This program will not be running in 2022


Dates: Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 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

Celebrating its 46th year at Colby College, the Progress in Pediatrics conference provides practical and current information for pediatricians, family physicians, and other pediatric health care professionals. The conference, brought to you by Colby College and Brown University, typically offers four one-hour sessions per day in the form of lectures and 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.


Program Highlights

  • 16 Continuing Medical Education Units offered
  • Excellent program focused on current research and trends
  • Outstanding faculty from distinguished institutions
  • Beautiful campus and casual learning environment
  • Summer in Maine (one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in the U.S.)
  • 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 – bring your family and extend your stay to explore Maine
  • Outstanding networking opportunities
  • Traditional Maine lobster bake


Housing available in the new Bill & Joan Alfond Commons in downtown Waterville.

Photo Credit: Trent Bell Photography

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.



Housing Information

Accommodations are available in the residence halls on campus or the new, air-conditioned apartments in downtown Waterville. You may reserve your private rooms on campus or in downtown Commons apartments when you register for the course.


Colby housing includes:

  • Three daily meals in our newly renovated dining hall with unique menu items in multiple stations and all-you-can-eat buffets
  • Access to the athletic center and pool
  • Ticket to our popular Maine lobster bake
  • Complimentary parking on campus or downtown
  • Free shuttle service between campus and the Commons
  • Maid service, pillows, linen, blankets, and towels
  • Free wireless internet throughout campus and in downtown Waterville


Visit our housing page for more information about the dorms and apartments.


Bill & Joan Alfond Commons in downtown Waterville (Interior)


Bring Your Family and Friends to Explore Maine!

Guests staying on campus are encouraged to bring their family or friends for an additional fee.  Plan to arrive early or extend your stay to explore Maine – Colby College is conveniently located in Central Maine for easy day trips to popular destinations.  Your family and friends will have access to the same campus amenities listed above, including the lobster bake.  Add family and friends or additional lobster bake meals when you register for the conference or phone 207-859-4730 to make these changes to your existing registration.



Childcare is available at the Alfond Youth Center, which is located less than one mile from campus.  Rates are $125 per week or $30 per day (half-day rates are also available).  Shuttle service to the Center is available.  For more information, visit the Alfond Youth & Community Center website.


2020 Housing Rates

Full Program: $340/Registrant Check-in July 6, 3:00 PM Check-out July 10, 10:30 AM

Daily Rate: $85/Day Check-in 3:00 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

*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 17 and under will be served hot dogs and sides off the buffet unless an additional lobster bake meal is purchased for them.




Check-in and key pickup will be 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 6th in Cotter Union.

Late check-in will also be available on Tuesday beginning at 11:00 am in the Diamond Building and will continue until 12:00 pm/Noon.

Check-in for guests arriving after Tuesday or outside our normal hours (8:00 am – 8:00 pm) can be arranged ahead of time. Please contact our office for more information.



Check-out for the conference will be at 12:00 PM/Noon on Friday, July 10th. Guests should plan to return their keys by 3:00 pm.

If you are checking out before Thursday or after hours please contact our office about returning your keys.


Welcome Reception

The welcome reception is typically held on Monday evening in the Colby pub in Cotter Union. 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 Maine 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.


2020 Schedule

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2020 Faculty

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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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