“This is the first Symposia Medicus conference that I have attended, and I’m not sure I will ever attend a non-Symposia Medicus conference in the future, I enjoyed it so much! I will definitely recommend to my partners.”
– M. Schmieder, MD

“Symposia Medicus always provides great clinical information in ideal locations that make the entire experience worth repeating.”
– J. Lovell, CPNP

“I loved the conference. [It was] very practical and a good balance of off time and learning time. I will definitely pick Symposia Medicus again.”
– A. Wilson, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 20th 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 20th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Lake Tahoe, California.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

• Manage common pediatric fractures

• Review important diagnostic tests including new blood pressure guidelines and testing for cholesterol and diabetes

• Design simple ways to engage adolescents and their families in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders

• Assess updates on the effectiveness of pertussis and influenza vaccines

• Apply a practical office-based approach to children with initial urinary tract infections, including diagnostic criteria and appropriate follow-up

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

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 post case study test, evaluations, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
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.

AAFP
This Live activity, 20th Annual Summer Conference on PEDIATRICS, with a beginning date of 07/25/2018, 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.

AAP
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.

PAs
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 3.25 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.

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

SMALLER GROUP BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS/GROUND TRANSPORTATION

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

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Hansa D. Bhargava, MD, FAAP
Senior Medical Director, WebMD
Senior Medical Advisor, Medscape
Staff Physician, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emory University
Executive Member, Council on Communications/Media American Academy of Pediatrics
Southeast Board Member, UNICEF
Atlanta, Georgia

Jefferson B. Prince, MD
Director, Child Psychiatry
MassGeneral Hospital for Children at North Shore Medical Center
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Staff, Child Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego, California

Thomas R. Welch, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Professor & Chair of Pediatrics
Upstate Medical University
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Syracuse, New York

George A. (Tony) Woodward, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACEP
Conference Co-Chair
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Transport Services
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
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.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 25

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Tony Woodward, MD, MBA
8:15 Substance Use Disorders in an Office-Based Practice (Rx = 15 minutes)
Jefferson B. Prince, MD
9:00 Preparing Youth for Camping & Wilderness Experiences Thomas R. Welch, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Pediatric Fractures: Identification, Management, and Pitfalls
Tony Woodward, MD, MBA
11:15 Update on the Pharmacotherapy of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the Pediatric Office (Rx = 30 minutes)
Jefferson B. Prince, MD
Noon Pediatric Vaccine Updates
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, 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 26

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Nontraumatic Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Tony Woodward, MD, MBA
8:45 A Buffet of Common Pediatric Psychopharmacology Cases (Rx = 10 minutes)
Jefferson B. Prince, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Oral-Dental-Maxillofacial Emergencies
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Tony Woodward, MD, MBA
11:00 Obesity in Children Part I: The Emergence of a New Chronic Disease (Rx = 20 minutes)
Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
11:45 Obesity in Children Part II: Effective Solutions: Nutrition, Behavior, Biome or Surgery?
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 27

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. Case-Based Analysis of Children with Hematuria
Thomas R. Welch, MD
. B. Social Media: What to Tell Your Patients About Navigating This World
Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
. C. Common Orthopedic Emergencies: Discussion & Demonstration
Tony Woodward, MD, MBA
. D. Countering Vaccine Hesitancy from Parents
Mark H. Sawyer, MD
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 28

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Stupid Pediatric Tricks: Lessons We Should Have Learned
Thomas R. Welch, MD
8:45 Recommendations for Prevention & Control of Influenza in Children (Rx = 30 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:30 Hot Infectious Diseases: Zika, Ebola, MERS, Avian Influenza, and Chickungunya (Rx = 5 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD
11:15 Urinary Tract Infections in Pediatric Practice
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Thomas R. Welch, MD
Noon Uncharted Medicine: Do Acupuncture, Probiotics, and Other Novel Therapies Actually Work?
Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Conference Adjourns

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

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Adventure and excitement await you in Lake Tahoe, California! Located in the rugged Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe really comes alive in the summer with various outdoor activities and special events. Kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, paddle-boarding – the possibilities are endless for fun in the sun.

Come stay at The Village at Squaw Valley. With suites that include open living areas or dens and full kitchens, there’s plenty of space for the whole family!

