Find half-day sessions on adolescent
health, allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, developmental
and behavioral pediatrics, and sports
medicine at Practical Pediatrics’ program and getaway opportunity Dec.
1-3 in San Antonio.
The Grand Hyatt, San Antonio,
hosts the weekend meeting. Locat-
ed along the river walk, the course is
just steps from the Alamo. ;e con-
tinuing medical education schedule
o;ers plenty of time to explore, but
you won’t want to miss these sessions
and opportunities to network with
• “Complex ADHD: Beyond the
Basics,” with Michelle M. Macias,
M.D., FAAP, looks at common
psychiatric and developmental
conditions that co-exist with
disorder and describes medica-
tion management of ADHD and
• “Unique Needs of the Adolescent Boy,” with Elizabeth M. Alderman, M.D., FAAP, addresses
normal growth and physical development, genital concerns and
• “Boiling Down Food Allergies
So You Don’t Get Fried,” with
Mitchell R. Lester, M.D., FAAP,
will identify common presentations of IgE-mediated food allergy
and non-IgE mediated immunologic food reactions. In vivo vs. in
vitro testing for allergen-specific
IgE will be discussed.
• “Pediatric Fracture Care in the
Office,” with Andrew Gregory,
M.D., FAAP, covers how to treat
common fractures, reviews types
of casts, splints and braces, and
distinguishes sprains from fractures.
• “Sudden Death in Athletes:
Can We Do a Better Job With
Screening?” with William Ham-mill, M.D., FAAP, reviews cardiac
causes of sudden death in athletes,
history and physical examination
findings. Challenges associated
with screening and the potential
role of genetic testing are explained.
• “Face Up to Acne,” with Fred Gh-ali, M.D., FAAP, helps pediatricians identify, assess and manage
patients with mild to moderate
Earn up to 17. 25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Register at http://shop.
aap.org/ppcsanantonio2017 by Nov.
3 to save $150.
New online course:
Media’s Impact on Child Health is
an online course that demonstrates
how pediatricians can educate families about the health e;ects of media,
advocate for rational media use, encourage media literacy and responsible
digital citizenship, and guide families
toward reliable health-related and other media resources.
Available in mid-September, the
course qualifies for AMA PRA Category 1 credits and American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification
Part 2 points. For more information,
go to http://bit.ly/Media-child.
Take a trip to Texas to round up hot topics, advances in practice