CME: PREP The Cram, Pediatric Musculoskeletal Boot Camp, and more
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Be ready for board exam with PREP The Cram
Let the AAP help you prepare for the primary general pediatrics board examination
with confidence at AAP Headquarters in Itasca, Ill.
Attend PREP The Cram, Sept. 7-8, for an intensive review and preparation with content
guided by the American Board of Pediatrics specifications outline. Residents and those
seeking a general pediatric review for lifelong learning should attend.
General sessions use audience response technology, high-yield 15-minute lectures on
key topic areas, breakout sessions for in-depth review, and sessions on test-taking
strategies and personalized study plan development.
Faculty will cover these topics:
Adolescent medicine, disorders of cognition, language and learning, behavioral and
mental health, child abuse and neglect, growth and development, preventive pediatrics,
psychological issues, and child abuse and substance abuse, with Joseph Gigante, M.D.,
Fluids and electrolytes, collagen and vascular disorders, sports medicine and physical
fitness, allergy and immunologic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and renal and
urologic disorders, with David Kershaw, M.D., FAAP.
Nutrition and nutritional disorders, endocrine disorders and gastrointestinal disorders,
with Jenifer Lightdale, M.D., M.P.H., AGAP, FAAP.
Fetus and newborn, neurologic disorders, metabolic disorders, genetics and dysmorphic,
with L. Kristin Parsley, M.D., FAAP.
Cardiovascular disorders, emergency care, critical care, pharmacology and pain management,
respiratory disorders, and disorders of the eye, ear, nose and throat, with Ajit Sarnaik,
Go into the trenches with the Pediatric Musculoskeletal Boot Camp for Primary Care
Providers on Sept. 21.
Designed to fill gaps in knowledge, performance and outcomes, the course is hosted
at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and the UCSF Millberry
Center in San Francisco.
The course will cover basic musculoskeletal physical exam skills; best methods for
diagnosing, splinting and managing common fractures; basics of concussion management;
how and why to screen for developmental dysplasia of the hip; diagnosis and management
of common sports injuries in children; and management of in-toeing and out-toeing
Weekly Wednesday webinars from noon to 1 p.m. EDT cover topics from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Topics this month are immunization strategies (July 10), vaccine storage, handling
and administration (July 17), DTaP/Tdap (July 24) and rotavirus and hepatitis A (July
31). Continuing medical education credit is available. Register at https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/pinkbook/.