Wednesday, November 7 - Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
Child and Adolescent Health Live Course
Address common health issues in adolescents and children at the AAFP Child and Adolescent Health live course. Session topics include childhood obesity, concussion and return to play guidelines, bullying, violence, suicide, and more.
Attend Child and Adolescent Health
Wednesday, November 7 - Saturday, November 10, 2018
Las Vegas (Henderson), NV
Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa
AAFP Member - $895
New Physicians - $845
Student or Resident - $645
Allied Health - $895
Nonmember - $1,195
Approved for up to 25.5 AAFP Prescribed credits - 19.5 for attending the course and another 6 for participating in optional sessions (additional fees and registration apply). View CME credit statement »
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
- Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for common pediatric conditions in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the patient’s caregiver to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
- Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.
Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018|
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.||Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided|
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 1:45 - 5:15 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018: 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.||Hot Breakfast Provided|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018: 7:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Optional Sessions*|
|Friday, November 9, 2018|
|Friday, November 9, 2018: 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.||Hot Breakfast Provided|
|Friday, November 9, 2018: 7:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Friday, November 9, 2018: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|Friday, November 9, 2018: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Optional Sessions*|
|Saturday, November 10, 2018|
|Saturday, November 10, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.||Hot Breakfast Provided|
|Saturday, November 10, 2018 : 7:55 - 11.45 a.m.||General Sessions|
|Saturday, November 10, 2018 : 11:45 a.m.||Course Adjourn|
*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Screening & Management
- Bullying, Violence & Suicide
- Childhood Obesity
- Concussion & Return to Play Guidelines
- Contraception Management
- Cyber Safety
- Depression in Adolescents
- Failure to Thrive
- Food Allergies & Sensitivities
- New Drugs of Abuse
- Nutrition Supplements & CAM Therapies
- Pediatric Asthma
- Pediatric Emergencies
- Pediatric Heart Murmurs
- Pediatric Hypertension
- Pediatric Immunizations
- Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin Rashes in Children
- Sports Pre-participation Screening
- Top 10 New Things I’ve Learned
- Type 2 Diabetes in Children
- USPSTF Updates 2018
How to Add Optional Sessions
Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a session during online registration.
Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a optional session. Register now »
Splinting and Casting
(#101) Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, November 9, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Compare splinting vs casting and identify common conditions treated with appropriate splints and casts.
- Demonstrate effective application of common splints and casts.
- Describe proper patient education for cast and splint care.
(#102) Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Identify the key components of the definition, spirit, and focus of motivational interviewing.
- Describe the skills used to facilitate behavior change through conversation.
- Utilize one strategy for enhancing motivation with patients.
- Role play with other participants to practice techniques discussed.
Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (S.M.A.R.T.)
(#103) Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. or
(#105) Friday, November 9, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Appropriately manage, on the field, an athlete with a suspected acute spinal injury.
- Appropriately manage, on the field, an athlete with a suspected acute fracture and/or dislocation.
- Perform a musculoskeletal evaluation of the upper and lower extremities on individuals wearing protective athletic equipment.
- Access an individual’s readiness to return to physical activities utilizing a progression of functional activities and concussion screening techniques.
Peter J. Ziemkowski, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Robin K. Blitz, MD, Senior Medical Director, Special Needs Initiative, United Healthcare and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona
Steven L. Cole, ATC, M.Ed, Associate Athletic Director/Athletic Trainer, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Nathan P. Falk, MD, FAAFP, Sports and Family Medicine Faculty Physician, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Winter Park, Florida
Carrie A. Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, Director, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine; Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NOI/NorthShore University Health System-Orthopedics, Glenview, Illinois
Oriaku Kas-Osoka, MD, MEd, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section Head, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
Michael J. Petrizzi, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University of Sports Medicine Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics Primary Care Physician; Private Practice, Hanover Family Physicians, Richmond, Virginia
Kathleen G. Reims, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Aron F. Rogers, MD, DO, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
Mark E. Shaffer, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical Director, John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center, Winnsboro, South Carolina
Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, Colorado
Kelly Sinclair, MD, FAAFP, FACEP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency and Urgent Care Services, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration includes online access to the full-color syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the full-color syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.
The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino(aws.passkey.com)
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone: (702) 617-7777
Group Block Name: GCIAM18
Rate: $160 Single/Double Occupancy
+ $15 daily resort fee
+ current tax rate
Accommodation Cutoff -- October 16, 2018
Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP.
- Reservations made after October 16, 2018, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
- Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the scheduled arrival date.
- Reservations may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty.
This Live activity, Child and Adolescent Health, with a beginning date of November 7, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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