Dates: July 8th – July 12th

Tuition Costs: $800/Medical Doctors, $490/All Others or $150/day

Housing Costs: $340/Full Program On Campus

Who Should Attend: Pediatricians, Pediatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals

 

Course Information

The Colby College Progress 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:

  • Identify barriers and facilitators to screening for substance use in primary care
  • Identify ethical and legal issues related to the provision of confidential sexual health services
  • Define the risks associated with and means of preventing gender dysphoria
  • Describe family-based, developmentally informed approach to the care of transgender and gender diverse youth
  • Identify red flags in syncope presentation which suggest underlying heart disease
  • Review current guidelines for diagnosing CF and related disorders
  • Evaluate children for sleep-disordered breathing
  • Identify patients in the primary-care office needing emergent oncology evaluation
  • Describe the diagnostic testing and clinical approach to pediatric anemia
  • Describe management of febrile UTIs
  • Describe treatment of phimosis, penile adhesions, and balanitis
  • Increase awareness of emerging infectious diseases
  • Explore how continuous glucose monitors are used in diabetes management
  • Recognize symptoms of thyroid dysfunction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room and Board Options

Housing Information

Accommodations for registrants are available in the campus residence halls in private rooms.

For attendees staying on campus, the lodging fee includes three daily meals, use of campus amenities, and a Down East lobster bake at the end of the program.

(If you plan to live off campus, you can attend the lobster bake for a fee by registering separately.)

 

Housing Rates

$340 or $85 per day on campus

Guest are encouraged to bring their family members for an additional fee which pays for 3 daily meals in the dining hall

$200 for adults 18+ (Includes lobster Bake)

$120 for children 17- (Does Not Include Lobster Bake)

Children 17 and under attending the lobster bake will be served fixings including Hot dogs, muscles & steamers, corn on the cob, coleslaw and dinner rolls.

Additional lobster bake meals can be purchased as part of your registration.

 

Wireless Internet is available throughout campus and in downtown Waterville.

Maid service, pillows, linen, blankets, and towels are provided.

Participants will be billed a fee of $50 for lost room keys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

 

Tuesday, July 9

8:00 – 9:00 am

Top Ten: Pediatric Articles Worth a Mention

Michael Koster

 

9:00 – 10:00 am

Constipation or Cancer? Diagnosing Childhood Malignancies

Brad DeNardo

 

10:00 – Break

 

10:30 – 11:30 am

Diabetes in Pediatrics: Advances in treatment and technologies

Lisa Swartz Topor

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

From soup to nuts: Pediatric Urology in the primary care office

Liza Aguiar

 

Wednesday, July 10

 

8:00 – 9:00 am

The CBC and Me: Identifying and Evaluating Abnormalities

Brad DeNardo

 

9:00 – 10:00 am

Cardiology Case Presentations

Brett Goudie

 

10:00 am – Break

 

10:30-11:30

Diaper dilemmas: Evaluating newborn genitalia

Liza Aguiar

 

11:30-12:30

Substance Use in Youth: Refining Your Screening and Counseling Practices in the Age of Vaping, the Opiate Epidemic, and Marijuana Legalization

Jack Rusley

 

Thursday, July 11

 

8:00 – 9:00 am

Diagnosis and Management of Adolescent Syncope

Brett Goudie

 

9:00 – 10:00 am

Ask and They Will Tell: Case-Based Workshop on Talking about Sexual Health with Youth in Primary Care

Jack Rusley

 

10:00 am – Break

 

10:30 – 11:30 am

Beyond the Spectrum: An Orientation to Transgender and Gender Diverse Identities

Jason Rafferty

 

11:30 – 12:30 pm

It’s Not Always Asthma: Respiratory Distress in Pediatrics

Kate Powers

  

Friday, July 12

 

8:00 – 9:00 am

Matters of Identity: Case-Based Overview of Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Jason Rafferty

 

9:00 – 10:00 am

Clinical Care Considerations for Infants with Cystic Fibrosis

Kate Powers

 

10:00 am – Break

 

10:30 – 11:30 am

Back to the Endocrinology Clinic: A Case-Based Discussion

Lisa Swartz Topor

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Everything Enterovirus

Mike Koster

 

Faculty List

 

CO-DIRECTORS:

Michael Koster, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Hospitalist
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lisa Swartz Topor, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

INVITED FACULTY:

Liza Aguiar, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Pediatrics
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Urologist
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Bradley DeNardo, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Brett Goudie, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Pediatric Cardiologist
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Kate Powers, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Pediatric Program
Pediatric Pulmonologist
Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Jason Rafferty, MD, MPh, MEd
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Clinician Educator
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
Department of Pediatrics
Thundermist Health Centers

Jack Rusley, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice
Brown University School of Public Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions about the Course

207-859-4730

summer@colby.edu

 

 

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