Best Practices in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2018

Wisconsin Dells, WI US
March 1, 2018 to March 3, 2018

This conference will provide the latest information about common problems encountered in pediatric practice. Many providers caring for the acutely ill and injured child encounter clinical situations where their comfort level and competency is challenged. The target audience is often the first to treat and stabilize these children prior to transferring to a higher level of care. Studies have shown the providers such as emergency medicine physicians do not feel comfortable when managing these situations.

We also have a half day of lecture topics focused on the nutrition which will discuss all area from birth and formula to picky eaters to sports nutrition and fad diets. Pediatricians do not often have access to this comprehensive type of education.

The goal of this program is to provide the most up to date, evidence based practices to the target audience.  The goal will be to provide them with information on common pediatric emergencies and general pediatric care, including recommendations on when to refer to higher level of care.

Target Audience

  • Pediatricians
  • Family practice physicians
  • Emergency medicine providers
  • Paramedics
  • EMTs
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss selected pediatric topics.
  • Analyze recent advances in pediatric specialties.
  • Manage the care of patients and determine when to refer the patient to a pediatric specialist.
  • Understand the management techniques, medications and equipment necessary in treating the critically ill and injured child.
  • Gain confidence in frequently performed and necessary pediatric procedures.
  • Learn strategies for providing adequate pain control in the pediatric patient.
  • Gain confidence in frequently performed and necessary pediatric procedures.
  • Understand management strategies for caring for children with dermatology issues, behavioral/psyc issues, antibiotic stewardship, including when to refer to a higher level of care.
  • Provide opportunities to practice foreign body removal and laceration suture techniques 
  • Discuss the management of foreign body ingestions
  • Understand nutritional concerns that raise everyday questions for the pediatric practitioner including formulas, failure to thrive, vitamins, picky eating, fad diets, obesity and sports nutrition.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Claire Connelly
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 266-6242
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/01/2018 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
03/03/2018 - 2:00pm

Best Practices in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Thursday, March 1

11 a.m. | Registration and lunch

11:50 a.m. | Welcome by Michael Gutzeit, MD

12 p.m. | DKA Management by David Brousseau, MD, and Shannon Baumer-Mouradian, MD

12:45 p.m. | BRUE Criteria by John Cox, MD

1:30 p.m. | Break

1:45 p.m. | Acute Asthma Management by Matt Gray, MD

2:30 p.m. | Acute Sports Injuries by Kim Hornbeck, MD

3:15 p.m. | Acute Seizure Management by Kurt Hecox, MD, PhD


Friday, March 2

Attendees will rotate through simulation stations. Six simulations will be offered and attendees can select up to four to attend. Capacity limits may apply to certain stations and spots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.


Pediatric Resuscitation Simulation (limit 15 people per rotation)

By Ryan Scheper, MD, and Matt Gray, MD

Pediatric Trauma Simulation (limit 15 people per rotation)

By Jean Pearce, MD, Viday Heffner, MD, and Lindsey Query, MD

Procedures: Lacerations (limit 12 people per rotation)

By Jane Machi, MD, Kyle Kinderman, PA-C, and Sarah Wawrzyniak, APNP

Procedures: Foreign Bodies (limit 12 people per rotation)

By Shannon Baumer, MD, and Sarah Thill, MD

Current Drugs of Abuse

By Mark Kostic, MD and Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD

Keeping Kids Safe - Making Effective Reports for Suspected Child Maltreatment

By Casey Brown, MD, and Jennifer Yates, APNP


Station Schedule

7:30 a.m. | Registration and breakfast

8 a.m. | Station rotation #1

9:10 a.m. | Station rotation #2

10:20 a.m. | Station rotation #3

11:30 a.m. | Station rotation #4

12:30 p.m. | Grab n’ Go Boxed Lunch


Best Practices in Pediatrics

Friday, March 2

12:15 p.m. | Registration and boxed lunch

12:45 p.m. | Welcome by Carey Ehlert, MD and Michael Gutzeit, MD

1 p.m. | Everything you Wanted to Know About Nutrition but Didn't Know Where to Look

By Praveen Goday, MD, Karen Zorek, MD, Jennifer Crouse, MS, RD, CD, Kyndal Hettich, RD, Brittani Clark, MS, RD, CD, Alan Silverman, PhD, Megan Van Hoorn, CD, CNSC, RD, and Janel Ganz, RN

This session will cover the nutritional concerns that raise everyday questions for the pediatric practitioner. Using a case-based methodology, the session will cover common nutritional issues in the neonate to the adolescent. Topics covered will include:

  • Formulas
  • Failure to thrive
  • Vitamins
  • Picky eating
  • Fad diets
  • Obesity
  • Sports nutrition

4:15 p.m. | Poster session with authors


Saturday, March 3

8:30 a.m. | Registration, continental breakfast and poster viewing

9 a.m. | What is That? Common Dermatologic Diagnostic Dilemmas by Stephen Humphrey, MD

9:30 a.m. | Put Down the Otoscope! A Primer on Congenital External Ear Anomalies by Sachin Pawar, MD

10 a.m. | It's Not Just Speech: What We Do and How to Refer by Stephanie Olive, MS, CCC SLP, and Lori Ann Johnson, MS, CCC SLP

10:30 a.m. | Break

10:45 a.m. | Sex Trafficking in Minors: Identification and Screening in a Medical Setting by Angela Rabbitt, DO

11:15 a.m. | Evidence-Based Practices in Gastroschisis by Amy Wagner, MD

11:45 a.m. | Lunch and Poster Session

12:30 p.m. | Age of Anxiety: Transforming Qualms into Calm by Rosa Kim, MD

1 p.m. | Practical Points for Improving Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship by Michelle Mitchell, MD

1:30 p.m. | When to Make "Room" for the Rheumatologist by James Nocton, MD

2 p.m. | CME Evaluation and Wrap Up

Glacier Canyon Lodge
511 East Adams St.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
United States
+1 (800) 867-9453

Call 1-800-867-9453 to book your hotel room at Glacier Canyon Lodge

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee: 
Brett Bordini, MD (Activity Director)
Carey Ehlert, MD 
Michael Gutzeit, MD
Tara Merck, APNP
Pat Radoszewski, RN, MSN
Breanne K Shah, MD, MPH

Conference Speakers:

David AshbyMD
David BrousseauMD
BrittaniClarkMS, RD, CD, CD
JenniferCrouseMS, RD, CD, CDE
KurtHecoxMD, PhD
KyndalHettichRD, CSP, CD
Lori AnnJohnsonMS, CCC-SLP
StephanieOliveMS, CCC-SLP
JeanPearceMD, MS
JillianTheobaldMD, PHD
MeganVan HoornCD, CNSC, RD


Poster Presenters:



All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except the following person(s):

Praveen Goday, MDShire Pharmaceuticals and NutriciaMember and consultant
Sarah Cole, MDShire PharmaceuticalsConsultant

In accordance with the ACME Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 16.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

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Course expires: 


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