served, and you will have a chance to enjoy dessert while hearing from our keynote speaker.

Keynote Speaker - Mark Del Monte

Friday, August 23

7:30 PM

American Academy of Pediatrics Interim CEO Mark Del Monte will provide an update on the work being done by the AAP, as well as current advocacy efforts from across the country.


Saturday, August 24
7:30 AM

Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast and a hot cup of tea or coffee before getting started with the content of the day.

Genetic Testing Primer: Pharmacogenetics and Direct to Consumer Testing

Saturday, August 24
8:00 AM

This presentation will include the genotype and phenotype nomenclature and resources to understand how to use pharmacogenetics information to guide medication dosing.

Feeding Our Babies: Convincing Caregivers, Colleagues, and Staff Why Early Introduction Works

Saturday, August 24
9:00 AM

There is a paradigm shift in our recommendations to feed infants allergenic foods as a strategy for primary prevention of food allergy development. Naturally, new evidence and the change in guidance have created confusion and wariness among pediatricians and parents. This talk will review the evidence supporting early introduction, discuss the current thoughts and guidelines, and introduce practical talking points that pediatricians can use during conversations surrounding early introduction with their colleagues, staff, and parents.


Saturday, August 24
9:50 AM

Break rooms have been set up to provide you with a comfortable area to catch up with colleagues, grab a snack, or catch up on email.

Why Should I Be Doing Telemedicine?

Saturday, August 24
10:10 AM

This talk will summarize the types of telemedicine visits and their benefits to both pediatric patients and providers. The session will include a high level overview of factors to be considered in implementation of telemedicine programs.

Indiana’s Telemedicine Statute – A Brief Overview and Related Considerations

Saturday, August 24
11:10 PM

This brief presentation will address:

  • A summary of Indiana’s telemedicine rules;

  • A brief update regarding applicable federal law;

  • Considerations for cross-state telemedicine practice.

Telemedicine Panel

Saturday, August 24
11:30 PM

Have a chance to ask our telemedicine experts your burning questions on this important topic.


Saturday, August 24
12:00 PM

Enjoy a southwestern-themed lunch buffet and hear about INAAP's four annual award winners for outstanding service.

When the Wheels on the Bus Can't Go Round and Round: Supporting Kids with Learning Disabilities

Saturday, August 24
1:00 PM

This talk will provide an overview of the medical provider’s role in identifying and helping individuals with learning disabilities, risk the medical challenges including risk factors and comorbidities, and an overview of the school system and how to interface with schools.


Saturday, August 24
2:00 PM

Break rooms have been set up to provide you with a comfortable area to catch up with colleagues, grab a snack, or catch up on email.

Caring for Children & Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria: A Community-Engaged Shared-Care Model

Saturday, August 24
2:15 PM

The presentation will summarize key clinical issues relevant to care of children & adolescents with gender dysphoria; identify relevant points for a model of shared care for children & adolescents with gender dysphoria; and, discuss elements of community-engagement relevant to care for gender dysphoria in children & adolescents.

Top Ten Things a Pediatrician Should Know About Opioids in 2019

Saturday, August 24
3:00 PM

This talk will address multiple topics concerning the use of opioids in practice, prevention of substance use disorders, screening tools, best medical and clinical practices, and creating an atmosphere of compassion when assessing and treating families affected by substance use.

(Optional) Nexplanon Training

Saturday, August 24
4:00 PM

Get certified for Nexplanon insertion/removal. INAAP will be hosting a training from Merck. The Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON is offered to all eligible health care providers in a live, 2-hour, hands-on workshop.

This session, which is sponsored by Merck, is not accredited for continuing education credit. The training is open only to MD/DO, NP, PA or CNMs, and Residents authorized to perform the procedures entailed in the insertion and removal of NEXPLANON in the jurisdiction where they practice.

Additionally, NPs, PAs, and CNMs must attest that they have met all specific state conditions and requirements, including but not limited to signing a collaborative agreement with an MD/DO. Residents must understand that they can only administer NEXPLANON under the supervision of an attending physician who has also been trained on the procedures to insert and remove NEXPLANON. It is Merck's policy to verify all clinicians' practice, US license, and eligibility information in advance of the training. Merck will contact you directly if there is a problem. Attendees are expected to attend the entire training, which is approximately 2 hours in duration. Certificates of attendance will not be issued to those who arrive late or leave early.

Your Visit

We want your experience in Fort Wayne to be both informative and fun. Below you'll find all the information you need to have a truly memorable weekend in Northeast Indiana.



Hilton Fort Wayne

INAAP has reserved a block of rooms at the Forty Wayne Hilton which is conveniently connected to the Grand Wayne Conference Center.

Use the link below to complete your booking to get access to special rates!

Family Activities

Fun for the Whole Family

Fort Wayne is an amazing city, and we hope you have the chance to share the weekend with your family!

Below is a link that discusses just a few of the amazing things Fort Wayne has to offer!


Time for a Food Coma

From fine dining to grab-and-go, Fort Wayne is home to some of Indiana's most famous restaurants. Don't miss your chance to take a bite out of these spots!

Conference Materials

Slides, Handouts, and Links

Attendee E-Packet



In the Classroom

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. Indiana University School of Medicine 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.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) policy ensures that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that IUSM may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. All educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. *Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation a self-assessment component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.50 MOC Part II points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 8.50 ANCC contact hours.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Evaluation and CME Forms

Complete the included evaluation and question sheets to earn your CME credit!


ABP Number

Use this link to find your ABP Diplomate Number