CME: Peds21 in New Orleans, Practical Pediatrics in Orlando
Opioid crisis topic of Pediatrics for the 21st Century program
There’s no doubt the opioid crisis is a pediatric issue. Tens of thousands of infants
are born each year with opioid withdrawal. Toddlers are ingesting their caregivers’
pain medications. Children and adolescents are being prescribed opioids for too long
and in doses that are too high. Teens and young adults are struggling with addiction.
Despite its pervasiveness, opioid addiction may stymie pediatricians.
The Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program at the 2019 AAP National Conference
& Exhibition aims to clear up that confusion and give pediatricians knowledge, tools
and resources to help their patients and families.
Want a family vacation that also gives you an opportunity to learn and earn continuing
medical education credit? Attend half-day sessions at Practical Pediatrics in Orlando,
Fla., Nov. 15-17, and have time to visit Universal parks and relax at the Loews Portofino
Topics include allergy and immunology, dermatology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics,
endocrinology, gastroenterology and rheumatology. Following are concurrent session
Nathan J. Blum, M.D., FAAP, discusses indications for stimulants, alpha agonists,
norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and atypical
Charlotte M. Boney, M.D., FAAP, helps pediatricians screen and identify patients with
obesity who need medical evaluation.
Maria F. Ibarra, M.D., FAAP, demonstrates physical examination of patients with joint
Mitchell R. Lester, M.D., FAAP, identifies common food allergens and presentations
of IgE-mediated food allergy and non-IgE mediated immunologic food reactions.
Jenifer R. Lightdale, M.D., M.P.H., AGAF, FAAP, looks at functional constipation and
encopresis, primary care treatment and referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Miriam G. Weinstein, M.D., FRCPC, FAAP, delves into dermatologic diagnostic dilemmas,
using morphologic clues to diagnose skin disease.
Register by Oct. 18 to save $150. Earn up to 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and
17 American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credits. Visit