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This presentation will review new vaccines available in the U.S. market and newer formulations of previously available vaccines. A discussion on the pros and cons of their administration and their place in the primary care provider’s practice will help clinicians more effectively manage vaccines for their patients.


Sudden cardiac death of a young athlete is a rare but devastating event. The pre-participation exam consists of a history and physical, however the sensitivity of this is poor. This talk will review the evaluation recommended by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Family Physician, as well as the more controversial widespread screening with electrocardiogram and limited focus cardiac ultrasound.


These two cases provide evidence-based clinical pearls for managing influenza in the pediatric population, with an emphasis on identification of children at high risk of influenza complications, influenza testing, timing of treatment, and dosing of recommended antivirals.


When is a nosebleed not a normal nosebleed? How much menstrual bleeding is too much? Hemophilia is the best-known bleeding disorder and perhaps the most severe, but there are other milder diseases like von Willebrand disease that are much more common. What are the common myths and perceptions about children with disorders of coagulation? What does the general pediatrician need to know about bleeding disorders? The speaker will cover the basics of identifying children with abnormal bleeding and managing their conditions effectively.


In the United States, over six million children have asthma and over 130,000 children are hospitalized yearly due to asthma exacerbations. Children with difficult-to-treat and/or severe asthma have the highest morbidity and mortality. In addition to ensuring assessment and management per existing guidelines, there is a need for more precise and personalized approaches to asthma management for these patients. This includes identification of phenotypes and tailoring medication choice based on underlying pathophysiology. This talk will address the fundamentals of identifying difficult-to-treat and severe asthma patients and outline steps to create a comprehensive asthma assessment and management plan.

dictionary definition of ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common condition in children and adolescents, requiring careful diagnosis and targeted treatment. In this session, learn how to identify the core symptoms of ADHD; how to select and sequence stimulant and non-stimulant medication, based on symptom presentation; and when psychosocial interventions are appropriate.

In this lecture, Dr. Wurm will review recent studies on nutrition and integrative pediatrics including ones on dietary interventions, exercise programs and meditation. Effective strategies to implement these into practice to reduce pediatric obesity will be discussed.

Dr. Chris Giza, Director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program and a Professor of Pediatric Neurology at UCLA will review evidence-based management for youth sports concussion. He will discuss epidemiology of sports concussions in children, diagnosis, and recommended management including recent updates in the field of concussion management in young children. He will also review the current evidence for controversies in concussion including second impact syndrome, cognitive rest and chronic neurocognitive impairment.


This presentation will review the most cited articles from the pediatric literature in the past 18 months with an eye towards immediate clinical application in your day-to-day practice caring for children and adolescents.

Get the latest updates on the new clinical practice guidelines for food allergies management by the NIAID. Learn about the definition of food allergy and how to differentiate between allergy and intolerance. The faculty will also discuss the management of acute and non-acute allergic reactions and review prevention strategies.

In this activity, Dr. Katz will discuss common endocrine disrupting chemicals found in plastics today and their effect on health. He will also outline strategies to limit exposure and mention steps, both physicians and patients can take to increase awareness about the long-term health effects of EDCs.

Pediatric Obesity: A Practitioner’s Guide to a Community Problem

Obesity in childhood is associated with multiple comorbidities and one out of every 3 children is classified as obese or overweight by their 5th birthday. This program will review the epidemiology and etiology of obesity in childhood. Participants will be able to discuss behaviors within the family that can reduce the risk of obesity as well as discuss community based strategies for childhood obesity.