“All the speakers were very engaging and kept the attendees interested in the topics.”
– A. Diego-Malit, MD

“So much new and practical information!”
– R. Thompson, PA

“Very much enjoyed all of the lectures—just the right amount of time to learn and not overburden. Loved the combination of learning and free time.”
– A.R. Serna, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

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, 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 situations.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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.

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

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.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, tours or nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE FACULTY

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-Chair

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-Chair

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

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.

faculty photo

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 19

1:00pm Registration & Check-In
2:00 Welcome & Introduction
John M. Kelso, MD & William Lutin, MD, PhD
2:15 Big Headaches in Little Kids
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
3:00 Uncle Bill’s Rhythm Review: A Guide to Common Pediatric Arrhythmias
William Lutin, MD, PhD
3:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:15 Break
4:30 Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies & COVID-19
Deborah A. Levine, MD
5:15 How to Provide SMART Asthma Therapy
(Rx = 15 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
6:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
6:30 Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, July 20

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Food Allergy: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention
(Rx = 15 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
8:45 Hot Infectious Diseases: Adenovirus Hepatitis, RSV in Summer, Avian Influenza, and Acute Flaccid Paralysis
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 First & Second Seizures: What to Know & What to Do
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
11:00 COVID-19 Considerations in Children
Mark H. Sawyer, MD
11:45 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): Diagnosis, Management, and Complications
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Deborah A. Levine, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 21

2:00pm Pediatric Procedural Sedation in the ED
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Deborah A. Levine, MD
2:45 Heart Murmurs in Children: Innocent or Guilty
William Lutin, MD, PhD
3:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:00 Break
4:15 Pediatric Vaccine Updates
(Rx = 45 minutes)
Mark H. Sawyer, MD
5:00 One Baby, Two Babies, Pink Babies, Blue Babies: Identification & Early Management of Heart Disease in the Newborn
(Rx = 15 minutes)
William Lutin, MD, PhD
5:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 22

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Managing Concussions & Head Trauma in Children
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
8:45 Drug & Vaccine Allergies
(Rx = 30 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Pediatric Neurological Emergencies: Do You Know What to Do?
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
11:00 Can We Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Child Athletes?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
William Lutin, MD, PhD
11:45 Stinging Insect Allergy: When Should I Be Concerned?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
John M. Kelso, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses
will be granted for these sessions

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

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

Online via our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; 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

Please visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
May 10, 2023
REGULAR
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

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, continental breakfast on Thursday and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

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.

TYPE OF UNIT GROUP RATES (Double Occupancy) MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY APPROX. SQUARE FOOTAGE DESCRIPTION
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 & spa.
Huntley Room $279/night 4 375 Rooms have two queen beds, mini refrigerator, TV, one bathroom, wet bar, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, and blow dryer.
Huntley Mountain View $289/night 4 375 Same amenities as above with mountain views.
Huntley Room/Bunk Loft
(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)
$359/night 4-6 500 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 $459/night 6 790 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 $479/night 6 1150 Has a private bedroom with a king or queen bed, a queen-sized Boyne Bed in loft, a queen sleeper sofa in living room, fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and a small balcony.
Village Center: Located between the Summit and Shoshone buildings.
Village Studio $249/night 4 432 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
(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)
$309/night 2 450 Has a queen pull-down Murphy bed, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom
Summit Hotel (2 Queen Beds) $379/night 4 400 Has two queen beds, wet bar, and bathroom.
Summit 1-Bedroom Condo
(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)
$609/night 2-4 880 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
(Must call Symposia
Medicus for availability)

$709/night 6-8 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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

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
- 0.8% bedding/accommodation tax

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.

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).

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 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 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.

AIR TRAVEL 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 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 ECME464 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
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 at the end of the page. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

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

AVIS www.avis.com 800-331-1600 AWD # B766625
Budget www.budget.com 800-772-3773 BCD # U076767