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Our 27th Annual Fall Conference on Pediatric Emergencies focuses on many challenges facing Pediatric and Emergency health care professionals. The goal of this conference is to increase participants' knowledge of recent advances in pediatric emergency medicine and to enhance their competence in managing common pediatric emergencies. Participants will be able to update and apply their knowledge and skills immediately to clinical practice through participation in lectures, case presentations and discussions about illnesses and injuries specific to the pediatric population. This conference is targeted at physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses involved in the clinical care of children.

Topics for this year's conference have been selected based on extensive target audience needs assessment data resulting from professional practice gaps. These gaps were identified by a variety of sources including feedback from past participants, clinical expert input, Symposia Medicus' online survey, and other medical and nursing data.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Speakers will be accessible during the entire conference and are committed to providing participants with current and practical information. Each speaker was selected based on their individual area of expertise and their ability to communicate practical information to participants.

Morning sessions and one afternoon session leave ample time for relaxing, enjoying family and friends, and exploring the beautiful island of St. Thomas.


After participating in this conference, you should have an increased knowledge of, and be more competent to . . .

Identify common pitfalls in diagnosing pediatric orthopedic injuries

Demonstrate the use of the various airway and oxygen adjuncts and methods for optimum ventilation and airway control of the infant or child in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest

Recognize the more subtle and complicating features of apparently simple pediatric ophthalmologic diagnoses

Diagnose and manage life-threatening rashes in children

Treat and manage cardiac problems in children


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificates of credit will be given to participants on-site at the conclusion of the conference.


Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application has been made to the American College of Emergency Physicians for ACEP Category I credit.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Determination of credit is pending.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 18 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.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18. Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2.83 hours in pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx.


Small group discussions will be held Friday afternoon. These Round Table Discussion Sessions are organized to provide an opportunity for greater participant/faculty interaction, and will give you an opportunity to discuss subjects relating to your particular area of interest. You are encouraged to bring cases or issues you are confronting in your clinical practice to discuss during these sessions.


Each registrant will receive an extensive conference syllabus containing pertinent information on each topic presented. This syllabus is available on paper or on a flash drive (e-syllabus). You can request an e-syllabus on our conference registration form. By requesting an e-syllabus, you will not receive a paper syllabus. If you request an e-syllabus and bring your laptop to the conference, please be aware that there are no electrical outlets at the conference tables. Make sure your laptop is fully charged each day.

Extra copies of this syllabus, whether on flash drive or paper, are available for purchase by writing, with $45 payment to: Symposia Medicus, 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287 (please refer to syllabus #1195 and indicate type of media preferred).


Additional information about our conference hotel, ground transportation, and group tours will be sent.

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