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 be able to:
- be able to list the initial management for potentially life-threatening office emergencies
- identify strategies for the work-up of prolonged fever
- be able to describe the basic epidemiology of viral gastroenteritis including burden of disease, and diagnostics and surveillance in the United States
- formulate a CDC-recommended management plan for common STIs in adolescents
- know now to remove a nasal foreign body
- recognize the current guidelines for vision screening in the pediatric population and acceptable modes of evaluation
- be able to describe basic preventative interventions to address child obesity
- understand the epidemiology, biomechanics, clinical presentation, sideline vs. training room/office assessment of sports related concussions
- know how (and who) to screen for complications in children and adolescents with diabetes
- be able to develop an initial diagnostic work-up for a child with suspected inflammation of the gut
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