ER 2013

The Valley Hospital Hosts Pediatric Emergency Medicine Symposium
April 11, 2013

Ridgewood NJ , The Valley Hospital recently hosted its Second Biennial Pediatric Emergency Medicine Symposium 2013: Current Clinical Concepts.  The symposium was presented by Valley’s Department of Emergency Medicine, the Pediatric Emergency Room, and the Department of Pediatrics.

The program focused on some of the challenging clinical concepts in pediatric emergencies that are faced on a daily basis by all clinicians who care for sick children.  Topics included:

• Pediatric Asthma Update;
• Abuse of Prescription Opioids;
• Syncope (fainting) in Children; and
• Unusual Presentations of Common Pediatric Surgical Problems.

More than 150 physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals attended the symposium.

Shown here (from left to right) are: Joseph Yallowitz, M.D., Director, Emergency Medicine, The Valley Hospital;  Lewis Nelson, M.D., Associate Director, New York City Poison Control Center;  Rashid Baddoura, M.D., Emergency Medicine, The Valley Hospital; Christopher Amato, M.D.,  Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Morristown Memorial Hospital;  Peter Diestel, Senior Vice President, Administration and Chief Operating Officer, The Valley Hospital; Peter Lee, M.D., Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Valley Hospital; Yvette Young, M.D.; Pediatric Emergency Medicine; and  Jeffrey Bienstock, M.D., Director, Pediatrics, The Valley Hospital.

Not pictured are presenters Alfred Sacchetti, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; and David Friedman, M.D., attending pediatric surgeon, The Valley Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.