2019 Nurturing Developing Minds Conference

Greenville, SC US
February 21, 2019 to March 1, 2019


The purpose of this educational activity is to update the primary care community on the latest advances in cardiovascular care. Through a combination of lectures, panel discussion and EP care broadcast, Nurturing Developing Minds is a regional conference providing an innovative learning opportunity for a broad interprofessional workforce. Plenary sessions feature national experts on brain development and function, the impact of adversity, and interventions to support developmental resilience. A selection of breakout sessions will give participants the opportunity to learn practical applications to use in daily life. 

Target Audience

  • Physicians

    • Pediatric

    • Primary Care

    • Family/Internal Medicine

  • Nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Allied Health Professionals

  • Psychiatrists

  • Psychologists

Learning Objectives

  • Identify social determinants that can have a negative impact on children’s development, health and well-being
  • Implement evidence-informed practical interventions that counter the effects of toxic stresses of and to promote resilience in children
  • Define techniques to screen for developmental, behavioral and social concerns and identify short-term interventions or needed services to refer children and families

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Event starts: 
02/21/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/01/2019 - 4:30pm



12:00 - 1:00 p.m.                     Documentary Screening
                                                  Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                       Moderate Discussion Session
                                                  Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.                      Break

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.                       Small Talks: Building Resilience in the Face of ACEs and Opioids

5:40 - 6:30 p.m.                       Opening Reception with Poster Presentations


7:30 - 8:00 a.m.                       Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.                       Peering Inside the Box: Understanding the Biology of Adversity and Resilience
                                                  Andrew Garner, MD

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                     Screening in Early Childhood and Managing Social-emotional-behavioral-developmental Challenges
                                                  in the Community Pediatrics Setting

                                                   R. Christopher Sheldrick, PhD

10:00 - 10:25 a.m.                    Break with Exhibits and Posters

Breakout Session 1

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                   Track A1 - LEND Family Panel

                                                  Track B1 - Chronic Illness Management

                                                  Track C1 - Mind the Gaps: Fostering Equity in Early Childhood

                                                  Track D1 - Improving Outcomes for Children in Kinship Care

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

Breakout Session 2

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.                    Track A2 - SC LEND Leadership Symposium

                                                 Track B2 - School service for Children with Chronic Healthcare Needs

                                                 Track C2 - Rural Partnerships - Real Impact

                                                 Track D2 - Connections for Child Development: A Community-Based, Culturally Competent Model to
                                                  Increase Developmental Surveillance and Access to Care for Vulnerable Latino Youth through
                                                  Meaningful Parent Engagement

Breakout Session 3

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.                      Track A3 - Autism/DD/LEND

                                                Track B3 - Psychopharmacology: Managing Anxiety

                                                Track C3 - Trauma-Informed Education: Evidence-Based Strategies for Children and Families

                                                Track D3 - Cross-sector Collaboration for Lasting Outcomes: Medical-Legal Partnerships and their impact
                                                on Children and Families

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.                      Break with Exhibits and Posters

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.                    Toxic Stress to Health, Hope and Resilience: It's Not Just Grit
Janice M. Gruendel, PhD, MEd

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.                     Closing Remarks

Embassy Suites
670 Verdae Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29607
United States
+1 (864) 676-9090

Planning Committee

Desmond Kelly, MD
Steven Ma, MD
Michelle Macias, MD
Darla McCain, MD
Nancy Powers, MD
Kerry Sease, MD
Richard Ferrante
Denise Wiklacz
Jane Witowski

Accreditation Information

Physicians (MDs and DOs) will receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and will also have the opportunity to receive ABP MOC II Credit.

All other attendees will receive attendence credit.

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