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Sail through latest advances in 6 topic areas at Florida course :

December 12, 2019

Learn then unwind at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., during the Practical Pediatrics CME course, March 20-22 in Orlando.

There will be ample time to discuss hot topics, recent practice advances and case analyses with faculty and peers. The course explores allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine and orthopedics.

Following are session and faculty highlights:

  • Andrea T. Cruz, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, will discuss management of a child exposed to an abandoned needle in the community, and under which circumstances rabies prophylaxis would be needed. She also will present sessions on head injuries, urinary tract infections and febrile older infants and children.
  • Discuss multiple topical and systemic therapeutic options for atopic dermatitis and apply clinical pearls for managing difficult situations, with Angela D. Hogan, M.D., FAAP. Her other sessions focus on drug allergies, allergy testing and breathing difficulties during exercise.
  • When a child has recurrent infections, recognize the red flags that suggest a primary immunodeficiency and develop initial diagnostic plans for suspected immunodeficient children before referring to an immunologist, with Erich Maul, D.O., M.P.H., FAAP. He also will present sessions on failure to thrive and malnutrition, antibiotic therapy in the antimicrobial stewardship era and brief resolved unexplained events.
  • Patricia A. Treadwell, M.D., FAAD, FAAP, will examine dermatoses in children of color. She also will discuss hemangiomas and vascular malformations, exanthems and enanthems, and skin manifestations of collagen vascular disorders.
  • Learn about several underlying cardiac abnormalities with subtle initial findings and that can lead to serious disease if undetected or undiagnosed with Stuart Berger, M.D., FAAP. In other sessions, he will review congenital heart disease, acquired cardiac disease and the cardiologist’s view of the preparticipation physical examination.
  • Learn about common orthopedic management options for children with special health care needs with William A. Phillips, M.D., FACS, FAAP. He will discuss potentially serious problems such as atlantoaxial instability in Down syndrome and shunt malfunction in myelomeningocele. He also will offer orthopedic sessions on approaches to the limping child, pediatric musculoskeletal exam and what to know about fractures.

Register by Feb. 21 to save $150. Earn up to 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Visit

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