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Seeking a break from the long, cold winter? Head to the Sunshine State for spring break and earn continuing medical education credit. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is hosting Practical Pediatrics, March 21-23, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Weekend courses with half-day sessions allow ample time for learning and recreation. Practical Pediatrics combines lectures, interactive seminars and question-and-answer sessions on clinical issues, hot topics and recent practical advances.
The area’s plentiful activities include Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Experience. Or visit the Kennedy Space Center, join an airboat tour of the wetlands, kayak or go hiking.
Following are course highlights and faculty:
“Sports Medicine Cases,” “Sudden Death in Young Athletes,” “Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes” and “Concussions in Young Athletes,” with Andrew J.M. Gregory, M.D., FACSM, FAAP, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center;
“Evaluation and Management of Disorders of Sex Development,” “Recurrent Nonfebrile Urinary Tract Infections,” “Voiding Dysfunction/Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome” and “Testicular and Scrotal Pathology,” with Elizabeth Boettcher Yerkes, M.D., FAAP, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
“Update on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents,” “What’s New in Contraception?” “Breast Disorders” and “Eating Disorders: The Role of the Pediatrician,” with Elizabeth Meller Alderman, M.D., FSHAM, FAAP, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine;
“Juvenile Dermatomyositis,” “Musculoskeletal and Skin Exam: Rheumatology Diagnosis by Physical Findings,” “Update on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis” and “Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Pain,” with Linda Wagner-Weiner, M.D., FAAP, of University of Chicago Medicine;
“Six Behavioral Strategies You Can Use Now,” “Evaluation of the Child With Developmental Delay,” “Transition to Adulthood for Children With Developmental Disabilities: Whose Responsibilities, What Resources?” and “Management of ADHD in Primary Care,” with Nathan J. Blum, M.D., FAAP, of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and
“Which is Safer, Vaccines or Vitamins? Or Why FDA Regulation is a Good Thing,” “What’s New in Vaccines,” “Alternative Medicine: Sense and Nonsense” and “Unvaccinated: The Strange and Rather Surprising History of Vaccine Exemptions,” with Paul A. Offit, M.D., FAAP, of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Participants can earn a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Register by Feb. 21 for early bird rates.
For more information on continuing medical education meeting registration, brochures and general meeting information, visit http://www2.aap.org/livecme or call 866-843-2271. Outside the United States and Canada, call 847-434-4000, option 3.