Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients, our 13th Annual Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Pediatrics takes place over the course of two days. Covering a wide array of topics such as head injuries, respiratory emergencies, pediatric infections and infestations, depression, and orthopedic emergencies, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in pediatric emergency medicine, 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, case studies, and following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various pediatric situations.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Evaluate the pathology that makes pediatric traumatic brain injury unique
  • Apply current therapeutic practices for carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning
  • Diagnose various presentations of pneumonia in pediatric patients
  • Explore treatment plans for pediatric emergencies of the skin
  • Discuss the medical complications of vaping
  • Apply key principles for the emergency treatment of suicidality and suicidal behavior
  • Distinguish the differences in fractures between children and adults

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
October 8, 2021
REGULAR
If postmarked after
October 8, 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 12 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 12 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

ACEP
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 12 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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.

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 12 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 12.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 14.4 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 1 hour 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.

 
Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics; Director, Fellowship Program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director, Pediatric Emergency Department; Medical Director, Central New York Poison Control Center; Upstate Medical University; Syracuse, New York
 
Peter M. DeBlieux, MD, FACEP
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine; Chief Experience Officer, University Medical Center New Orleans; New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Howard A. Greller, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Affiliated Medical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine; City University of New York; School of Medicine; New York City, New York
 
Evie G. Marcolini, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FCCM
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine & Neurocritical Care; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Hanover, New Hampshire
 
Toby Maurer, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Indiana; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
 
Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA - Conference Co-Chairperson
Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health; Cooper University Health Care; Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; Camden, New Jersey
 
Arun Sayal, MD, CCFP(EM)
Physician, Emergency Department & Fracture Clinic; North York General Hospital; Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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 educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation which they will also disclose verbally onsite.

 
Friday, December 17, 2021
 
8:15 AM Pediatric One Pill Killers
(Rx = 35 minutes)
Howard A. Greller, MD, FACEP, FACMT
 
 
9:00 AM Major Pediatric Head & Brain Injuries: Not a Minor Problem
Evie G. Marcolini, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FCCM
 
 
9:45 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:30 AM A 360 Degree Review of Common Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEP
 
 
11:15 AM Carbon Monoxide & Cyanide Poisonings
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Howard A. Greller, MD, FACEP, FACMT
 
 
12:00 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
2:00 PM Common Infections & Infestations in Children
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
2:45 PM Classic Teaching Cases in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEP
 
 
3:30 PM What You Don’t Want to Miss! Pediatric Dermatology
Toby Maurer, MD
 
 
4:15 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Saturday, December 18, 2021
 
8:00 AM Fire Behind the Smoke: Vaping-Related Illnesses in Adolescents
Peter M. DeBlieux, MD, FACEP
 
 
8:45 AM Emergency Management of Suicidality & Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents
Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA
 
 
9:30 AM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
10:30 AM Make No Mistake About It: Commonly Missed Pediatric Injuries
Arun Sayal, MD, CCFP(EM)
 
 
11:15 AM Assessment & Management of Depression in Children & Adolescents
Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA
 
 
12:00 PM Pediatric Hand & Wrist Fractures: When (and Why) to Worry
Arun Sayal, MD, CCFP(EM)
 
 
12:45 PM Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at New York Hilton Midtown.

These special rates will only be available until Friday, November 19, 2021 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.
 

NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6078
(Located on 6th Avenue between West 53rd and West 54th Streets)
Phone: 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667)
Hotel accommodations are in high demand in New York City during the holiday season
RESERVE EARLY – HOTEL ROOMS AT CONFERENCE GROUP RATES SELL OUT FAST!
 

To make your reservation, please call (800) 445-8667. YOU MUST REFER TO group code SYM21
TO RECEIVE CONFERENCE GROUP RATES.
You may also use this link to make a reservation: https://book.passkey.com/go/9bf08f23
 

These 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.
 

City Room (Floors 5-33) - $369/night
Features a single king or queen, or two double beds, 55-inch television, on-demand entertainment, spacious work area, two telephones with voicemail, and in-room WiFi capabilities.

Skyline & Premier Corner Rooms (Executive Floors 34-43) - $399/night
(Very limited, please reserve early)
Skyline Rooms are on higher floors of the hotel and include the same features as the Run of House rooms as well as upgraded bath amenities, bottled water, robes, and access to the Executive Lounge, located on the lobby level.
The lounge features daily continental breakfast, hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon and evening, and continuous coffee and tea service. These rooms also offer separate ground floor check-in.

By booking your lodging using the Symposia Medicus group rates, the following items are included:
Complimentary guest room internet, complimentary access to the fitness center, a 15% discount at Herb n’ Kitchen in the hotel, and double HHonors points for all HHonors members.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit https://covid.hilton.com/

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):
    - 14.75% New York State & City taxes
    - $2.00 occupancy tax
    - $1.50 tertiary tax
     
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age
     
  • Mandatory 3rd & 4th additional adult charge (19 years & older) is $20 each, per night and will be added to the nightly room rate
     
  • Children 18 years & younger are complimentary in room with an adult – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
     
  • Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in
     
  • Rollaway beds are an additional $35 each for the entire length of stay (subject to availability and change). Rollaway beds are only available in king bedded rooms.
     
  • Cribs are complimentary (subject to availability and change)
     
  • Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is noon. Guests arriving prior to 3:00pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.
     
  • A 30-minute break has been allotted in our conference schedule on the last day for those who need to check out
     
  • Early Departure Fee: Please confirm your scheduled departure date with the hotel at check-in. An early departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to any guest who checks out of the hotel before their confirmed departure date.
     
  • 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: The hotel only offers valet parking at $75 per day with same-day in/out privileges. There are other parking garages within walking distance of the hotel (prices may vary). Note: Valet parking is $85 per day for oversized vehicles. All rates are subject to change.
     
  • Hotel cancellation policy: Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel by November 19, 2021. After this date, the deposit of one night plus tax will be forfeited.
     

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 November 12, 2021; however, tuition, less a 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
     
  • All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org by the date 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.

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.

You can fly into LaGuardia Airport (LGA), which is approximately 25 minutes from the hotel; John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), which is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel; or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), which is approximately one hour from 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 ECMD642 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. Blackout Dates: December 17-23, 2021

Delta Airlines
For discounts on Delta 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.

Manhattan is exciting at any time of the year, but in December, when the holiday season activities are at their peak, it is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Few places in the world have the magnetism and thrilling pace of New York City, and our conference will be held right in the heart of it all. Conveniently located in midtown Manhattan (1335 Avenue of the Americas – 6th Avenue, between West 53rd & West 54th Streets), the New York Hilton Midtown is just a short walk away from Broadway theaters, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Diamond District, Times Square, and Central Park. Our beautiful hotel makes this weekend in New York appealing, and the outstanding theater, opera, and other live performances throughout the holiday season make it even more enticing.

Come visit The Big Apple, where you are sure to enjoy our exciting 13th Annual Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Pediatrics in the exhilarating surroundings of New York City.