Paper handouts: $40
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:
· 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
· 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
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8847
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