Take the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, your access to the High Camp experience and countless high altitude adventures. With an interpretive guide at the helm, enjoy a 360-degree view of Lake Tahoe and soar 550 feet above a mountain-scape of creeks, waterfalls, forests, granite rock, and the iconic Tram Face. Take the time to contemplate what you’ll do at the top. High Camp offers dining, shopping, access to hiking and walking trails, roller skating, mid-mountain pool and hot tub, and disc golf! Breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the High Sierra.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Lake Tahoe, California, at our 20th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates by reserving 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.

Visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
May 16, 2018
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 16, 2018
Physicians $675 $775
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $575 $675

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, continental breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, 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

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at The Village at Squaw Valley. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase. If you wish to extend your stay, group rates may be available three days before and three days after the conference.

Two nights’ deposit (room rate only) must accompany your reservation. The balance of your lodging, hotel fees as stated below, and all incidental charges are due to the hotel. The hotel accepts most major credit cards.

Room Type Group Rates Maximum
Occupancy
Description
PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL ROOMS ARE AIR CONDITIONED
Standard Room
(Very limited availability,
must call Symposia
Medicus to reserve)
$280/night 2 Approximately 250 sq. ft., with one king or one queen bed, includes a television, DVD player, coffee pot, and small refrigerator. These rooms do not have balconies or fireplaces.
1-Bedroom Suite
(with Fireplace)
$300/night 4 Approximately 600 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with large storage closet. Spacious living room includes queen-size sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and one bathroom.
1-Bedroom Suite
(with Fireplace & Extra Den)
$310/night 6 Approximately 700 sq. ft. of space with den. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Shared living space includes TWO queen-size sleeper sofas. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and one bathroom.
2-Bedroom Suite
(with Fireplace)
$390/night 6 Approximately 900 sq. ft. of space. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Second bedroom features a queen-size bed and additional closet space. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, and two bathrooms.
2-Bedroom Suite
(with Twin Beds or Bunk Beds in 2nd Bedroom)
$410/night 6 Approximately 900 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet. Second bedroom features two twin beds (or bunk beds) and additional closet space. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Fully furnished with dining table/chairs, television, DVD player, gas fireplace, and balcony. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher microwave and range, and two bathrooms.
3-Bedroom Suite
(with Fireplace)
$520/night 8 Approximately 1350 sq. ft. The master bedroom features a king-size bed with closet space. Second and third bedrooms feature queen-size beds and additional closet space. Full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, gas fireplace, and private balcony. Spacious living room includes a queen-size sofa sleeper. Private washer/dryer unit in room and three bathrooms.
By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $25.00 per room, per night is waived. Resort Fee includes (subject to change): In-room Wi-Fi, towels in fitness & sauna area, unlimited local & toll telephone calls, board & Xbox games (to borrow at the front desk), and in-room coffee & tea.
In addition, the hotel offers the following on a complimentary basis: 8 outdoor small hot tubs, 4 saunas,
3 fitness rooms, media room with HDTVs, DVD player, and Xbox 360 consoles, and pool table.

Activity Tram Package at High Camp will be available for purchase at the front desk.
This includes: Unlimited Aerial Tram Rides for the day of purchase, hiking and walking trails, geocaching,
disc golf, lawn games, access to the pool deck and Umbrella Bar and the pool and hot tub, as well as roller skating.

Discounted Group Rates for the Activity Tram Package at High Camp: Adults (18 and older) are $42/day, youth (5-17 yrs.) are $23/day, and children 4 yrs. and under are free.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Changes to reservations, regardless of reason, made within 25 days of arrival, will be charged the total original reserved stay. If changes are made before 25 days, no penalty will be assessed. Please notify Symposia Medicus of changes.

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 10% Occupancy Tax
- 2% Village assessment fee

Maximum occupancy stated cannot be exceeded. An infant in a crib does count toward maximum occupancy.

Rollaway beds are NOT available

Cribs (Pack’n Plays) are very limited and available on a complimentary first come, first serve basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Additional charges may apply for late check-outs and are based upon availability.

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 is complimentary for conference guests. Valet is not available at this resort.

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 20, 2018; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference. 

Per our hotel contract, hotel reservation cancellations must be made in writing to Symposia Medicus and you will receive a full refund if emailed/postmarked by May 23, 2018. Between May 24, 2018 and June 20, 2018, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 20, 2018, no hotel refunds can be made.  

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 and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, hotel deposit refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

The closest airport is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which is an approximate one hour drive to the hotel; however, lower fares can often be found by flying into Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is an approximate two hour drive to the hotel. 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 Discount code was not available at the time of printing this brochure.
Please check our website for updated information after October 2017.
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 NMQC4 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 ZE2C279455 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

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