43rd Annual Problems in Pediatrics

July 10–14, 2017
Location: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Costs: MDs: $555. Hospital interns, residents, physician assistants, RNs and retired physicians: $366

Paper handouts:  $40

Who Should Attend: Practicing pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals
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For the past 42 years, Colby College has offered a pediatric course as part of Colby's continuing medical education programs. This summer's course will provide a balanced update on a wide range of current, clinically relevant topics for the practicing pediatrician.

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.

Course Objectives

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:

·         describe the clinical presentation of the most common pediatric cancers and identify patients in the general pediatric office needing emergent oncology evaluation

·         determine when further specialist evaluation is needed for a child with a
 concussion

·         discuss the reasons for vaccine refusal and develop strategies to deal with the problem

·         explain possible etiologies of hypotonia in an infant

·         identify early warning signs of eating disorders in the primary care setting

·         identify the specific medical and mental health challenges of refugee children and youth

·         recognize conditions in the newborn infant that require referral, investigation, and/or follow up

·         recognize different types of pain and discuss appropriate interventions for each type

·         review current practices where decisions diverge, including group A strep treatment, supplementing breast feeding, medical marijuana and more

·         review the most common pediatric bleeding disorders in children and how they are managed

 

Contact Information
Special Programs
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8847
phone: 207-859-4730
fax: 207-859-4734
e-mail: summer@colby.edu
Room and Board

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, $40 per person
Steak or Vegetarian, $30 per person


Course Director

Penelope H. Dennehy, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Course Co-Director

Michael P. Koster, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Guest Faculty

Felicia Gliksman, D.O., MPH

Assistant Professor
Seton Hall University
Hackensack University Medical Center
Attending Physician, Pediatric Neurology
Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

Additional faculty from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children's Hospital,
Providence, Rhode Island


Joseph Bliss, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Division of Neonatology
Women and Infants Hospital

Tara M. Brown, DNP, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Children's Integrative Therapies, Pain Management, and Supportive Care
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Bradley DeNardo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Abigail Donaldson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Carol Lewis, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of Refugee Health Program and Fostering Health Program
Director of Pediatric Primary Care
Rhode Island Hospital

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates of attendance are awarded at the end of the course.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations authorized to grant credit.

Nurses may claim credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. Please check with your state body for further clarification.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and Colby College. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians.

MONDAY, JULY 10

2-5 p.m.
Registration
Cotter Union Information Desk

5-6 p.m.
Reception for faculty, registrants, and family members

5:15-6:45 p.m.
Dinner

TUESDAY, JULY 11
All sessions will be held in Diamond 122

7:30 a.m.
Late registration
Diamond Lobby

7:55 a.m.
Introductory remarks

8 a.m.

Top Articles of 2016 for Pediatric Providers
Michael P. Koster, M.D.

9 a.m.
Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal
Penelope H. Dennehy, M.D.

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Cases from the First 48 Hours in the Newborn Nursery
Joseph Bliss, M.D, Ph.D.

11:30 a.m.
The Floppy Infant
Felicia Gliksman, D.O., MPH

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

8 a.m.
Controversies in Pediatrics
Michael P. Koster, M.D.

9 a.m.
Heads Up on Concussion 2017
Felicia Gliksman, D.O., MPH

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Constipation or Cancer?  Diagnosing Childhood Malignancies
Bradley DeNardo, M.D.

11:30 a.m.
10/10 Pain? How to Scale it Down in the Pediatric Outpatient Setting
Tara M. Brown, DNP, CPNP

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

5:30 p.m.
Down East Lobster Bake
Johnson Pond, Colby

THURSDAY, JULY 13

8 a.m.
Pediatric Pain Cases: What Would You Do?  10/10 Pain?
Tara M. Brown, DNP, CPNP

9 a.m.
Bumps, Bruises and Bloody Noses: Evaluation of Pediatric Bleeding Disorders
Bradley DeNardo, M.D.

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Fostering Health in the Primary Care Setting: Trauma Informed Care for Children and Youth in Foster Care
Carol Lewis, M.D.

11:30 a.m.
Practical Overview of Primary Care Management for STI
Abigail Donaldson, M.D.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

FRIDAY, JULY 14

8 a.m.
Reflections on Refugee Health
Carol Lewis, M.D.

9 a.m.
Eating Disorders: A Case Based Overview for Primary Practitioners
Abigail Donaldson, M.D.

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Care and Feeding of the NICU Graduate
Joseph Bliss, M.D., Ph.D.

11:30 a.m.
Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Penelope H. Dennehy, M.D.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and departure