HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Connecticut Children's Medical Center will hold a webinar on pediatric kidney stones on Tuesday, September 29 from 12:15-1:15PM. The webinar will be presented by Sherene Mason, MD, MBA and Eric Nelson, MD from Connecticut Children's Center for Urology and Nephrology and will highlight the multidisciplinary ROCKS (Reduction of Children's Kidney Stones) Clinic.
While kidney stones are most common in adults, they can occur in children and adolescents, often resulting in sharp pain, nausea and vomiting. Drs. Sherene Mason and Eric Nelson will discuss evaluation techniques and treatment options for this condition as well as services currently available through Connecticut Children's ROCKS Clinic.
The free, educational webinar will include:
- Overview of kidney stone disorders & Connecticut Children's ROCKS Clinic
- Evaluation and referral processes for patients presenting with symptoms
- Treatment protocols and prevention tips for pediatric kidney stones
A 15-minute Q &A session will follow. To register, please visit www.ctchildrenswebinar.com.
About Dr. Mason: Sherene Mason, MD, MBA, completed her pediatric residency, a year as Chief Resident, and fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Yale University School of Medicine. During her fellowship Dr. Mason completed research examining pathways important in renal tubular repair following renal injury. She was awarded the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Fellow's Research Award in Basic Science for her work. She has a strong interest in congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract, mechanisms underlying acute and chronic kidney disease and renal transplantation. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Nephrology.
About Dr. Nelson: Eric Nelson, MD, joined the Division of Urology at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in August 2011. Dr. Nelson comes to Connecticut Children's from Texas Children's Hospital-Baylor College of Medicine where he completed his fellowship in pediatric urology. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical and urology residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Nelson treats the entire spectrum of pediatric urology, but has a special interest in pediatric stone disease and voiding dysfunction. Dr. Nelson is the site director for the University of Connecticut Urology Residency program.
About the Center for Urology & Nephrology: The Center for Urology & Nephrology merges two of Connecticut Children's premier programs. This consolidation of disciplines allows us to better serve patients in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, while we continue to provide high-quality patient care and carry on innovative research in all aspects of urology. Urology and nephrology physicians and researchers at Connecticut Children's are recognized nationwide for excellence in patient care, teaching and research. This year, our urology program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report, which identifies programs with the most superior clinical care and outcomes. In addition to Connecticut Children's main campus in Hartford, our urologists and nephrologists practice at several satellite locations across the state.
About Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, Connecticut Children's is the only free-standing children's hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and 11 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children's has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.
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