The course features 45-minute lectures followed by 15-minute discussions as well as case studies and interactive presentations. The faculty initiates the topics and facilitates the following discussions in a relaxed forum, which encourages the mutual exchange of views and data and allows ample time for participant-faculty interaction.
Colby has been host to educational programs for the medical and allied health professions since 1945 and is the only private liberal arts college in the nation accredited to offer Category 1 credit of the Physician's Recognition AwardCredits™ of the American Medical Association. Each summer the courses attract registrants from all across the country, and this diverse geographic representation enhances the exchange of ideas that course participants especially value. Our friendly, courteous staff, small course size, accessible faculty, and timely topics make a CME program at Colby a quality experience.
This educational experience is relaxed and informal. Come join us in Maine this summer.
Who Should Attend
Practicing pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals.
The Colby College Problems in Pediatrics course is intended to provide practical, up-to-date information for practicing pediatricians, family physicians, and other health care professionals. The overriding goal of all Colby CME is to improve the knowledge and competence of physicians. Each day of the course will combine lectures and interactive case studies. In addition, interactive case studies will be presented and discussed.
The following objectives were achieved in the 2013 course. Objectives for the 2014 course will be added soon. Please check back with us!
As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:
- learn about the causes of ALTE, and understand the relationship between ALTE and SIDS
- be able to diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases including Lyme Disease, erhlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- know the limitations of available diagnostic techniques and understand current treatments for food allergy
- know how to identify children and adolescents who are in "risk groups" for bone loss and develop management strategies to monitor and care for these patients
- apply the A.A.P. recommendations for lipid screening, including indications for medical therapy
- be able to describe some common and less common features of disorders presenting in the newborn infant and identify which conditions require referral, investigation and/or follow up
- be able to list appropriate anxiety screening tolls for the primary care office and identify therapeutic interventions that can be used in the primary care office
- review WHO/CDC recommendations for oral contraception and understand contraceptive methods that are currently available to teenagers
- learn common procedures such as joint reduction techniques, foreign body removal methods and abscess and laceration
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8847
All meals and lodging are available at the College for an additional $315, a fee that also covers campus recreational facilities and the lobster bake. Charges for family members, covering all of the above except seminar tuition, are as follows:spouse $252
other adult $315
children ages 10-16 $189
children ages 3-9 $149
If you are living off campus, tickets to the lobster bake can be purchased at our Information Desk in Cotter Union and the prices are:
Lobster, $36 per person
Steak or Vegetarian, $28 per person