“Thank you for a wonderful conference - excellent hosts. I love and am always impressed by the quality of Symposia Medicus education. A fantastic family vacation and wonderful CME!”
– A. Whaley, MD

“I like that there is time during the day for some fun activities. Each presenter was wonderful, understandable, and provided lectures with easy to remember take away points.”
– A. Metzler, PA-C

“Nice variety of topics over different Symposia Medicus conferences, great locations.”
– G. Perz, MD


Our 20th Annual Winter Conference on Pediatric Emergencies focuses on many challenges facing pediatric and emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the clinical care of children. The goal of this conference is to increase the knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our 20th Annual Winter Conference on Pediatric Emergencies while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

Provide care to youth athletes suffering from potential concussion

Compare and contrast presenting patterns of bacterial versus viral pneumonia

Assess patients who do not “fit” expected diagnoses and therapeutic responses

Formulate frontline strategies to deal with syncope and dysautonomia patients

Devise a plan to address the needs of abuse victims and refer them to resources and services


At the conclusion of attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the case studies test, surveys, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 for 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.



Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 16 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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 16 hours(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

This Live activity, 20th Annual Winter Conference on PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES, with a beginning date of 02/25/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.00 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.

NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 16 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 16.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 19.2 contact hours.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2 hours in pharmacology content for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology content for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as requirements may vary state to state.


Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper, flash drive, or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $65 for a hard copy,
$30 for a flash drive, and $25 for the digital copy. 
To place your order, please email publications@symposiamedicus.org.


To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, ski lift tickets, ski lift equipment rental, tours and/or nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at


Ilene Claudius, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Timothy G. Givens, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado

Maria D. McColgan, MD, MSEd, FAAP
Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Director
The Child Abuse Research Education Service (CARES) Institute & Cooper University Health Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rowan University SOM & Cooper Medical School
Rowan University
Stratford, New Jersey
School District of Philadelphia
Board of Education Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael E. McConnell, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Associate Professor of
Pediatrics & Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
Atlanta, Georgia

James Naprawa, MD
Attending Physician
Director of Quality Improvement
Division of Emergency Medicine
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland
Oakland, California

Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.



Tuesday, February 25

5:30-7:00pm Registration & Check-in During Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Wednesday, February 26

3:00pm Continued Registration & Check-in
3:45 Welcome & Introduction
Ilene Claudius, MD & Michael E. McConnell, MD
4:00 Where the Wild Things Are: Environmental Emergencies
Timothy G. Givens, MD
4:45 Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies (Rx = 10 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
5:30 Sudden Death in Pediatrics
Michael E. McConnell, MD
6:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, February 27

7:00am Demystifying the Medical Evaluation in Child Sexual Abuse
Maria D. McColgan, MD, MSEd
7:45 Allergic Emergencies: Anaphylaxis to FPIES
(Rx = 15 minutes)
James Naprawa, MD
8:30 Making the Diagnosis: Child Physical Abuse & Neglect
Maria D. McColgan, MD, MSEd
9:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Adjourn Morning Session
Mid-Day Break: 10:00am-4:00pm
4:00pm Sidelines to ED: Concussion Management
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
4:45 Approach to Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Timothy G. Givens, MD
5:30 Identifying & Responding to Child Sex Trafficking
Maria D. McColgan, MD, MSEd
6:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, February 28

4:00pm Pediatric Pneumonia: Does This Kid Need Antibiotics?
(Rx = 25 minutes)
James Naprawa, MD
4:45 Pediatric Heart Murmurs: What You Do Not Want To Miss - A Multimedia Presentation
Michael E. McConnell, MD
5:30 Street Drugs & Teens (Rx = 30 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
6:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
7:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, February 29

7:00am Syncope in Young People: When to Be Concerned
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Michael E. McConnell, MD
7:45 Common Pediatric Emergency Complaints: Avoiding Diagnostic Error & Cognitive Bias
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Timothy G. Givens, MD
8:30 Case Studies in Infectious Diseases (Rx = 10 minutes)
James Naprawa, MD
9:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority
will be granted for these sessions



Located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming, just an hour south of Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole is a beautiful alpine valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains, high mountain lakes, and majestic scenery. Within the valley lies Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge, two ski resorts, and the friendly town of Jackson.

Set in the shadow of the towering Grand Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole is a unique blend of Western charm and cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are numerous art galleries displaying the works of a large number of well-known artists, easily browsed before a dining experience in one of the many excellent restaurants. For a more casual outing, the town of Jackson is host to an abundance of local breweries, distilleries, and even a winery.

The Snow King Resort is conveniently located to take advantage of this natural playground. The spacious condos are fully furnished in an elegant western style, with rustic log and stone finishes. Guest rooms offer spectacular views of the town of Jackson, Snow King Mountain, or the Grand Teton Mountain Range. At the resort, enjoy slopeside access to Snow King Mountain Resort, or the Cowboy Coaster, winding down 2,500 feet through the alpine forest; or, ride the Scenic Chair lift to the top of Snow King Mountain for an unmatched view of the Tetons and Jackson Hole.

