44th Annual Problems in Pediatrics

July 9–13, 2018
Location: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Costs:

$695 M.D., $425 Others

Who Should Attend: Practicing pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals
For the past 43 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.

As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:
  • recognize congestive heart failure in the newborn period
  • describe cardiac complications of Kawasaki Disease
  • review treatments for common and challenging pediatric dermatology cases
  • differentiate bacterial skin infections in children
  • explain common and uncommon etiologies of wheezing in children
  • discuss evidence of dexamethasone vs. prednisone in acute asthma attacks
  • describe key anticipatory guidance topics to be included in well child and sick visits
  • illustrate how insertion of contraception implants can be integrated into general practice
  • recognize common pubertal disorders
  • discuss indications to treat hypothyroidism in children
  • develop an approach for the diagnosis of commonly encountered upper GI tract diseases
  • identify common GI causes of infant fussiness
  • diagnose and treat tick-borne infections
  • match the bug with the appropriate drug for common pediatric infections
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 $340 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 $340

children ages 10-16 $200

children ages 3-9 $160


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, Steak or Vegetarian, $40 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.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Hospitalist, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Guest Faculty

Patrick McMahon, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Dermatology
Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Pediatric Dermatologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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

Michael Herzlinger, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Kristin C. Lombardi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Cardiologist, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Alison Riese, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
General Pediatgrician, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Jeffrey Riese, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Hospitalist, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Lisa Swartz Topor, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Hasbro Children's 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 9

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 10
All sessions will be held in Diamond 122

7:55 a.m.
Introductory remarks

8 a.m.
Top Ten - A Lit Review For You
Dr. Koster

9 a.m.
Houston, W'eeze Got a Problem
Dr. Jeffrey Riese

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Injury Prevention Potpourri
Dr. Alison Riese

11:30 a.m.
Tick-Borne Infections: Fact and Fiction
Dr. Dennehy

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

8 a.m.
Puke Happens Too: Managing Upper GI Tract Disease
Dr. Herzlinger

9 a.m.
Challenging Cases in Pediatric Dermatology
Dr. McMahon

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Liking the LARCs: What's New in Contraception
Dr. Alison Riese

11:30 a.m.
Look Who's Tox'ing
Dr. Jeffrey Riese

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

5:30 p.m.
Down East Lobster Bake


THURSDAY, JULY 12

8 a.m.
Fussy Infants, Frantic Parents, and Frustrated Providers: A Cased-Based Approach to Managing Infant Fussiness
Dr. Herzlinger

9 a.m.
Differentiating Bacterial Skin Infections in The Pediatric Population
Dr. McMahon

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Problems in Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology Cases
Dr. Lombardi

11:30 a.m.
Puberty and Pubertal Disorders
Dr. Swartz Topor

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

FRIDAY, JULY 13

8 a.m.
Kawasaki Disease: Updates on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management
Dr. Lombardi

9 a.m.
Common Pediatric Endocrine Issues in Primary Care: A Case Based Discussion
Dr. Swartz Topor

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Antibiotic Workshop - Thinking Like an ID Doc
Dr. Koster

11:30 a.m.
Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Dennehy

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and departure