2017 Pediatric Asthma & Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers

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Date & Location
Friday, March 17, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM   Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Overview

Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood, affecting almost 7 million children in the United States. Poorly controlled asthma limits activities, interferes with school attendance and can result, all too often, in emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

Our challenge remains to provide safe and effective treatment of asthma and allergies. We developed this program to provide a forum to discuss current topics related to the diagnosis and management of pediatric asthma and allergy with primary care providers, who care for the majority of these children.

Not only will clinicians be given the critical tools needed to enhance their practice through discussions and demonstrations, but attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrate their newly acquired skills using various components of the asthma toolkit including the asthma control test and asthma action plans.

Topics

  • Office-based Spirometry with live demonstration
  • Updates in food and allergy management
  • Cutting edge therapeutic approaches to pediatric asthma
  • Childhood asthma in adulthood

Course Directors

  • Kenan Haver, MD

Target Audience

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • physician assistants
  • primary care providers
Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. describe the natural history of asthma
  2. develop strategies to diagnose and manage patients with food allergies
  3. effectively utilize consultants for diagnosing and managing allergic rhinitis
  4. incorporate Spirometry into the assessment of asthma severity
  5. recognize environmental asthma triggers
Registration

Refund Policy

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking the register button above. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact CME Department at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu to discuss payment. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Boston Children’s office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Fifty-percent (50%) refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Category 1
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of  4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME

Nurse CE
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 4.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure policy

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.