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Relax in the desert while picking up practice tips in Scottsdale :

August 31, 2018

Take it easy in Arizona while learning at Practical Pediatrics Dec. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Following are course faculty and topics:

  • Benjamin B. Cable, M.D., FAAO, FAAP, talks about differences between rhinitis and sinusitis, how to remove ear wax quickly and safely, optics of otoscopes and use of tympanometry.
  • Margaret C. Fisher, M.D., FAAP, explains how to evaluate a newborn whose mother has Zika virus infection, a child returning from vacation with a fever, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and relapsing fever.
  • Paul G. Fisher, M.D., FAAP, reviews how to differentiate non-epileptic events from seizures, autism from inattention or other delays, concussion and head trauma, and neurological emergencies.
  • Jenifer R. Lightdale, M.D., M.P.H., AGAF, FAAP, explains what to do about foreign body ingestions such as magnets and batteries, describes differences between physiological gastroesophageal and pathological reflux disease, and tells when to treat or refer patients with constipation and encopresis.
  • Fred E. Ghali, M.D., FAAD, FAAP, reviews a potpourri of pediatric dermatology, including lumps and bumps, nevi and sun protection.
  • Christopher K. Varley, M.D., looks at primary care perspectives on anxiety and depression diagnoses, pediatric psychopharmacology and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Earn up to 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Register by Nov. 9 for the best rate at

EQIPP Online course

EQIPP: Growth – Addressing Concerns and Management guides pediatric generalists and endocrinologists on how to develop a growth evaluation plan and communication strategy when monitoring and managing patients’ growth and pubertal development. Earn Maintenance of Certification Part 2 and Part 4 credit. Visit

Sept. 21 registration deadline for APLS

Register by Sept. 21 for the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS): The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course.

Held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, the interactive course includes simulation training, hands-on skill stations and case-based discussions taught by pediatric emergency medicine expert instructors.

Earn a minimum of 7.5 continuing medical education credits. Attendees must sign up for at least a one-day pass to the National Conference to register for the APLS course. Visit and select the APLS course. If you’ve already registered for the conference, call 800-433-9016, option 3 to add the course. Questions? Email

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