Community News April 04, 2013

Parents Encouraged to Participate in Pediatric Symposium

Register now for the Pediatric Update Symposium, an educational collaboration between Columbus’ Nationwide Children's Hospital and Adena Health System's Institute for Learning. The two-track event is geared at educating health care professionals and parents about health care issues impacting children. Both presentations will be held simultaneously on Saturday, April 13 in the PACCAR facility, located on the campus of Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

The parent track of the symposium, Behavior Problems in Young Children: How to Promote Desirable Behavior and Manage Misbehavior, will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and is free and open to anyone in the community.

Guest speaker Dr. Rebecca Baum, a Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will help parents identify common behavioral issues and help them recognize the reasons behind challenging behavior in their young children. Parents will also learn how to develop strategies that address their child’s challenging behavior. For more information or to register for this free community event, visit

The health care professional track will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is intended to help physicians and other medical professionals differentiate between problems in infants and children that may require referral to a pediatric tertiary center, such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Health care providers may register for the provider portion of the presentation by going to There is no fee for Adena physicians and staff, and a minimal charge for non-Adena health care providers.

If you have questions about the event, call (740) 779-8821 or email