The outdoor adventurer can snowshoe or cross-country ski the groomed trails of Grand Teton National Park, or see Yellowstone National Park in a truly unique way by touring its incredible geothermal pools and geysers by snow coach or snowmobile. Not to be missed is a sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. See thousands of wintering elk, guided by a knowledgeable sleigh driver, for an up close and personal view of Jackson Hole’s famous wildlife. With beautiful natural scenery and some of the best terrain and snow in the world, Jackson Hole provides a bucket list experience for any skier or snowboarder.

Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to find it at the 20th Annual Winter Conference on Pediatric Emergencies in Jackson Hole, Wyoming!


Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates by reserving the following ways:

On-line at our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287.

Visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.


If postmarked by
December 17, 2019
If postmarked after
December 17, 2019
Physicians $695 $795
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $595 $695

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to session materials, continental breakfast on Thursday and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email


Conference group rates have been arranged at the Snow King Resort. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase. If you wish to extend your stay, group rates may be available three days before and three days after the conference.

Two nights’ deposit (room rate only) must accompany your reservation. The balance of your lodging, hotel fees as stated below, and all incidental charges are due to the hotel. The hotel accepts most major credit cards.

Type of Room Group Rates Maximum
The conference room is located within the Snow King Hotel
King Hotel Room $184/night 2 Rooms feature iron/ironing board, mini fridge, coffee maker, alarm clock, TV, bathroom, and some offer a balcony.
Double Queen
Hotel Room


(Single/Double occupancy; an additional $10 per person charge applies to additional occupants 13 years & older)

Luxury Condos are an approximate 5-10 minute walk to the conference room

Luxury Parlor Condo

(Limited, reserve early)

$284/night 4 This two room condo offers a king or queen murphy bed with bathroom, a separate living area with an additional queen murphy bed and bathroom, washer & dryer, work desk, fireplace, mini kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, sink, and small fridge.

Luxury 1-Bedroom Condo

(Limited, reserve early)

$294/night 4 This large one bedroom condo offers a king bed in the bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in the living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and patio. The bathroom offers a shower and whirlpool bathtub.

Luxury 3-Bedroom Condo

(Very limited availability. Must call Symposia
Medicus to reserve)

$504/night 8 This condo is a combination of one Luxury Parlor Condo and one Luxury 1-Bedroom Condo.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $37.00 (plus tax) per room, per night is discounted to $25.00 (plus tax). The Resort Fee includes: 24-hour fitness center access, 24-hour guest business center access (black & white printer only), in-room & throughout hotel internet access, daily local newspaper (in lobby), self-parking, local & toll-free phone calls, 24-hour internet kiosk, on-property transportation (to/from condominiums), outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, airport shuttle (to/from Jackson Hole Airport), shuttle to/from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort/Teton Village (this service runs in the morning and afternoon, however, it is not on a set schedule. You must sign up for the shuttle and it is available on a first come, first served basis). Items listed are subject to change.

In addition, Symposia Medicus has arranged shuttle service (on Wednesday, February 26 through Saturday, February 29) from the Snow King Resort to the Jackson Hole Resort Mountain Ski Area. This is a private, complimentary shuttle service, only for those who have booked their lodging through Symposia Medicus, please visit our website for further information.


Hotel Policies

Changes (within 7 days of arrival) or failure to arrive on confirmed date will be charged the entire reserved stay

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 6% sales tax
- 2% Teton County lodging tax
- $25 (plus 8% tax) resort fee (discounted from $37, plus tax)

Maximum guestroom occupancy stated cannot be exceeded

Double Queen Hotel Room only: mandatory additional occupant charge, over two people, is $10 per person, per night, for additional occupants ages 13 years and older. Not to exceed maximum occupancy stated.

Rollaway beds are NOT available at the resort

Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Late check-outs are based on availability and additional charges may apply.

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay, plus $100/day for estimated incidental charges; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary. Valet is not available at the resort.

Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after January 21, 2020; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

Per our hotel contract, hotel reservation cancellations must be made in writing to Symposia Medicus and you will receive a full refund if emailed/postmarked by December 24, 2019. Between December 25, 2019 and January 21, 2020, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After January 21, 2020, no hotel refunds can be made.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the dates stated above.

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, hotel deposit refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.


You will fly into the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) which is approximately 20 minutes from the Snow King Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Delta and United airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Delta Airlines For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit www.delta.com, enter in your travel plans and then click on the “Advanced Search” link located below the “Passenger” box. Once you click on this link, a panel will appear and you will need to insert NMT7R in the “Meeting Code” box.
For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.
United Airlines For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.united.com and click on Advanced Search, located on the bottom left corner of the “Book Travel” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. At the bottom of this page, you will insert ZH4W711859in the “Promotions and Certificates” box at the end of the page.
For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.


For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made online or by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS www.avis.com 800-331-1600 AWD #B766625
Budget www.budget.com 800-772-3773 BCD #U076767