Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify cutaneous eruptions that are markers of common and less common systemic illnesses
  • Summarize key vaccinations in pediatric practice
  • Examine new updates in the 2016 Red Book
  • Explore the causes of vaccine hesitancy and challenges posed by personal belief exemptions for vaccines
  • Evaluate new antibiotics that are under development and ways to better utilize older antibiotics to retain their effectiveness
  • Outline the appropriate use of antiviral drugs in the management of influenza infections in children
  • Review the current management of head lice
  • Describe state-of-the-art approaches to superficial fungal Infections of the skin, scalp, and nails
  • Review important papers on pediatric infectious diseases published over the past year
  • Discuss measles prevention, including development, deployment, and success behind measles vaccination programs
  • Identify vaccine-preventable diseases that may make a resurgence in clinical care
  • Discuss emerging and reemerging infections beyond our borders
  • Review appropriate diagnosis and management of otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia
  • Examine common and uncommon presentations of common viral infections (enteroviruses and herpes simplex virus)
  • Summarize the spectrum of disease caused by food-borne illnesses
  • Review evidence-based data for use of probiotics as medical therapies
  • Discuss infection control measures that can be successful in day care and school settings
  • Review cases for which pediatric infectious disease guidance has been sought over the phone
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

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

CREDIT DESIGNATION: This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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.