CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients, our 23rd Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics takes place over the course of four days. Covering a wide array of topics including type 2 diabetes, asthma, autism, vaccinations, infectious diseases, obesity, sports medicine cases, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in pediatrics, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase both the competence and performance of all attendees as well as contribute to your ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying 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 such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, literature reviews, and patient safety considerations.

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

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, case studies, and small group breakouts. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allows attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various pediatric situations.

The breakout sessions, designed to facilitate even greater interaction between faculty and participants, offer an opportunity to engage in group 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.


CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Differentiate between insulin hyper-secretion and insulin resistance
  • List new vaccines that will become available in the next year
  • Formulate strategies for evaluating children with brain processing disorders
  • Develop an age-based differential for the child with a chronic cough
  • Present a strategy for sports specialization to athletes and their families

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

TUITION PRICING FOR IN-PERSON
 
  EARLY
If postmarked by
May 19, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 19, 2021
 
Physicians $795 $895
 
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $695 $795
 
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.
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
 
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference hotel meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials. Continental breakfast on in-session days and break refreshments every day will be provided for conference registrants.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates in the following ways:

  • Online via this website (unless otherwise directed) OR:
     
  • Call (925) 969-1789 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), with
      Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR
     
  • By mail; make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send along with registration form to:
    399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration will be confirmed via email.

Please call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

After 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, reviewing the educational session materials, and submitting the case studies test, evaluations, surveys, and verification of attendance 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 nursing continuing professional development 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 TM. 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.

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

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

PAs
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM 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.

Pharmacists
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 2.5 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Sessions awarding pharmacotherapeutic credits are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as they may vary state to state.

 
Veda Ackerman, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics; Division of Pediatric Critical Care; Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
 
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Medical School; Sports Medicine Division, Hospital for Special Surgery; New York City, New York
 
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
 
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Rady Children's Hospital San Diego; San Diego, California

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 onsite.

 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
 
8:15 AM Early Identification of Children With Motor Disorders: Recognizing Abnormal Patterns of Movement
Andrew Morgan, MD
 
 
9:00 AM Targeting Insulin in Childhood Obesity
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
 
 
9:45 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:30 AM Seismic Shifts in New Asthma Guidelines
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Veda Ackerman, MD
 
 
11:15 AM The Autism "Epidemic:" Diagnosis, Intervention and Controversies
Andrew Morgan, MD
 
 
12:00 PM Pediatric Vaccine Updates
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 
 
12:45 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Thursday, July 29, 2021
 
8:00 AM The Hateful (or Grateful) Eight: The Pathologies That Belie Chronic Disease
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
 
 
8:45 AM Youth Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What's the Best Advice?
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:15 AM Management of Allergies in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Veda Ackerman, MD
 
 
11:00 AM Brain Processing Disorders: Hidden but Common Developmental Disabilities
Andrew Morgan, MD
 
 
11:45 AM The Nutrition Transition From Fetus to Toddler: What & How They Eat
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
 
 
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Friday, July 30, 2021
 
3:00 PM A - Case-Based Sports Medicine: Real Live Cases From the Sports Medicine Office
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
 
3:00 PM B - Case Studies in Puberty
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
 
 
3:00 PM C - Countering Vaccine Hesitancy From Parents
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 
 
3:00 PM D - Managing Difficult Children With ADHD: Case Studies
Andrew Morgan, MD
 
 
4:45 PM A - Case-Based Sports Medicine: Real Live Cases From the Sports Medicine Office
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
 
4:45 PM B - Case Studies in Puberty
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
 
 
4:45 PM C - Countering Vaccine Hesitancy From Parents
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 
 
4:45 PM D - Managing Difficult Children With ADHD: Case Studies
Andrew Morgan, MD
 
 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
 
8:00 AM COVID-19 Considerations in Children
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 
 
8:45 AM Hip Injury in the Pediatric Athlete: Office-Based Evaluation
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:15 AM Chronic Cough: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Veda Ackerman, MD
 
 
11:00 AM Antibiotic Use & Overuse
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 
 
11:45 AM Sports Specialization in the Young Athlete: A Dilemma for the Pediatric Healthcare Provider
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
 
12:30 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

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 serve 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: ROOMS ARE NOT AIR CONDITIONED
Standard Room
(Very limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)
$299/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)
$319/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)
$329/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)
$409/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)
$429/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)
 
(Very limited availability, must call Symposia Medicus to reserve)
 
$539/night 8 Approximately 1,350 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 $29.00 per room, per night is WAIVED. Resort Fee includes (subject to change): In room Wi-Fi, towels in fitness rooms & 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 online only. The link will be available online as we get closer to the conference and will be emailed to all participants. The link can be used both prior to arrival and onsite for purchase of Aerial Tram Rides. The discount is not available at the Tram box office.
 
