5th Annual Practical Topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine


The 5th Annual Practical Topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine will be a three-day live program held at the beautiful Marriott Suites on Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This year’s event will have a Friday pre-conference workshop on pediatric sports medicine and didactic presentations by faculty at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Presentation topics include: Acute Chest Pain, Combative Patient, Pediatric Trauma, Eye and Dental Injuries, Hyperglycemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Seizure Management, Suicide and Management of Common Pediatric Illnesses.

The goal of this conference is to make healthcare professionals more comfortable with common pediatric emergency clinical scenarios and procedures.

Key Dates:

Conference: February 10 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration: December 9, 2016
Hotel Reservation Cut-off: January 12, 2017

Accreditation & Learning Objectives

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Florida Board of Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Accreditation: Application has been made to the Florida Board of Nursing for Nursing CEUs, which will be awarded by Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-2821.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Trauma CEU: Some presentations are eligible for Trauma credit hours, as indicated on the conference agenda. Maximum of 3.75 Trauma hours.


Other Credit: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this program.


Learning Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate dental injuries, diagnose, and treat appropriately.
  • Evaluate and manage the child with chest pain, including interpretation of lab work, studies, and EKGs.
  • Diagnose common presentations of eye complaints, including injuries, infections, and allergies.
  • Recognize risk factors for suicide.
  • Evaluate patients presenting with concerning symptoms following recent international travel.
  • Manage the combative patient, including assessment, medications, and non-medical interventions.
  • Assess patients presenting with seizures, complete appropriate workup, and manage status epilepticus.
  • Diagnose diabetes, and manage hyperglycemia and DKA.
  • Evaluate and manage the pediatric patient after an acute traumatic injury.
  • Discuss best practices, referral process, and resource utilization for common pediatric diseases.
  • Manage critical patients through simulated scenarios.


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital take responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

  • When

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • Where

  • Marriott Suites on Sand Key
    1201 Gulf Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Additional Information

Food Restrictions: Please notify Monica McCommon at 727-767-2564 or email monica.mccommon@jhmi.edu a minimum of 10 days in advance of the event if you have special dietary needs.

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