Pediatric Asthma & Allergy Updates for Primary Care Providers

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Date & Location
Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Folkman Auditorium at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Overview

Pediatric Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care

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.


The Asthma & Allergy Care Continuum: From the Primary Care Office to the ICU

This year’s course will provide attendees with a guide to patient care across the asthma and allergy continuum, from the initial primary care visit, to the ICU. Expert presenters from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School will provide the latest updates in pediatric asthma and allergies for pediatric patients of all ages, severity levels, and treatment needs. 


Topics include: 

  • Wheezing in the Very Young
  • Management of Acute Asthma in the Emergency Room 
  • ICU Asthma Management 
  • Teaching and Care Coordination in the Severe Asthma Clinic and more 

Target Audience: 

The educational content of this course is geared towards: 

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Nurses 
  • School Nurses


Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  1. recognize the signs and symptoms of asthma exacerbations
  2. develop strategies to diagnose and manage patients with severe asthma
  3. effectively utilize consultants for diagnosing and managing allergic skin condition
  4. incorporate teaching and care coordination into management plans
  5. identify causes for wheezing in former premature infants

Registration

Registration TypeRegistration Fee
Physician$200
Trainee/Allied Health$100

Registration and Refund Policy 

  • Registration by credit card: Select the "Register" tab at the top of this page and fill out the registration forms. Please note: online registration works best on a desktop computer or laptop, if experiencing registration issues while using a mobile device or tablet, try switching to another device.
  • Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): Please make checks payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact the continuing education department at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu to discuss payment.
  • Registration via telephone and fax are not permitted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

If you have questions or issues with registration, please contact the continuing education office via email: cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu

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.

Physician
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 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
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 5 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.