Dates: July 6th – 10th, 2020

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

Brought to you by Colby College and Brown University, The Progress in Pediatrics conference is intended to provide practical, up-to-date information for practicing pediatricians, family physicians, and other pediatric health care professionals. This four-day conference typically offers four one-hour sessions per day in the form of lectures and interactive case studies led by distinguished faculty from across the country.  The course is structured so that participants have afternoons free to explore the many beautiful destinations in Maine.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Program

  • Excellent program focused on current research and trends
  • Outstanding faculty
  • CMEs
  • Beautiful campus and casual learning environment
  • Summer in Maine (one of the most popular and beautiful destinations)
  • Affordable on-campus or off-campus Colby housing and meals
  • Free campus facilities and programs, including the Museum of Art, the athletic complex and the Atlantic Music Festival
  • Family friendly
  • Outstanding networking opportunities
  • Lobster bake

Course Credit

This activity is planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) and Colby College. The MMET is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Further information regarding continuing medical education credits will be available soon!

Course Topic & Objectives

The 2020 topic and objectives will be announced soon.

“My daughter, her best friend, and I really love everything about this conference, Colby, and Waterville!” – 2019 Progress in Pediatrics Participant













Housing Information

Accommodations for Progress in Pediatrics guests are available in the campus residence halls. Private rooms on campus or in the new Alfond Commons building in downtown Waterville can be secured when you register for the course. All attendees staying on campus or in the downtown commons will receive three daily meals in our dining hall, use of campus amenities such as the athletic center and pool, and a meal at the lobster bake reception. Guests may choose to stay for the full program or for select days. See our housing page for more details about our dorms and downtown apartments.


Bring Your Family and Friends!

Conference guests staying on campus for the full 5-day program may bring their family or friends for an additional fee. Your family and friends will have access to the same campus amenities listed above, as well as a meal at the lobster bake reception. Please note that only registered adults 18 and older will be provided a full meal option of lobster steak or vegetarian at the lobster bake reception. Kids ages seventeen and under will be served unlimited hot dogs and sides off the buffet unless an additional lobster bake meal is purchased for them. Add family and friends or additional lobster bake meals when you register for the conference or give our office a call to make these changes to your existing registration.



Information coming soon


2020 Housing Rates

Full Program: $340/Registrant Check-in July 6th, 3 PM Check-out July 10th, 10:30 AM

Daily Rate: $85/Day Check-in 3 PM before your first night, Check-out 10:30 AM after your last night

Family And Friends: $200 for adults 18+ and $120 for children 17- full program only

Lobster Bake: $40/plate additional meals can be purchased when you register


Wireless Internet is available throughout campus and in downtown Waterville.

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


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








The 2020 schedule will be released shortly

Sample Schedule


Welcome Reception

The welcome reception is typically held on Monday evening in the Colby pub. This relaxed gathering is an excellent opportunity for faculty and attendees to mingle and network. The Colby pub offers a full bar to purchase drinks. Light snacks including pretzels, roasted peanuts, and chips and dip will be provided. More information regarding the specific time and location will be released with the official schedule.


Lobster Bake

Typically held on Wednesday evening at the Johnson Pond picnic area, the traditional Down East Lobster Bake is always great fun! Enjoy a perfect meal of lobster, steak, Or stemmed tofu and vegetables with all of the traditional fixings including steamed muscles and clams, dinner rolls, hot dogs, steamed potatoes, corn on the cob, watermelon, and blueberry lemon bars! Our bar is typically stocked with red and white wine, and two kinds of beer. Registered guests twenty-one and older will be given one drink ticket each and can pay cash for additional drinks. Ice water, lemonade, and coffee will also be provided. Johnson Pond is located right on campus and offers a relaxed picnic style environment with lots of space for children to run around and play. In the event of bad weather, the lobster bake will be held indoors.

The lobster bake is included for all attendees and their guests registered for on-campus housing. Registered children ages seventeen and under will not be given a ticket for lobster, steak, or steamed tofu and vegetables unless an additional meal ticket is purchased for them. Instead, all you can eat hot dogs and sides will be available off the buffet.

If you plan to stay on campus for the partial program or off-campus, you can attend the lobster bake for a fee of $45/plate.

Please sign up for the lobster bake when you register for the conference as we will not be able to add people to the guest list after the first day of the conference.


Make The Most of Your Afternoons Off

The Progress in Pediatrics Conference is typically scheduled such that course sessions end at 12:30 pm daily, which allows participants time to explore popular destinations in Maine.














Summer 2020 Faculty To Be Announced
















2020 Handouts

Handouts for the conference will be posted here as they are provided to us by the faculty. Please note that we cannot guarantee handouts for every presentation.


















2019 Guests


“This conference was wonderful from the quality of presentations and relevance to the scheduling balancing learning and free time.”


“The lectures were wonderful and very helpful.”


“Excellent CME as always!”


“Wonderful setting, it was a pleasure being a part of this event.”


“Downtown apartments were very nice, great change!”


“My daughter, her best friend, and I really love everything about this conference, Colby, and Waterville!”


“I thoroughly enjoyed each session and the variety of information that was presented.”


“Excellent program, I will be recommending this conference to colleagues.”






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