Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 27, 2009 End Date/Time: May 01, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 27, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 28, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - IMMUNIZATION UPDATE - Changes in immunizations and newly available vaccines. Future innovations in immunization. ANTIBIOTIC UPDATE - Trends in antibiotic resistance. Empiric antibiotic usage for common conditions. Strategies to resist further development of antibiotic resistance. SERIOUS INFECTIONS OF THE HEAD AND NECK - Clinical appearance, diagnosis, treatment of peritonsillar, retropharyngeal, parapharyngeal space infections. Red, swollen eye or cheek. “TOO MANY” INFECTIONS - Evaluation of frequent infections. Common causes of recurrent infections, when to consider immune deficiency states, management issues. DAY 2 - MRSA - Drug resistance, MRSA in particular. Diagnosing and treating both community and hospital acquired MRSA. Importance of appropriate and timely diagnosis. Alternative therapies recommended. Practical preventative measures in helping to reduce incidence. CASES FROM THE FILES OF A PEDIATRIC ID CONSULTANT - Pediatric infectious diseases cases and approaches to a variety of interesting clinical challenges. Non-infectious conditions may masquerade as infectious diseases and history is the key to most diagnoses. FEVER AND RASH - Clinical illnesses with fever and rash. Clinical and laboratory diagnosis. KAWASAKI DISEASE - Clinical / laboratory manifestations. Therapy. Potential for coronary complications. DAY 3 - ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA - Trends in resistance. Empiric antibiotic therapy. Unnecessary antibiotic usage. TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS: HOT SPOTS AND BULLSEYES - Epidemiology. Clinical / laboratory manifestations. Empiric therapy. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FEBRILE INFANT - Common bacterial pathogens associated with fever in infants < 8 weeks. Diagnostic evaluation. Treatment options. LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS - Association of age, seasonal, clinical presentation, chest x-ray findings with etiology of pneumonia. Diagnostic approach to suspected pneumonia, treatment options, implications of emerging bacterial resistance. DAY 4 - VIRUS X - Pathophysiology of Epstein-Barr virus infection. Clinical manifestations. Laboratory work-up based on the situation. FEVER - Biologic reasons for fever. Approach to fever of unknown origin. Specific diseases and syndromes associated with fever. URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS - Clinical situations in which infections should be considered. Diagnostic methods for infection, reliability and application, and limitations. Treatment options, follow up strategies. INFECTIOUS DISEASES - Emerging infectious diseases. Symptoms and signs. Management. DAY 5 - 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 and general approach to diagnosis. Treatment options for the various clinical conditions associated with Bartonella henselae infection. LYMPHADENOPATHY - Differentiate serious from reactive adenopathy. Approach patient based on location and tempo of adenopathy. Laboratory aids in diagnosis. TOP ARTICLES OF THE YEAR - Review critical information in the field. Stimulate discussion among colleagues and effect changes in practice patterns.


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Physician Fees $745.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $795.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $645.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $695.00 Late Registration