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Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care

Our Conference took place Friday, November 3, 2023
At this full-day conference, regional and national experts provided education on pediatric mental health topics selected by primary care provider surveys, conducted annually by WI CPCP. Four hours of accredited CME/CE were offered for MD, DO, PA, and APNP providers.

Featured Speakers

Ellen M. Selkie, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH

Senior Associate Scientist / Pediatric Psychologist
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

John T. Walkup, MD

Margaret C. Osterman Professor of Psychiatry
Chair, Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Elizabeth Wallis, MD, MSHP, FAAP

Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine and MUSC Health Center for Eating Disorders
Medical Director, Foster Care Support Clinic, Medical University of South Carolina

Past Agenda

Friday, November 3, 2023
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

8-8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:45-9 a.m. Opening Remarks - Jon Lehrmann, MD

9-10 a.m. Anxiety in Pediatric Patients: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Elizabeth Wallis, MD, MSHP, FAAP
Identify the ways that pediatric anxiety disorders may present in the primary care setting.
Discuss the evaluation of anxiety and approach to treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents and describe pharmacological and therapy approaches to the treatment of anxiety.

10-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: From Research to Practice - Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH*
Identify the public health crisis of youth suicide, including significant demographic disparities and describe how a three-tiered suicide risk screening clinical pathway can be feasibly implemented within pediatric primary care settings.
*Presenting Virtually

11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. Psychopharm for the Pediatric Provider - John T. Walkup, MD
Identify the presenting symptom profiles of children who are likely to require medication management and discuss the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of psychopharmacology in pediatric primary care.

1:30-1:45 p.m. Break

1:45-2:45 p.m. Effects of Social Media on Pediatric Mental Health - Ellen M. Selkie, MD, MPH
Identify both the negative and the positive aspects of social media in relation to mental health and conduct an online safety assessment and plan to address social media’s impact on mental health in your practice.

2:45-3 p.m. Closing Remarks

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ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. Participation shared with ABP through PARS: Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABP through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
ABP MOC Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 4 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
AANP Accreditation Statement
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for up to 3.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology). Nurse Practitioners should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
AAPA Accreditation Statement
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4 hour(s) of AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Course Planning Committee

Co-Directors of Activity:


Rosa Kim, MD

Medical Director, WI CPCP, Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine


Colleen Manak, MD

Assistant Professor

Committee Members

Wendy Barton, MD
Grace Bayer
Katelyn Frankwick, PA-C
Melissa Hayes, MEd
Matthew Jandrisevits, PhD
Kristen Krause
Kia Kjensrud
Christina Lium, MPH
Betsy Manor, MD
Lauren Mayer, APNP
Elizabeth Nelson, MA
Kimberly Nesseth, RN