Kelly Millar

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 10:15 - 11:45
Track Chair: Dr. Kelly Millar

How to Talk to Kids, Caregivers, and Child Welfare When You Suspect Child Abuse? - Dr. Jenn d'Mello

Description: Practical tips for knowing what you can ask and what you should avoid asking children suspected of being abused. Plus what to say to their caregivers and child welfare.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between questions you should and shouldn’t ask a child suspected of being abused.
  2. Gain comfort with explaining your concerns of possible child abuse to a caregiver.
  3. Effectively translate your concerns of child abuse to child welfare authorities.


  1. Keep your questions open ended, not suggestive.
  2. You can tell caregivers you’re calling child welfare- but you don’t have to!
  3. Speak to child welfare yourself, and be direct about how concerned you are for the child’s safety.

Biography: Calgary based pediatrician specialized in pediatric emergency medicine and child maltreatment.

Neonatal Emergencies - Izabela Sztukowski

Description: Emergency presentations in the very young infant may be challenging. There are many conditions that are potentially life-threatening, and this talk will provide an overview of the recognition, investigation, and stabilization of the critically ill neonate.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review recognition of the unwell neonate
  2. Explore the differential diagnosis of the critically ill neonate
  3. Develop an approach to the initial stabilization of any ill neonate


  1. Always think about sepsis
  2. Congenital heart disease presents as either cyanosis, CHF, or shock
  3. Neonatal seizures may be subtle

Biography: Izabela is a paediatric emergency physician, in practice at the Alberta Children’s Hospital for over 10 years.

Pediatric Mental Health: 13 Reasons Why We Need to Worry...and What to Do - Dr. Dana Stys

Description: Visits for children’s mental health have increased exponentially this decade. This talk will discuss what’s driving the rising epidemic and what tools do we have to tackle it with a focus on screening tools, treatment programs and acute agitation management.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the rising epidemic of Pediatric Mental Health presentations
  2. Discuss Screening tools and Treatment Approaches
  3. Develop Strategies for Agitated Patients


  1. Focus for change needs to be more community education and proactive management strategies
  2. HEADS-ED (rule IN admission) ASQ (rule OUT suicide risk) DSM-IV 2-item scale (rule IN/OUT alcohol use disorders)
  3. Non-violent crisis intervention is the first line approach to agitated patients

Biography: Currently a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. I completed my medical training at Queen’s University, followed by my residency at CHEO and the University of Ottawa. My interests include education and beyond medicine I’m an avid triathlete and Ironman, hiker and snowboarder.