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 better able to:

  • Identify cutaneous eruptions that are markers of common and less common systemic illnesses
  • Summarize key vaccinations in pediatric practice
  • Identify opportunities for protection of young infants from common infectious diseases through vaccination of their mothers during pregnancy
  • Explore the potential impact of permissive CDC and AAP vaccination recommendations on the pediatric practice
  • Describe how global immunization programs influence U.S. vaccination schedules
  • Investigate novel vaccines and antiviral therapies under development for respiratory syncytial virus
  • Summarize management and treatment options for urinary tract infections in children
  • Outline treatment challenges and approaches in the management of sexually transmitted infections
  • Review current treatment challenges for Clostridium difficile and Helicobacter pylori
  • Review evidence-based literature about pediatric infectious diseases published over the past year
  • Identify common and uncommon causes of congenital infections and their sequelae, including microcephaly
  • Explore the current natural history and epidemiology of Zika virus in the Western hemisphere
  • Examine new causes of Lyme disease, their symptomatology, and treatment
  • Summarize current treatment of tuberculosis
  • Explore travel medicine issues in advance of pediatric patients visiting abroad
  • Identify new statements from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases since publication of the 2015 Red Book
  • Identify circumstances in which immunodeficiencies should be suspected in pediatric patients
  • Outline diagnostic approaches for suspected immunodeficienciesExamine bacterial complications of common upper respiratory viral infections
  • Discuss infectious viral, bacterial, and fungal complications of sports activities
  • Review cases for which pediatric infectious disease guidance has been sought over the phone
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

IDC New York 2016 is supported, in part, by an educational grant from 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 15.25 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.