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 the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for key vaccinations in the pediatric practice and recent improvements in vaccinations.
  • Identify sexually transmitted infections seen in the adolescent population and identify treatment for them.
  • Differentiate between fact and falsehood regarding homeopathic therapies now used by parents and physicians.
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines for pediatric care of infectious diseases to everyday clinical practice.
  • Evaluate practice management of vaccination distribution.
  • Incorporate new technologies and treatments, including diagnostics and therapeutics, in viral infections.
  • Evaluate various skin disorders and determine the best method of treatment.
  • Incorporate current guidelines and evidence for the prevention and management of urinary tract infection and hepatitis.
  • Summarize the current protocols and guidelines regarding the febrile neonate.
  • Differentiate and treat complications and post-infectious issues of Group A strep.
  • Summarize the latest emerging and resurging infectious diseases seen today.
  • Evaluate clinical symptoms for mycoplasma, chlamydophila and ureaplasma.
  • Manage patients seen with infections from international travel or tattoos and piercings.
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

The Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium is supported, in part, by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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.