Overview

Target Audience

This program is designed for pediatricians, pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Summarize key vaccinations in pediatric practice
  • Examine new methods for increasing vaccine uptake in practices
  • Assess the current status of polio eradication worldwide
  • Evaluate diagnostic approaches to tuberculosis
  • Distinguish between causes of lymphadenitis and lymphadenopathy
  • Outline the management of animal bites
  • Identify cutaneous eruptions that are markers of common and less common systemic illnesses
  • Examine evidence-based guidelines for management of bronchiolitis in young children
  • Identify appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to internationally adopted children
  • Assess the diagnostic evaluation of prolonged fevers in children
  • Examine anticipated new updates to the 2015 Red Book
  • Appreciate the spectrum of infectious disease illnesses in the college population
  • Summarize appropriate diagnosis and management of HIV infections in adolescents
  • Describe state-of-the-art approaches to the treatment and prevention of skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus
  • Identify diseases that can be imported into the United States
  • Review evidence-based data for the diagnosis and management of Lyme disease
  • Evaluate tick-borne illnesses other than Lyme in clinical practice
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

The Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium is supported, in part, by educational grants from Alcon Research, LTD and Merck & Co., Inc.

ACCREDITATION: Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

FACULTY/PLANNER DISCLOSURE POLICY: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

NOTICE: Faculty, topics, program schedule and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program committee.