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Hot topics and updates for the patients in their waiting rooms right now

David W. Kimberlin, MD
Program Director

This is a meeting for office-based pediatricians who are looking for new or updated information to improve their day-to-day practices – in addition to gaining more information about the rare or challenging cases that may also walk through their office doors.

As with every year, our 2017 agenda topics are focused on the areas where new data is present. That could mean a variety of things, such as a new strategy to diagnose or test for a condition, a new vaccine or medication in the works or about to get approved, a new perspective available or something has changed our previous way of thinking… and so on. The Program Committee chooses the topics carefully each year to best represent the patients and their conditions that most pediatricians will see today, next month and in the next year.

Because our meeting is titled Infectious Diseases in Children, most people think we are only focused on infectious diseases. But that’s not true. We’re a hot topic update meeting and it just so happens that infectious diseases remain relevant among our kids – IDs impact a great percentage of the population and, in turn, new approaches, techniques and treatments emerge frequently – causing common infectious diseases to have important representation among our discussions.

Tentative Agenda Topics

Take a look at what we’re covering this fall to keep today’s busy pediatricians up-to-date:

Practice Management & General

  • Traditional and social media
  • Busy office challenges
  • Calls to the ID specialist
  • Research articles and perspectives
  • Ask us anything session

Vaccine Updates

  • Vaccine safety
  • Vaccine developments
  • Local, regional and international updates


  • Interpreting results of new tests
  • Molecular respiratory testing
  • GI testing
  • Challenging diagnostics
  • Dermatologic issues
  • Atypical illnesses
  • Infant fevers
  • Frequent fevers
  • Human microbiome

Infections & Diseases

  • Red Book updates
  • Emerging infections in 2017-2018
  • Disease prevention
  • Ticks/fleas/mosquitoes
  • Staph infections
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Return to school post-infection
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Mononucleosis update
  • ID risks with biologic response modifiers
  • Syphilis and other STDs

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