“I have attended several Symposia Medicus conferences. The speakers are excellent and locations are outstanding.”
– Amy Flores, MD

“I appreciate that the conferences are at such lovely places with free time to enjoy the surroundings. I do not skip any of the conference to enjoy the location - I have time for both! The speakers are excellent and I learn a lot. I am always pleasantly surprised!”
– Jennifer Schoonover, CPNP

“I love the environment of Symposia Medicus conferences. The faculty is knowledgeable and approachable. I always come away with ‘pearls’ to take home.”
– Ceceila Hall Carrington, MD


Our 19th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics is designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients with up-to-date and evidence-based clinical data in Pediatrics. The goal of this conference is to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout and interactive sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our 19th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of San Diego.


As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

Devise an initial treatment plan for several
life-threatening rashes that can occur in children

Utilize predictable injury patterns as a foundation for rehabilitation and injury prevention

Discuss the risk factors for severe or fatal asthma

Identify the criteria for low-risk infants with Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE)

Utilize appropriate screening tools to identify children at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders


At the conclusion of attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the pre/post case study survey, evaluations, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

This Live activity, 19th Annual Summer Conference on PEDIATRICS, with a beginning date of 07/12/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 18 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 1.75 hours in pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule.


Smaller group sessions will be held Friday afternoon. These breakout sessions are organized to provide greater participant/faculty interaction, and will give you an opportunity to participate in discussions on subjects relating to your particular area of interest. Please indicate your breakout session topic choices on the conference registration form in this brochure. Space is limited so please reserve early.


Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately two weeks prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $60 for a hard copy and $25 for the digital copy. To place your order, please email publications@symposiamedicus.org.


To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.


Veda Ackerman, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Pediatrics
Sections of Pediatric Pulmonary,
Critical Care, and Allergy
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Steven Anderson, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Cole Condra, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Kimberly Horii, MD, FAAP, FAAD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Dermatology
University of Missouri at Kansas City
School of Medicine
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

Andrew Morgan, MD
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois
College of Medicine at Peoria
Medical Director
Ray & Kathy LaHood Center for Cerebral Palsy
Peoria, Illinois

Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.


Wednesday, July 12

7:00am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Veda Ackerman, MD
8:15 Superficial Skin Infections
Kimberly Horii, MD
9:00 Predictable Injury Patterns: Principles of Musculoskeletal Care
Steven Anderson, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Common Pediatric Dermatologic Diagnoses
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Kimberly Horii, MD
11:15 Management of Allergies in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Veda Ackerman, MD
Noon Early Identification of Children with Motor Disorders: Recognizing Abnormal Patterns of Movement
Andrew Morgan, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day
5:30-7:00 Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, July 13

8:00am Case-Based Management of Life-Threatening Asthma
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Veda Ackerman, MD
8:45 Lumps & Bumps in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Kimberly Horii, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 You’re Getting Warmer: Evidence-Based Management of Fever in the Infant <12 Months of Age
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Cole Condra, MD, MSc
11:00 Worrisome & Life-Threatening Rashes in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Kimberly Horii, MD
11:45 Pneumonia in Children: A Case-Based Approach
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Veda Ackerman, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 14

3:00pm Small Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. Pulmonary Diagnostic Challenges
Veda Ackerman, MD
. B. Office Evaluation of Common Sports Injuries: An Interactive Session
Steven Anderson, MD
. C. Office-Based Procedures in Pediatrics - Reductions, Splinting, and Pus - Oh My!
Cole Condra, MD, MSc
. D. Case Studies in Developmental Disabilities: Managing Difficult Children
Andrew Morgan, MD
4:30 Break
4:45 Small Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 15

8:00am Acute vs. Overuse Injuries: How to Structure the Clinical Evaluation to Get the Highest Yield
Steven Anderson, MD
8:45 BRUE (AKA the Artist Formerly Known as ALTE)
Cole Condra, MD, MSc
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Office: You Can Do It!
Andrew Morgan, MD
11:00 You Put What Inside Where? Pediatric Foreign Body Ingestions & Insertions
Cole Condra, MD, MSc
11:45 Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Practitioner Should Know
Andrew Morgan, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
will be granted for these sessions


Welcome to San Diego! As California’s second largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of majestic coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate, and friendly locals create a welcoming vibe. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south, the diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are spread out over 4,200 square miles, offering endless opportunities for exploration and activities.

Spend a day relaxing in one of the many beach communities, then hiking in the east San Diego County mountains the next. Visit the quaint and charming island town of Coronado or the picturesque village of La Jolla. San Diego’s regions are so unique and diverse; there are plenty of options to discover something new. You won’t want to miss favorites like the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, USS Midway Museum, Birch Aquarium, or LEGOLAND, all located nearby.

Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a private oasis of tranquility. This Coronado hotel offers views of both the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline. Enjoy three heated pools, a hot tub spa, and dry sauna. The Mistral Restaurant serves a global-fusion menu that showcases Mediterranean flavors and seafood. The Sea Spa is a top facility among hotels in Coronado and offers signature spa treatments and therapies. Take full advantage of the resort’s waterfront location and the on-site marina - there is no reason not to relax and enjoy a leisurely sail! Take in breathtaking panoramas of the Coronado Bay Bridge and the picturesque San Diego skyline while you cruise around Coronado Bay. 

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in San Diego, at our 19th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics.


Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

You can register the following ways:

On-line at our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287.

For additional conference or lodging information, call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789, or visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.


If postmarked by
May 3, 2017
If postmarked after
May 3, 2017
Physicians $660 $760
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $560 $660

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

This conference meets the requirements for CE tax deductibility; however, we suggest you consult your financial authority for more information


Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
San Diego, California 92118
Direct: (619) 424-4000

These special rates will only be available until Friday, June 16, 2017 and will only be available after that date on a space and rate available basis. We recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms at the conference group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase prior to the release date.

The conference group rates will also be available three days before and three days after the conference (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay in San Diego.

To make your reservations by phone, please call (877) 872-8559 and refer to
To make your reservations online (for king-bedded rooms only),
please visit https://www.loewshotels.com/coronado-bay-resort/19thannual



Room Type/View Group Rates
Resort View (King Bed) $289/night

Rooms differ by view and are approximately 430 sq. ft. and include refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, work desk, arm chair with ottoman, bath amenities, hair dryer, and a 48” LED TV.

Most rooms also include a balcony or patio, stone-top vanity, deep soaking tub, and separate shower.

Pool View (King Bed) $309/night

Marina View (King Bed)


Partial Bay View (King Bed)


Coronado Bay View (King Bed)


If you require a room with 2 beds there will be an additional charge of $10 per night added to the above room rates. To book a room with 2 beds (based on availability), you must call (877) 872-8559. Please indicate your bed choice when making your reservation.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $26.00 per room, per night is included in the conference group rates. The Resort Fee includes (subject to change) in-room coffee, unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, access to fitness center and studio, airline boarding pass printing, daily newspaper, seasonal pool deck games, daily yoga and aerobics classes, 24-hour shoe shine service, turndown service upon request, use of tennis courts (based on availability), and shuttle service to Silver Strand State Beach and downtown Coronado Village.
Complimentary in-room internet access is also included.


Hotel Policies

A deposit equal to one night’s room & tax is due to the hotel with major credit card, upon making your reservation.

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 10% Occupancy Tax
- 1% CTID Assessment
- 1% Environmental Protection Fee
- 0.195% CA Tourism Assessment Fee

Maximum occupancy in a room with one king bed is three, and in a room with two beds, the maximum occupancy is four, regardless of age

Mandatory additional person charge of $20 per room, per night applies for adults 18 years and older. Children 17 years and under stay free (not to exceed maximum occupancy).

Each additional person above the two (2) allotted per room, that wishes to have breakfast will be charged the following (taxes and gratuities included):
- Children 4 years and under are FREE
- Children 5 to 12 years old are $18/person, per night
- Guests 13 years and older are $30/person, per night

Rollaways & Cribs: Rollaway beds and cribs are both complimentary (based on availability and subject to change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is noon. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure b the front office. Additional charges may apply for late check-outs and are based upon availability.

Early Departure Fee: If you check-out prior to your confirmed departure date, you will be charged 50% of the room rate for each night you are departing early. To avoid this fee, you must confirm your departure date with the hotel at or before check-in.

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.

Parking: Self-parking for hotel guests is discounted to $18 per day, and valet is $33 per day (subject to change)

Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival (check-in) date, or you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to your deposit of one night’s room and tax.

Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after June 7, 2017; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the dates stated above.

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.


You will fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is approximately 40 minutes from the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, and United airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMX303 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
Delta Airlines For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit www.delta.com and click on the link “Advanced Search,” located at the bottom of the “Book a Trip” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert NMNP8 in the “Meeting Event Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.
United Airlines For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.united.com and click on “All Search Options”, located on the bottom left corner of the “Book Travel” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. At the bottom of this page, you will insert ZX32764574 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.


For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS 800-331-1600 AWD # B766625
Budget 800-772-3773 BCD # U076767