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.As a result of attending this conference, participants will:
· review common pediatric dermatology conditions, best methods for determining the diagnoses and best treatment practices
· identify common cardiology dilemmas in general pediatric practice, and approaches to evaluation and treatment
· review commonly encountered pediatric orthopedic issues
· discuss ways of communicating a psychosomatic diagnosis and engaging patients and families
· understand concepts behind therapeutic approaches to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse
· describe the initial workup for children with potential abdominal emergencies
· learn through cases of children presenting with new infectious disease pathogens and/or new methods to diagnose and manage infectious diseases in children
· establish a framework for evaluating fever in the returned traveler
· discuss strategies to prevent and manage pediatric obesity in the office setting
· identify the most common causes of morbidity and mortality from pediatric injury
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8847
All meals and lodging are available at the College for an additional $331, 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 $265
other adult $331
children ages 10-16 $198
children ages 3-9 $156
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