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.

BELOW ARE THE COURSE OBJECTIVES FOR THE 2016 COURSE.  WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH INFORMATION FOR THE 2017 COURSE SOON.  PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US.  THANK YOU.

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

 

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

BELOW IS THE FACULTY FOR THE 2016 COURSE.  WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH INFORMATION FOR THE 2017 COURSE VERY SOON.  PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US.  THANK YOU.

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

Patrick J. McMahon, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Divisions of Pediatrics and Dermatology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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


Caroline S. Cerezo, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Fellowship Program
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition & Liver Diseases
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Craig P. Eberson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Deirdre Fearon, M.D., MA
Associate Professor Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician, Emergency Department
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Sara R. Ford, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Emily R. Katz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Psychiatry
Hasbro Children's Hospital

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.5 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.

BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2016 COURSE.  WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE SOON.  PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US.  THANK YOU.

MONDAY, JULY 11

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 12
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 2015 for Pediatric Providers
Dr. Michael Koster

9 a.m.
Tummy Trouble - Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies
Dr. Deirdre Fearon

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Diaper Dermatology: Getting to the Bottom of Diaper Rashes
Dr. Patrick McMahon

11:30 a.m.
Falls, Fractures, Fatalities - Pediatric Trauma
Dr. Deirdre Fearon

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

8 a.m.
Pediatric Dermatology Potpourri: Case-based Review of Common Pediatric Dermatology Conditions
Dr. Patrick McMahon

9 a.m.
Common Orthopedic Issues in the Pediatric Office Part 1
Dr. Craig Eberson

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Common Orthopedic Issues in the Pediatric Office Part 2
Dr. Craig Eberson

11:30 a.m.
Fever in the Returned Traveler
Dr. Michael Koster

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m.
Splinting Workshop
Drs. Eberson and Fearon

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

THURSDAY, JULY 14

8 a.m.
When the Going Gets Tough
Dr. Carol Cerezo

9 a.m.
Tickborne Illnesses in Children
Dr. Penny Dennehy

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Pediatric Overweight and Obesity: Prevention and Intervention
Dr. Carol Cerezo

11:30 a.m.
Pediatric Cardiology Cases
Dr. Sarah Ford

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

FRIDAY, JULY 15

8 a.m.
When Life Hurts: Managing Psychosomatic Symptoms in Pediatric Patients
Dr. Emily Katz

9 a.m.
Sudden Death and Sports Participation: The Challenges of Screening
Dr. Sarah Ford

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
It May Not Be Therapy, but it can be Therapeutic:  Brief Mental Health Interventions you can Offer in the Pediatric Office Setting
Dr. Emily Katz

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

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and departure