CME - Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2008 End Date/Time: May 30, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 26, 2008
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES - DAY 1 - PEDIATRIC IMMUNIZATION UPDATE – Changes in childhood immunizations and newly available vaccines. Future innovations in immunization. ANTIBIOTIC UPDATE – Trends in antibiotic resistance. Empiric antibiotic usage for common pediatric conditions. Strategies to resist further development of antibiotic resistance. SERIOUS INFECTIONS OF THE HEAD AND NECK – Differences and similarities in the clinical appearance, diagnosis and treatment of peritonsillar, retropharyngeal, and parapharyngeal space infections. Approach to the child with red, swollen eye or cheek. THE CHILD WITH “TOO MANY” INFECTIONS – Office evaluation of the child with frequent infections. The presentation of the most common causes of recurrent infections in childhood when to consider immune deficiency states, then the management issues for physician providing pediatric healthcare. DAY 2 - THE AGE OF MRSA – Emergence and development of drug resistance and MRSA in particular. Prevalence and differences in diagnosing and treating both community and hospital acquired MRSA. Importance of appropriate and timely diagnosis when confronted with MRSA. Alternative therapies recommended when challenged by MRSA. Preventative measures in helping to reduce the incidence of MRSA. CASES FROM THE FILES OF A PEDIATRIC ID CONSULTANT – Instructive pediatric infectious diseases cases and approaches to a variety of interesting clinical challenges as presented to the ID consultant. Non-infectious conditions may masquerade as infectious diseases and history is the key to most diagnoses. LYMPHADENOPATHY IN CHILDREN: DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH – Differentiate serious from reactive adenopathy. Approach patient based on location and tempo of adenopathy. Laboratory aids in diagnosis. KAWASAKI DISEASE – Clinical / laboratory manifestations of Kawasaki disease. Therapy for the condition. The potential for coronary complications. DAY 3 - ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA – Trends in resistance in pediatric pathogens. Empiric antibiotic therapy. Unnecessary antibiotic usage. CLINICAL APPROACH TO CONGENITAL INFECTIONS – Clinical / laboratory evidence of different infections. The role maternal serologic testing. Therapy and long-term management plans. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FEBRILE INFANT – Common bacterial pathogens associated with fever in infants < 8 weeks. The rationale for current diagnostic evaluation in these patients. Treatment options for this patient population. PEDIATRIC LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTION – The association of age, seasonal, clinical presentation, and chest x-ray findings with etiology of pediatric pneumonia. Diagnostic approach to infants and children suspected to have pneumonia, treatment options and the implications of emerging bacterial resistance. DAY 4 - VIRUS X: UBIQUITOUS, UNCANNY, UNDERSTANDABLE – Pathophysiology of Epstein-Barr virus infection. The diverse clinical manifestations of EBV infection. Laboratory work-up based on the situation. TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS: HOT SPOTS AND BULLSEYES – Epidemiology of tick-borne infections. Clinical / laboratory manifestations. Empiric therapy. URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS – Clinical situations in which urinary tract infections should be considered. Diagnostic methods for urinary tract infection, their reliability and application, and their limitations. Treatment options and follow up strategies. INFECTIOUS DISEASES WALKING THROUGH YOUR OFFICE DOOR – Prepare for emerging infectious diseases. Important symptoms and signs. A plan for management. DAY 5 - PEDIATRIC MENINGITIS – Common presenting features of bacterial and viral meningitis. Common pathogens and treatment for bacterial meningitis. Management priorities and potential complications of bacterial meningitis. CAT SCRATCH DISEASE – Classic and more recently described clinical presentations of cat scratch disease and the general approach to diagnosis. Treatment options for the various clinical conditions associated with Bartonella henselae infection. FEVER AND RASH – Distinctive clinical illnesses with fever and rash. Approach to clinical and laboratory diagnosis. THE TOP TEN PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARTICLES OF THE YEAR – Critical information in the field. Stimulate discussion among colleagues and effect changes in practice patterns.


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Physician Fees $725.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $775.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $625.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $675.00 Late Registration