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Bahamas CME course offers professional development in paradise :

November 13, 2015

The Atlantis Paradise Island Resort will host an AAP Practical Pediatrics continuing medical education (CME) course Feb. 19-21 in the Bahamas.

Half-day sessions will cover dermatology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, neurology and orthopedics. Expert faculty will share case-based guidance and practical information concerning current pediatric issues.

The island paradise of Atlantis offers gorgeous tropical scenery and a wide variety of attractions to fill your weekend. Spend your free time relaxing on the beach, cooling off in the pool and exploring the many shops and restaurants.

Courses and faculty include:

  • “Update on Non-accidental Fractures in Children,” “Top Ten Reasons Why Children’s Fractures Differ From Adult Fractures,” “The Epidemic of ACL Tears in Pediatric Athletes” and “Screening for DDH: The Latest Guidelines,” with William L. Hennrikus, M.D., FAAOS, FAAP;
  • “Exposure to Infectious Diseases (case-based), Rabies, Bites and Needle Sticks,” “Vaccine Cases,” “Hot Topics in ID: Ebola, Chikungunya, What’s Next?” and “Pneumonia Guidelines: Very Long, How Helpful?” with Margaret C. Fisher, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Functional Abdominal Pain: How to Decrease the Pain in the Child and in the Provider,” “Common GI Problems,” “Childhood Constipation is Treatable: Tricks of the Trade” and “Not Everything That Comes Up is Reflux,” with Carlo DiLorenzo, M.D.;
  • “Love the Skin You’re In: Risks of Sun Exposure and Prevention Strategies,” “Dermatologic Diagnostic Dilemmas: Solving Diagnostic Puzzles,” “Itching to Know More: A Practical Guide to Eczema Management” and “Dermatology Treatment Tricks and Tips,” with Miriam G. Weinstein, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Masquerade Party: Events That Are Not Seizures,” “Headache: When to Worry, When to Treat?” “First and Second Seizures: What to Know and Do?” and “Neurological Emergencies: You Make the Call,” with Paul Graham Fisher, M.D., FAAP; and
  • “Six Behavioral Strategies You Can Use Now,” “Management of ADHD in Primary Care” and “Management of Sleep Problems in Children and Youth,” with Nathan J. Blum, M.D., FAAP.

Register by Jan. 22 for early bird rates. Earn up to 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. A self-assessment portion of the course is approved for 10 points of Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics. Participants must take a pre-test, attend the live activity and complete a post-test.


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