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Speakers Bureau

At the request of our regional colleagues, the CHaD faculty has created a portfolio of lectures that are educational, exciting, and directly applicable to your daily practice.

Our speakers can help community physicians, nurses, and other child health providers in Northern New England meet their continuing medical education needs.

Upon request, we will develop customized CME programs for your staff. Please identify three potential speakers and/or topics, and allow at least three months notice. We will do our best to meet your requests.

To book a speaker, please contact:

Margaret Rose Minnock, MBA

Director, Planning and Regional Services
Phone: (603) 653-6880
Fax: (603) 653-6892

Speakers by Specialty


Marcus Shaker, MD

  • When Your Patient is Itching to See You: The Mysteries & Struggles of Urticaria & Angioedema


Marcus Shaker, MD

  • Nature vs. Nurture: The Evolution of Pediatric Asthma


Gerald Angoff, MD

  • Rheumatic Fever: modern update of a forgotten disease

Norman Berman, MD

  • Evaluating a Cardiac Murmur in Children
  • Evaluation of Chest Pain/Syncope in Children
  • Evaluating and Managing Obesity: A Cardiologist's Perspective
  • Preventive Pediatric Cardiology: Too Much of a Bad Thing or Too Little of a Good Thing?

Michael Flanagan, MD

  • Congenital Heart Disease: New Insights

Naomi S Gauthier, MD

  • Murmurs in Children and Adolescents
  • Recognizing Neonatal Heart Disease
  • Sudden Death In Athletes
  • The Young and Not-So-Restless: Cardiovascular Risk in Youth
  • Understanding Common Congenital Heart Lesions

Thomas Johnson, MD

  • Long-term Follow-up of Congenital Heart Disease

Child Development

Ronald Schneebaum, MD

  • Overcoming / Preventing burnout
  • Assessing / managing psychological problems in primary care
  • Assessing and managing behavior problems in pediatrics

Critical Care

Sholeen Nett, MD, PhD

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • ARDS in the PICU


Julianne Mann, MD

  • Pediatric atopic dermatitis management pearls
  • Infantile hemangioma update: the era of beta blocker therapy
  • Port wine stains in infants and children
  • Pediatric psoriasis as a systemic pro-inflammatory disease: what the pediatrician needs to know
  • Pediatric skin infections and infestations: staph, strep, warts, molluscum, scabies, and more
  • Neonatal dermatology pearls
  • Lumps and bumps in children
  • Pediatric acne update
  • Brown and white birthmarks: what the pediatrician needs to know
  • Autoimmune skin diseases in children
  • Genodermatoses: great cases with pearls for the pediatrician
  • Dermatologic manifestations of pediatric drug hypersensitivity reactions
  • Pediatric melanoma: finding the needle in a haystack


Nancy Charest, MD

  • Hormonal Treatment of the Transgender Teen-What the Pediatrician Needs to Know


Pamela Hofley, MD

  • "My Stomach Still Hurts": Pediatric Abdominal Pain Assessment
  • GERD in Children and Adolescents

Amer Al-Nimr, MD

  • Celiac Disease
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
    Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Feeding aversion
  • Abdominal Pain
  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • GERD
  • H Pylori
  • Neonatal Hepatitis
  • Biliary disorders in Children
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastrostomy and G-J tube, feeding tubes:  care for ambulatory providers

General Pediatrics

Leslie Fall, MD

  • Dehydration: Managing Fluids and Electrolytes
  • Update on Colic: You CAN Make a Difference

Wendy Gladstone, MD

  • Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse in the Office
  • (Also in the ED)
  • Does Shaken Baby Syndrome Exist?
  • Working with DCYF, Law Enforcement and the Child Advocacy Center Near You

Alison Holmes, MD, MS, MPH

  • Improved family-centered care at lower cost: Rooming-in to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Beyond Bhutani and Bilitool: Current issues in newborn jaundice
  • The Late Preterm Infant: Not just a little term infant
  • The epidemiological evidence behind the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding--myth vs. fact           

Christine Rosenwasser, MD

  • Hearing Screening in Newborns

Cathy Shubkin, MD

  • Adolescent Sexuality
  • Pediatric Bioethics
  • Contraception:  It’s not your mama’s birth control! 
  • The Teenage Brain and Ethics:  What were they thinking?

