OVERVIEW

Pediatric Infectious Diseases: A Primary Care and Hospitalist Approach is organized by American Medical Seminars (AMS), Inc. and will be held from May 08 - 11, 2023.

Agenda & Learning Objectives:
1 Day
Pediatric Immunization Update and Challenges of Vaccine Refusal
Upon completion of this session, using information published by the CDC and AAP, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Describe the relevant epidemiology of specific vaccine-preventable diseases.
• Appropriately use vaccines according to ACIP and AAP recommendations.
• Incorporate and apply the significant changes and updates to the current ACIP/AAP recommendations
• Approach the problem of vaccine refusal and provide clinical strategies to affect parental education and cooperation.

Pediatric Meningitis Revisited
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Appraise common presenting features of bacterial and viral meningitis.
• Determine the pathogens and develop a treatment plan concerning bacterial meningitis in children as per the Cochrane Database, systematic reviews, and AAP Guidelines.
• Recognize the latest diagnostic tools and the management priorities and potential complications of bacterial meningitis.
• Relate the effects of immunization practices on bacterial meningitis.

Chief Complaint: Fever and Rash
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Recognize distinctive clinical illnesses with fever and rash.
• Develop an approach to clinical and laboratory diagnosis.

Serious Infections of the Head and Neck 
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Differentiate the clinical appearance, diagnosis, and treatment of peritonsillar, retropharyngeal, and parapharyngeal space infections as per the Otolaryngology Clinic Practice Guidelines.
• Develop an approach to the child with red, swollen eyes or cheeks.

Antibiotic Update
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Review recent trends in antibiotic resistance.
• Improve empiric antibiotic usage for common pediatric conditions as per the AAP recommendations.
• Develop strategies to resist further bacterial resistance, as recommended by the CDC.

2 Day
The Age of MRSA
Upon completion of this session and using the evidence-based guidelines from the CDC, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and EBM publications, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Describe the emergence and development of drug resistance that led to MRSA.
• Discuss the prevalence differences and clinical diagnosis and treatment of community and hospital-associated MRSA.
• Recognize the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis when confronted with the possibility of MRSA.
• Stratify management according to clinical scenario and severity using IDSA.PIDS Guidelines.
• Apply practical and proven preventative measures to reduce the risk and incidence of MRSA.

Kawasaki Disease
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Recognize clinical/laboratory manifestations of Kawasaki disease.
• Evaluate and manage patients according to AAP/AHA guidelines.
• Recognize the potential for coronary complications.

Cases from the Files of a Pediatric ID Consultant
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Learn from instructive pediatric infectious diseases cases and be able to construct approaches to a variety of interesting clinical challenges as presented to the ID consultant.
• Apply clinical pearls and expert opinion to clinical practice, as well as various management Guidelines.

Acute Otitis Media: Of Pathogens and Patients
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Recognize trends in resistance to pediatric pathogens.
• Assess recommendations in AAP/AAFP guidelines.
• Appropriately prescribe empiric antibiotic therapy.

Fever in Infants
Upon completion of this session, using the evidence-based guidelines from EBM publications, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Identify the common bacterial pathogens associated with fever in infants < 8 weeks of age as compared to older infants.
• Discuss the rationale for current diagnostic evaluation in these patients using Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines and stratification tools.
• Apply the appropriate treatment options for this patient population.

3 Day
Tick-Borne Infections: Hot Spots and Bullseyes
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Analyze the epidemiology of tick-borne infections.
• Recognize the clinical/laboratory manifestations.
• Appropriately prescribe therapy, incorporating recent IDSA guidelines.

Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infections
Upon completion of this session, using the evidence-based guidelines from EBM publications, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Integrate the association of age, seasonal, clinical presentation, and chest x-ray findings with the etiology of pediatric pneumonia.
• Develop a diagnostic approach to infants and children suspected to have pneumonia and discuss the treatment options and implications of emerging bacterial resistance. applying American Academy of • Pediatrics Guidelines.
• Identify the patient with lower respiratory infection at risk for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).
• Recognize and manage vaping-associated lung injury.

Pathogens in the News: What Do They Mean for You
Upon completion of this session and using the guidelines from the CDC, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Recognize the current epidemiology of highly contagious viral or other infectious diseases that are of most immediate public health concern.
• Identify key clinical manifestations, as documented by the CDC guidelines, of these diseases.
• Plan for necessary precautions for newly identified viruses as developed and recommended by the CDC protocols and guidelines.
• Employ CDC-recommended actions to contact Hospital, Local, State, and Federal Health Officials as appropriate or mandated.

Urinary Tract Infections
Upon completion of this session, using the evidence-based guidelines from the AAP, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Determine the clinical situations when urinary tract infections should be considered.
• Appraise diagnostic methods for urinary tract infections, characterize their reliabilities and applications, and recognize their limitations.
• Employ the most appropriate treatment options.
• Assess the controversies concerning follow-up and prevention strategies.

Virus X: Ubiquitous, Uncanny, Understandable
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Recognize the diverse clinical manifestations of EBV infection.
• Order appropriate laboratory work-up based on the situation and treatment as per the AAP Guidelines.
• Anticipate natural history and complications of infection.

4 Day
at Scratch Disease: Old and New
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Recognize the classic, the less common, and the unusual clinical presentations of cat scratch disease and the general approach to diagnosis.
• Explain the use and limitations of diagnostic laboratory testing options.
• Utilize the appropriate treatment for the various clinical conditions associated with Bartonella henselae infection.

Influenza: What’s New and What You Can Do
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
• Identify recent changes in influenza epidemiology.
• Enumerate CDC recommendations and Guidelines for immunization.
• Appropriately prescribe antiviral prophylaxis and treatment.

Infectious Diseases Walking Through Your Office Door
Upon completion of this session, using the evidence-based guidelines from the AAP and the Red Book, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
• Prepare for common and emerging infectious diseases.
• Recognize important symptoms and signs.
• Formulate a plan for management.

The Child with “Too Many” Infections
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Perform an office-based evaluation of the child with frequent infections.
• Recognize the presentation of the most common causes of recurrent infections in childhood, decide when to consider immune deficiency states, then determine the management issues for physicians providing pediatric healthcare.
• Utilize knowledge of the important role of atopy/allergy in the pathogenesis of “too many” infections.

Lymphadenopathy in Children: Diagnostic Approach
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
• Differentiate serious from reactive adenopathy.
• Approach the patient based on the location and tempo of adenopathy.
• Use appropriate laboratory aids in diagnosis.

KEY DATES

Registrations Open
19 Aug, 2022
Registrations Open
Registrations Ends
07 May, 2023
Registration Ends
Event Start Date
08 May, 2023
Event Start Date
Event End Date
11 May, 2023
Event End Date

TARGET AUDIENCE

Primary Care PhysicianInfectious diseases physicianPediatrics

SPECIALITIES

Primary CarePediatric Infectious Disease

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