Conference #1632
2nd Annual Fall Conference on Clinical Updates in Pediatrics

November 2 - 5, 2022
Paradise Island, Bahamas

See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
No Proof of Vaccination or Face Mask use required
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)


Our 2nd Annual Fall Conference on Clinical Updates in Pediatrics is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients. 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 allow 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.


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

  • Develop a practical approach to pediatric chest pain in previously healthy children
  • Review COVID-19 vaccine regimens for different age groups
  • Develop a rational strategy for obtaining and interpreting urine toxicology screens in children
  • Discuss an anticipatory guidance approach to the management and pharmacotherapy of comorbidities
  • Identify the non-dermatologic sequelae of commonly encountered pediatric rashes

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

If postmarked by
August 24, 2022
If postmarked after
August 24, 2022
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.
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, continental breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes a group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

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 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration and cruise reservations (if applicable) will be confirmed via email

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


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.


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing 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.


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 ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

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.

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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 18 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Physician Associates
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. Physician associates 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.

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™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 3.25 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.

Lance Brown, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FAAP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics; Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Loma Linda University Medical Center; Loma Linda University Children's Hospital; Loma Linda, California
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medicine; Director, Division of Medical Toxicology; New York University School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital Center; New York City, New York
Karen J. Miller, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Center for Children With Special Needs; Tufts Children's Hospital; Tufts Medical Center; Boston, Massachusetts
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
Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Emergency Medicine; University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, Alabama


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 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships will be mitigated before the conference commences. Beyond disclosure and mitigation 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 on site.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
8:15 AMPediatric Chest Pain: When Is It Anything?
9:00Pediatric Vaccine Updates
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:30Drugs of Abuse: What's Out There Now & What to Worry About Tomorrow
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
11:15Update on Autism Spectrum Disorder: How Valuing Neurodiversity Improves Outcomes
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Karen J. Miller, MD
12:00 PMManagement of Pediatric Fever: The Changing Landscape
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Thursday, November 3, 2022
8:00 AMPediatric Emergency Medicine Literature Update
(Rx = 15 minutes)
8:45Classic Pediatric Rashes
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Toxicology Update: Important Articles That Should Change Your Practice
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
11:00Pediatric Trauma: Little People, Big Problems
(Rx = 5 minutes)
11:45Orthopedics: Kids Aren't Little Adults
Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, November 4, 2022
3:00 PMSmall Group Breakouts – Session One

● Behavior Matters: Coaching Parents During Routine Office Encounters

Karen J. Miller, MD
 ● Countering Vaccine Hesitancy From Parents
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 ● Current Concepts in Pediatric Trauma Management
 ● Not All That Vomits is Gastro: Evaluation & Management of the Vomiting Pediatric Patient
Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
4:45Small Group Breakouts – Session Two

● Behavior Matters: Coaching Parents During Routine Office Encounters

Karen J. Miller, MD
 ● Countering Vaccine Hesitancy From Parents
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
 ● Current Concepts in Pediatric Trauma Management
 ● Not All That Vomits is Gastro: Evaluation & Management of the Vomiting Pediatric Patient
Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Saturday, November 5, 2022
8:00 AMADHD: Rethinking Core Symptoms & Comorbidity
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Karen J. Miller, MD
8:45Antibiotic Use & Overuse
(Rx = 30 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Hot Infectious Diseases
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
11:00A Peek Into a Child's Mind Using Drawing & Writing Samples
Karen J. Miller, MD
11:45Toxic ECGs: Clues for Diagnosis & Management
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions

Symposia Medicus values the well-being of our attendees, faculty, and staff and collaborates with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all on-site participants.

In recognition of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination and/or face mask use requirements may change from the time of conference announcement and your registration, until the conference takes place. Current policies and attendance requirements for this conference are provided here, and we encourage you to refer to this information as needed, particularly as it gets closer to your on-site date, so that you can take any action you feel appropriate to be in compliance.

At this time, the following is in effect for on-site attendance:

Proof of vaccination is not required.

Face mask use is not required. However, face masks will be available at the conference registration desk should you choose to wear one during the conference sessions.



Conference group rates have been arranged at the Atlantis Resort. 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.

Both Towers are conveniently located near entertainment, including the casino, full service spa, nightclub, Dolphin Cay, pools, waterslides, and restaurants.

Coral Tower Run-of-House (Single/Double) - $219/night
(Terrace or water view)

Coral Tower Water View (Single/Double) - $269/night
(Ocean view)

Each guest room is 345 sq. ft. and features one king-size or two queen-size beds and a full balcony overlooking the lush Atlantis landscape or the sparking blue ocean waters, sitting area, flat-screen TV, shower/tub combination, safe, in-room coffee & tea, and mini bar.

Royal Tower Run-of-House (Single/Double) - $259/night
(Terrace, harbor, or water view)

Royal Tower Water View (Single/Double) - $309/night
(Ocean view)

Each guest room is 400 sq. ft. and features one king-size or two queen-size beds, French balconies with terrace, harbor, or water views, sitting area, flat-screen TV, shower/tub combination, safe, in-room coffee & tea, and mini-bar.

