Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care (2023)

Meeting Description: 

This annual two day accredited conference has been going strong for over three decades. It is designed for practicing clinicians who have an interest, passion or emerging expertise in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and want to take their knowledge and skill to the next level.

This year, we are pleased to feature Dr. Emily Oster as the Harris Keynote Speaker on the topic The Family Firm: Data and Decision-Making

Emily Oster is a Professor of Economics at Brown University and the author of Expecting Better, Cribsheet and The Family Firm. She holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard. Prior to being at Brown she was on the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Oster’s academic work focuses on health economics and statistical methods. She is interested in understanding why consumers do not always make “rational” health choices — why do people not eat a fully healthy diet, or pursue all recommended preventative health behaviors? Her work also concerns methods for learning causal effects from observational data.


Why attend?

Many clinicians and allied medical professionals do not feel adequately trained when in practice and yet they face these challenges with patients and families every day. The course offers practical approaches to these issues and we welcome participants from a broad array of disciplines including physicians, advance practice providers, nurses, social workers, and allied medical professionals who work in Pediatrics and the broader medical community.

This is your chance to enhance your knowledge and interact with colleagues in a two day seminar. Choose to attend in person or virtually. 

What Attendees are Saying about the Parker DBP Course:

  • Innovative, real world, real time information.  Extremely helpful and engaging.  Will definitely attend in person next year, barring any new unforeseeable events!  Thank you!

  • Very well-organized conference, informative and inspirational. Thank you!

  • Fantastic conference and the speakers truly shared of their knowledge, experience and empathic selves.


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Event Venue: 
Trustees Ballroom, Charles River Campus, Boston University
Venue Street: 
1 Silber Way, 9th Floor
United States
Massachusetts (MA)
Boston, MA, USA (Show on map)
AMA/CME Credits: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Contact Name: 
Claire Grimble
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Start Date: 
8:00 AM
Finish Date: 
8:00 AM
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