The package includes: Unlimited Aerial Tram Rides for the day of purchase, hiking and walking trails, geocaching, disc golf, lawn games, access to the pool deck, Umbrella Bar, pool and hot tub, as well as roller skating. Discounted Group Rates (via online link) for the Activity Tram Package at High Camp are: Adults (13 and older): $20/day, youth (5-12 yrs.): $10/day, and children 4 yrs. and under: free.
 
Please note: The Aerial Tram & High Camp is based on availability and COVID-19 guidelines.
 

*Units are VERY limited. Reserve early, call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit http://bit.ly/squaw-policies

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):
    - 13% occupancy tax
    - 2% Village assessment fee
     
  • Maximum occupancy stated cannot be exceeded (including children of all ages)
     
  • Housekeeping Services: Due to COVID-19, no-mid stay cleans and only full-service room clean upon departures will be provided. For needs during your stay, contact the front desk by phone, and the resort will deliver such items as but not limited to coffee, shampoo, replenish of towels and bedding, and help with any other housekeeping accommodation requests. These guidelines are subject to change.
     
  • Rollaway & Cribs (Pack’n Plays): 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. Late check-outs are based on availability and additional charges may apply.
     
  • Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay (including $30/night for incidentals); 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) 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 23, 2021; however, tuition, less a 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 by May 26, 2021. Between May 26, 2021 and June 23, 2021, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 23, 2021 no hotel refunds can be made.
     
  • All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org 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.
     
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Each registrant will have online access to educational session materials. The educational session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions).

If you are unable to attend this conference, you may purchase an electronic copy of the educational session materials one week after the conference. Please email publications@symposiamedicus.org for more information.

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.

Please check directly with the airlines for updated information on their COVID-19 policies.

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 ECMD449 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
 
Delta Airlines   For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.delta.com, enter in your travel plans and then click on the “Advanced Search” link located below the “Passenger” box. Once you click on this link, a panel will appear and you will need to insert NY34X in the “Meeting Code” box.
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 Advanced Search, 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 ZJVS420980 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box at the end of the page.
For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.
 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Option 1 - Car Rental Discount

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

RENTAL COMPANY   WEBSITE   PHONE NUMBER   CONFERENCE CODE
 
AVIS   www.avis.com   800-331-1600   AWD # B766625
 
Budget   www.budget.com   800-772-3773   BCD # U076767
 

For driving directions, click on the links below:

Driving directions from Sacramento International Airport to The Village at Squaw Valley Resort

Driving directions from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to The Village at Squaw Valley Resort
 

Option 2 – Shuttle Service

North Lake Tahoe Express Shuttle

North Lake Tahoe Express shuttle only serves the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and 24-hour advance reservations are required.

  • Discounted rate is $44/per person, each way
     
  • Please visit www.northlaketahoeexpress.com for more information and to make reservations. Fill out the appropriate information. Select the hotel Village at Squaw Valley as your pickup/drop-off location. Under the group code box, enter SMASC2021; or
     
  • You can call (833) 709-8080 and make sure to mention the group code
     
  • 24-Hour Advance reservations are required
     
  • You can view the schedule by visiting https://www.northlaketahoeexpress.com/routes/
     

OPTION 3 – UBER OR LYFT

You can also estimate your fare for a taxi, Uber, Lyft, and others by visiting www.rideguru.com
 

PARKING

Self-parking is complimentary for conference guests and valet is available for $20 per day.

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, and paddle-boarding–the possibilities for fun in the sun are endless.

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 mountainscape 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, a mid-mountain pool and hot tub, and disc golf! Breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the High Sierras.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Lake Tahoe, California, at our 23rd Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics.

Nearby Attractions in Lake Tahoe, California - please visit the below:

Squaw Valley Summer Activities: http://squawalpine.com/explore/about/activity-finder

Tahoe Treetop Adventures: https://tahoetreetop.com/squaw-valley-treetop

Things To Do: https://www.gotahoenorth.com/lake-tahoe-activities/summer/