Bonny Whalen, MD

  • Evidence-based Care of the Term Newborn
  • Evidence-based Care of the Late Preterm Newborn
  • Breastfeeding the Term Newborn - Promoting Successful Outcomes and Managing
  • Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Newborn
  • Prevention and Management of Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Becoming "Baby Friendly" - Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Hospitals and Clinics
  • Prevention and Management of Neonatal Jaundice
  • Care of the Drug Exposed Newborn
  • Prevention and Management of Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis
  • Prevention and Management of Neonatal Hypoglycemia


Mary Beth Dinulos, MD

  • Diagnosis and Management of Common Chromosomal Disorders
  • Microdeletion Syndrome
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome (22q Deletion Syndrome)

Global Health

Amer Al-Nimr, MD

  • Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Water and Sanitation in Emergencies
  • Urban Slums
  • Preparation for Medical Missions/Global Health Trips
  • Global Vaccination Advocacy, Shot@life

Juvenile Idiopathic (rheumatoid) Arthritis

John H. Yost, MD

  • Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Management of Juvenile Idiopathic (rheumatoid) Arthritis
  • Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases of Childhood (lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, etc.)
  • Dermatomyositis and Inflammatory Myopathies of Childhood

Medical Ethics

Brian O'Sullivan, MD

  • Immunizing Ourselves Against Big Pharma
  • Ethics of Care Limitation and Medical Futility
  • Research Ethics

Metabolic Disease

James Filiano, MD

  • Metabolic Defects: What You Need to Know


Adam Weinstein, MD

  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Dilation in Children
  • Hyponatremia


Brian Kossak, MD

  • Sleep Disorders in Children

Richard Morse, MD

  • Common Childhood Epilepsy: New Therapies
  • Headaches in Children
  • Neonatal Seizures

Stephen Mott, MD

  • Asperger’s, Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Executive Function, the Neurocognitive Deficit in ADHD
  • A Developmental Cognitive Neurologist’s Approach to Developmental Disabilities


David Bauer, MD

  • Review of Pediatric Neurosurgery for Pediatricians 
  • All aspects of pediatric neurosurgery


Jack van Hoff, MD

  • Pediatric Brain Tumors: What are Most Common and How do They Present?
  • Pediatric Oncologic Emergencies: When to Think of and Act Rapidly on the Suspicion of Cancer


Mark Smith, MD

  • Noisy Breathing in Infants and children
  • Tracheostomy in Children


Craig Donnelly, MD

  • Anxiety Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Psychopharmacology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Margaret Guill, MD

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • CF Newborn Screening as a Paradigm for Quality Improvement
  • CF Outcomes in the Era of Newborn Screening
  • Asthma diagnosis and management
  • Using the Asthma Guidelines in Office Practice
  • Review of Congenital Anomalies of Respiratory System
  • Chronic Cough in Children

Brian O'Sullivan, MD

  • Cystic Fibrosis Pathophysiology and Update
  • Cystic Fibrosis: New Drugs, New Hope, New Issues
  • Cough and Asthma in the Pediatric Patient
  • Lung Development: Anomalies for the Pediatrician
  • Childhood Interstitial Lung Diseases

Sports Medicine

William Storo, MD

  • Sports Related Concussion
  • Concussion Evaluation Program Implementation in Pediatric Primary Care


Reto Baertschiger, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Surgical oncology, update on neuroblastoma, Wilm’s tumor and hepatoblastoma
  • Frequent pediatric surgical problems (hernias, appendicitis, soft tissues abscesses, etc)
  • The surgical neonate


William Storo, MD

  • Tools to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence