Tongue-Tie Symposium / Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) in the Breastfeeding Dyad
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Tongue-Tie Symposium / Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) in the Breastfeeding Dyad

Tongue-Tie Symposium / Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) in the Breastfeeding Dy...

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Professional and Community Education Center

Holy Cross Hospital

1500 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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This program is designed to enhance healthcare providers performance and to provide participants with relevant skills and knowledge for managing tethered oral tissue conditions in the primary care setting.

Topics include, medical and surgical intervention, prevention strategies for failure to thrive in infants as well as identification of unrecognized risk factors, recognition of common misdiagnosis of reflux / GERD as well as associated speech and language risk factors for infants with ankyloglossia.

The morning session will focus on preventing failure to thrive in breastfeeding infants, mismanagement and recognizing common symptoms that are often misdiagnosed as well as understanding the current evidence on proper breastfeeding mechanics. The afternoon session will focus on Oral Facial Development related to tethered oral tissues and there impact on breastfeeding, cognitive and language development.

Educational Objectives

The goals of the conference are to improve patient outcomes for breastfeeding dyads through collaborative education with physicians, nurses, lactation consultants and the entire health care team.

At the end of the program participants should be able to:

1. Explain the risks and outcomes of diagnostic and therapeutic options available to breastfeeding dyads with Ankyloglossia.

2. Describe the current standards of care and treatment protocols for Ankyloglossia in infants and adolescents.

3. Demonstrate care in a manner that is consistent with new evidence-based practice guidelines for Ankyloglossia

4. Identify available resources for each associated oral disease process related to Ankyloglossia in all age groups.

CME AND CEU ACCREDITATION

Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Holy Cross Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of (7) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER OF CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION BY MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, AN ACCREDITED APPROVER BY THE AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER'S COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION. 8.0 CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED.

This activity has also been submitted for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) - approval pending.

COURSE AGENDA

7:30 am Registration / Check-in

8:00 am Welcome - James M. Ryan, DDS, MS

- Sarah Early, RN, IBCLC

8:15 am Preventing Failure-to-Thrive in Breastfeeding Infants - Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC

9:30 am Organization of tongue tie movements during breastfeeding before and after frenotomy for posterior tongue tie: an ultrasound analysis. - Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Reflux, GERD and Breastfeeding - Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm The Pediatrician’s Perspective for Tethered Oral Tissues and Responsibility for the Breastfeeding Dyad - Dana Silver, MD

1:45 pm Speech Language Concerns with Ankyloglossia - Amy Wetherill, MA, CCC-SLP, COM

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Chiropractic/Cranial Work and Tongue Tie - Katherine Kadin, DACCP

3:00 pm Oral-Facial Anatomy and Development / Tethered Oral Tissue Releases - James M. Ryan, DDS, MS

4:30 pm Closing and evaluations


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