Torticollis and Early Onset Scoliosis – What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know
Who Should Attend:
Pediatricians, PCPs, Orthopedic Specialists, RNs, School-Based Nurses
Identify the most common and important causes of Torticollis in infants and children
Outline how to initiate treatment for Torticollis by the child’s pediatrician / PCP
Describe how and when to refer a patient for Torticollis
Early Onset Scoliosis:
Compare and contrast different pathologies of Scoliosis in children under age 10
Outline the steps to initiate the appropriate workup for Early Onset Scoliosis
Describe how and when to refer a patient for Early Onset Scoliosis
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Designation for 1.0 contact hour for each program.
About Joel Lerman, M.D.
Joel Lerman, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Lerman practiced at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Houston and was assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine before relocating to Northern California. Dr. Lerman is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is licensed by the Medical Board of California, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners. His professional affiliations include the Association of Children’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinics, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research Society.
In order to obtain CME credit, return your completed evaluation form by:
Emailing to ShrinersContinuingEducation@shrinenet.org or
Faxing to (916) 453-2247 or
Sending to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Continuing Education, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817