By booking your lodging with Symposia Medicus, the Resort Fee charge of $52.95 (plus tax) per room, per night is WAIVED. The Resort Fee includes: two refillable water bottles, in-room coffee & tea, unlimited local phone calls, internet access in rooms and lobby areas (up to four devices per room), casino lessons, resort shuttle service (between the towers), access to Aquaventure water park, fitness center access for up to two people, per room (use of cardio studio, universal & free weights; all other facilities such as tennis, fitness classes, and personal trainer at an additional cost), and access to the Atlantis movie theater. Complimentary self and valet parking are also included when booking with Symposia Medicus. Items listed are subject to change.

Rooms in the Cove, and Reef Towers may be available. Please call us for availability and rates.

For information regarding COVID-19, health, and safety at the hotel, please visit:

  • Conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 10% Value Added Tax (VAT)
    - 11.62% tourism development levy and promotion board levy (billed as PITDA & NPIPD)
    - $1.60 (per person, 12 years & older) pool, beach, and lifeguard fee
    - $5.00 (per person, 12 years & older) housekeeping gratuity
    - $6.00 (per person, 12 years & older) one-time bellman gratuity
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age (5th occupant allowed if 3 years or younger – no exceptions)
  • Mandatory third and fourth additional occupant charge (12 years & over) is $50.00 per person, per night (plus taxes, fees, and gratuities as stated above)
  • Children 11 years & under are complimentary – not to exceed stated maximum occupancy
  • Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in
  • Rollaways & Cribs: Rollaway beds and cribs are complimentary and only allowed in rooms with a king bed (based on availability and subject to change)
  • Check-in time is 4:00pm - Anyone arriving earlier than 4:00pm will be checked in as soon as rooms become available but are not guaranteed check-in prior to 4:00pm. Additional fees may be charged for early check-in, based on availability.
  • Check-in time is 11:00am - Anyone checking out after 11:00am will be charged an automatic late check-out fee of $150. An approved late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk.
  • 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 (including taxes, fees, anticipated use of facilities, and $150 per day 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 and valet parking are complimentary for conference guests.

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 September 28, 2022; 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 August 31, 2022. Between September 1, 2022 and September 28, 2022, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After September 28, 2022, no hotel refunds can be made.
  • All cancellations must be emailed to 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.

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 for more information.


There are detailed requirements and instructions for all visitors to the Bahamas, which may include pre-travel testing, proof of vaccination, and/or a Travel Health Visa (subject to change).

Visit the Bahamas government website below for current information about these requirements. Visitors are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest restrictions, advisories, and travel alerts that are in place leading up to your planned stay. Please note that these mandates are subject to change.

For more information, please visit


You will fly into Nassau International Airport (NAS), which is approximately 10 miles from the Atlantis Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with 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.

Delta Airlines
For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit, 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 NMV3E 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 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 ZKBQ178725 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.


Option 1 – TAXI

Taxis are less expensive than group ground transport and are available at the airport. Taxis hold up to four people. Approximately $40 one way, for up to two people, with a maximum of two pieces of luggage per person. Additional passenger(s) are approximately $3-$4 per person. NOTE: Taxi services are required to display/present their negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test; it will be required to enter the resort. If the driver cannot display/present a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test, the taxi will not be allowed to enter Atlantis.


You can book Airport Transfers in advance directly through Atlantis Resort by calling 1-800-ATLANTIS.


Paradise Island, Bahamas, is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, blessed with enchanting beaches and a tropical climate.

The Atlantis Resort features Aquaventure, a 141-acre water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple's Leap of Faith slide, Lazy River, 11 incredible pools, five miles of magnificent beaches, a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole, oceanfront golf course, the Atlantis Casino, and the world's largest open-air, marine habitat!

The resort, located on a white sand beach, also features a lagoon for snorkeling, a fitness center, and tennis courts. You can workout at the fitness center and then enjoy the saunas, massage treatment rooms, and steam baths in the Mandara Spa.

Younger resort guests (ages 3-12) are invited to choose their own adventure within themed spaces designed specifically for their Atlantis imagination at AKA Kids Club and teens (ages 13-17) can gather and hang out in their own 14,000 sq. ft. nightclub and internet lounge, CRUSH. The resort has several superb restaurants, lounges and entertainment venues, and a large shopping area with several specialty shops.

During conference breaks, you are sure to enjoy the outdoor activities of swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling, sailing, golfing, or taking an exhilarating helicopter ride over the pristine blue waters of the Caribbean. Venture out of the resort and experience duty-free shopping, local art, live music, and festivals.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in the Bahamas, at our 2nd Annual Fall Conference on Clinical Issues in Pediatrics.


Atlantis Resort has a variety of activities to choose from during your stay at the resort. For information and reservations, please contact the resort at (800) ATLANTIS.

Please see list below:

• List of things to do:

• Dolphin Cay:

• Ocean Club Golf Course:

• Mandara Spa: For reservations call 242-363-3000, extension 65900

• Private Cabanas: For individual bookings call 1-800-285-2684

• SCUBA Adventures; Call 242-363-3000, Extension 40