Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 22, 2019 | Orlando, FL

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, ADHD, LGBTQ youth, cyber safety, and more.

Course Details

Attend Child and Adolescent Health

Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Orlando, FL
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Registration is now closed.
On-site registration will begin on Wednesday, june 19th at 6:30 a.m.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member

New Physician

Student or Resident

Allied Health



Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 26 AAFP Prescribed credits - 20 for attending the course and another 6 for participating in optional sessions (additional fees and registration apply). View CME credit statement »

Learning Objectives

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.

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 : 6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 : 7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 : 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 : 1:45 - 5:00 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019: 7:15 - 8:10 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, June 20, 2019: 8:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, June 20, 2019: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, June 20, 2019: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, June 21, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, June 21, 2019 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, June 21, 2019 : 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, June 21, 2019 : 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, June 22, 2019 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, June 22, 2019 : 12:30 p.m.Course Adjourn

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Preventive Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Screening & Management
  • Bullying, Violence & Suicide
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Child Maltreatment & Abuse
  • Contraception Management
  • Cyber Safety
  • Depression in Adolescents
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Food Allergies & Sensitivities


  • LGBTQ Youth: Addressing Health Inequity
  • New Drugs of Abuse
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Pediatric Heart Murmurs
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Pediatric Immunizations
  • Skin Rashes in Children
  • Sports Pre-participation Screening
  • Top 10 New Things I’ve Learned
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children


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 »

Optional Sessions


(#101) Thursday, June 20, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. or
(#103) Friday, June 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Explain the principles of mindful practice
  • Identify ways the mindfulness-based interventions may help both self-wellbeing and improve patient outcomes.
  • Determine ways to incorporate mindfulness within your own practice.
  • Practice contemplative exercises including self-awareness and reflective questioning.

Musculoskeletal Examination Technique for Pediatric Patients

(#102) Thursday, June 20, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, June 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Perform a musculoskeletal screening examination using a validated screening tool.
  • Identify findings that indicate the need for a more detailed examination
  • Describe principles of gait patterns (e.g. symmetry, leg alignment, presence of pain, limp).
  • Recognize normal variances seen in the pediatric musculoskeletal examination.

Invited Faculty

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

Nathan P. Falk, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Founding Residency Program Director, Florida State University Family Medicine Residency, Winter Haven, 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

Ann Klega, MD, Fellowship Director, Women's Health: Fellowship; Assistant Director, Advent Health Family Medicine Residency, Winter Park, Florida

Joseph Knoll, MSN, APRIN, A-GNP-C, Zebra Coalition, Orlando, Florida

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

Heather Wilkie, Executive Director, Zebra Coalition, Orlando, Florida

Course Materials

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.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay. Making reservations early is encouraged.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando(
5780 Major Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (800) 222-8733
Group Code: CAH

Rate: $149 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- May 20, 2019

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The hotel is walking distance of Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Universal's Volcano Bay™ Water Park and CityWalk. As a Universal Partner Hotel, we are located at the entrance to Universal Orlando™ Resort and near popular attractions such as The Mall at Millenia, Premium Outlets Orlando, SeaWorld® Orlando and Walt Disney® World Resorts.

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. 

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after May 20, 2019, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.
  • Complimentary internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • Discounted overnight self-parking of $12 per car per night

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Child and Adolescent Health, with a beginning date of June 19, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26 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 26 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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