*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
Pediatricians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Teachers, School Administrators, Parents, Youth Workers
*****Online registration is now closed. Limited seats are still available and onsite registration will take place Friday morning starting at 7:00 AM.*****
This activity is jointly provided by Charlotte AHEC and Families Managing Media.
Experts from around the country will speak on the timely topic of childhood media addiction at the Kids and Screens: Causes and Cures for Digital Addiction Conference. This first-of-its-kind event will cover topics such as the diagnosis of childhood gaming disorders and addiction, media violence, social media depression, screen-related obesity and sleep disorders in teens, and the psychology of virtual persuasive design. We will examine the wide range of research with an emphasis on treatment strategies for effective outcomes.
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel - Carolina Ballroom
555 S. McDowell Street North Tower
Charlotte, NC 28204
07:00 – 08:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
08:00 – 08:30 am Welcome/Credit Review/Opening Remarks/Connect to Purpose - Melanie Hempe
08:30 – 09:30 am The Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Video Game and Social Media Addiction - Paul Weigle, MD
09:30 – 10:45 am Effects of Media on Children: Internet Gaming Disorder & the Five Dimensions on which Games have Effects - Doug Gentile, PhD
10:45 – 11:00 am Break & Exhibits
11:00 – 12:00 pm The Tech Industry's Psychological War on Kids - Richard Freed, PhD
12:15 – 12:45 pm Lunch Lecture: The Screen Body - Jennifer McCauley, MD
12:45 – 01:00 pm Break
01:00 – 02:00 pm The Impact of Media Violence in Youth - Doug Gentile, PhD
02:00 – 03:00 pm The Mental Health Effects on Social Media and Gaming, Links Depression, and Suicide in Adolescents - Paul Weigle, MD
03:00 – 03:15 pm Break
03:15 – 03:45 pm When Screens, Youth and Sleep Collide - Kenneth Weeks, MD
03:45 – 04:30 pm Reclaiming a Healthy Childhood in a Digital Age - Richard Freed, MD
04:30 – 05:00 pm Panel Question & Answers: Doug Gentile, PhD; Paul Weigle, MD; Richard Freed, PhD; Kenneth Weeks, MD; & Jennifer McCauley, MD
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 Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC and Families Managing Media. Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Credit Statement
Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
7.75 CNE Contact Hours will be provided to nurses who attend at least 90% of the conference. No partial credit will be awarded.
Charlotte Area Health Education Center(AHEC) Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education contact by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NC Psychologists Credit
Charlotte AHEC is an approved provider by the North Carolina Psychology Board and designates 7.75 contact hours (Category A) for NC Psychologists.
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
7.75 NBCC Clock Hours - Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Kiley Hendrickson, BS, 704-512-6577