Save the date of Feb 15, 2018 for our next meeting on “ the importance of becoming a recognized patient centered medical home”. This meeting will be in West Palm Beach details to come in January. 

Thank you for making our meeting a success! 

"Understanding and Recognizing the Impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and Toxic Stress in our Community" 


If you attended the program please complete your online evaluation prior to Dec. 20 to claim your CME credit. After Dec. 20 it will be too late to receive CME credit. 


March 15, 2016 Triumphs and Tragedies in Neonatology - Lessons Learned & Pediatric Care of the NICU Graduate - Developmental and Medical

May 25, 2016 Pediatric Orthopedic Problems in the Newborn Nursery – Clubfoot and Hip Dysplasia Evaluation and Treatment

Handouts for the program are available for downloading:

Neil Boris, M.D. Presentation is here.

Renee Layman’s presentation is here.

All office handouts for ACE’s and Toxic Stress tools are here:

cyw ace q user guide.pdf
cyw ace-q child.pdf
cyw ace-q child.spanish.pdf
cyw ace-q teen.pdf
cyw ace-q teen.spanish.pdf
cyw ace-q teen sr.pdf
cyw ace-q



Neil Walden Boris, M.D., Director, Irving Harris Training Institute Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy Florida State University

&  Renée Layman, LMHC, CEO at Center for Child Counseling, Inc.

Dates & Locations

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Port St. Lucie 
Tutto Fresco Restaurant, 9501 Reserve Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 West Palm Beach
Embassy Suites West Palm Beach, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Schedule of Meeting

5:30-6:45 Reception & Registration
6:45- 7:00 -Business Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 Understanding and Recognizing the Impact ACEs & Toxic Stress in our Community

Printable Meeting Details 

Overall Goal of the Program...

The overall goal of this program is to introduce the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, describe how toxic stress may impact brain development, review the AAP ACEs recommendations, explain the concept of a Trauma-Informed practice including how pediatricians can screen for ACEs, distinguish a differential diagnosis, and provide a tool kit as a wellness model to build resilience and improve health.

Objectives :

1. Define toxic stress and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in early childhood.
2. Describe how toxic stress might impact the developing brain
3. Review the AAP recommendations regarding toxic stress and pediatric practice
4. Explain what it means to become a Trauma-Informed practice: ACE Score, Screening, and Differential Diagnosis

Target Audience:

Members and Guests of the Palm Beach County Pediatric Society, Pediatric Dentists, Pediatric Sub-specialists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, Nurse Practitioners, billers and any healthcare provider who treats and files insurance claims for pediatric patient care.

2.0 CME Hours

CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Palm Beach Pediatric Society. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director Shannon Fox-Levine, M.D., President, Palm Beach Pediatric Society

Meeting Registration Information

Cost: $35.00 per person for Provider members in good standing (updated profile & registration complete)
Cost: $75.00 per person for guests of members, limited members and non-members

Click here to Register for November 29th

Click here to Register for November 30th

Regular registration deadline:  

Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 24, 2016
Late fees will apply if registering past Thursday Nov. 24, 2016 all participants must be pre-registered & prepaid.

If you have any questions, please call your MJN Rep who volunteers their time to help: Susie Graham 561-371-0458, Jamie Lorne 561-699-4144 or Casey Laughlin 772-216-1607

Exhibitor Information & Registration

Click here for exhibitor information & registration.