Current Clinical Pediatrics 2014

April 21-25, 2014
Omni Hilton Head Resort, Hilton Head, SC

Current Clinical Pediatrics 2013
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Target Audience

Pediatricians, family practitioners, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents


Educational Needs Addressed

This conference is designed to address practice gaps in the areas of pediatric behavioral and developmental care,  emergency medicine, general pediatrics, pulmonary, otolaryngology and neurology. The conference is intended to increase knowledge and competence by providing opportunities for learning through lectures, discussion, small group workshops, and interaction with faculty and peers. In addition to some of the specific clinical objectives listed below, the faculty have identified when they will address the Six Core Competencies required for Maintenance of Certification (see icons after each talk).


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss childhood causes of poor speech, delayed speech, lost speech and absent speech
    • Discuss important aspects of early childhood wheezing including what it means, how it should be managed, and implications for long term prognosis
    • Discuss essential knowledge for supporting breast feeding success in the first weeks of life
    • Discuss the recent medical literature to select appropriate antibiotics for skin infections
    • Describe some of the presenting signs and symptoms of aerodigestive foreign bodies and be able to assess which foreign bodies constitute emergencies
    • Discuss the approach to diagnosis and management of pediatric pulmonary “zebras”
    • Discuss the diagnosis and differing approaches to the management of common neuropediatric disorders
    • Review the impact of the recent changes in autism diagnosis and classification with DSM V
    • Discuss 2,500 years of our changing understanding of febrile seizures, their management and whether we can reduce the risk of later unprovoked afebrile seizures
    • Discuss the NAEPP guidelines and how to apply them to developing asthma treatment plans for patients
    • Discuss the history of Tourette syndrome, its natural history, its emotional and other comorbidities and its medical and non-medical management
    • State some of the things on the differential diagnosis of noisy breathing and be able to recognize those things that prompt urgent referral to otolaryngology
    • Discuss current evidence about the effects of corporal punishment and provide participants with strategies for addressing this issue during the pediatric primary care visit
    • Discuss several cases that were co-managed by the primary care and emergency room practices \Differentiate emergent from urgent from routine otolaryngologic problems and initial steps in management
    • Review the requirements for mandated reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect, and discuss guidelines for decision-making in a series of challenging case examples
    • Discuss treating common hand injuries and infections
    • Introduce the physiologic and epidemiologic basis for spirometry, and how to incorporated it into a primary care practice
    • Discuss how to screen for anxiety in primary care and steps to support the child and family
    • Describe some of the items on the differential for neck masses and be able to elicit some of the concerning signs/symptoms for pediatric neck masses
    • Discuss less common infectious diseases that could possibly present to the primary care office as a result of bioterrorism, laboratory accident, or exotic travel
    • Review high-yield, efficient ways in which pediatric providers can act as advocates for patients who are in need of concrete supports or services
    • Discuss  the impact of response to intervention and how to support families as they navigate special education services for their child



    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Contact Hours: 21.4 of which 7.4 is eligible for pharmacology credit

    This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 20.75 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    This Live activity, Current Clinical Pediatrics 2014, with a beginning date of 04/21/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  20.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This program has been approved by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Inc., (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Committee for the following contact hours:  20.5 contact hours of which 5.75 contact hours are pharmacology. (Program #A10-14-07)

    Disclosure Policy

    It is the policy of Boston University School of Medicine Department of Continuing Medical Education, that faculty disclose to program participants any real or apparent conflict of interest. In addition, the faculty is asked to disclose any discussion pertaining to the unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices. Complete disclosure information will be available on site in the printed course materials.