Conference #1678
15th Annual Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Pediatrics


December 15 - 16, 2023
New York City, New York



 
See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
 
No specific health and safety information
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)

 
Friday, December 15, 2023
 
8:15 AMPediatric Emergencies: Our Most Common Complaints & How to Best Manage Them
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP
 
9:00Life-Threatening Dermatologic Emergencies
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Binita R. Shah, MD, FAAP
 
9:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:30Autism Spectrum Management During Acute & Primary Care Encounters
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Karen J. Miller, MD
 
11:15Rapid Fire Visual Diagnoses: Sharpen Your Diagnostic Skills
Binita R. Shah, MD, FAAP
 
12:00 PMQuestions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
2:00Drugs of Abuse: What's Out There Now & What to Worry About Tomorrow
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
2:45Managing Difficult Behaviors During a Clinical Encounter
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Karen J. Miller, MD
 
3:30Toxic ECGs: Clues to Help Diagnosis & Management
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
4:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Saturday, December 16, 2023
 
8:00 AMPain Management: Update on Opioids—What's on the Menu & How to Apply
(Rx = 25 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
8:45Evidence-Based Review of Respiratory Emergencies
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP
 
9:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
10:30Sports Medicine Cases in the Pediatric Office
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
11:15When It's NOT Abuse: Conditions Mistaken for Child or Sexual Abuse
Binita R. Shah, MD, FAAP
 
12:00 PMEvaluation of the Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle: Sports Medicine Cases
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP
 
12:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 15th Annual Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Pediatrics is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients. Covering a wide array of topics, 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 learner knowledge, improve the competence and performance of all attendees, and 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, and case studies. 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 emergency situations.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss the various pathogens involved in causing pediatric pneumonia
  • Identify patients at greatest risk for developing opioid use disorder and apply strategies to treat them effectively while minimizing that risk
  • Review key diagnostic features that help visually diagnose life-threatening drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions and skin infections
  • Using a collaborative approach with the care team, patient, and caregiver, identify features of autism spectrum disorder that can impact assessment and management during a clinical encounter
  • Discuss the pros and cons of sports specialization in pediatrics

Enrollment for this cruise 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 6, 2023
REGULAR
If postmarked after
October 6, 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.
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 
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 Friday 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.

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 accredited continuing education 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.
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 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.

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.

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 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™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 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.

 
Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, Retired; Emeritus Medical Director, Upstate New York Poison Center; Golisano Children's Hospital; Syracuse, New York
 
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medicine; Director, Division of Medical Toxicology; New York University School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital Center; New York City, New York
 
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
 
Karen J. Miller, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics; Tufts University School of Medicine; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Center for Children With Special Needs (retired); Boston, Massachusetts
 
Binita R. Shah, MD, FAAP - Conference Co-Chairperson
Distinguished Professor of Emerita of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics; SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Director Emerita, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Kings County Hospital Center; Brooklyn, New York

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 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.

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:

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

We care about the health and safety of our conference attendees. As the event gets closer, Symposia Medicus will communicate any relevant health and safety policies and procedures implemented by us and/or the conference venue.

 

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

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

These special rates will only be available until Thursday, November 23, 2023 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 use this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/624a2908

Or you can call (800) 445-8667.
YOU MUST REFER TO group code SYMED TO RECEIVE CONFERENCE GROUP RATES.

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)(Single/Double) - $389/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 Rooms (Executive Floors 34-43) (Single/Double) - $429/night
(Very limited, please reserve early)
Skyline Rooms are on higher floors of the hotel and include the same features as the City Rooms as well as upgraded bath amenities, and access to the Executive Lounge, located on the lobby level. The lounge features daily continental breakfast, and continuous coffee and tea service.
 

By booking your lodging using the Symposia Medicus group rates, the following items are included: Complimentary guestroom 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.

  • A deposit equal to one night’s room & tax is due to the hotel with major credit card upon making your reservation. Each guestroom must have at least one registered guest 21 years of age or older.
     
  • Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
    - 8.875% New York State sales tax
    - 5.875% plus $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 & Cribs: 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 of 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 $85/sedan and $100 for SUV and oversized vehicles. There are other parking garages within walking distance of the hotel (prices may vary).
     
  • Hotel Cancellation Policy: Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to your confirmed arrival date. After this date, the deposit of one night plus tax will be forfeited.

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 10, 2023; 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 dates 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.

AIR TRAVEL 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.

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 ECME622 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
Blackout Dates Apply: December 15-21, 2023

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 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 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 ZMA2992670 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box.
For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.
 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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 15th Annual Conference on Emergencies & Challenges in Pediatrics in the exhilarating surroundings of New York City.

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT & THEATER TICKETS

To check availability or purchase theater tickets, please call us at (925) 969-1789 or send an email to info@symposiamedicus.org.

We have purchased a limited number of theater tickets for the below Broadway shows.

To order your tickets, or if you have any questions, please call us at (925) 969-1789.

We recommend that you place your order as soon as possible, as we do sell out. Please note, you must be registered for the conference before you can purchase tickets. To register for the conference, please visit www.symposiamedicus.org, or call us at (925) 969-1789.

For show descriptions, please visit www.broadway.com.

You will pick-up your tickets at our conference check-in desk on Friday, December 15th. Tickets cannot be shipped or mailed to you.

Please visit the theater’s website for more detailed information and updated requirements:


 
Friday, December 15

SIX (8:00pm)
Theater: Lena Horne
Seating: Orchestra
Price per ticket: $235

&Juliet (8:00pm)
Theater: Stephen Sondheim
Seating: Orchestra
Price per ticket: $179

Kimberly Akimbo (8:00pm)
Theater: Booth
Seating: Orchestra
Price per ticket: $159

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (7:00pm)
Theater: Radio City Music Hall
Seating: Orchestra
Price per ticket: $189

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (7:00pm)
Theater: Radio City Music Hall
Seating: Prime Orchestra
Price per ticket: $205


 
Saturday, December 16

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (7:00pm)
Theater: Radio City Music Hall
Seating: Prime Orchestra
Price per ticket: $205

* Prices above include a service charge, however, it is less than the service charge you would pay through other ticket sellers, such as Broadway.com, Ticketmaster, etc. We also order our tickets early in the year to get the best seating.