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Institute for Child Health Policy Hosts Pediatric Emergency Care Seminar

Deborah A. Mulligan, M.D.

NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy, under the leadership of director Deborah A. Mulligan, M.D., recently hosted the 3rd Annual Pediatric Emergency Care Seminar. The event, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department, was held on Oct. 19 and 20 at the Health Professions Division.

The seminar was designed to increase participants’ knowledge in the care of pediatric emergencies, and present and discuss current trends and advances in pediatric emergency care. It featured topics such as caring for psychiatric patients in the pediatric emergency department, examining cholera and other ancient diseases from the past, the impact of bullying in the Internet era, various pediatric genetic syndromes, case studies of remarkable pediatric trauma, and youth suicide prevention, among others. The speakers on youth suicide included Mulligan, who is also an emergency room pediatrician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; Scott Poland, Ed.D., associate professor at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies and director of the university’s Suicide and Violence Prevention Office; and Jordan Burnham, a Philadelphia resident who survived a suicide attempt and now speaks nationally about suicide prevention.