Conference #1659
25th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics

July 19 - 22, 2023
Big Sky, Montana

See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
No specific health and safety information for in-person attendance
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Our 25th Annual Summer Conference on 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 learner knowledge, thereby improving the competence and performance of all attendees, as well as contribute to their 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…

  • Prescribe analgesics and other medications when appropriate for concussion and post-concussion syndrome
  • Recommend appropriate precautions for children who have had an allergic reaction to a medication
  • Explore the association between pediatric mental health emergencies and sociodemographic factors
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of heart murmurs in children with patients and their families
  • List COVID treatment options for children of different ages

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

If postmarked by
May 10, 2023
If postmarked after
May 10, 2023
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:
Vitrual: Attend the conference virtually via live web stream. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials.
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, continental breakfast on Thursday and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments 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 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration 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.

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 4 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.

Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP
Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics; By Courtesy, Neurosurgery & Human Biology, Chief, Division of Child Neurology; The Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology; Stanford University & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital; Palo Alto, California
John M. Kelso, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Scripps Clinic, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Internal Medicine; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; San Diego, California
Deborah A. Levine, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics; Weill Cornell Medicine; New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Komansky Children’s Hospital; New York, New York
William Lutin, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACC - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics (Cardiology); Augusta University; Children's Hospital of Georgia; Augusta, Georgia
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
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
2:15 PMBig Headaches in Little Kids
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP
3:00Uncle Bill's Rhythm Review: A Guide to Common Pediatric Arrhythmias
William Lutin, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACC
3:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
4:30Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies & COVID-19
Deborah A. Levine, MD
5:15How to Provide SMART Asthma Therapy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
6:00Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Thursday, July 20, 2023
8:00 AMFood Allergy: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention
(Rx = 15 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
8:45Hot Infectious Diseases: Adenovirus Hepatitis, RSV, Avian Flu, and Acute Flaccid Paralysis
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15First & Second Seizures: What to Know & What to Do
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP
11:00COVID-19 Considerations in Children
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
11:45Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): Diagnosis, Management, and Complications
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Deborah A. Levine, MD
12:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Friday, July 21, 2023
2:00 PMPediatric Procedural Sedation in the ED
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Deborah A. Levine, MD
2:45Heart Murmurs in Children: Innocent or Guilty
William Lutin, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACC
3:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
4:15Pediatric Vaccine Updates
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD, FAAP
5:00Identification & Early Management of Heart Disease in the Newborn
(Rx = 15 minutes)
William Lutin, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACC
5:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
Saturday, July 22, 2023
8:00 AMManaging Concussions & Head Trauma in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP
8:45Drug & Vaccine Allergies
(Rx = 30 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15Pediatric Neurological Emergencies: Do You Know What to Do?
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD, FAAP
11:00Can We Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Child Athletes?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
William Lutin, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACC
11:45Stinging Insect Allergy: When Should I Be Concerned?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
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:


Symposia Medicus continues to collaborate with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all attendees. As the event gets closer, we will communicate details regarding safety and social distancing protocols and procedures intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.



Conference group rates have been arranged at the Big Sky Resort. 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 before or after the conference (subject to availability).

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.

All accommodations are non-smoking and include complimentary internet access in room and throughout the resort

Huntley Lodge: The main hotel lodge containing the Conference Center and spa.

Huntley Room (Double Occupancy) - $279/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 375
Rooms have two queen beds, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer.

Huntley Mountain View (Double Occupancy) - $289/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 375
Same amenities as above with mountain views.

Huntley Room/Bunk Loft (Double Occupancy) - $359/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max Occupancy: 4-6
Approx. Square Footage: 500
Rooms have two queen beds plus a loft area with either a queen or a twin bunk bed, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer.

Shoshone Building: Attached to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center. Most rooms face Lone Mountain or Andesite Mountain

Shoshone 1-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy) - $459/night
Max Occupancy: 6
Approx. Square Footage: 790
Has a private bedroom with one queen bed, 1-3/4 bathrooms. Murphy bed and double sleeper sofa in living room, fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.

Shoshone 1-Bedroom Loft (Double Occupancy) - $479/night
Max Occupancy: 6
Approx. Square Footage: 1150
Has a private bedroom with a king or queen bed, a queen boyne bed in loft, a queen sleeper sofa in living room, full-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.

Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings.

Village Studio (Double Occupancy) - $249/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 432
Has queen pull-down Murphy bed, sleeper sofa, microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator and dishwasher, and bathroom.

Summit Building: Euro-Western luxury hotel adjacent to the Mountain Village. A two-minute walk to the Huntley Lodge & Conference Center.

Summit Studio (Double Occupancy) - $309/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max Occupancy: 2
Approx. Square Footage: 450
Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom.

Summit Hotel (2 Queen Beds) (Double Occupancy) - 379/night
Max Occupancy: 4
Approx. Square Footage: 400
Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.

Summit 1-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy) - $609/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max Occupancy: 2-4
Approx. Square Footage: 880
Has either one queen bed and sleeper sofa or two queen beds, full kitchen, dining area, and one bathroom. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Summit 2-Bedroom Condo (Double Occupancy) - $709/night
(Must call Symposia Medicus for availability)
Max Occupancy: 6-8
Approx. Square Footage: 1300
Has one queen bed in one bedroom, one king or two queen beds in second bedroom, and queen sleeper sofa in living room; three bathrooms, full kitchen, and fireplace. Bed types not guaranteed.

*Units are VERY limited. Reserve early. Other units not listed above may be available. Call Symposia Medicus for availability at (925) 969-1789.

  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 8% state bedding/accommodation tax
    - 4% local/resort tax
    - 10% resort service fee (The resort service fee includes: complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi, scenic lift rides, pool access, resort bellman shuttle for transport within the Big Sky Community (based on availability), children's activities in Huntley Lodge lobby, movies in the amphitheater nightly (availability allowing), luggage storage with bell staff on arrival or departure, and self-parking. Items are subject to change.)
    - 0.8% bedding/accommodation tax
  • Maximum guestroom occupancy as stated above cannot be exceeded
  • Mandatory additional occupant charge (over two in room), is $25 per person, per night for ages 7 years & older
  • Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $20 per night (subject to availability and change)
  • Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)
  • Check-in time is 5:00pm 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 card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay plus estimated 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 (included in resort fee). Valet parking (only at the Summit Building) is $20 per night for Summit guests and $40 per night for all other guests (subject to change).
  • 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 14, 2023; 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 17, 2023. Between May 18, 2023 and June 14, 2023, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After June 14, 2023, 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.


You will fly into Bozeman, Montana (BZN), which is approximately one hour from the Big Sky Resort. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

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

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 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 ECME464 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.

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 NMVXF 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 ZMA2992670 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.


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. Reserve early. Cars sell out. Please see below:

AWD # B766625

BCD # U076767


The setting for our conference is the beautiful Big Sky Resort, nestled in the majestic Northwestern Rockies, just an hour drive from Bozeman, Montana.

Big Sky is host to a multitude of summer activities. Take a scenic chair-lift ride up Lone Mountain and experience wonderful hiking and mountain biking, enjoy an invigorating horseback ride, or take to the rivers for incredible fly fishing and whitewater rafting. Big Sky also offers an 18-hole golf course, as well as a number of tennis courts, all offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The resort’s close proximity to Yellowstone National Park (the northwest border of the park is less than an hour away) is yet another element of Big Sky’s appeal. Plan to spend time observing the nation’s most impressive geysers and hot springs, including “Old Faithful Geyser,” and be awestruck by the ever-present wildlife and majestic scenery in our country’s first established National Park. Yellowstone will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and many special events are planned for this summer!

Our conference coincides with the award-winning Big Sky PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Tour. Built from the sagebrush up, this PBR event has grown into “Big Sky’s Biggest Week”–a week of community events including three nights of bull riding, musical events, a vendor village, and more. Ticket information will be available on the Tours/Activities Tab for this conference on our website. Big Sky Resort is a self-contained village with many restaurants from which to choose, as well as live evening entertainment and dancing. The resort has a giant heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, full spa, and whirlpools to help soothe those aching muscles at the end of a busy day. A full range of shops are available in and around Big Sky Resort, offering everything from hiking supplies to fine art.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Big Sky, at our 25th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics.

Virtual Attendance Is available For this conference. Registered Virtual Attendees should sign in for current information.